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Book Review: The Blood of Olympus, by Rick Riordan

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The Blood of Olympus
by Rick Riordan
Oct 07, 2014
Review rating 4/5

A fitting ending to the series, although not the best book in them.

Having decided I’d finish reading this series relatively quickly for my standards (I never read two books in a series back to back to prevent author burnout, usually waiting months between volumes,) I picked up The Blood of Olympus just so I could stop having Riordan on my immediate to-read list – not that I have anything against the man, considering this is the tenth book of his I read. And in this book I found… well, exactly what one could have expected from it, considering its premise had been set in the previous four tomes.

I liked it. But I didn’t love it, although I’ll be open with the fact that this is a it’s-me-not-Riordan situation: The Blood of Olympus is loaded mostly with action scenes, and as a reader they’re… not my favorite. I like character development over action, but I completely understand why action scenes were basically a requirement to close the story at hand. After four books leading to a final confrontation, after all, there had to be not one but many fights – and Riordan delivers. Granted what’s being delivered here isn’t my favorite stuff, but…

It’s basically what was promised so I can hardly whine about it.

Meh, I’m gonna keep whining about it anyway. I’m good at whining and mom said you should stick with what you’re good at.

Anyway, there isn’t really a lot I can say about Blood of Olympus that I haven’t already said about the series in general in my prior reviews. It’s a Percy Jackson sequel, it’s humorous (though less than the two previous books,) the atmosphere is heavier than in the original Olympians series, and you basically get the exact ending you’re hoping for, more or less.

Which is good. No, really, this was an entertaining book. Just not groundbreaking, but not every book can be groundbreaking. I mean, if you’ve made it this far with the series you already know exactly what to expect, and that’s what you’ll get here.

Oh, and by the way, remember how I whined (I’m good at it!) about Nico’s storyline being left hanging in the previous book?

It’s addressed here. In fact, the whole thing gets wrapped up rather nicely. So kudos for that.

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