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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson & the Olympians
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: May 2009
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 381

Book Description: All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time. 

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

In this last installment of Percy Jackson & the Olympians, I laughed, I cried, I held my breath, and then I wanted more. The ending was everything I expected it to be. Adventurous and mind boggling. Sad yet still humorous. It had everyone I loved and all grown up. I enjoyed every happy, breath-holding and tear-jerking moment I spent with this book. I was sad to see the series end but I’m am very excited to start Heroes of Olympus and to see Percy and Annabeth even older and to see where Nico’s adventures take him.

Finding out who the spy turned out to be was not who I expected. Not even a little bit. I’m glad to see how it was explained and yet the whole reveal was quite sad. Overall this ending was just perfect. It wrapped up everything that needed to and left us with yet another major prophecy yet to be fulfilled. I loved this entire series and can’t wait to own it all and reread it again some day. I have definitely found a new favorite YA author.

My Rating: ★★★★★