by Rick Riordan
(preceded by The House of Hades)
Fantasy/Adventure, Greek/Roman Mythology
Appropriate for all ages
Reviewed by M. S., grade 11
[spoiler alert!] After getting out of Tartarus, Percy and Annabeth are reunited with Jason, Leo, Piper, Hazel, Frank and some other demigods, Reyna and Nico, who arrived to help them get back to Camp HalfBlood. The group had successfully retrieved the Athena Parthenos, which is needed to unite the Roman and Greek camps. Reyna gives the bad news to Percy and Annabeth that Camp Jupiter will attack Camp HalfBlood in a couple of days, the same day Gaea plans to destroy both camps and the world. The group of nine have to race against time in order to prevent the end of the world and their camps.
This is the final installment of the Heroes of Olympus series and it was so amazing that I finished reading it at 1:00 a.m. the day after I got it, because I could not put it down! It is exciting but still stays serious most of the time, with the much-needed comic relief from many of the characters. This book was very entertaining and the writing made the end incredibly enjoyable, yet still ambiguous.
I would rate this book a 5!