Book Review: The Last Olympian

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I enjoyed this book–it was a good end to a series I’ve liked since discovering it when it first appeared five years ago or so. (Less? I can’t remember now . . .) The Lightning Thief (book one) is actually about to be released as a film, and I’m anxious to see how it’s treated. I feel like the start to this series was just as good as the start to Harry Potter–if not better. However, the later books felt a bit off to me, if that makes sense. For those of you who don’t know, they’re essentially Harry Potter but with Greek gods instead of magic. They’re also decidedly American and much more snarky than Rowling ever got. I liked that in many ways, although again–it began to wear thin by the end, almost as if Riordan just didn’t have it in him anymore, if that makes sense. For those of you who haven’t read the series, I heartily recommend the first book. If you like it, keep going–they’re all quick reads, and a lot of fun.

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