Title: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book #5)
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Scholastic 2009
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Young Adult; 2011 – Mind the Gap
The boys and I started reading the Percy Jackson series a few months ago. They were finally at an age where they were interesting in reading a “big book” but couldn’t necessarily read it on their own. So this series became our bedtime book. We would snuggle under the covers and dive into a world where the Greek gods still exist and their children are the new heroes.
I must say that I came into their series with a bit of trepidation. Would I, a grown adult, like a children’s series? I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the series. I love the characters. They are relatable, but also age appropriate. None of this “I’m 12, but I act 30” crap. I loved the retelling of the Greek myths. Often Riordan mentions part of a myth or we meet a character from the myths. Every time that happened, my boys (especially N) would then want to hear the rest of the myth and story. I love that this series inspired my boys to go and seek out more information. Riordan gives us just enough to spark an interest. I love it! My only pet peeve: I couldn’t read it faster.
The boys are bugging me to buy the first book of his next series, The Lost Hero, but it’s still only in hardback. I refuse to pay new hardback prices. I’m waiting until I find it at Half Price Books or a really good bookstore coupon to use. In the meantime, we’ve decided to read Ruyard Kipling’s Just So Stories. I’m excited to read it!
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
- The Lightning Thief
- The Sea of Monsters
- The Titan’s Curse
- The Battle of the Labyrinth
- The Last Olympian