Wow. Just wow. “The Blood of Olympus” was an incredible ending to a fascinating series. “The Blood of Olympus” was the finale to all the suspense that built up in the four books before. This novel was definitely more dramatic as there was more at stake. My expectations were reached. I understand that although this may not be the highest level of quality, Rick Riordan had to end the series in some way. I felt like this book didn’t include much of Percy, Annabeth, Frank, and Hazel. They felt more like side characters in comparison of Jason, Piper and Leo. Being the final book of the series, I thought all seven demigods points of view would be consistently shown throughout the book. However, it surprised me that Nico and Reyna had points of view but I got a deeper understanding of their characters and they also formed an unlikely friendship. Overall, this series was amazing and I would absolutely recommend reading “The Blood of Olympus”. 5/5 stars.
- @Riddikulus of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
This is an absolutely amazing finale to The Heroes of Olympus! It includes so much, yet the perfect amount so that the readers do not feel overwhelmed. Even if they do, it would be in a good way. I am so glad that after reading this, it was informed that there would be more mythology coming out that talks about some characters and what happened after! Just a suggestion, but readers should go read about Magnus Bane, before they continue with the Trials of Apollo. This may make the transition a bit less forced and more natural, in reference to time. I really truly wholeheartedly ship Percabeth, I really do. 5/5 Stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
There is no doubt that the day this book was released, the stores were packed because everyone wanted to take a grab at the final novel about our favourite demigods. Honestly speaking, I liked the way this book was written and the storyline was not bad. It didn’t feel like things were getting wrapped up too quickly; Riordan keeps his winning style throughout the entire series and it was evident in this book. The only thing that is missing would be Percy and Annabeth’s perspectives, but I can see why the author chose to dismiss them this one time, considering we have heard from them since The Lightning Thief. But I still think it would be nice to see at least one of their perspectives because they have just returned from Tartarus and there isn’t a lot we have gotten from them since then. Overall, Riordan highlighted a lot on Leo Valdez in this book but you can see that Piper, Jason, Hazel, Frank, Percy and Annabeth all are a crucial backbone for this book. An action packed read! 5/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library