The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Summary(via the author's website): "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."

Review: So, out of the whole series, I think my favorite running joke is how Dionysus doesn't know Percy's name (or rather, refuses to say it correctly). He usually starts out with "Peter Johnson" and goes from there, with every iteration turning out a little more wacky and creative.*

Anyway, this book was pretty awesome. The stakes were bigger, there were more gods running around, and it was definitely a nail-biting conclusion. Yay Percy!

Over the series, Percy's become a lot more confident with himself and the sort of things he can accomplish. Even though he's still kind of dim (which I STILL think is more a plot device than anything), there was a lot less of that in this book, which I really appreciated. In this book it was more of him being confused about girls, which I'm given to understand most boys are, so that was ok. :)

I haven't mentioned this before, but I'm very impressed with the prophecies. They're always awesome and cryptic and then make perfect sense by the end, and that is awesome.

Goodreads Shelves: addictive, fluffy, funny, is-this-a-kissing-book, to-own


*Fun fact: It very much reminds me of Scrubs, where Dr. Cox is always calling JD by a girl's name.

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