By now, I seriously don’t know what to say about Rick Riordan’s books. When I read Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian last year, I loved it so much that I couldn’t write anything about it – I couldn’t put it into words! It’s happening all over again, but now I also want to say more than I should, so I’m keeping this review completely spoiler-free, instead of just revealing spoilers of previous books. This post is going to be super short, I can already anticipate it 😂
Title: O Sangue do Olimpo
(The Blood of Olympus, in English)
Author: Rick Riordan
Number of Pages: 352
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.
The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it “might” be able to stop a war between the two camps.
The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
Guess who, once again, doesn’t know what to say about a Rick Riordan book?
If you answered Marta, you’re correct. I just love this series, but trying to keep these reviews spoiler-free is impossible, because there’s so much going on, and I want to talk until I lose my voice!! 😂
Anyway, here’s the same I always mention:
The book was full of action and things were happening everywhere (the multiple POV became a bit confusing at times ). It’s full of monsters as always, of course, but there are no new monsters, only the ones we know, so it was nice to remember everything they did in the previous books. Also, AS ALWAYS, I got spoiled, but this time, it was because I spoiled myself, I couldn’t control it 😂 And I got through the pages so fast, and the book is still quite big!
I have to admit that I loved every single bit of this book, and that I wish for more. That end was pure perfection, but there’s a lot missing, I think. Thankfully, Rick Riordan keeps sending books our way, so this won’t be the last I see of some of my favorite characters ❤ AND GUYS, I LOVE ALL THE COUPLES IN HERE, I JUST CAN’T CONTAIN MY HAPPINESS ^^