Yay! I finally get around to posting my first blog entry! I’ve made an environmental blog (Evergreen Aura), but decided that making a personal blog would be really cool. I created this blog a long time ago but never actually had time to post anything. Now I do and my first post will be a little review for…The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan, the final book in the Percy Jackson series. In the final chapter of the Percy Jackson series, Percy Jackson, the son of the Greek god Poseidon, and his friends have the final battle between Kronos to save the world and the Olympians.
I finished reading The Last Olympian last night, and I would have to say it was really…epic. It was so exhilarating and mind-blowing. It had a different mood than all the other books but I guess that’s because it was basically all battle scenes. All the characters that we’ve grown to love are back and there’s a few minor characters that you get to learn a lot more about. There are so many twists and turns in this book, and most of the time you’ll be like “oh!” or “woah…didn’t see that coming!” The climax of the book was stunning and is probably one of the most emotional moments in the series.
The ending was satisfying, cute and wrapped up Percy’s story nicely, leaving no questions unanswered. Since I get emotional at the end of everything, I got tears in my eyes when I read the last sentence, and I realized that after it, there would be no more Percy Jackson books. Well, since there was a new prophecy and Rick Riordan stated in the acknowledgments “As my first Camp Half-Blood series ends…” at least we know that there will be more demi-gods to come in the future. But it’ll be really awkward and sad not reading about Percy and his friends. Hmm… I really hope that the main character’s first-person narration in the new series will be as humorous as Percy’s. (After all, that's one of the things that drew me into the series in the first place.)
Oh...I realized one thing! Even if the PJ series is over, there will still be the movie adaption of "the Lightning Thief" (the first book in the PJ series.) I’m a little anxious to see how they show it on the silver screen. I know the casting is a bit off and they’re changing the storyline (due to all the gods that we never meet in the book being casted) but I’ll be optimistic. The Lightning Thief is one of the best books I’ve ever read, and if Chris Colombus and the rest of the cast/crew capture the story and the mythical feeling it has, I believe it’ll be just fine. :-)