Post by Alysa
Book 5, the final installment in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan.
Yay! yay! yay! yay! It was so good! It definitely lived up to my expectations. And my wildest dreams didn't have to come true -- I managed to get my hands on it pretty quick, since we bought it.
These books are so much fun.
The concept is fun: what would Greek gods be like in the modern day?
The delivery is fun: Percy is a hilarious narrator you can relate to and enjoy.
The characters are great: my favorite this time was Paul. But Grover was still wonderful and Annabeth was still kick-butt and I even liked dark Nico. . .
And the action is non-stop: I was obligated to put the book down in the middle of a couple of different battle sequences, just because I knew things weren't going to be any less exciting in a few pages.
A triumphal finish to a great series. Well done!
Umm, need I say recommended? Begin with The Lightning Thief.