In this book, it ends off The Heros of Olympus series. This whole series is amazing but, the Blood of Olympus is probably my favorite book in the entire series. Like all the other books, it picks up where the series left off. They have closed the doors of death but now still need to defeat Gaea. The gods are having multiple personality disorder because their Roman and Greek sides are warring with each other. This is because the Roman and Greek demigods are at war with each other. The demigods have split up. The first seven are still together but Nico, Reyna, and Coach Hedge are shadow traveling the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-blood to stop the war. Meanwhile, the seven are looking for clues on how to defeat Gaea and destroy the giants without the gods help. Nico, Reyna, and Coach Hedge are able to get the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-blood and stop the war. The Seven come just in time after defeating the giants. But are they able to defeat Gaea?
Bottom line: This book is actually less scary then the last two because they are no longer in the underworld for half the book. As I said before I LOVE this book. One of the best I have ever read. I think it is for 5th and older but well educated 4th graders could read it. Although, if you go by what I say your well educated 4th grader would have to miss two books in the series which would not work, so I do not really know what to do about that one.
In the end of The Mark of Athena, there is a big cliff hanger. In this book, it picks up where they left off. Percy and Annabeth fall into Tartarus and have to find the doors of death to get out. But the doors of death also need to be closed from both sides of the underworld and the mortal world. The rest of the demigods on the Argo ll need to get to the doors of death. If they do not close the doors of death, Gaea’s monsters will never die.
Bottom line: It is a bit scarier because they are in the underworld and that is a scary place. I love all of the characters on the Argo ll so much. They are all amazing. It is for 5th grade and older.
The Mark of Athena, by Rick Riordan+
The Mark of Athena is about how Annabeth, with her friends, finds the Athena Parthenon. In the beginning, Annabeth and Percy are reunited and Jason is back home. While they are at the Roman demigod camp, Leo is possessed by an eidola who makes him blow up a building. The Romans get mad and chase the Argo II throughout the book. I really like this book because like in all the books you connect with the characters. And you really must have the next book ready because this one ends on a giant cliffhanger.
Bottom line: They get scarier, because the characters go into creepier places, as they progress. I really like them. They are still amazing. This one is for 5th grade and older.
The Son of Neptune, by Rick Rioridan+
In this book it goes back to Percy. He wakes up somewhere with amnesia. He starts to wander around but soon gets attacked by gargoyles that keep following him! And the weird thing is their teeth keep breaking whenever the bite him! Also, they are coming back to life in like 12 minutes. He meets an old hippie lady who he has to carry over a stream. He winds up in a Roman demigod camp called Camp Jupiter! He feels like he knows people like this, but this is not quite where he belongs. To learn about his quest and the return of his memory, read the book!
Bottom Line: It’s a good book. I like it because you are meeting a new Percy but not a whole bunch of new personalities. I’d say it should be for 5th and higher.
The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan+
This book has Percy, Grover, and Annabeth but it starts new series. It introduces many new characters. The three main are Jason, Piper, and Leo. They all go to Wilderness Boarding School. Jason wakes up holding hands with a girl that says she is his girlfriend and a guy that says he is his best friend. The girl, Piper, has a really big secret; her dad has been missing for three days! The guy, Leo, is really good with tools. While on a field trip, there is a freak storm and some weird creatures appear. The three friends are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-blood. And then they all end up going on a big adventure.
Bottom line: This is a great book. I love all of Rick Riordan’s things. I think this book is for about 5th graders and older. This book has more violence because it is meant for older kids. But I still recomend this wonderful book.
The Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan+
Percy is frightened it is almost his 16th birthday and he is hoping he is not the child the rises or ruins Mount Olympus. The titan Kronos is battle ready. And Percy has to defend Mount Olympus without the gods because they are off battling the giant Typhon.
Bottom Line: This Percy Jackson book has the most fighting and dying. This book is not as scary but you have some really big scary moments. I think this book is for 4th and higher just because of how much fighting there is.
I’m Going to give you guys a little treat.
This is the great prophecy!
A half-blood to the eldest gods
Shall reach sixteen against all odds
And see the world in endless sleep
The hero’s soul, cursed blade shall reap
A single choice shall end his days
Olympus to preserve or raze.
Tell me is you liked me giving you the prophecy, please.
The Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan+
It’s freshman orientation for Percy, and he’s not expecting it to be any fun. But when he is pursued by demon cheerleaders and meets a mysterious mortal acquaintance, it doesn’t get any better. He makes his way to Camp Half-blood to find that monsters are about to penetrate its once impenetrable borders. He and his friends have to go into the labyrinth to find the creator of this horrifyingly hard maze and most likely won’t find their way out in time to save to world from the Titans. Can they do it? Read and see!
Bottom line: As I will always say, it does have fights and deaths. I also will say that the books are increasingly scary. Although they are so worth it. I would say this book is for 4th, 5th, or higher because they are scary!