Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Blood Of Olympus: A Gif Filled Review! + 5 Reasons Why Nico di Angelo Is The Best Character Ever. (SPOILER FREE)

18705209The Blood Of Olympus
by Rick Riordan
Release date: Oct. 7 2014
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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.


My Rating: INFINITE STARS

My Review:
My feels for this book as told by Gifs!

Me when I first got the book:
Me when I started the book:

Me when I got to the first Nico chapter:

Me towards the middle of the book:

Me about Leo:

Me during the last 100 pages of the book:

Me when I finished the book:


Me when I fully realized that there would be no more book:

ALL MY FEELS FOR NICO:

basically excitement and all of the love!



Five reasons why Nico di Angelo is the best character ever:

So despite my eternal love/obsession with Percy, my love for Annabeth, Grover, Leo, Thalia, Jason and countless other Percy Jackson characters, Nico takes the lead in my heart. Ever since I first read The Titans Curse I've had a soft spot for Nico; my love for him has only grown over the years. from his cliffhanger ending in Battle Of The Labyrinth, to his heartbreaking scenes in House Of Hades. I have always rooted for Nico di Angelo, even when that meant mentally yelling at some of my favorite characters on his behalf. And so I thought I would take this moment to explain to you all why he is the best character ever.

1. You can't help but root for him, even though in the beginning you don't know his full story and even though at first he's a relatively small side character, you root for him. You just want to hug him and reassure  him that everything will be alright.

2. He's a hero! Sure he has his dark moments, and it's not in a sexy way as he's like fourteen at his oldest, but in a vulnerable I want to hug him way. Still he always comes through in the end, and his darkness is part of what makes him him.

3. Damn is he powerful. Seriously. He could more than take Percy, heck I'd go as far as saying he could take on both Percy and Jason, at the same time!

4. He is a badass. He rocks the badassery in a way none of the other characters do, in a way that would make Tris and Four(Divergent) look like bumbling bozos. He's dark and powerful and he's the son of HADES, Hades! What could be more badass!?! He radiates darkness and pain and sadness, he raises skeletons and tropes through the Underworld like it's a walk in the park...and at his oldest he's fourteen! That just proves his badassery!

5. He evolves so much. Seriously the most character development I've ever...read. All of Rick Riordan's characters are perfectly fleshed out and grow and mature throughout all the books and the whole series(s) but Nico most of all. He starts out as a scared little kid, grows into a slightly scary demigod son of Hades and then it goes even further. You see how sad and alone he is, he's vulnerable and...a certifiable badass! okay! He brings ALL THE FEELS!

For any of you who haven't read this series if you are curious as to all things surrounding Nico in this post, I will explain it to you! So, Nico is introduced in the third book of the original Percy Jackson series, he plays a fairly big part in the remainder of that series and in the first three of the continuation but, in my mind, he has never gotten the attention he deserves! This isn't the case in House Of Hades(the fourth in the continuation) we got more Nico, and I loved it so much!(Seriously the big reveal!? All the feels!) But in The Blood Of Olympus he gets his own chapters! From his POV and dude, it's the best thing ever!

So by all means let's discuss! And if you haven't read this series!? What is wrong with you? And more importantly; what do I have to do to convince you!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

So, have you read Blood Of Olympus!? Thoughts? How about Nico feels!? Can we please discuss this!?!


9 comments:

  1. I have to be honest, these books haven't interested me since reading book one, but I can't be anything but happy other people are enjoying them. Still, its funny that this series has been on-going since before my middle school days... Yikes!

    Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger

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    1. Oh, that's sad that they don't interest you anymore but I can understand that. =)

      thanks for stopping by!

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  2. So, I just read this book yesterday, and I agree with all the feels + Nico. I love that we finally got his perspective, and his chapters was so damn good. I especially loved the scene with that creepy dude Bryce, and Nico's extreme badass-ery. I also loved the whole book so much, and the ending was pure perfection. The Blood of Olympus was just everything I wanted, and more! :)

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    1. Yes! That scene was like the epitome of badass-ery. I feel the same way, in no way was this book disappointing. And like I still need more Nico(and Will)!

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  3. Sad to see that this amazing series is finally at an end. :(

    Even though I did enjoy the book for the most part, particularly Nico and Reyna’s POV’s and there was a consistent flow of action taking place. I felt that Percy, Annabeth, Frank and Hazel were hardly mentioned, especially considering the growth of Frank and Hazel's characters and relationship in House of Hades. I know this is about 7 demigods not just Percy, but I think his and Annabeth were pushed to the side in this story and then brought out when their blood was needed (even that was anticlimactic).

    The thing I loved most about The Last Olympian, was the amazing epic battle finale. In this, the Gods appear from the sky and within a couple of chapters the Giants are defeated. Then Zeus does a volleyball spike to propel the Argo II to Half-Blood Hill to defeat Gaia before she even does any damage!
    I’m sorry I felt a little underwhelmed with the conclusion, considering this moment was 5 books in the making.

    Its been a great series and despite my issues with the finale I did enjoy it on a whole. I’m not whether I’m going to read the Magnus Chase novels, because even though I’m interested in Norse Mythology, I think I’ve outgrown Riordan’s style.

    Here’s my review of BoO … http://rwh92.wordpress.com/

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    1. Yeah...while I really did love basically everything about this, I definitely get what you're saying. The battle did seem rushed and a little too easy... I love this series and author so much that it's hard for me to find faults but there definitely could have been more to the battle. And while I get that this one was supposed to be Jason, Piper, and Leo's turn to shine it was a little disappointing that there wasn't more Percy and Annabeth.

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  4. OMG THIS BOOK! I haven't read it yet, but everyone in school has been diving into it but me! Nico is just an awesome character, I know :) I stopped reading the series at Mark of Athena, but hopefully I feel motivated to continue on the series! Beautiful review :D

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    1. Thanks and I really really hope you finish the series, because it is awesome! =)

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  5. Firstly: Nico made Bryce' s corporeal body CEASE TO EXIST! (Ghostified Badassitude). Secondly: It was a phenomenal ending to a fantastic series. However, I was slightly miffed about two things. In the multi-millennial existence of the PRIMORDIAL GODDESS Gaea, she never.... never learned to bind her feat with her (literally) home turf. Kinda lame way to go out for an EARTH goddess. Also, Thalia Grace, my favorite character, had almost ZERO screen time, what gives???? SHE is badass, beautiful, and a child of the Big Three. While she does pincushion (now a verb in stores near you) Orion, she has but two chapters....seriously? Overall, despite my nitpicking, the book was incredible.

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