I missed those times when I could read book almost everyday.
I missed those times when I could finish two to three books per month.
I missed the feeling of excitement when I get to proceed to the next book on the list. But I did not miss the feeling of sadness when you finish reading a very good book.
Above all, I missed doing a book review.
Whoa! It’s been ages since the last time I did it. I cannot remember when. I cannot even remember how many books I have read after the last review. Busy days forbid me of having more time to read.
At some point, I’ve thought to stop doing a book review. Out of laziness? I don’t know. I could not even reply comments or keep up with blogging, how would I continue the book review? I mean, you have to spend time to write… but then, I also thought, I wont. I will do it (again) because I love doing it – it makes me happy. 😀
So here I am again, giving you another book review. And because I have already made a review with the previous books from this series, I think I am obliged to finish what I started. So it goes…
If you are interested in reading the below synopsis, first, please read my thoughts on Heroes of Olympus – Books 1 to 4.
I doubt it if I could make the review briefly, so I decided to take the below from Camp Half-Blood Wikia.
Though the Greek and Roman crew-members 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.
Now, I can say that this is my favorite series. I would definitely read the five books again (after I finish my current read). I wanted to feel the excitement, tears, happiness and everything in between for the second time around.
I bought the book just second week of October. I was very excited to read it, but I was afraid to finish the series. Considering the rumors that a demigod will die, I could not dare to start reading. Third week of November, I finally did.
“I figure the universe is basically like a machine… Sure, little pieces break and stuff goes haywire once in a while, but mostly… things happen for a reason.” –Leo Valdez
Thank you for spending time with me today. If you have read this series, please let me know what you think. If you have other books in mind, I’d love to hear about it. 🙂