Parents' Guide to

The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.

Book Rick Riordan Fantasy 2014
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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

Boys crushing on boys

My daughter loved his first series but in this 5th book Nico confesses to Percy that he had a crush on him in the past. That's something parents need to know to be able to talk about with thier kids.
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age 14+

The Blood Of Olympus

It's called the blood of olympus for a reason. There is quite a lot of violence in this book. The death tally is high for the demigods and they of course it is a war so monsters of different kinds die. Some of the people that die talk about why they are drawn to the island they are on one being drawn there by hatred. There is some more talk about nice being gay at the end. I think this should be for teens if you think you teen is mature enough but not otherwise.

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Too much violence
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Longtime Rick Riordan fans will be satisfied. In the Heroes of Olympus series, the characters have discovered a whole new camp of demigods and their Roman-god parents, helped poor Percy and Jason through their amnesia, survived oodles of battles with giants and other vengeful creatures, traveled all over Italy and Greece in a flying dragon-powered ship, and have literally gone to hell -- Hades -- and back.

Big Percy fans may complain that their favorite demigod doesn't get much to do. But he already had a whole series. Jason, Piper, Nico, Reyna, and Leo take turns being the narrator in THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS. Reyna and Piper are the most fearless and fun to watch take on their enemies. Though Leo, as usual, adds most to the humor, he also takes on the heaviest burden. Readers will root for him and Nico, who comes a long way to understand and accept himself. It's hard to say goodbye to such great characters.

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