The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan


Title: The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus #3)
Author: Rick Riordan
Format: eBook
Release Date: October 2, 2012 by Disney Hyperion

Synopsis: Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that’s only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close—the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth’s biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he’s now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare….

(taken from goodreads)

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A new favorite!!!!!

I loved this book so much from the first page to the last. I found it hard to stop reading because things got more intense from one chapter to the other. It literally took my breathe away and I was just stomping because I had no other idea how to release my feelings. This book is perfect. I had a sweet dream about Percy and Annabeth so I’m guessing I did so much reading.

Thing I loved the most? PERCABETH. FINALLY! Oh my gosh, finally! They finally reunited. Ugh, I super love these 2! It wasn’t hard to keep up with the story especially during the Percabeth scenes. I also enjoyed scenes with the other demigods (especially you, Leo. I really like you), but I’m starting to dislike Piper. I hate how she’s acting… just because she’s a daughter of Aphrodite? Hmm. But I’m giving the girl a chance since she saved Jason and Percy. And there’s still two books!!!

The book is totally compelling. Rick Riordan might have inherited Aphrodite’s charmspeak and secretly put a “continue reading” between the lines. There’s some twists in the story, specifically Hazel and Leo’s history. I was wondering how it affected them but I seemed to haven’t noticed it in the book. I think the book is filled with much more romance than The Lost Hero and The Son of Neptune but it doesn’t really bother me because it does not make the story less interesting.

I don’t know why I loved how it ended. I SHOULDN’T but I did. In the last few chapters, things were happening so fast I was having a hard time breathing. As usual, it ended cliffy which leads me to the next book, The House of Hades.

Overall, I love the book. I really don’t know how to unlove it. Everything is awesome! Their adventures were dangerous but seriously? I LOVED IT. I entered into a world I’ve never been to, met creatures I didn’t even know, fought (in my imagination) with seven demigods. FANTASTIC!

5

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