Book Review: The Mark of Athena


The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3) by Rick Riordan

Pages: 572

Genre: Young Adult/Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mythology

Released: January 1st 2012

Publisher: Puffin Books

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars


As this is the third book in a series the synopsis contains spoilers for the previous two books so I will not be adding it. You can add the book on goodreads here.


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You guys these books just keep getting better and better as they progress because I can’t seem to put them down. I’m definitely going to read this series straight through until the very end because the thought of even picking up another book and leaving my precious demigods is too painful.

The Mark of Athena didn’t disappoint in anyway, it started off with a bang (as usual) and continued at the same fast pace without once dragging. Our seven demigods finally unite just in time for another deadly quest against Gaea. The characters in this book (both old and new) have grown so much since the first book.

I love how in this book Annabeth finally gets to grow and prove herself without Percy constantly at her side. With that said though, I can’t believe these two are all grown up, I mean these two were twelve in the first Percy Jackson book and now they are what 17?! I just feel soo emotionally invested in them each as characters and as a couple (I guess that happeneds when you’ve been through eight books with some of the bext fictional characters out there).

Anyway back to the actual book, The characters are developing in such amazing ways and the way Rick Riordan writes his books, it’s almost like weaving; each characters thread and story line is pulled and joined to another and then another until one beautiful mess is made. I mean keeping track of all these characters, plot lines and prophesies while incoperaring Greek and Roman mythology must have been tricky. I truly admire Rick Riordans skill.

The plot was fantastic as usual, full of adventures and heartache while still being funny and entertaining.

That ending though! How could Rick leave us hanging like that?! I’m not really that mad though because I’m gonna pick up the fourth book as soon as I’m done with this review!

Thanks for reading guys. I definitely recommend the Percy Jackson and The Olympians series and then The Heroes of Olympus series because there isn’t anything like it out there. Just read them (if you haven’t already) I know 10 books might be daunting but it’s definitely worth it!








5 thoughts on “Book Review: The Mark of Athena

  1. Ahh I loved this series when I read it, and I think this one might have been my favourite (though they all are) purely because Annabeth is my favourite character 🙂 Rick Riordan can do no wrong! Lovely review, glad you enjoyed the book!

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    1. Sorry only seeing this now! Anyway… Thank you 😊! So far it’s my favorite too (probably because finally Percabeth is back lol). I can’t wait to see what the other books have to offer.

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  2. I love this series sooo much! Percabeth for life! 😍

    I’m more of a fan of PJO than Heroes of Olympus but maybe it’s because I’ve only read until The Mark of Athena.. I might pick up the House of Hades soon so I can start with Trials of Apollo.🙋

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    1. Heroes of Olympus started off real slow but it became my favorite series (in this world) after Mark of Athena! I just finished House of Hades and it’s awesome; way better than the previous three in my opinion, plus you’ll fall even more in love with Percabeth after HoH (if that’s even possible 😋)… I can’t wait to get to Trials of Apollo too, I’ve only been hearing great things!

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