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