Thursday, November 29, 2012

Book Review: The Mark of Athena - Rick Riordan

The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, #3)
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.

4/5 stars (really liked it)
I thought it was a little slow in the beginning.  Plus I had read the last book when it came out so it took me a while to remember who was who.  I love that we get to read from several point of views.  As their quest got going it was a real page turner and I couldn't put the book down.  I love Percy and Annabeth they are so cute together and really love eachother.  Leo is starting to be one of my favorite half bloods and we learn a little about his family in this book.  I really missed Grover in this one though.  The ending was great but so sad at the same time.  I wish I did not have to wait so long for the next book.  

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