Review – The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

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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 figurehead, 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 command: 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 Brian 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. . . .

My Review:
5 out of 5 stars

Alright then. So apparently the ending of this book messed with me so badly, it is a couple weeks later and I’m just now realizing I never sat down to write out my review. The end of this book gutted me. My mouth dropped open, I was shocked, I was angry, I was upset and in tears. Yeah, not pretty. I think this is one of the few books in this series that has affected me like that.

This was an amazing book. It was packed full of adventure and suspense. It was great seeing all seven demigods together, working together as a team to reach their goal. Several of the characters saw a lot of growth in this book and that was awesome to see.

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