Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan Review & Giveaway!


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

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....

I'm kind of surprised that haven't gotten tired of these characters. At least tired of Percy and Annabeth. I just love them so much. This series is very close to my heart. I always thought that I was helpless when it came to Greek Mythology. It always fascinated me but before these books I had a hard time remembering names and places. But Rick Riordan makes you want to learn more. When I read the books, I take twice as long to read them because I'm always googling gods, demigods etc. He takes Greek Mythology and blends it with modern twists, and the result is awesomeness.

The Mark of Athena, like the previous books in the series, was amazing. We have different narrators, and despite popular belief it wasn't hard to follow. Each character has an unique voice, so it was always easy to tell who was narrating when. I also love that each character had its time to shine (except for poor Frank). I also like how the challenges or mini quests were sprinkled throughout the book. Their adventures were so entertaining, at the expense of our poor heroes, but it wouldn't be a Riordan book without a little bit of suffering.

Like always Riordan makes it seem like our heroes won't be able to complete the book's quest. I won't tell you if they made it, or not but this was me the whole book:



 I can't wait to read the next book which is out thank goodness! I don't think I would be able to wait a whole year to continue this series!


I'm giving away 1 clip necklace and 2 Heroes of Olympus pin badge buttons! This giveaway is INT'l and ends 2/6/14. To enter just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!



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17 comments:

  1. Hahaha! I love that Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow GIF you've used. I must admit that I've never read a Rick Riordan book before... *hangs head in shame* But this sounds very interesting and your awesome review has me intrigued. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. SHAME ON YOU! Haha nah, just kidding! You should give them a try! I recommend starting from the very beggining which is the Percy Jackson series and then continue with the Heroes of Olympus. :)

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  2. I have the first two books of this series and now just need to make the time to read them!

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    1. Yes! If you are a Percy Jackson fan you are going to love this series! I promise!

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  3. Ooh I have been meaning to read this series for so long! I read the Percy books but it's been like 3-4 years now so I definitely am not tired of them, but I have no doubt that Rick is good enough to keep going with these 2 and not go in the boring category. Lol that pirates gif is awesome! And it kind of freaks me out *runs off*

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    1. No don't run away! Lol! Yes, I don't know how Riordan does it but these books are all fantastic!

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  4. thanks for the giveway! one of my fave series. :)

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  5. I must read this series, I've heard so many good things about it and I loved percy Jackson! Thanks for the great review :)

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  6. The gif is hilarious! I have a camp-half blood shirt the button would look awesome with it!
    I have the PJ box set, waiting for the last HoO book to be out in paper back and get the box set of that.

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  7. I just love this series, especially Percy, he's my favorite, then Thalia. Gif is hilarious and I shouldn't have laughed like I did, but I'm putting off. seeing how it's early in the morning and I just woke up after a long nap. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  8. I love this book, love everything write by Riordan, always so sassy and perfect

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  9. So I haven't entered a giveaway in eons but I've entered because this is my fav series in the world and I completely agree with everything you said there!

    Brilliant review! <33

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  10. I saw this giveaway and my best friend absolutely loves anything PJO so I'm hoping to win this for her!

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  12. I have read all 4 of the series as well as the Percy Jackson series and the Kane Chronicles. Heroes of Olympus wasn't my favorite it i got this book..... it was just perfect both Greek and Roman together.... that cliffhanger was a total killer but Riordan makes up for it with the House of Hades...

    great review
    thanks for the giveaway
    and do check out my review of the book too here

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  13. I love this series SO much! It will always be one of my favorites. Uncle Rick is my idol!

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