Its book review time! Whoop whoop! And today I am continuing with anther series (lots of series/trilogies on the go at the moment). Today it is the return of Heroes Of Olympus by Rick Riordan. Here is my review for the third book in the series, The Mark Of Athena. Let’s go.
My god I love this series. I think I may actually like it a little bit more than the original Percy Jackson series. It is just so good. I am whizzing through this series. I just can’t put them down. I am actually contemplating back to backing the rest of this series (which is something I never do). I am just so invested in it.
This whole series is so fast paced. Mark Of Athena picked up literally where Son Of Neptune left off, which I actually really liked. And I think House Of Hades is going to pick straight up from Athena. This is making me very glad that I waited until all 5 books were out to read them, because it is making me want to just marathon them. I don’t think I would have survived if I had to wait a year to read the next book. I’m not sure if I can wait a couple of weeks lol.
I will admit that this wasn’t my favourite from this series so far, but I did still really love it. there was just a lot going on. And because there are 7 main characters, that had to split up a lot, there were several moments when you obviously could only follow one, so you didn’t get to see what happened with the others. For the most part this didn’t impact the story or anything, but it would have been nice to see the full story, like you usually get in Riordan’s books. But besides that I did really like the storylines. I particularly liked that we finally have Percy and Annabeth back together again (my god they are adorable). And I loved watching these 7 demigods work out how to work together and grow together.
Throughout this book each and every person developed as an individual, but at the same time the group as a whole developed as well. You watched relationships change and grow, you saw friendships form and rivalries disappear. Even saw Nico be…not a sulky, dickbag. Basically it was just really well done. I will admit that I had been a little apprehensive about how this was going to work with so many main characters. I mean they are all so unique and saindividual. Each person is a defined person, not just a two dimensional background character. You know each member of the group. And I was worried that that would be overshadowed and people’s traits would go forgotten and so on, but Riordan has managed to avoid that. each character has managed to maintain themselves. You still see the individuals within the group and I love that.
All in all, I really did enjoy this book. Despite the fact that I have known something that happened in this book since before I read the original Percy Jackson books, but I was not aware that it happened at the end of this book. And even though I knew what happened, and the ultimate outcome, still kind of broke me. I teared up. A lot. And now I am itching to pick up House Of Hades. You need to read these books. Feel my pain!
4 out of 5
And there we have it. what do you think about this series? Do you like it? or hate it? personally I really love it and I cannot see myself waiting long to pick up the next book. I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.