The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Once again Percy, Annabeth, and their demigod friends are out to save the world from utter destruction. Can they stop Gaea in time from fully waking and raising her giant army? Can the Roman and Greek demigods function together and work as a team? Aboard their trusty air ship, the Argo II, the prophecy of the seven begins to unfold....
I loved this book and can't wait for the next in the series. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is that it wasn't quite as gripping to me as some of Riordan's others. It seems to be the plight of the "middle of the series" books. It's really hard not to have them come across as fillers for the books before and after them. The plot did move along and we are making progress on their quest, but there wasn't a twist in this one like I have grown to expect. Maybe there will be a double twist in the next installment to make up for it. And I was completely wrong in my guess about how Hazel and Leo are connected. There may be more to the story though, we'll see. Can't believe we have to wait a year for the next book!
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