Wednesday, October 03, 2012

2012 book 274

Rick Riordan's The Mark of Athena
I've enjoyed all the Riordan Percy Jackson and affiliated demigod-related books, but this one didn't seem as strong as the earlier ones. Maybe seven protagonists is too many, because Percy and Jason are the most boring characters ever, and Frank doesn't have much of a personality either (plus every description of him compares him to, like, the Buddha, it's all very weird). Luckily there are some pretty good girl characters (though why is Annabeth like the BEST child of Athena ever? Does that make sense in this universe?) and the end is intriguing enough to make me care about what happens next. B.

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