Gaea is not nice -.-

Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena – Rick Riordan

Greek gods and goddesses, roman gods and goddesses, mythical, fantasy, children’s, fiction.

Rating 9/10

Annabeth and her friends have another hurdle they must face. The Mark of Athena and the prophecy of their next journey. New acquaintances from Camp Jupiter accompany them on their journey. They must save Nico and defeat the twin cyclopes. Gaea had made it her mission to ensure her minions and followers kill these demigods except for two, a boy and girl. It is a race against time to save their friend and push back Gaea.

This one was more adventure than world building. I enjoy that because it’s a change of pace. Seeing that these demigod teenagers are trying to save the world again without the help of their Godly parents. I have to say I really love the interactions between Percy and Jason. It is funny as well as Leo and Frank’s interactions too. There are comedic moments because nothing has to be always serious and to keep light of the situation that these teens are going through. This was really fun to read and I am enjoying this journey with these characters. Riordan really did it with this series by making such lovable and relatable characters. The writing and changing of perspectives helps understand what’s going on with these characters in their eyes. I feel that it was of major importance to the plot and storyline in the long run. Loved every single moment of this book and am anticipating the next book very soon.

the switch

The Prince and the Pauper – Mark Twain

Classics, children’s literature, fiction.

Rating 9/10

Tom is a poor man and the Prince is royalty. One day, these two meet and decide to switch clothes as well as their lives. Tom being now a Prince and the Prince being a peasant. Each of them learns a new aspect of life that neither had known prior to the switch. They had gotten away with the switch due to their similar facial features and such. Later they switched back to their own individual lives and life continued on.

I had read this novel as a child and was intrigued by the idea of two people switching lives to help understand each other’s circumstances. A learning experience with a hands-on perspective. I was obsessed with this barbie movie called The Princess and the Pauper that was inspired by the Mark Twain idea but with some variances. I don’t know why I was obsessed with this book when I was a kid, but some mysteries are left as a mystery for a reason. I do have to say I do like this novel though. I had to reread it for sure and had to do a book review as well.