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Hey Camp Half-Blood fans, Mark of Athena finally came out!! Have you read it yet?

If you haven't, check out this book description:

"Told from the perspectives of four different demigods, including Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Mark of Athena unites the Greek and Roman main characters from The Lost Hero and The Son of Neptune. In a fantastical ship called the Argo II, seven demigods journey by air across the United States and by sea to Rome on their quest to defeat the earth mother, Gaea. Meanwhile, war is breaking out between the Roman and Greek demigods they left behind, and only Annabeth holds the key to restoring peace.”

Sounds good right? If you have read the book what did you think? Here are what critics and fellow fans have had to say:

Nisha Sharma - Examiner.com: 'The Mark of Athena', much like Riordan's other books, is rich with mythological elements that are twisted and presented in an engaging and interesting point of view. The story is a quick read and will leave fans eager for more. Unfortunately, some readers may find the ending troublesome because the plot presents an emotional blow, but readers can deduce that Riordan has something up his sleeves for future books. Overall, a satisfying and well-written story that lives up to reader expectations.

Not many other critics talk about the book, but numbers speak the truth and Rick Riordan’s The Mark of Athena has also already knocked J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy off the top of Amazon’s Best Sellers list!

And some users have said:

"Amazing book. Kept me on my toes the entire book. Even when I was forced to put it down due to school, it was the only thing on my mind. If you love this series or any of the Percy Jackson Series, you'll love this book."

"I enjoy the characters, the mythology, Riordan's ability to portray the ages and culture of the teenage characters. I loved that the new series (The Heroes of Olympus) brought back favorite characters and the familiarity of the demigod world while still keeping his material fresh with new characters and the introduction of the Roman camp and demigods."

"This is a very fun read. I like it because it feels different enough from the other books. There's action - but not too much. Instead we get to see the characters who were separted for so long kind of merge and the struggles that go with that."

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