The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan

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5stars

Title: The Tyrant’s Tomb
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: The Trials of Apollo #4
Number of pages: 448 (hardcover edition)
Good things about this book: After what happened at the end of the previous book, this was almost a walk in the park.
Bad things about this book: I wanted to know more about Reyna’s thoughts.
Do I recommend it? Yes.
Rate: 5/5

Read the summary and add this book on Goodreads: here

We’re reaching the end of the line. The last book will be released next year and all the puzzle pieces are coming together. There are tons of losses and it hurts. They might be characters you only know for a little while, or characters you have loved for longer, but these loses will impact you a lot. My heart hurts so much thinking what might happen in the last book!

In this book we’re still in Camp Jupiter and the awful thing that happened at the end of The Burning Maze? Painful as hell! I still don’t think it actually happened. I don’t want to believe so, for as long as I can, I will believe it didn’t.

Apollo is much more mature and human in this book. He feels deeply for these demigods, for Meg and for everyone else that had helped him out in this quest. He didn’t think it would happen. He starts seeing all the awful things that he’s done while he was a god and some were really bad. I’m not surprised so many people want him dead. But he’s getting better. That’s very important and will make the whole “last book” thing so much harder.

He fought two emperors and a dead king in this book, and he will fight Nero and the beast in the next, surely with the help of demigods from Camp Half Blood. But after that? Will he go back to Mount Olympus? Will he want to go back? I think he wants to be a god again but he will change so much of all the things he’s been doing (wrong). First of all, maybe he’ll stop having children. After being Lester it’d be weird just going places and getting people pregnant. I think it’d be super weird. I have this new image of Apollo in my mind and I can’t think about that at all. And what about Meg? Ahhhh, I need the last book! I need to know!

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The Crown of Ptolemy by Rick Riordan

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“I tried to look confused, which is one of my most convincing expressions.”

Title: The Crown of Ptolemy
Author: Rick Riordan
Why you should read this book: Because this is another chance to keep reading about Percy’s crazy adventures.

Summary taken directly from Goodreads:

An ancient Egyptian magician named Setne has come back from the dead and is experimenting with Egyptian and Greek magic, trying to become a god himself. He’s so powerful and tricky that all four-Percy, Annabeth, Carter, and Sadie-have to team up against him. But their usual weapons and spells aren’t going to cut it this time. Will the heroes be taken down by a wannabe god who looks like Elvis, or will they rise to the challenge?

“I’d have to play this smart … which was not my usual style.”

I am really liking these Kane kids. I think I need to read those books in the future, I want to know more about them and about Egyptian magic.

Setne was the usual funny, badly dressed, villain and Percy knows how to deal with that kind of characters. Percy and Annabeth are a powerful couple, they complement each other and that’s what makes them go through every ugly situation they’ve encountered!

“That’s – that’s not fair,’ Sadie said, her voice trembling. ‘Tempting me with destruction.”

Do I recommend it? Yes, Percy is usually a lot of fun to read and Sadie Kane is one hilarious young girl.
Rate: 4/5

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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The Song of Achilles

Title: The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Why you should read this book: Achilles + Patroclus = OTP

We all know about Achilles, his wonderful blonde hair and the War of Troy caused by selfish Elena, right? It’s all in The Iliad by Homer. This is a different version of the exact same story, we can call it, The Iliad 2.0.

The story is told by Patroclus, a young prince in exile who finds himself in Achilles’ realm and palace. The two of them grow closer, they experience a lot of things together and are together for a very long time, until the very end.
Achilles is the best in Greece, the perfect warrior, a war machine, he was born to fight: he is half God.

I don’t want to spoil the book for people who wants to read it so I won’t say more of the plot even if it’s well known. That’s what scared me the most, the fact that I knew what their fates were and nothing could have changed that. It’s like going to a supermarket with no money: you can go, have fun looking for products but then you go away buying nothing because you knew you couldn’t do it without money. It’s a frustrating experience but that doesn’t affect the journey, the feeling of discovering new products, sales, free samples! It’s a weird analogy but it works for how I feel this book was.

Patroclus is shy, weak, almost the total opposite of Achilles. He likes to be by himself, talks when necessary and tries not to meet Achilles’s eyes. Unfortunately he is been noticed and something might be hiding behind Achilles’ charming grin.
We don’t truly know Achilles’ feelings at first because the story is told from Patroclus point of view but the descriptions of his stares, the way he smiles at him can only mean one thing. IT IS LOVE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!

I feel like I can’t continue writing because I have so many weird feelings going on inside of me that I’m afraid I will end up telling everything!
Let me tell you only that, if you love greek mythology, you will love this book. If you love feeling your heart pounding hard in your chest then this is a book I would recommend. The Song of Achilles is the whole package: fight, love, blood, Gods. You will hate, you will love, you will want to punch, you will want to hug.
Give this book a chance, it’s worth your time!

Do I recommend it? Yes, everyone should read it!
Rate: 5/5

I’m doing a challenge with myself. I will start reading 2 books and 2 ebooks. They are different so I will read according to my mood. The books are: City of Glass, Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, Cinder and Anna & the french kiss. I wonder what book I will finish first!

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