Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mini Reviews #4: Fallen in Love & The Mark of Athena

Mini Reviews of books I really don't want to write a full review on or just can't find time to do.
First Up:
FIL coverFallen in Love (Fallen #3.5) ARC
By Lauren Kate
Source: Random Buzzers

Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story.
And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine's Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they
least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding-and losing love. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first -and last- time, Daniel and Luce
will spend a night together like none other.
Lauren Kate's FALLEN IN LOVE is filled with love stories . . . the ones everyone has been waiting for.
True love never says goodbye...
Miles & Shelly: I thought this a very sweet story. I love how it was that situation where the girl sells her valuable item for something the boy wants, and then the boy does the same thing. It was sweet. And even though the probability of falling in love in Medieval Times these days are unlikely, it was a good story. And oddly, they fell in love over a period of time since their feelings gradually got strong with every Announcer they went through.
Roland & Arriane: Their stories were separate, but they were both sad. Roland's love married someone else, and Arianne's killed herself. I was hoping for some happy endings. Arianne's was tragic, but Roland's was okay. He made up for his lost by making sure his love's husband didnt' go to war and get himself killed.
Luce & Daniel: It's Luce finding out more from her past, of course. She takes over her former self and sets out to find Daniel. I have to say, even thought it was the typical Luce-past + Daniel story, the ending was the best.
All in all, this book was good.


The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3)
By Rick Riordan
Source: won

Goodreads: (Some was cut out due too being too long)
Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare. . . .
The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophesy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.

Despite my love for this book, I'm not writing a big review on it. I loved it, and I don't have many negative comments. The book was hilarious, the characters were awesome, and suspense wasn't a big issue.

I loved the plot, but there were many subplots. Some I thought were okay or uncessary, but otherwise, loved it.

The romance was good. I loved Percy and Annabeth back together. Piper and Jason were okay. The love triangel between Hazel, Frank, and Lea was not needed. Hazel confused about Leo and who he was was enough to cause tension between the three.

The ending sucked in general. I was depressed after I read it. I can't wait for The House of Hades.


"Shut up, Seaweed Brain," she orderd. "Just hold me for a while." pg 167

Aphros frowned. "Who? No! Like Triton, Glaucus, Weissmuller, and Bill!" pg. 294

"Behold!" Percy shouted. "The god's chosen beverage. Tremble before the horror of Diet Coke!" pg. 374

"We're staying together," he promised. "You're not getting away from me. Never again."
"As long as we're together," she said. pg 568

Rating: Big Kahuna


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