The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

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TITLE: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)

AUTHOR: Rick Riordan

PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion

NO. OF PAGES: 381

GENRE: Middle Age, Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology

DATE READ: July 18-19, 2015

SYNOPSIS: *from Goodreads*

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.

While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

REXY’S RATING: 4 stars

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The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

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TITLE: The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2)

AUTHOR: Richelle Mead

PUBLISHER: Penguin Group

NO. OF PAGES: 418

GENRE: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

DATE READ: July 12-22 (reread)

SYNOPSIS: *from Goodreads*

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. Alchemists protect vampire secrets – and human lives.

Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California – tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formorly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.

But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age-old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and her sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi – the fiercest vampires, the ones who don’t die. But it’s her fear of being just that – special, magical, powerful – that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Braydon, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else – someone forbidden to her.

When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she’s supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she’s been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.

Should she trust the Alchemists – or her heart?

REXY’S RATING: 4 stars

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The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

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TITLE: The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)

AUTHOR: Rick Rirodan

PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion

NO. OF PAGES: 320

GENRE: Middle Grade, Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology

DATE READ: July 12-16 (reread)

SYNOPSIS: *from Goodreads*

IT’S NOT EVERYDAY YOU FIND YOURSELF IN COMBAT WITH A HALF-LION, HALF-HUMAN.

But when you’re the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.

Oh, and guess what? The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive…

REXY’S RATING: 3 stars

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