August Wrap-Up and September TBR

   This month I decided to reread the Percy Jackson series, after I read The Tales of the Greek Heroes. I decided to do so because I hadn't read the Heroes of Olympus series and I wanted to reread PJO (I read it 5 years ago) before starting this new series. This month I read 8 books and I am sure that I will read more books this year than I did last year and I'm so happy! By the way, 7/8 of the books I read were in Portuguese, as some of you know, I am Brazilian. So that's why the titles are different in the photo. :P 

1- Tales of the Greek Heroes (4/5) 
   I wrote a "review" of Tales of the Greek Heroes here. 
    This book was on my August TBR so √

2- Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (4.5/5)
  I wrote a "review" of The Lightning Thief here. 
   This book was on my August TBR so √

3- Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (4.5/5)
   I wrote a "review" of The Sea of Monsters here.
    This book was on my August TBR so √

4- Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse (4.5/5)
   I wrote a "review" of The Titan's Curse here. 

5- Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth (5/5)
 I wrote a "review" of The Battle of the Labyrinth here.

6- Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian (5/5)
 I wrote a "review" of The Last Olympian here. 

7- The Demigod Files (4.5/5)
You can check my The Demigod Files review here.

8- The Lost Hero (4/5)
   I have to say, I was a bit disappointed with this book. I liked it, but I was expecting more. At the beginning I was so frustrated because there were so many new campers and I didn't know anyone, but everyone already new each other. I feel like I missed a big important part of the story and I really wanted to read about the whole process of the new cabins and the new half-bloods arriving. I didn't really like some of the new characters. I really hate Drew. She's a complete bitch. I honestly don't like Jason, but I hope I do by the end of the series. Piper is okay, but I didn't really like the whole conflict with her dad. I know that everybody loves Leo, but I kinda don't... I mean, I like him, but he annoys me sometimes. I miss Percy so much!!! That is probably the main reason I didn't love this book, Percy wasn't there! And Annabeth was barely there either. They only mentioned some of the old characters, like Grover, Tyson, or Clarisse. It was nice to see Thalia again. I want to know more about the new campers! Oh, Festus and Leo were the cutest! You have to read this if you've read PJO, I can't believe I'm only doing this now!

Now for my TBR!

The son of Neptune 

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth 

Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem — when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wished she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams. 

Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. He doesn't even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery — although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially infront of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely — enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart. 

Beginning at the "other" camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment of the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of Seven.

The Mark of Athena

 Annabeth is terrified. Just when she's about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo's fantastical creation doesn't appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that's only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close—the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth's biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he's now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

The House of Hades

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.
   And this is it! I know! I've been on a crazy Percy Jackson mood lately. I just love greek mythology! Do you have any other books related to it that you can recommend? Please tell me below! 

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