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The Dark Prophecy, by Rick Riordan

duckinggreyduck's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.25

axartist's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging emotional funny tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

wayward_kat's review

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adventurous funny fast-paced

3.5

amelie_k5's review

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adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

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4.0

Full Review on my Blog: www.thepunktheory.wordpress.com

I'll keep this one short: The first book in the Trials of Apollo series was great. Despite some initial difficulties I love the novel and couldn't wait for the next part. 
The Dark Prophecy turned out to be a worthy follow-up. It's all there: great characters you will care about, amazing humor that will keep you entertained throughout the novel, a gripping story and lots of knowledge on Greek mythology, so you my actually learn something!
In this book, Apollo is not the only familiar face. We get (guest) appearances from many of the characters from the Heroes of Olympus! Riordan adds them just perfectly without overdoing it and still keeping things original. 
Furthermore, one of the things I value most about his books is the humor. There are not many books that can make you laugh wholeheartedly and cry in one chapter without seeming weird. Riordan is a master of balance on that respect! I don't want to repeat too much of what I already mentioned in my review on the first installment, however, everything positive about book #1 also goes for book #2.

blahhhhh's review against another edition

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adventurous funny medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

fayeferre's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

lisa4's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

bugsmell's review against another edition

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2.0

Literally cringe and bad I dont want to read the next one but probably will idk we’ll see

agaymont's review against another edition

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4.0

okay I gotta admit for being set in Indiana the plot definitely made up. Hahaha jkjkjk. I honestly liked this book wayyy better than the first. Maybe it was because of Meg not being in it until towards the end that made me enjoy this better. I had from the beginning of the last book this sort of idk not great feeling about her and when the truth came out at the end of the last book, let's just say sometimes I hate being right. I loved that we got to see my boy Leo and Calypso in action!! Also love Josephine and Emmie. CAN I GET A SPIN OFF OF THEM PLEASE RICK?!?!?!?! Okay onto The Burning Maze!!