The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan Once again, we return to Percy Jackson’s world without Percy Jackson of course, because
Monkeys take on Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone!
In today’s digital era, with new ways of interacting the digital world being created everyday, this fresh take on a social media obsessed thirty something is an amazing read. After realising her life is in disarray, Daisy agrees to a digital detox with her sister, whom has her own agenda for escaping life. The obsession with everything digital and social media is the crux of the story, it is what drives everything from beginning to end, and I think it is genius, comedic outlook on what our digital obsesses future may look like.
Egotistical, narcissistic, selfish and self-absorbed and yet, you can’t help but love Apollo in this brilliant follow up to the Percy Jackson series. Instead of focussing on demi-gods, this story follows Apollo, once the mighty son of Zeus whom carried his flaming chariot across the heavens, is now dropped to earth as a human, and not just any human, a teenage boy with acne! Apollo’s worst nightmare.
Serendipity or “Ren” to her friends is a property seeker, and when she seeks out a property on the Emerald Isles, in a small friendly town called Ballykiltara, she soon “seeks” out more than she bargained for.
Set amidst a village of gossips, family drama and mystery abound, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd tells a unique and intriguing tale which keeps you guessing until the very end. As an aficionado of detective stories, I like to think I am good at guessing the end, but I must admit, this one had me second guessing myself every few minutes.