OKAY BUT LET ME EXPLAIN WHY THIS MAKES ME SO SAD. This is right at the end of The Mark of Athena and Annabeth thinks she failed the quest. The cavern is crumbling and she believes that she is about to die and in her mind, she apologizes to Percy. Throughout the book they promise over and over that they I’ll come back to each other and she feels the need to apologize because she thinks she’ll leave him alone forever because her life is over.
Leigh Bardugo was the first author signing I ever went to and so these signed books will always be so precious to me - not to mention the fact that her books are absolutely wonderful! I’m insanely excited for Crooked Kingdom; the wait is KILLING ME