Publisher: Puffin Books
Release Date: May 5th, 2007
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...
So the adventure continues and I feel like a little kid at Christmas because that's how much I'm loving this series. Although the second book was a bit of a let down, still great but not as good as the first, I was completely blown away by The Titan's Curse.
The characters really grow and develop, not only throughout the novel, but in the break before this book even begins. You see Percy begin to care about others, not just because he wants to be the hero, but because he really cares. He's having to work with others and we know how difficult that's been in the past for him. I was so happy that Grover was back in the game because I missed him in Sea of Monsters. There are also some new characters that I thought really brought the story to the next level. We get to see more of Annabeth's family and they're awesome btw.
The adventure Rick Riordan created kept me turning the pages all day long (read it in one sitting) and made me want more. I usually get tired of the same world but Rick Riordan managed to make me want to pick up The Battle of the Labyrinth right away. I think I'm seeing a pattern, books that take place on a cross country adventure? Please and thank you. There's just so much that can happen. As always, I loved reading about the other gods and learning a little bit more about the huge backstory that surrounds them all. Whenever I think there can't possibly be more, another surprise pops up!
Speaking of, I hope that we get to see more of Nico (and maybeeee his sister?) in the next book. I can't say this enough, but I'm so glad people pushed this series on me and didn't give up until I gave it a shot. It's quickly becoming one of my favorites and I can see why it has such a huge cult following!
★ ★ ★ ★★