Book Review: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

THE TITAN’S CURSE by Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3
Publication Date: April 5th 2007 by Puffin Books
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Summary: When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped.And now it’s up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared — a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.

Review Summary:

  • The Percy Jackson series continues to enthrall me; the third installment does not disappoint
  • As usual, the writing is fast-paced and action-packed and sprinkled with the right amount of humor
  • Thrilling ending that will tug at your heart strings

I finally had the time to finish up THE TITAN’S CURSE last night, and I was not disappointed. Rick Riordan’s writing continues to entertain me, leaving me almost unable to put the book down. Riordan just has this tendency to suck me into Percy’s world and I cannot seem to get enough of it. I’m still amazed how Riordan weaves together contemporary aspects of the book with the mythology.

I was dismayed that Annabeth was not as prevalent in this book as she was in the others. Her dynamics with Percy are definitely one of my favorite aspects in the book, and I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t get to see it as much. Furthermore, I was very happy with the bit of Tyson that we got to see in this book. It’s definitely heartwarming to see Percy and his brother connect.

It’s kind of adorable to read Percy start to grow up. There are definitely a lot more hints of what’s to come in this book. Already, he is starting to mature emotionally and mentally. As a reader, I would have loved to have read this while growing up. It would have been nice to grow up alongside Percy as I did with Harry Potter. I guess this is kind of the point where I can start seeing the Percy Jackson series lean towards YA.

I’m halfway through the series, and I’m already getting sad at the prospect of ending this adventure with Percy and friends. If you have yet to start the Percy Jackson series, I highly advise you do so straight away.

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