Book review: Percy Jackson & the Titan’s Curse (by Rick Riordan)

Title: Percy Jackson & the Titan’s Curse
Series: Percy Jackson & the Olympians (#3)
Author: Rick Riordan
Page count: 294 pages
Rating: 4/5 stars
(Reviews of part #1 and #2 of the series)

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Goodreads summary: 

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…

I have reached the third installment of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, and although I’m reading them for the first time at age 24~26, I can now definitely say: I am thoroughly enjoying these books.

The series is getting much more interesting now, as the stakes are raised and the characters are slowly growing up. But don’t worry, it doesn’t get more serious all of a sudden. The very basis of the series is its sense of adventure and silliness, and The Titan’s Curse has plenty of it both.

That said, I do remember why I put the last two books in mass review blogposts. These books are hard to really say a lot about! They’re just what they are: fun middlegrade books with a lot of Greek mythology mixed in with roadtrips through contemporary United States. The set-up is the same so far in all three books, although now with The Titan’s Curse you can really start to see the build-up to the Big Epic Ending that’s undoubtedly coming in the last two books.

All I can really say for now is: I’m dedicated to this series now, and definitely intend to finish it this year (that is, the first 5 books). I’m really enjoying it, especially as a quick, fun break from harder and more serious books. They’re a fun in between read, and I’m recommending them to my friends, regardless of their age, which is one of the biggest compliments I can give a book.

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