The Titan's Curse

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Note: For this book, I will not write my own synopsis. If you would like to read it, you can find more about it here.

I think it is safe to say that Percy Jackson and the Olympians is my current addiction. As I look around my room, I see all these stacks of books lined up, waiting to be read, but unfortunately, I just can't get to them yet. Why?
Because I am not going to read anything else until I finish this fascinating series.

I really like this book. I love the story and the plot. And the characters... have become my favorites. They are really the ones that stand out to me. These perfectly flawed -- but admirable -- characters are not only believable and relate-able, but also very well drawn, complex, and captivating all at the same time. The new additions to the character list also, were all very memorable to me. The twists and turns? Perfect. The writing? Again, it was effortless. Never did it seem contrived in any way. No unnecessary gimmicks. Just straight-up good writing from a talented writer.
I know this review is kind of all over the place, but this is only because 1) I'm on the last few pages of The Battle of the Labyrinth, which is the fourth book, and I really want to get to that asap ;) and 2) because there is no use to clarify on how good this series is. If you have read it, you know exactly what I mean. If you have not, but will soon, then you will know exactly what I mean.

Again, Rick Riordan definitely does not disappoint with his third offering, and in fact, actually exceeds all expectations as well. It is good -- this book and the series as a whole. Period. For anyone -- no matter what the age. 5 stars, no doubt!

2 comments:

  1. Did you see the movie yet? I just saw the movie and I'm going to start the books soon. I scanned a few pages at Walmart and the book started with Percy at age 12. Is he 12 for the whole book? Percy is 17 in the movie, I think.

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  2. Lesa, No, I actually haven't seen the movie yet. I plan to, but would probably just wait for the DVD to come out.
    And yeah, I heard that in the movie he is 17. In the book in The Lightning Thief, he is only 12years old, and for every book, he gets older.

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