The Battle of the Labyrinth

Monday, March 29, 2010

Note: Like all my other reviews for this series, I will not be writing my own synopsis. However, you can read more about it here.

Review: I loved this fourth installment to bits! Why, you may ask? Well, I keep saying the same reasons for every PJandO -- there's a ring to it, yes? no? haha -- review I write that I probably sound like a broken record. But that's okay.

Reasons:
1. Character and plot development is wonderful and effortless
2. Rick Riordan's writing is addicting!
3. Pace is perfect
4. Greek mythology is still very fun and makes everything extra interesting!
5. The characters are lovable, likable, relate-able, funny, and just plain awesome.
And for the 6th reason -- and this is very important to me, actually: Female characters are portrayed in the way that they should be. No stereotypes. No discrimination. No sexism. None of those!

Now that I got that out, I'd like to say that it would probably be nice if I read the last installment already, but actually, I have not. I don't even have the copy yet. To tell you the truth, I'm a little bit reluctant to do so. It may sound stupid, but I really don't want this series to end! Because of this, I am trying to sneak in two other books and finish them. That way, I wouldn't have to read how this wonderful series finishes just yet.

If you have not read it yet, pick it up soon please. Even if you end up not liking it, I feel as if the worst thing that could happen to you is that your brain will be filled with random stuff about Greek gods&creatures and you will find yourself in the mythology section of the bookstore, trying to learn some more. Ahem, my friends will point their fingers at me right about now. It may sound funny, but I'm actually not kidding about that last part.

7 comments:

  1. i finally own the PJ and the last olympian series! i cant wait to read them soon.and by reading your review, i think i have to read ot really really soon *LOL*

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  2. Yayy for #6! I'm glad you pointed that out... it makes me want to read this series more. :)

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  3. too funny, but very true! -> "your brain will be filled with random stuff about Greek gods&creatures and you will find yourself in the mythology section of the bookstore, trying to learn some more."

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  4. @dArLyN: wo0hoo yay! Can't wait to hear what you think about it.

    @a. Justine;) Yeah, it's a rarity to find female protagonists (and antagonists) portrayed that way.

    @maytagger8819: haha yes, glad to know you agree!

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