Title: The Titan’s Curse
Author: Rick Riordan
Publication Date: May 5, 2007
Genre: Historical Fiction
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…
The Titan’s Curse lived up to the first two books in the Percy Jackson series and is officially my favorite (out of the first three I’ve read, that is). As always, I’m living for the humorous narration, dialog, and chapter titles. It’s so refreshing.
“The cafe windows wrapped all the way around the observation floor, which gave us a beautiful panoramic view of the skeleton army that had come to kill us.”
“Love conquers all,” Aphrodite promised. “Look at Helen and Paris. Did they let anything come between them?”
“Didn’t they start the Trojan War and get thousands of people killed?”
“Pfft. That’s not the point. Follow your heart.”
As always, the new characters blended right in. The Huntresses were my favorite of the newbies and I reaaaaaaally hope they’re in the fourth and fifth books. I think Nico is really going to shine in the last two books too, and I can’t wait to see how his relationship with Percy develops. It was a bit of a bummer that Annabeth was missing for most of the book because she’s definitely my fav, but Thalia was a good temporary replacement.
As good as the characters were (and always are) the plot is still the highlight of the series. Even though Percy Jackson is middle grade and you would think the story would be fairly transparent, I was shook by a plot twist at the end of the book. I didn’t see it coming in the slightest, maybe because I was distracted by all of the other crazy things going on, but either way it caught me off guard and made me ten times more excited for the next book. I could feel the tension building for an action packed ending that I’m beyond ready for!