Those of you who drop by regularly will know by now that I’m currently going through the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. I just finished book #3 and can’t wait to head for the library to pick up #4!
Percy’s life finally seems to be in order. He has friends, well, one of them only recently resurrected from the dead, and a school he gets along in. But when Percy, Thalia and Annabeth head out to rescue two siblings and bring them to camp, hell breaks loose. Not only are they attacked and Annabeth gets kidnapped, they also have to deal with the huntresses of Artemis who are – let’s be honest here – quite bitchy. However, they have to team up to save Annabeth and pretty much the rest of the world!
Long story short: I love it. Rick Riordan manages to fascinate me with every book. Greek mythology is one of my nerdy subjects and I’m always excited to find out what bits he incorporates. And believe me, whatever it is he picks up – the Hesperides, Hercules, Atlas – Riordan makes it feel fresh and new, plus it often takes you by surprise!
Beside the fact that you can actually learn something about Greek mythology from the book, I have to say that all the characters are likable, you root for them and of course in this novel you will choose sides. Riordan will break your heart several times throughout the book!
Although it is a young adult novel, I still feel like he takes his readers seriously. A problem I sometimes experience with YA literature is that the writer seems to think of the readers as kids but here this is not the case.
The Titan’s curse is another very well written and thrilling installment in the Percy Jackson series. Rick Riordan perfectioned the art of picking up well-known legends and making them modern. As always, the book was simply impossible to put down. Can’t wait to read the next part!
Did you read the book? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!