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The Titan’s Curse opens with the disappearance of the Greek goddess Artemis and Percy’s friend Annabeth Chase. Percy along with his new companions must now find where these girls are and bring them back. The Titan’s Curse introduces many notable characters such as the shy yet charming Nico Di Angelo and the Hunters of Artemis. All of which are fun and thrilling characters to travel this journey with. Percy and his gang travel through many locations such as the Hoover Dam. Which Rick Riodan has turned into a series of inside jokes consisting of bad puns. This book is a must-read for those who wish to continue the Percy Jackson series.
Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia(daughter of Zeus) go to a school called Westover Hall from where Grover was calling them. He had found two half-bloods there, Nico and Bianca Di Angelo. All four of them try to take Nico and Bianca to Camp-Half Blood, however, they encounter a monster(a manticore) disguised as a teacher. The goddess Artemis and her Hunters come to help them and Bianca joins the Hunters. However, Annabeth is kidnapped by the manticore in the process. The half-bloods and Hunters return to Camp Half-Blood. They figure out that The Titan King, Kronos, who is the hated father of the gods and was defeated long ago by the gods is regaining power. He is using Luke, a former camper and son of Hermes to recruit half-bloods for his service. The goddess Artemis, is also captured. Zoe and Phoebe(two Hunters of Artemis), Bianca, Thalia, and Grover secretly followed by Percy, must find Artemis. Percy is soon discovered when he saves them from a Neamen Lion. After a long journey, Artemis and Annabeth are soon found. Atlas, the Titan general, forced Artemis to hold the weight of the world. After a long battle, the weight of the world is returned to Atlas. Artemis and Annabeth are also rescued.
What I like about this book is that a lot of new and important characters were introduced such as Nico and Bianca. I also like how there was more information given about the relationship between the gods and Titans. This book also had a lot of plot twists and character depth added. What I disliked about this book is that I feel as though more information could have been added about the Titan’s curse.
The third book in the Percy Jackson pentalogy series, The Titan’s Curse follows the now fourteen year old Percy Jackson as he attempts to rescue both his close friend Annabeth and the Greek goddess Artemis from the dangerous enemies who have kidnapped them. Like the Harry Potter series, as the characters mature, ao do their journeys and obstacles. The Titan’s Curse has a slightly darker tone, yet it doesn’t forget the heart that made the other previous books great. Riordan does a great job setting up the next books and keeps the reader hooked throughout. If you were a fan of the previous two, The Titan’s Curse is a definite read.
Rating: 4 ⅗
Age Rating: 10+
Much like the first two books in the series, the author weaves in humor and cultural references in unexpected places to keep the plot interesting. Even the smallest details of dialogue and description are carefully put together to achieve a balance of action and entertainment for the reader. Again, this is a masterful interpretation of Greek mythology, which in an amateur's hands could easily become overwhelming, but in this series keeps being interesting and relatable in the real world.
The young protagonist Percy Jackson continues on his third journey to the reaches of the mythological world, this time heading to California in his effort to save his friends from the clutches of escaped Titans. As he faces obstacles all over the country, he realizes the importance of valuing and treasuring friendships.
I'd recommend this book for anyone looking for a decent-length novel filled with literary humor and an entire mythological universe condensed into just a few hundred pages.
I finished this book within days. It was a good read, and a good continuation of the series. I loved the funny chapter titles!
Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia are trying to recruit two children of Hades to join Camp Half Blood when a manticore appears and tries to kidnap them. The manticore is forced to retreat when Artemis arrives along with her Hunt, but he takes Annabeth with him. Before he retreated, however, he mentioned a stirring of monsters. Artemis interprets it to be the return of a monster capable of giving someone the power to destroy Olympus, the Ophiotaurus. Worried, she peruses the manticore alone in an attempt to hunt the Ophiotaurus. Once the Campers and Hunters return to Camp Half Blood, a disturbing new prophecy is delivered by the Oracle of Delphi. The questers must save Annabeth and Artemis, but most importantly prevent the Ophiotaurus from getting into the hands of the one Luke is working for.
Excellent continuation of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. While all books in the series are good standalone books, with at least one conflict being unique to that book, this is where the set-up for the final conflict starts. I enjoy this because it is fast paced, as well as having an overarching story-line that fits together perfectly.
I really enjoyed the third installment of the Percy Jackson series as it introduced new characters and built up relationships. After getting attacked at a military school, Annabeth gets captured along with the goddess Artemis, creating an immediate quest in which Percy (with the help of the Hunters of Artemis), must save his stolen friend. The sacrifice made near the end of the story is one of my favorite moments within all of Rick Riordan's novels, and is part of what makes this book remarkable for me.
The Titan's Curse is the third instalment in the Percy Jackson and Olympians series by Rick Riordan. In this novel, combined with Annabeth Chase and new powerful friend Thalia Grace, Percy Jackson finds himself on a new quest with the balance of Olympus as they know it at stake. I really liked seeing the contrast between Percy and Thalia as they are very similar characters. Both of them have their internal struggle of what kind of hero they want to be and are willing to go to great lengths to save their friends. The whole storyline with Zoe Nightshade really was one of the best parts of the novel for me and I'm sad to see her go. One of my few criticisms of this book was I wished the events leading up to this summer were expanded more on. Overall, I really enjoyed rereading it and look forward to seeing Nico grow as a character. 4 Stars @Ruby_Tuesday of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Rick Riordian is a GENIUS! I love his PJ series, it's epic! If you like this one, also try The Heroes of Olympus, and The Trials of Apollo - both are pretty good (although I like HoO better than ToA).
Seriously, though, Rick Riordian Is. A. Genius.
This book is very sad. It made me cry for Zoe a lot, but seeing Nico and Bianca is just heart breaking I'd rather have Zoe in another book than Annabeth, seeing that Zoe is so loyal to Artemis is so I dunno, Amazing? I love how Percy is caring for Annabeth so much, poor Nico.
Overall it's a great book. Its the type of book that everyone can read and enjoy.
SPOILER FREE- I think this book is great, I like the villain a lot and Percy's growth is the best so far in the series. It is not one of the best in the series, probably my second least favorite. That being said though, it is still great. SPOILERS- So I had to talk about spoilers, Annabeth is missing and it shows, and I rather have her than the other side characters, but I like how Percy's main goal is Annabeth, not Artemis, also MAJOR SPOILER- The Deaths, hit me in the moment it was Zoe more, but then seeing what happened to Nico made Bianca's more heartbreaking while rereading.
read chapter fourteen 'I have a dam problem' page 208 and see if you get the joke. it's hilarious!
This is one of my lesser favorites, it has a good story line, introduces important characters, and has a decently satisfying ending.
Can others who have this book, please read quicker and return it to the library soon, so that I can read it? I have been waiting for it for many days and i'm still #12 in line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks and read fast PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!
This was such a great book! I really enjoyed it and I think that most people would too. It was very detailed and I understood it very well. I really enjoyed the storyline and I recommend
everyone to at least try to read it! This was an amazing book!
This book is one of my all time favorites now! It's amazing storyline and depth makes this book really special! Also, it has a twist, unlike The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters which also makes it fun to read! This is the most intense book out of the series so far [that I have read,] and it made me feel anxious about the crazy events and what would happen next! This book is AWESOME, and I think you will like it as well! I can't wait for the exiting story in The Battle of the Labyrinth! Hopefully you will enjoy it as well! :]
I didn't enjoy this one. Many chapters in the book are too long and some of the chapters are too boring. 2 stars
I read this book to fulfil the goal read a book inspired by mythology, legend or folklore. i enjoyed it.
This book is my favourite of the PJO series. It’s so funny and I love the new characters it includes (Bianca and Nico is Angelo, Artemis, Thalia etc.)