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Book Review: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan


The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan 
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3
Genre: Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 312 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on May 5th 2007 by Miramax Books (first published January 1st 2007)
Rick Riordan: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Titaanien Kirous”.

Synopsis:
When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped.And now it’s up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared — a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.


The Titan’s Curse is third book from Percy Jackson series and I’m seriously surprised I haven’t been distracted by other books more. There are some days that I need some romance content, so I read that between these books but I’ve already finished this many books. I never read middle grade books and I think I only own one series besides Rick Riodan’s books.

“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.”

I wish there had been more Tyson content but I can’t complain since we finally meet Nico. He’s so young and I love how different some of his reactions are to Percy’s like when he found out one of his parents is one of the Olympus Gods.

I’m still not big Annabeth or Grover fun but Grover has his moments.  I disliked Bianca even more since as a sister I didn’t like her decision, especially without explaining it to Nico. I wasn’t the biggest Thalia fan either. I just didn’t understand her character and her character suddenly turned nicer in the end and I’m just very confused.

I always like meeting new Gods, so no matter how brief I liked to see Percy meeting Aphrodite. It was also finally nice to see what Annabeth’s mother thought about him.

“Little sister!” Apollo called. If his teeth were any whiter he could’ve blinded us without the sun car. “What’s up? You never call. You never write. I was getting worried!”
Artemis sighed. “I’m fine, Apollo. And I am not your little sister.”
“Hey, I was born first.”
“We’re twins! How many millennia do we have to argue—”

All in all I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the second book but I did prefer it a little over The Lightning Thief. I love Percy but I wish I had seen other characters I love a little more. I love that I remember so little of this series, so it feels like I’m reading it for the first time.

Rating
3.5 stars

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