Review: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

July 21, 2013 Review 20 ★★★★½

Review: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
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Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Source: Borrowed
Pages: 312
Release Date: May 5th, 2007
Series: Percy Jackson #3
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
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When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he’ll need his powerful demigod allies at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from his mom.

The demigods race to the rescue to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods, whose parentage is unknown. But that’s not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up a devious trap, and the young heroes have just fallen prey.

Hilarious and action-packed, this third adventure in the series finds Percy faced with his most dangerous challenge yet—the chilling prophecy of the Titan’s curse.

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And so ends another installment in the Percy Jackson series. I think I still enjoy the first book the most but this one is definitely my favorite after that.

Percy Jackson, Grover, and Annabeth as well as some of our favorite minor characters have returned, and of course they have the world to save again. Or at least stop a major fight from happening. The Titan lord Kronos is gaining his strength, and the titans are building an army to wage war against the Olympians.

Unfortunately, this novel was missing its major star, Annabeth, for a majority of the story. Acting as sort of a replacement was Thalia, daughter of Zeus. I really liked her character and the constant tension between her and Percy, I was always waiting for them to get into a fight.

Plenty of other characters were also introduced, such as the mysterious de Angelo siblings, Bianca and Nico. But my favorite new addition had to be the Hunters.

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They were so badass. Oh, and also all the creatures, like the Pegasuses.. Pegasi? And the return of the Hippocami and the Ophiotaurus. I love that Percy has the ability to communicate with them, they have the funniest personalities!

I can’t wait to read the next book! On a side note, Annabeth:

Girl, get over Luke.

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Overall: 4.4

20 Responses to “Review: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan”

  1. Rachel

    I’m glad you’re enjoying this series because it is on my wishlist! They sound fantastic! I LOVE books with magical/mythical creatures in them so I know I’d enjoy that part of this book for sure!

    Great review! :D

  2. Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews

    So glad you’re enjoying this series Alise :D I can’t wait to reread the series! Meeting the Hunters was one of my favourite aspects of The Titan’s Curse, especially since it introduced my favourite Greek Goddess – Artemis! Plus we meet Nico and Bianca so it was a pretty awesome book. Hope you enjoy the rest of the series :)
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    • Alise

      Thanks, I can’t wait to read the rest of the books! I know, Artemis is amazing! I am so curious about Nico, especially after that twist relating to his father!

  3. Becca

    I haven’t started this series, but I have to comment bc your gifs are awesome and made me laugh :) Great review, it actually makes me wonder if I’m missing something extraordinary. I didn’t like the Percy Jackson movie, so I guess that’s why I’m hesitant to start these books.
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    • Alise

      Aha, thank you! I hear a lot of people say they were disappointed in the movie, but loved the books. The first book is really different from the movie, so don’t write them off just yet! I hope you like them if you ever get around to reading them!

  4. Eddie

    Great review, I’m glad you liked the Titans Curse!
    The Hunters were a great addition, especially with the tension between Apollo and Artemis!

    • Alise

      I know, I’m so excited for the next movie! I admit that the trailer didn’t impress me too much though.

  5. Lauren @ Love is not a triangle

    What I love about this series is that just when I think it’s getting too formulaic, Riordan mixes it up. Plus PERCY and ANNABETH I love them and the other characters and especially all the mythology in the modern world. I’m gearing up for the 4th book in the second Percy series, so I don’t remember all that happens in this one. But love seeing people read them. Plus, UGH Luke. Stop that, Annabeth.
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    • Alise

      That’s a great point, there really is some new plot elements every book. I’ve heard a lot about that other series, I hope you enjoy it! Yeah, Annabeth needs to take the blinders off her eyes! Thanks for stopping by!

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