The Titan’s Curse Review

  • Author: Rick Riordan
  • Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy/Mythology
  • No. of pages: 312
  • Dates read: 01.11.20 – 05.11.20
  • Star Rating: 5

Plot: 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.

I am continuing my Rick Riordan re-read with the third book in the Percy Jackson series. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to get round to this book this year so I was super excited to read it. This is one of the books that I couldn’t remember much about so, apart from a couple of big plot points, I went in quite blind to be honest.

As per usual, one of the biggest stand out elements of this book for me, like with every other review, is Percy’s inner monologue. I loved reading this book from Percy’s POV. It’s so quick, fast-paced and witty and I find it really enjoyable.

The plot was super action-packed. I remember not being the biggest fan of it when I read it last time but this time I was super invested. I was more shocked by how moved I was by the ending of the book. Tears threatened to leave my eyes as I read the final chapters. I really like how this book left you feeling, something massive is about to happen. We are just on the precipice of it, the tip of the mountain waiting to fall and I can’t wait to read more and dig deeper.

Percy was great as I explained earlier and I enjoyed learning more about Thalia but my favourite character was by far Zoe Nightshade! Her undying loyalty, her skills and resolve. I just really enjoyed reading about her, which is funny because growing up I didn’t really care for her that much. It was interesting seeing a change in my feelings. We also get the introduction of fan favourite Nico DiAngelo and his sister Bianca and let me tell you I felt nothing about either character. I know we are supposed to feel something on meeting them for the first time, especially Nico, but I wasn’t fussed. Sure, they were nice but the other characters are better. I hoping my feelings will change with the upcoming books.

I really enjoyed the sense of foreboding this time around. Like I said, we are reaching closer and closer to this big final battle and the intensity is brewing and I really enjoy it. I also loved seeing, yet again, how the mythological world fits in with the mundane. That was super fun!

The next book I will be reviewing is The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home by Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink.

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