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The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

Posted by Caitie F on November 16, 2010

Title: The Titan’s Curse 
Author: Rick Riordan
Paperback 312 pages:
Publisher: Hyperion (2007)
ISBN: 9781423101482
Rating: ++++


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.


Luckily, this was MUCH better than the second book, which I found repetitive and a little boring. The new characters introduced were a great addition to the main duo. I thought Artemis and her hunters brought a new perspective to the coming war and explained why there were not as many girls at camp as boys. Zoe was a great addition to the group. For a book that is geared towards boys, I thought it is great that Riordan puts in so many strong and heroic female characters into the series.

My issue with this is that Percy does not seem to mature very much in this book. It is especially noticeable as we see both Thalia and Annabeth’s struggles with joining the Hunters. It also shows Luke’s willingness to betray those who stand up for him after all this even more. It seems like everyone, even Grover is growing and Percy is just continuing to fight like he always has. I really hope to see some more development for him in the next couple books.

I thought this was a very good middle book, it felt like it completed this part of the story  and brought in some new myths that kids will really be interested in!



5 Responses to “The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan”

  1. Amanda said

    My main issue with this book was definitely the fact that Percy never seems to age in maturity. His only real change comes halfway through the last book and seems to have more to do with a specific event than age.

  2. Caryn said

    I’ve always wanted to read the Percy Jackson books, but I thought they might be a little too “easy.” I think my brother has them, so I will have to borrow them and see how they are!

  3. Yay! I’m so glad to see this is better than the second book. I’ll tell my son the series is worth sticking with.

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