Thursday, April 7, 2011

Review: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Published: May 6th, 2008
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages: 361
Challenge: 100+ Reading Challenge
Other: Fourth book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. All books are published.
Buy the book: Bookdepository

Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun.  But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to diabolical. 

In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop them, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth-a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn. Full of humor and heart-pounding action, this fourth book promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet.

Note: Since this is the fourth book in the series, some of the book might have slight spoilers for the first three books. I'll do my best to prevent any spoilers to appear in my review, but I'm 'warning' you anyway :)

In this fourth book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, we are still following Percy and his friends. Percy is going on orientation for the school where he will be doing his freshman year, but since we know Percy, not everything goes according to plan. The Titan Lord Kronos is threatening Camp Half-Blood, but also the world. Percy and his friends go out on a quest in order to stop him and his evil army from their plan.

I have to say that I found this book slightly less enjoyable than The Titan's Curse. That third book is still my favorite in the series, but that doesn't mean that this book was any less than fantastic. We meet more gods, demigods and monsters and the storyline even involves a mortal, who proves to be invaluable for Percy and his friends. I read this book in one day and I'm still loving Rick Riordan's writing style and his way of incorporating the gods into daily life.

My overall rating:

A 5- star rating for The Battle of the Labyrinth - because I found this to be a little less than The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters and The Titan's Curse. 

1 comment:

  1. I like the innocence of Percy's adolescent love life. The encounter with Calypso - "It would be the greatest 'what-if' of my life" - was quite fascinating.

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