Rick Riordan, you are a genius!Each book that I read in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is more exciting and addictive than the last. The Titan's Curse was certainly no exception and by far my favorite in the series so far. I've waited almost 6 months in between reading this and The Sea of Monsters, book 2, knowing I would not want to wait very long for book 4, The Battle of the Labyrinth. I was right and now am not-so-patiently anticipating the May release of that title!
The action ensues in the very beginning of The Titan's Curse when Percy is summoned to a boarding school where two new half-bloods have surfaced. Camp Halfblood is in great need of new attendees, so Percy, Annabeth, and Grover are sent to recruit. Before the first night ends, the trio must fight a powerful manticore, Annabeth goes missing, and Artemis, a new goddess the trio meet in the woods, leaves them to hunt a monster. The fast paced book never slows down, as the Percy, Grover, and some new friends must find Annabeth, fight against constant monster attacks, and manage to remain alive in the process.
I really enjoyed how this edition in the series took the kids all over the United States. From Maine to Washington D.C. to the Hoover Dam, they are taken on quite the wild ride. I was exceptionally surprised/pleased when they showed up in Alamogordo and Cloudcroft, New Mexico, right where I happen to reside! Not many people have even heard of these small desert towns, so to see them in a Rick Riordan book was pretty cool!
The action in these books never slow down and result in the reader flipping pages as fast as possible to see what happens next. I hope this series continues on for many more books, allowing us mythology and fiction lovers to get our fill!
I completed this book for the Spring Reading Thing challenge.