Thursday, May 21, 2015

Re-Read 2015: The Titan's Curse (audio book) by Rick Riordan and read by Jesse Bernstein

Summary (from goodreads):

But when you're the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.

Oh, and guess what? The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive...
First of all, the cover I used is for the paperback, and not the audio book. The audio book cover was just too small. Second, I read this in one week! Third, I only listen to books in the car, so yikes, I do a lot of driving!
This, so far, is still my favorite book in the series. It starts with a school dance! There’s new half-bloods to meet. There’s Artemis and her band of maiden hunters. There’s the getting to know Thalia, who is awesome. There are fast rides with the sun god. There are more scenes with lots of gods (including a party on Olympus). There’s the ever-present prophecy that can change the whole world. The battles are tougher. The monsters are even more indestructible. And the stakes are so much higher.
This book takes the whole series for a darker turn. Besides the doom filled oracle speech in the beginning about losing one character and another being killed by his/her parent, there’s also the kidnapping of Annabeth! Harry never had to fight so many battles and go on so many adventures without Hermione! Percy really proved himself the hero by how he acted without his wise friend. And also, I loved the relationships he created with Thalia, Artemis, and the other hunters.
There’s a lot of reveals in this book about elements of the prophecy, about the titans, and about new friends. Also, the romance is starting to blossom between a certain two main characters and I loved how Aphrodite had her words about it. I also loved the hunters. Who else can put the children of gods in their place?
So this book, I guess is all about the unfolding of the darkness to come. But, it’s also full of the humor, suspense, and action of the first two books. The kids are getting older and the drama of the story is changing. And I love this too. I’m so excited to delve into the next book in this series. This one so gets a 10/10.

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