The Titan’s Curse – Rick Riordan

titan's curseReading level: 3.4
Lexile: 630
Series: Percy Jackson & The Olympians book 3
Genre: Adventure, myth
ELL-Friendly: Mostly
Library recommendation: Middle school

Goodreads summary:


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…

The fun continues! Seriously, these books are a hoot. I saw many of the twists and turns coming, but several of them got me right in the feels.

For example, the ending made me tear up on so many levels. We think Luke is dead for a little bit (I don’t understand how he’s still alive, honestly), and it’s so sad because he was never redeemed. Plus, Thalia and Annabeth were so close to him. He was their legitimate friend whom Thalia died for. I love that there is still hope for Luke and that Annabeth and Thalia hold on to that hope even if Percy doesn’t.

The message of acceptance between the demigods and hunters was very well done, I thought. Just like we learned to accept people who are different, like Tyson, we learn to appreciate the strengths of people who might be obnoxious or egotistical. Zoe Nightshade did get on my nerves a little bit, but her unwavering commitment for Artemis was touching. Okay, it was more than touching because I teared up at her death scene.

The very ending was particularly good as well. Hades has kids? What has become of the di Angelos? Also, have we seen the last of Thalia now that she’s joined the hunters?


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