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Preview — The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)
The story starts out with Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia trying to help Grover to sneak out two half-bloods from a private military style school. Things get immediately messy and they stumble upon yet another problem, or more like a crisis. In the process of a battle Annabeth is stolen away. Something called The General is out again wrecking havoc and as you can already tell Luke has a hand in all this. This...more
I've not been "real complimentary' of these books up to this point, I gave each 3 stars...said they were what I'd call, "not bad". I dropped this one to 2 stars...it's getting to "bad".
First, I must say apologetically that the writing isn't all that great. I know these have sold millio...more
This was a delightfully funny installment to Ri...more
Artemis, The Goddess of The Hunt is M.I.A. and Annabeth, Percy’s “good friend” and fellow half-blood is missing AND in grave danger. Two new undetermined and powerful half-bloods, Bianca and Nico di Angelo have made an appearance. Luke and his dastardly plans of resurrecting Kronos are in full swing but now he seems to have an even more chilling ordeal set u...more
Mission: Save the goddess Artemis, Annabeth, and find a deadly creature that could possibly destroy Olympus.
The Team: Percy (obviously), Grover (wouldn't have it any other way), Thalia (inevitable), and two huntresses called Zoe and Bianca.
It's just as funny as the other two and still full of action. The hints in this book are a bit more subtle...more
Unfortunately, this book is a carbon copy of the last book, The Sea of Monsters, which is essentially a carbon copy of the first book,The Lightning Thief, and perhaps that is the problem. Like the first two books, I read this aloud to my kids. We took a small break from reading (about a week), and upon resuming the story I kept confusing this bo...more
Olympus is above the Empire State Building, Hades' Castle is under Hollywood, Sea of Monsters is the Bermuda Triangle, How about the Mount Othrys? Mount Othrys was the base of the Titans during the ten year war with the Olympian Gods. It is located in Mt Tamalpais, San Francisco, where you can see Atlas carrying the heaven.
Percy Jackson is back with Annabeth Chase, Grover Underwood and a new...more
I must confess that this middle book in the Percy Jackson series is not one of my favourites. I like it a lot as far as it fits into the world of the Percy Jackson series, however I don't like it as much as the previous two books. There are reasons for this which I will explain. That all said, the entire series is quality children's literature, among the finest in my opinion. They get kids reading and they get them learning about Greek mythology. I definitely think that's better than having them...more
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...more
I don't know if there's just "too much of the same" as the series progresses, but I just didn't enjoy this book as much as the first two.
The first book did a good job of not making Percy Jackson too Harry Potter-esque, especially by having Percy understand the importance of keeping Chiron apprised of all relevant dreams and information. The second book started to falter in this regard, and now the third book has Percy Jackson inexplicably and annoyingl...more
There is little else to note in this review that hasn’t already been said in those I wrote for the first...more
OMG the Titan Kronos is rising! Yes, that is a bad thing... since he's practically trying to take over the world and what not. Okay, maybe I was exagerating a bit. But isnt that just as bad as overthrowing Zeus and the rest of the gods and replacing them with a whole bunch of demigods (including Luke the evil, lol) and having Kronos as the leader? Well it is, since Olympus moves around and happens to be over New York.
After an encoun...more
While I admit that I'm not as much a fan of the Percy books as many, I did find myself pretty wrapped up in the story (especially towards the end) and a little sorry when it was over. Riordan did keep me guessing, and I was surprised at a few of the outcomes of t...more
The target audience should love all the action, which is too much for my taste, but each time I thought I might give up for that reason, an extremely clever use of a Greek myth appeared and my interest rallied. The story also picked up considerably by its middle, becoming more complex as it went on. I especially lik...more
So number three of five. I want very much to give this three stars, but feel like if I did, I would have to go back and recalibrate everything. As far as children's books go, The Titan's curse is predictable. Percy goes through more adventures, we're never too worried about him getting hurt, and the plot is fairly predictable. However, by book three, Riordan has picked up a little more intensity. Though the mythological gimmicks are still there, the plot is gai...more
Con la introducción de nuevos personajes y Dioses la historia de los mestizos se va desarrollando. Entre los dioses tenemos a Apolo el guay que me ha sacado unas cuantos risas y Artemisa
El extraño caso de Nina la Stalker:
Luego de haber inundado a la asistente del señor Rick Riordan con 52382 mil cartas de la reseña de El mar de los monstruos y que fueran tantas las cartas procedes de Colombia que la joven y guapa secretaria no lo soportara y enloqueciera en pocos días. Y que las toneladas de papel de carta terminaran siendo incineradas para encender la chimenea del señor Riordan y mantenerlo calentito en las navidades y...more
Tale focuses on a 12 year old boy named Percy who isn't getting along with just about everyone in school and soon discovers part of his problems are related to the fact...more
The individuality of the characters in this series is wonderful. Not only are they quirky, fun, and endearing, but they're all highly motivated by their personal story lines. Very realistic. All too often in the world of literature, characters, once o...more
I also liked the idea of Artemis' Hunters. This way she gets to have "kids" like the other gods without breaking her vow of chastity.
I like how Riordan treats girls in this series. He treats them like normal people, not foreign strange objects that boys have to "figure out." Gir...more
The fantasy is just amazing and I can't help but get super interested and fascinated about Greek mythology after reading this fantastic work by Rick Riordian.
The action is great and the comic side just cracks me up every time.
“Love conquers all," Aphrodite promised. "Look at Helen and Paris. Did they let anything come between them?"
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Grover cracked a smile. "The dam snack bar?"
Zoe blinked. "Yes. What is funny?"
"Nothing," Grover said, trying to keep a straight face. "I could use some dam french fries."
Even Thalia smiled at that. "And I need to use the dam restroom."
I started cracking up, and Thalia and Grover joined in, while Zoe just looked at me. "I do not understand."
"I want to use the dam water fountain," Grover said.
"And..." Thalia tried to catch her breath. "I want to buy a dam t-shirt.”