The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)
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The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)

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IT'S NOT EVERYDAY YOU FIND YOURSELF IN COMBAT WITH A HALF-LION, HALF-HUMAN.

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...
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 5th 2007 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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Cara
I have yet to be disappointed in this series. A real rarity in a fantasy series in general.

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
Mike (the Paladin)
Let me open by saying...Rick Riordan, I'm sorry for what I'm about to say. I'm an unpublished writer and I know the best I can hope for is that at some point some will like what I write, and some will well, rip it.

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
Courtney
Percy Jackson is back... and Annabelle is missing! Grover, Thalia, and Percy must team up with the Hunters (Artemis' immortal virgin maidens) to find Annabelle and Artemis. If only Grover didn't spend all of his time mooning of the Hunters and guzzling coffee... If only Thalia, daughter of the god of the sky, wasn't afraid of heights... If only the Hunters didn't despise Percy just because he's a guy... oh yeah. This quest is going to be just great.

This was a delightfully funny installment to Ri...more
Namratha
Having celebrity parents is a double-edged sword. And when they happen to be temperamental IMMORTAL Greek Gods...it’s a whole new ball game.

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
Susannah
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Valerie
Really this series has thus far been very dependable. I wasn't let down by The Titan's Curse at all and for an in between book it was very entertaining.

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
Cathy
Got my 10 yr-old friend to read the series and he's enjoying them as much as I did. He read book 2 over one week during winter vacation! We're having a great time discussing the story and even some of the deeper concepts. If you haven't picked them up, do it!
Shaun
Ah...so this was okay. As an adult, I'm starting to weary of this series, though my 10 year old son loved all five books when he read them independently.

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
Renz
"Only a dream, but I was sure of two things: Annabeth was in terrible danger. And Luke was responsible."

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
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Finished re-reading this (again)! This one has always kind of been my least favorite of the series––but obviously, from my rating, you can see that I still love it. I guess I'm less enthusiastic about this one because there's barely any Annabeth in it, and I adore her ... but anyway. I feel like in this one, the series starts taking on a bit of a darker and more mature tone. More bad stuff happens, more people die, etc. A lot of new characters are introduced––most importantly Thalia and Nico, ya...more
Jonathan

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
Pao Lerman
“Stars," she whispered. "I can see the stars again, my lady."~Zoe Nightshade

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
midnightfaerie
Much like the first two books, are getting to know our favorite characters a little more deeply and learning to love some new ones. The story line has lots of fun action, that keeps you involved and engaged and wanting to turn the page. And my favorite aspect again, is the educational value this book has. I had forgotten just how much there was to the mythology behind the stories. Not something I'd ever read again as an adult, unless I was reading it to my kids, which very well may happen. But a...more
Kelly
I LOVED THIS BOOK SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH, I REGRET NOT READING IT ANY SOONER.
Katrina Mae
This was a much darker and more mysterious piece than the first two in the series. Percy is growing up, and his life and his friends' lives are all changing. I liked how Mr. Riordan brought in Lady Artemis and the Hunters; it adds flavor to the plot and also provides a very poignant but realistic subplot. One of my favorite characters starting from this book onward was Zoe Nightshade; I could see how Mr. Riordan, despite her many layers, could still display the deepness of her character and show...more
Daniel Solera
The only reason I continued with this series is because I paid money for the first three. The Titan’s Curse continues the Percy Jackson series, ushering the characters into another round of frantic encounters with silly derivations of ancient Greek mythologies. To Rick Riordan’s credit, he has proven to be a remarkably consistent author, using the same tired similes and uninspired visual cues.

There is little else to note in this review that hasn’t already been said in those I wrote for the first...more
Liliana ♥s Mythology
Review also found here: http://lili-lost-in-a-book.blogspot.c...

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
Irene
If I could, I'd give this book 2 1/2 stars.

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
Ann
I thoroughly enjoyed this third installment in the Percy Jackson series! "The Titan's Curse" introduces us to many new characters and we really seem to learn "where the series is going." By the end, Percy's future seems fairly laid out.

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
Teresa
Jun 29, 2011 Teresa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Teresa by: rhea
With seven children spending the night and then the air-conditioner breaking in the middle of that same night, this was the perfect kind of book for me to be reading when it happened.

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
Micheline
The Titan's Curse is the 3rd and middle book of the Percy Jackson series. It very much follows the formula established by it's predecessors even though the action is more intense, and you certainly get the feeling that author Rick Riordan is building towards his big finale. I feel like this book easily holds up to the two previous installments, but I found myself a bit underwhelmed by certain aspects, namely the formulaic feel of the beginning of the book, and Percy's serious and multiple blunde...more
Justine
Addiction continues. Dear God(s?).

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
Nina Rapsodia
Jun 21, 2014 Nina Rapsodia rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo
Recommended to Nina by: Blogosfera
Shelves: 2014
Reseña en el blog: http://rapsodia-literaria.blogspot.co...

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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
Melissa
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StoryTellerShannon
If you like Harry Potter, you will probably like this book, too. Come to think of it, if you do not like HP, you may still like this book. Recommended reading ages are grades 5-9 but if you're younger and like to read this book may very well be fine . . . and, this book is actually written well enough for adults to enjoy as well.

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
Richard Due
Highly addictive series. I'd planned to read something else between book three and four . . . but Rick Riordan has made that impossible. This was a 5-Star book all the way until the burrito/cannonball scene, for which I had to deduct an entire star.

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
Carmen
Dec 30, 2013 Carmen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Kids
Shelves: fantasy, children, fiction
I like Percy's good decision-making and non-whiny attitude. No matter what life throws at him, he tries to solve it, instead of breaking down into a angst-mode. This is very refreshing and, I think, rare in the YA world.

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
Ryan Mac
It's too bad that the Percy Jackson series came out too late for J.K. Rowling to pick up some tips, especially for the last three books in the Harry Potter series. These books are fast paced, funny, full of interesting characters, references to Greek mythology and leave you with the urge to pick up the next book. You can't ask for much more than that.
Annalisa
My daughter said me at the end of this book: "my two favorite stories are Harry Potter and Percy Jackson." She's getting more enthusiastic about the series and I have to say so am I. Maybe it's that there's a little love interest or that Percy's thoughts are getting increasingly funny, but I'm liking this series more and more.
Lindsay Cummings
they get better each book! :)
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Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Please follow him on Twitter and via his official blog.

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“Let us find the dam snack bar," Zoe said. "We should eat while we can."
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.”
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