Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Titan’s Curse - Rick Riordan

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
By Rick Riordan

Ok, so this is the third book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series and I am finally getting into the flow of the writing. The things that annoyed me in the first two books don’t have as much of an impact.

Percy still annoys me. He irritates me when he sees something and thinks it can’t be real.

“He unleashed his spikes, dozens of them at once, into the woods where the arrow had come from, but just as fast, silvery arrows shot back in reply. It almost looked like the arrows had intercepted the thorns in midair and sliced them in two, but my eyes must’ve been playing tricks on me. No one, not even Apollo’s kids at camp, could shoot with that much accuracy.”

I mean seriously dude, your dad is a Greek God and you still doubt that something is possible! I have some to accept that I will never love Percy, but Annabeth and Grover (his main sidekicks) are growing on me. Also, just as in book 2, Riordan has created some really entertaining secondary characters so I can almost forgive him for Percy. I have some to appreciate him for who he is.

It’s like Will & Grace, you don’t watch the show because you love Will and Grace! Heck no, they are practically boring. You watch it because Karen and Jack are two of the funniest people in the world of television. It doesn’t matter that the show is called Will & Grace, just like it doesn’t matter that it is the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He is just the glue that holds the story together. You read it for the other characters, the secondary ones who carry the story and make it entertaining. Because although you may not care what happens to Percy, you really want to know how it ends and what the crazy Greek Gods will do next.

Review of Book 1: The Lightening Thief
Review of Book 2: The Sea of Monsters

**Source: this book was bought with my own sweet loot.


Amy said...

I love how you compared the characters to Will & Grace. You're right - Jack and Karen were the funny ones! I need to pick these books up, they look like so much fun.

nat @book, line, and sinker said...

i love karen and jack--best part of that show! i dig the cover of this book--chrysler building! so cool.

i haven't heard of this series...i have to get out some more. :)

Alyce said...

I have read positive reviews of this series everywhere and yet I just can't bring myself to read it. I think it has something to do with my aversion to books containing Greek mythological figures. I might just have to give the first book a try though, because I don't want to be missing a good book just because of my preconceptions. :)