Review: The Titan’s Curse – Rick Riordan

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (April 8, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1423101480
ISBN-13: 978-1423101482
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Perseus Jackson – Demigod son of Poseidon
Thalia Grace – Demigod Daughter of Zeus
Nico Di Angelo – Newly discovered demigod
Bianca Di Angelo – Newly discovered demogod
Grover Underwood – Sartyr – Best Friend of Perseus
Annabeth Chase – Demigod daughter of Athena


Poor Percy Jackson. Just when life seems to have calmed down, he gets a message from his friend Grover. The message sends him, Annabeth, and Thalia to find two new demigod children. Just as they get to the children, Annabeth is kidnapped. Artemis, goddess of War goes off after her. Percy and friends are left with Artemis’ head hunter Zoe and the other hunters. Traveling back to camp Half-Blood, they are soon presented with a prophecy detailing a quest they need to go on. They must rescue Artemis.


Thes Percy Jackson books are always an enjoyable reading experience for me. Though they are meant for a younger audience, I just love reconnecting, and seeing what the author will do next, or what mythological charactrers we’ll meet next.

This book was no exception to that, it left me eager to read book #4 and I’m currently trying to find the time to do so. I can see it leading up to an ultimate battle between Gods and Titans. There are charcters, as in real life, who don’t make it through this book. There are other characters who make very dramatic turns, and leave me excited to see what becomes of them next.

So if you’ve got young kids, or are young at heart, pick up The Titan’s Curse and enjoy the ride with Percy Jackson. There’s no objectionable language, but they might be a little scary ala’ Alice in Wonderland, so discretion is advised for very young readers.

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One Response to “Review: The Titan’s Curse – Rick Riordan”

  1. Dragica Says:

    I liked the first book in the sriees a lot more than the rest of the sriees, but I think that’s largely because I felt like Percy never grows up. He ages, but his voice never changes from that initial 12-year-old voice, unlike HP, which gets a year older with each book. My son prefers Percy, because he’s closer to that age (just turned 10), and the older Harry Potter books are ones he can’t even quite read yet, so I understand why they are that way, but as an adult reading, I do wish Percy had grown a little – or that the story had taken place when he was 12, not 12-16.