Book Reviews of The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
The Titan's Curse - Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3
Author: Rick Riordan
ISBN-13: 9781423101451
ISBN-10: 1423101456
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 151 ratings
Publisher: Miramax
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
I think these books are just fun fluff. The adventures don't seem to matter to the series until the very end. This book left a lot of loose ends to be wrapped up by the last two installments.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have to admit that I did think of putting this book down several times because I would get so annoyed with the characters in it. I know this is written for kids, but having gods who are thousands of years old all act like children gets to be too much after awhile.

Granted, there were parts where the story is not bad at all, and I'm mostly reading this series in case it does well enough that they make more than one movie, but any older reader should take it for what it is: an author's need to get into this genre's niche. (Apparently his mystery series wasn't making him enough money or getting him enough popularity.)
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Helpful Score: 2
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

The SEA OF MONSTERS ended with a bang, with another child of the three gods emerging from the tree guarding Camp Half-Blood. Percy Jackson now has his hands full in THE TITAN'S CURSE, the third volume of the series.

When he answers an urgent call from his best friend, Grover, at a school in Maine, unexplainable things start happening. Grover has found two more half-bloods, who are siblings, but the assistant principal is a powerful monster in disguise. Grover will never get the half-bloods to camp without help. Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia set off for Maine to help Grover, but don't realize that they're walking into a trap.

Dr. Thorn, the assistant principal, has some tricks up his sleeve. When Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, arrives, things get out of hand. Dr. Thorn falls off a cliff with Annabeth. Artemis goes after her and everyone else returns to Camp Half-Blood. Here, they try to act as normal as possible, but two camper's dreams indicate severe trouble with both Artemis and Annabeth.

The Oracle speaks and five campers must find and bring back Artemis before the Winter Solstice. For the first time, Percy remains behind, but not by choice, and not for long. When Percy meets up with the group, the enemies start showing themselves--and the race to reach Artemis and Annabeth alive becomes more crucial. Can Percy save both them before the Winter Solstice?

THE TITAN'S CURSE leaves the reader hanging, waiting for several important questions to be answered in the final two books of the series. This fast-paced novel, along with the action, makes it a great series for fantasy lovers, reluctant readers, and anyone looking for a good story.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a fantastic series. This book, Book 3, is the "Prisoner of Azkhaban" of this series. All of a sudden things get a bit darker and the quests become a lot more dangerous. Riordan continues to cleverly mix Roman/Greek gods and myths into his stories. This series has been great, but this book in particular really cemented this series into "classic" status.

I am so looking forward to reading the next two books in this series, but I am not looking forward to finishing the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is fun and great
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I have to admit that I did think of putting this book down several times because I would get so annoyed with the characters in it. I know this is written for kids, but having gods who are thousands of years old all act like children gets to be too much after awhile.

Granted, there were parts where the story is not back at all, and I'm mostly reading this series in case it does well enough that they make more than one movie, but any older reader should take it for what it is: an author's need to get into this genre's niche. (Apparently his mystery series wasn't making him enough money or getting him enough popularity.)
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Wonderful take on Greek mythology plus exciting adventure. Cleverly deals with issues such as "being different" in modern society, parenting, and bullying.
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Getting better. The story is still very predictable, but now the characters have something like real feelings, not just angst. I still enjoyed it. It is a fun little read targeted at children.
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I have to admit that I did think of putting this book down several times because I would get so annoyed with the characters in it. I know this is written for kids, but having gods who are thousands of years old all act like children gets to be too much after awhile.

Granted, there were parts where the story is not back at all, and I'm mostly reading this series in case it does well enough that they make more than one movie, but any older reader should take it for what it is: an author's need to get into this genre's niche. (Apparently his mystery series wasn't making him enough money or getting him enough popularity.)
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This book was not my favorite in the series, but I enjoyed it still. Percy sets off on a journey to save a close friend, and he had to team up with a daughter of Zeus, and a Huntress (a maiden of Artemis). Of course, Grover came along. :) They set off across the U.S. to San Francisco to try and recover this friend, as well as a goddess who was kidnapped. Percy and friends come through by the skin of their teeth, but all do not make it through the journey. The battle of the gods and titans is nearing its climax! Will Percy become what the prophecy has described, or will he ultimately change his fate?
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This is the third book in the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians series." After helping Grover to locate two powerful demigod siblings, Annabeth goes missing. Percy is not allowed to be on the quest to find her, but can't bear the thought of staying behind while his friend might be in danger. Meanwhile, the goddess Artemis is captured and must be saved. Will Percy and his friends be able to rescue Annabeth and Artemis before the Winter Solstice deadline? Which character will meet with the terrible fate the Oracle predicts for one of the members of the rescue party? Read and find out!

This book serves as a nice lead up to the later two books in the series and introduces a few characters that will become very important later on. All in all, I quite enjoyed this book. Of all the deities in the series introduced up until this point, I've enjoyed the portrayal of Artemis the most, I felt her story was the most creative spin on combining myth with her modern twist.
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Great book.
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This kept me interested throughout the book. I forwent completing the book club read on time in order to continue this tale. The first was engaging, the second was slightly tedious at a few points, but this one was funny, exciting with enough plot twists to have a few surprises. Even when I predicted a particular outcome correctly, I was still pleased to its part in the story making me less disappointed by the predictability.
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It's a good series overall, great for young teens, can even fun for adults. I enjoyed it, and I'm unfortunately an adult. This one is not quite as good as the first one, and the second, but it is a must to read if you are to go onto the next book in the series.
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These books are a lot of fun...even for adults to read. I liked this better than the first, but #2 is still my favorite.
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I have to admit that I did think of putting this book down several times because I would get so annoyed with the characters in it. I know this is written for kids, but having gods who are thousands of years old all act like children gets to be too much after awhile.

Granted, there were parts where the story is not back at all, and I'm mostly reading this series in case it does well enough that they make more than one movie, but any older reader should take it for what it is: an author's need to get into this genre's niche. (Apparently his mystery series wasn't making him enough money or getting him enough popularity.)
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Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

The SEA OF MONSTERS ended with a bang, with another child of the three gods emerging from the tree guarding Camp Half-Blood. Percy Jackson now has his hands full in THE TITAN'S CURSE, the third volume of the series.

When he answers an urgent call from his best friend, Grover, at a school in Maine, unexplainable things start happening. Grover has found two more half-bloods, who are siblings, but the assistant principal is a powerful monster in disguise. Grover will never get the half-bloods to camp without help. Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia set off for Maine to help Grover, but don't realize that they're walking into a trap.

Dr. Thorn, the assistant principal, has some tricks up his sleeve. When Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, arrives, things get out of hand. Dr. Thorn falls off a cliff with Annabeth. Artemis goes after her and everyone else returns to Camp Half-Blood. Here, they try to act as normal as possible, but two camper's dreams indicate severe trouble with both Artemis and Annabeth.

The Oracle speaks and five campers must find and bring back Artemis before the Winter Solstice. For the first time, Percy remains behind, but not by choice, and not for long. When Percy meets up with the group, the enemies start showing themselves--and the race to reach Artemis and Annabeth alive becomes more crucial. Can Percy save both them before the Winter Solstice?

THE TITAN'S CURSE leaves the reader hanging, waiting for several important questions to be answered in the final two books of the series. This fast-paced novel, along with the action, makes it a great series for fantasy lovers, reluctant readers, and anyone looking for a good story.
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This is my favorite book in the entire Percy Jackson series! Although depressing in some scenes, this book is action-packed and exciting. A lot of my friends that read that wished to be Hunters of Artemis like Zoe Nightshade, LOL.
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I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to book 4.
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The 3rd book in this excellent series! Read it! Loved it!
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I have to admit that I did think of putting this book down several times because I would get so annoyed with the characters in it. I know this is written for kids, but having gods who are thousands of years old all act like children gets to be too much after awhile.

Granted, there were parts where the story is not back at all, and I'm mostly reading this series in case it does well enough that they make more than one movie, but any older reader should take it for what it is: an author's need to get into this genre's niche. (Apparently his mystery series wasn't making him enough money or getting him enough popularity.)
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The Percy Jackson books always delight me, in a similar way to how the Harry Potter series did. Weve got a cast of characters, set out on a quest to save the world in some way, and wacky hijinks ensue in the meantime. I always find these stories to be engaging and this one had me on the edge of my seat.

One of my favorite things about this series is that each book has its own story, but the overall arch is building towards something, as Percy is meeting more people who become a part of the larger story as well. My only complaint? The books are always too short! I want mooooooooore!!!

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Not just for kids! Charmingly written, full of humor and excellent action-driven story line. Perfect for those who are longing for another "Harry Potter" in their life.
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One of my favorite and the third book in the Percy Jackson Series. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and know that you love and enjoy reading it.
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I have to admit that I did think of putting this book down several times because I would get so annoyed with the characters in it. I know this is written for kids, but having gods who are thousands of years old all act like children gets to be too much after awhile.

Granted, there were parts where the story is not bad at all, and I'm mostly reading this series in case it does well enough that they make more than one movie, but any older reader should take it for what it is: an author's need to get into this genre's niche. (Apparently his mystery series wasn't making him enough money or getting him enough popularity.)