Monday, May 31, 2010

The Battle of the Labyrinth

I already posted today, but I have to get this one out real quick while it's still May (and it's only going to be May for 15 more minutes). A few days ago I finished Book 4 of the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and I started the final book two days ago. I only write this because I just realized that it's been five months, and I have completed five books. I'm right on target!

Quick review of Labyrinth--it was actually pretty pleasant reading. Better than the prior two books. Riordan adds in some new interesting characters, such as a mortal girl, Rachel Elizabeth Dare, who adds a new dynamic to the series. I loved the setting of the book--all of the twists and turns of the underground labyrinth gave the story more mystery and appeal.

I was going to write down some criticisms, but I'm too lazy and time is almost up, so I'm just going to leave it at that. Next up is The Last Olympian, and then in July I can actually read something geared toward grown-ups.


  1. Still trying to decide whether to read these books at all. I just don't know. I did buy "The Lightening Thief" (I think? Or maybe I just thought about it?) but I don't know. This and Twilight are up in the air for me.

  2. I would say Lightening Thief is a nice "in-between" book, if you're just looking for some light, easy reading. You can definitely live without it, if you already have lots of other stuff to read. Twilight, on the other hand, is...well...I'm sure critics can come up with hundreds of negative things to say about the Twilight series, but when push comes to shove, it's simply a captivating story that sucks you in for four straight books.


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