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When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he’ll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from his mom. The demigods race to the rescue, to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he’ll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from his mom. The demigods race to the rescue, to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods whose parentage is unknown. But that’s not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up his most devious trap yet, and the young heroes have just fallen prey. Hilarious and action-packed, this third adventure in the series finds Percy faced with his most dangerous challenge so far: the chilling prophecy of the Titan’s curse.


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When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he’ll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from his mom. The demigods race to the rescue, to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he’ll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from his mom. The demigods race to the rescue, to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods whose parentage is unknown. But that’s not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up his most devious trap yet, and the young heroes have just fallen prey. Hilarious and action-packed, this third adventure in the series finds Percy faced with his most dangerous challenge so far: the chilling prophecy of the Titan’s curse.

30 review for The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    not gonna lie, it took me a little bit of time to fully get into this one, but the pay off was worth it. so many crazy things happened in this book & i'm still sitting here in a bit of shock! full video review to come.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jayson

    (A-) 84% | Very Good Notes: It deals in decision and destiny, drawing by doubt, defeat, and demure desire the draining disquiet of deep devotion.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mark Lawrence

    This morning, while waiting with Celyn at her hospital appointment I told her I was going to write a review of the book I finished reading to her the night before and asked her if it deserved 5*. She said it did. So 5* it is. I picked this book up from Celyn's pile when we went off on her school trip (a week in the wilds) and being in a hurry I managed to get book 3 of the series rather than book 2 (we read book 1 last year). So we've jumped over The Sea of Monsters - but I don't think the readin This morning, while waiting with Celyn at her hospital appointment I told her I was going to write a review of the book I finished reading to her the night before and asked her if it deserved 5*. She said it did. So 5* it is. I picked this book up from Celyn's pile when we went off on her school trip (a week in the wilds) and being in a hurry I managed to get book 3 of the series rather than book 2 (we read book 1 last year). So we've jumped over The Sea of Monsters - but I don't think the reading experience suffered for it. The short version is: if you enjoyed The Lightning Thief then you'll enjoy this one too. The book is written in the same vein as the first, mining the Greek myths for monsters and plot, and mixing in an American road trip along with Percy's irreverent observations. We don't get much of Annabeth in the book as she's a prisoner for a lot if it. We get lots of Thalia (Zeus' daughter), a fair dose of Grover (a Pan-hunting satyr), and a lot of Zoe Nightshade (one of Artemis' hunting posse). A lot of the book is spent travelling by varied means from one side of the States to the other, a journey punctuated by encounters with monsters. We're set up for a big boss-battle on the Mountain of Despair and that's a fun battle with everything from gods and titans to dragons and bi-planes. All in all an action-packed book to which Celyn was happy to return at every opportunity. And if some of the Greek myths stick with her ... all to the good! Join my 3-emails-a-year newsletter #prizes ..

  4. 5 out of 5

    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 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 time around though you see Luke for what he really is, a kid trying to play with the big boys. We get to see the goddess Artemis and her huntresses. Quite an intriguing bunch, eternal life if you don't fall in love? Kind of harsh, but I guess the price you pay matches your reward. The second in command of the huntresses, Zoe, would have to be my favorite new character. She's prickly but you learn throughout the book why she is the way she is. Bianca and Nico are the new half-bloods and will prove to play important roles in how the plot moves along. It never fails to impress me how the author can intricately put everything into these books. I never feel bored and I love the view he takes on different mythology stories. After reading this book I'll never look at Hercules the same. One of my biggest enjoyments is seeing different American landmarks mentioned in the story, and seeing their odd connection to the Greek myths. You can tell the books are going to take a bit of a darker turn. It makes sense since they all are getting older and the inevitable prophecy is looming over. Always funny, fast-paced, and having hidden fountains of mysteries. I am SO ready for more!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED 3.8 Stars THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILER "There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it." I should've written this review a few days ago but I didn't because I was pretty busy and well, lazy as well hahaha. My first year in university has started since Monday and I have been pretty busy with tasks lately but I'm enjoying my college life! ( so far ) it's so much fun! I'm writing this review on my phone so I will add gifs and the quotes from the book later becaus THE REVIEW IS POSTED 3.8 Stars THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILER "There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it." I should've written this review a few days ago but I didn't because I was pretty busy and well, lazy as well hahaha. My first year in university has started since Monday and I have been pretty busy with tasks lately but I'm enjoying my college life! ( so far ) it's so much fun! I'm writing this review on my phone so I will add gifs and the quotes from the book later because I don't have the book with me right now. What I didn't like 💔 To be honest, the whole thing about saving mission is pretty cliché. In the first book, Percy saved her mom, in the second book, Percy saved Grover and in this book, Percy saved Annabeth and it's pretty cliché, you know. now I'm wondering what will happen in the fourth book? I'm hoping it won't be like this anymore. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy this book, I did enjoy this book but I just got a little bit bored with this whole saving mission. I just want the three of them together!! Percy, Annabeth and Grover. That's all. Just like the first book. My Opinion ⭐️ Did I ever tell you how I love the writing style of this series?? The writing style is SO good! It's really funny and the writing style is the first reason I enjoy reading this book. Like how could the author write this perfection?? Seriously, the writing style is so perfect. The wind blowing through my ripped clothes was so cold that I felt like a Percysicle. ⭐️ NICO DI ANGELO. Look, I'm the last children in my family, so I have always wanted to have a little sister or a little brother and OH MY GOD! NICO IS SO DAMN CUTE! I want him to be my little brother and he needs to be protected at all cost and OH MY GOD. at first I couldn't even guessing who his godly parent was but then when I was half way through the book or nearing the ending, I just had this thought that he might be the son of Hades and I WAS RIGHT and my heart was breaking for him. look, at first, I didn't even believe that Biance died. I just thought that she would somehow survive but then I realized that she died ... and my heart was breaking for Nico. I have a big sister who I love so much and just the thought of losing her scared me so much. ⭐️ THIS BOOK WAS SO HILARIOUS. I laughed so much at this scene Grover blushed. "I was sort of camped outside the Artemis cabin." "What for?" "Just to be, you know, near them." "You're a stalker with hooves." and they continued talking but I just had to stop reading for a moment because I was laughing so hard. Thankfully, I didn't read that scene in public otherwise I might got funny looks from my friends or anyone but I kind of thought that Grover was kind of strange, you know. why would he camp outside the Artemis cabin? and the reason was just that he wanted to be near them? LOL. Grover is so funny, I like him so much. ⭐️ my eyes got a little bit teary when Zoë died. Why did she have to die?! Zoë was an interesting character and I wanted to read more about her but she died. why do this always happen to me? every time I started liking certain characters, they either get hurt or die. why have I done to deserve this kind of torment??????? "Let the world honor you, my Huntress," Artemis said. "Live forever in the stars." shit. My eyes are teary again right now. Okay, bye guys, I'm going to go and enjoy this pain. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ REVIEW TO COME TOMORROW. ( that was what I said a few days ago but I still haven't written the review 😭😭😭 hopefully, I'll write it tomorrow ) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I rarely laugh when I read but the first two books made me laugh and I CANNOT WAIT TO LAUGH MORE WHILE READING THIS BOOK.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sasha Alsberg

    HADES!!!!!!! Gahhhh this book series is amazing!!!! Nico!!!!!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net _______________________ Percy Jackson Reviews: The Lightning Thief ★★★★★ The Sea of Monsters: ★★★★✯ The Titan's Curse: ★★★★ The Battle of the Labyrinth: RTC The Last Olympian: RTC The child in me is forever kicking myself every time I finish one of these books that I didn't read it sooner. Ironically, a series that I think is perfect for getting young boys into reading is one that I somehow passed over entirely when I was a kid. Like the previous t See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net _______________________ Percy Jackson Reviews: The Lightning Thief ★★★★★ The Sea of Monsters: ★★★★✯ The Titan's Curse: ★★★★ The Battle of the Labyrinth: RTC The Last Olympian: RTC The child in me is forever kicking myself every time I finish one of these books that I didn't read it sooner. Ironically, a series that I think is perfect for getting young boys into reading is one that I somehow passed over entirely when I was a kid. Like the previous two entries in the series, there's magic and mayhem and an awful lot of mythology.  One thing I find so great about this series is the way it serves as a vehicle to inform and educate young readers. Obvious, it offers mythology with its own twist, but it's also informative towards the original stories. Even when things differ for the sake of Percy's adventures there's usually an excuse given in the storytelling. Jam packed with action and sword fights and memorable villains I feel like had I read this as a kid I would have been obsessed with it, right along with Harry Potter.  I had small issues with this book that brought down my rating a little. Firstly, this one definitely suffers from middle child syndrome. By this point in the series we know the stakes. We know that Percy's going to end up on an adventure that takes him outside Camp Halfblood, and we know that the end goal is seeing him reach his 16th birthday when prophecies abound. This offering in the series raises the stakes in small ways, but in others I felt like it was sort of... useless fluff.  There are a few new characters introduced in this outing. One of which get unceremoniously dumped from the plot fairly quickly in terms of the entire series - unless they make a surprise return in later books that is -  and the other I'm sure will be expanded on in books 4 and 5, but here these characters felt almost totally useless. Even the one that might someday return felt wasted. Like they're there one moment and then dumped when the plot called for it.  Oh, and the Hunters. Artemis has these immortal hunters that follow her around like lackeys, and while I love that idea, I wasn't in love with how blase some characters were about joining her band, when joining means leaving behind your mortality and everyone you've ever known to join a goddess. Although that does sound really awesome. Other than those two tiny things, I really enjoyed the story and am excited to see where it goes next! I think a lot of things from this book will likely come up again and become important, so I'm happy to give this 4 out of 5 stars. ★★★★ = 4/5 stars!

  8. 5 out of 5

    may ➹

    you know I would be proud of myself for finally reading something unrelated to the All For the Game series but now I’m going to binge reread the rest of this series and get obsessed all over again

  9. 5 out of 5

    James Trevino

    Another 5 stars book from Riordan. Are you really surprised!? There seems to be a recurring theme with me and my favorite series. I always wait years before giving them a try and after that I kick myself for not doing it sooner. I did that with Harry Potter, then with Tunnels (by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams), then with Eragon, then with Robert Langdon. Even with The Lord of the Rings. Not one of my favorites was read ‘on time’. And Percy Jackson shares a lot of similarities with those books Another 5 stars book from Riordan. Are you really surprised!? There seems to be a recurring theme with me and my favorite series. I always wait years before giving them a try and after that I kick myself for not doing it sooner. I did that with Harry Potter, then with Tunnels (by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams), then with Eragon, then with Robert Langdon. Even with The Lord of the Rings. Not one of my favorites was read ‘on time’. And Percy Jackson shares a lot of similarities with those books, especially Harry Potter. I said this before in a review, I think, but the main themes explored by the books are the same: friendship and family, courage and fortitude in dark times. And they both also share the beautiful fact that they have a great great, great villain. Seriously now, Luke is so damn great! The one thing that made me shake my fist like an old man was Annabeth missing for a large chunk of the book. It was a smart plot device for another adventure, but oh man, I missed her! But we have some new characters that grow on you as the book moves on, so don’t worry, Riordan and his jokes are in full force. Overall, it is a wild ride! And even though I think it might be my least favorite of the first series, it is still part of one of the best fantasy arcs I’ve ever read about.

  10. 5 out of 5

    may ❀

    So, my reviews for the PJO series are basically just going to be vague screaming (bc I can’t recall what scenes belong to which books but like BEAR WITH ME) So, my sweet precious Half-Blood children are sent on another mission where they’re sent to track down some monsters. Annabeth my #Queen is captured, Percy and the group meet more half-bloods, and skeleton-zombie-creatures are born. The group minus Annabeth returns to camp where the Oracle sends them on greater mission. Lots of drama, lots of So, my reviews for the PJO series are basically just going to be vague screaming (bc I can’t recall what scenes belong to which books but like BEAR WITH ME) So, my sweet precious Half-Blood children are sent on another mission where they’re sent to track down some monsters. Annabeth my #Queen is captured, Percy and the group meet more half-bloods, and skeleton-zombie-creatures are born. The group minus Annabeth returns to camp where the Oracle sends them on greater mission. Lots of drama, lots of action, lots of monster, basically perfection. I looked at Thalia and Zoë, and I decided it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to die fighting with friends like this. Oh and Thalia!! This girl can kick some serious butt, I love her so much!!! Need to see more of her in the coming books pleaseeeee! The Huntress girls were really interesting to meet and of course I’ve heard much of the famous Nico (he’s pretty precious and adorable) and Bianca. I love how characters that were introduced in book 1 and 2 make reappearances!! Uncle Rick did an awesome job on the plot, character development, and action, they were all epically balanced and veryyyy engaging. I teared up MULTIPLE times while reading this book anddd yeah that’s about all I remember. Kay, bye. “Tyson thought Annabeth was just about the coolest thing since peanut butter, and he SERIOUSLY loved peanut butter.” *Percy’s acting like he doesn’t think so too, plz son, you aren’t fooling anyone* 4.5 stars!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ continuation of my PJO binge for Pragya's sake

  11. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    I don't know if I'm going to finish the series. It was good but I think I'm just over it. I might read some of the other books though :-/

  12. 5 out of 5

    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 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 millions and we have the first movie in what I know a lot of people hope will be a series. I can't account for people's taste, I mean look at Gilligan's Island. Reading these books I must say that somewhere there's probably a toddler with a parent reading them to him/her who is thinking something like, "Percy is just now getting that? I figured it out 5 chapters ago". Percy Jackson is without a doubt as dense as a locust fence post. The kid is written so thick I'm surprised he can get his shoes on. I'd never have trusted this kid with a butter knife, much less a magic sword (of course luckily it won't hurt "mortals" only "immortals' as it's made of celestial bronze. This must be an odd kind of bronze as I know all bronze I've come in contact with is pretty much as solid as any other metal.). Aside from the usual problem of Percy being so frustratingly (your going to see that word or it's root "frustrate" a few times in this review) thick this book manages to go to new heights in it's efforts to drive readers into banging their heads into walls. Without giving a spoiler, there is another regular character in the books who has been sort of the "counter-point" to Percy's inability to understand the most elementary event. Her character has been fairly well established. SO, to set up the action in this book the author has her do something so frustratingly (yes, there's the word) stupid and against character that I knew things weren't going to go well. Yes, I got what was supposed to be the reason in/for the act...but she'd never have acted so stupidly, not the girl we met in the first 2 books. There are other problems here that were smaller in the first two books but apparently like wounds left untended have festered and are now overpowering the rest of the story. His playing fast and loose with history and myth are getting beyond my tolerance. He managed to turn Artemis the hunter into a sort of female Peter Pan and her huntresses into a girls club of "lost girls" instead of "lost boys" stuck at that age where little boys go "yuck girls" and little girls go "yuck boys". I could almost hear them singing...." I won't grow up, I won't grow up...I don't want to go to school, I don't want to go to school...." Need I say any more, maybe the story's take on Hercules? Maybe more of the incorrect slant given to the Greek Pantheon? If ignorance was contagious or misinformation was infectious this book would be banned by the CDC. I've been treating these books as YA books. They are so frustratingly simplistic I think I need to think of them more as juvenile level reads and go from there. I got them from the library and the next 2 are laying here (the second through the 5th came in together). Were I buying these I'd probably have stopped earlier, this one would bring me even closer to it. Were my kids still small and had they gotten into these I'd definitely go over anything they were picking up from them book by book. On the positive side (I need to say something positive) the books do manage to show the pettiness and selfishness that was so prevalent in the character of the deities and heroes of Greek myth. It fails in filling that out, but it is there. I live in hope that the next book won't frustrate me as badly as this one has. "Where there's life there's hope" as the old saying goes...and I keep hoping. I'll drop this volume to 2 stars and hope the next is better.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Olson

    I love you Percy

  14. 5 out of 5

    Deborah Obida

    Its official, this is my favourite in the series. I so do not want to be Percy, the titans are so not slacking and he is in the middle of everything. Another thing that I love about this series is its originality, its cliche free, no YA cheesiness. The world building and writing style is as good as ever, there is a major improvement between the previous books in the series. The book is so humourous, the way Percy's mind work is so crazy. I looked. And I couldn’t believe it. It was my car. Well, Its official, this is my favourite in the series. I so do not want to be Percy, the titans are so not slacking and he is in the middle of everything. Another thing that I love about this series is its originality, its cliche free, no YA cheesiness. The world building and writing style is as good as ever, there is a major improvement between the previous books in the series. The book is so humourous, the way Percy's mind work is so crazy. I looked. And I couldn’t believe it. It was my car. Well, the car I wanted, anyway. A red convertible Maserati Spyder. It was so awesome it glowed. The book is written in a very comprehensive, first person POV of Percy, who can be oblivious, its so funny. “Wow,” Thalia muttered. “Apollo is hot.” “He’s the sun god,” I said. “That’s not what I meant.” The character development is astounding, Percy was 12 in the first book and now is 14, you can tell the difference in the ages, he is more mature now and is making decisions 12 yrs old him won't. I love his dedication and loyalty to his friends, he will do anything for them. Annabeth was barely in this book for important reasons. Grover was present and we have the rest of the old characters and some new badass ones, which are girls. I love Blackjack the Pegasus, his conversation with Percy is just so cool! “Blackjack,” I said, “you’re supposed to stay in the stables.” Meh, the stables. You see Chiron staying in the stables? “Well . . . no.” Exactly. Listen, we got another little sea friend needs your help. Hey, if ya don’t come back, can I have your cabin for my stable? I looked at the pegasus. Just a thought, he said. Sorry.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ahmed Ejaz

    I Loved this book as expected. Percy was still AMAZING!! I Loved his narration (don't know how many times I will say this :p). I felt his narration little more humorous this time. Annabeth and Artemis, goddess of hunt, have been kidnapped by Titans' General. Percy, with new fellows, saves them. => Like the previous books, this book also started with the encounter of monster in a school. He was after two half-bloods, Nico and Bianca. Nico didn't appear much but I liked him except in the ending. I Loved this book as expected. Percy was still AMAZING!! I Loved his narration (don't know how many times I will say this :p). I felt his narration little more humorous this time. Annabeth and Artemis, goddess of hunt, have been kidnapped by Titans' General. Percy, with new fellows, saves them. => Like the previous books, this book also started with the encounter of monster in a school. He was after two half-bloods, Nico and Bianca. Nico didn't appear much but I liked him except in the ending. I can't blame him for what he did. Because he is just an immature 10 years old child. Bianca. I didn't like her regardless of her selfishness. She seemed pretty much useless to me. Just a filler to fulfil the prophecy. I am more interested in Nico after this ending. => Zoë was a pretty good character. I liked her. Initially I hated her. But as the book progressed her character improved tremendously. I understood her reasons. But her fate was too bad to be for her. It was a tragedy! => Artemis. She was good. Well, I didn't know Artemis was the name of a goddess. But I prefer Artemis for male. Maybe because I have read this name in Artemis Fowl series as a male. => The Prophecy in this book was the best one so far. I was very excited by this one to see how this would unfold. Five shall go west to the goddess in chains One shall be lost in the land without rain, The bane of Olympus shows the trail, Campers and Hunters combined prevail, The Titan’s curse must one withstand, And one shall perish by a parent’s hand => Thalia. I thought she would become power-hungry. But thank God she didn't. I must admit that I didn't like her joining the Hunt even though I understood her reason. Anyway, looking forward to more of her. => Tyson will be coming back in the next one! OMG! I loved him soo much last time. He wasn't properly present in this book except for a few chats. Eagerly looking forward to his character! Overall, this book is, sort of, the turning point of the series. I LOVED IT!! July 24, 2017

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mohammed Arabey

    I can't BELIEVE I was gonna skip this series 😮 Amazing Pace that kept me breathless...check Lovable fun characters...check Mind-blowing world setting.. check Hot thrilling climax... check Sad sacrifice...check Prophecy fulfilled completely..check EPIC GODS council...check Huge other twist...check (More to come on all that !) And then.. WHY INCLUDING A PREVIEW OF THE UPCOMING BOOK.. Now I must read the next one.. right away. I'm justin love this series now... Mohammed Arabey 27 July 2017 (Real Review on this and I can't BELIEVE I was gonna skip this series 😮 Amazing Pace that kept me breathless...check Lovable fun characters...check Mind-blowing world setting.. check Hot thrilling climax... check Sad sacrifice...check Prophecy fulfilled completely..check EPIC GODS council...check Huge other twist...check (More to come on all that !) And then.. WHY INCLUDING A PREVIEW OF THE UPCOMING BOOK.. Now I must read the next one.. right away. I'm justin love this series now... Mohammed Arabey 27 July 2017 (Real Review on this and Book 2, hopefully book 4 as well ASAP)

  17. 4 out of 5

    P

    “Do you always try to kill people when they blow their nose?” Well ... this actually gets better from the last book. The story without Annabeth is a good thing after I was tired by her. Rick Riordan managed to put the riddles and adventures together in this book, he even added the new characters, both gods and villains, in order to make the story more interesting. We have a chance to see Nico for the first time ! And for reading HoO before, I couldn't stop myself from grinning because I knew t “Do you always try to kill people when they blow their nose?” Well ... this actually gets better from the last book. The story without Annabeth is a good thing after I was tired by her. Rick Riordan managed to put the riddles and adventures together in this book, he even added the new characters, both gods and villains, in order to make the story more interesting. We have a chance to see Nico for the first time ! And for reading HoO before, I couldn't stop myself from grinning because I knew this character would be one of my favorites after the end of the series. “Wow," Thalia muttered. "Apollo is hot." "He's the sun god," I said. "That's not what I meant.” The plot was intriguing more than the first two books. The thrilling vibes near the ending almost tore my heart out, although this is my second read. I even saw the character development in this book, especially Percy being such a grown-up man, and I admired him for this cause alone. Thalia is a badass character, and I loved her a lot. Seriously, she could take more parts and made me happy for that. Plus I enjoyed drama, it makes this book real and understandable that everyone is just children finding the solution in their miserable lives. It's good and unputdownable. “Ever had a flying burrito hit you? Well, it's a deadly projectile, right up there with cannonballs and grenades.”

  18. 4 out of 5

    ✨ jamieson ✨

    at this point, percy does not give a fuck. he would fistfight any greek god, at any point, for no reason, just because he can. and im hugely here for it (review to come)

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lyoness ♌

    I wanted to write a haiku about my feelings but it turned out I'm worse at poetry than Apollo \_(ツ)_/ I wanted to write a haiku about my feelings but it turned out I'm worse at poetry than Apollo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  20. 5 out of 5

    Chloe

    My favourite book of the series so far!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Eric Boot

    LET'S MAKE IT COMPULSORY FOR EVERYONE TO READ THESE BOOKS

  22. 5 out of 5

    Anniebananie

    Das war mal ein schneller und spaßiger Ritt durch die Seiten! Wieder ein tolles Abenteuer mit Percy, Annabeth und Grover. Der Schreibstil war auch wieder sehr angenehm, man fliegt nur so durch die Seiten. Rick Riordans Humor setzt dem ganzen dann noch die Krone auf 👌🏻👑

  23. 5 out of 5

    Zoë

    4.5/5 SO glad that I'm continuing on with this series! This book was fast paced and (in my opinion) way better than Sea of Monsters. I can't wait to read the next book soon!

  24. 5 out of 5

    aria [dear darling reader]

    RATING:    Rick Riordan is a genius. I finished this book with a smile on my face, just like with the other two books. Friendship and family are two of the most prominent themes in this series and I think lessons like those are important for books that cater to younger readers. I find that these books are not only fun, but also teaches the readers something valuable. I'd most definitely recommend this series to my daugher when she's older. :) But really, this series is only getting better. I did lo RATING:    Rick Riordan is a genius. I finished this book with a smile on my face, just like with the other two books. Friendship and family are two of the most prominent themes in this series and I think lessons like those are important for books that cater to younger readers. I find that these books are not only fun, but also teaches the readers something valuable. I'd most definitely recommend this series to my daugher when she's older. :) But really, this series is only getting better. I did loved Sea of Monsters a bit more, but that doesn't mean I didn't think this one wasn't good. There were just very minor things that I preferred on the second book than here. The Friday before winter break, my mom packed me an overnight bag and a few deadly weapons and took me to my new boarding school. This first line really made me giggle. I mean how many moms would pack their children "deadly weapons", right? LOL. Anyways, going back. Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia were dropped off by Percy's mom on their new boarding school, Westover Hall. Which they said looked like an evil knight's castle. It seems that Grover had told them to come to Westover Hall because there were two other Half-bloods. They were trying to retrieve them but they ran into trouble and they lost Annabeth. *ooooppssss* And before anyone could react, the monster, with Annabeth still on his back, leaped over the cliff and tumbled into the darkness. Artemis and her hunters came to help them, but they couldn't get to Annabeth. Percy and the others need to get back to Camp Half Blood to get the Di Angelo kids to safety and find a way to get Annabeth back. And to Percy's dismay, he wasn't picked for the quest to save Annabeth. " Thalia would not have been my first choice to go on this quest. She's too impetous. She acts without thinking. She is too sure of herself." "Would you have chosen me?" "Frankly, no," he said. "You and Thalia are much alike." But we all know that this is a Percy Jackson book. There is no way in hell he wouldn't be on that quest. And sure enough, he gets to join the trip. And there, they find out more about the chaos that Luke and Kronos is about to unleash. I don't think there is really much to say about these characters because I still really like them. I didn't find any problems with the main characters and also with the antagonists. I really like Luke's character because he is the type of villain that you want to change. I want him to change. I hope I get to see his character change in the last two books. Percy was still good. I still liked his character. Annabeth was not in this book too much which is a bummer because she's my favorite. Thalia was.. well.. annoying at time. Grover was still Grover. The additional Gods were a lot of fun to read about. There was my favorite Greek God Apollo. I was kind of wondering when we might see him. There was Artemis and her Hunters. I can't believe I'll be saying this, but Diyonisus wasn't so bad. Haha. - I still liked the characters. The newer ones were a good addition. - I liked how the characters weren't invincible. This made them real in my opinion. These kids were demigods, they are not immortal. So, they could die. And what these kids faced, it would be super unrealistic for none of them to die. Someone should. And someone did. *ooopss* Don't worry. It's not really a spoiler. It's part of the prophecy. Hehe. You guys just have to figure out who dies. - Percy's relationship with his mom is one of the things I liked about this book. I liked how she never gets disregarded. Her opinion still matters to him. - The writing is still as entertaining. It's super engaging and fresh. It's still unlike anything I've ever read before. I often wonder if Rick is really an adult because of the way he writes. He really captures mostly how a person Percy's age thinks and acts. - The villains were very villainy. I felt that they were really a threat to the kids and to the Gods too. - I didn't like how Annabeth was missing on a large chunk of this book. I did not appreciate that at all Rick!!! Annabeth is like my soul sister, I did not appreciate not reading about her. - I had a bit of a hard time connecting with Thalia at first. We what happened to her and how she lived from the last book. There wasn't any time to connect with her at all since she was there on the first chapter like she wasn't a tree on the last book. - There were lines on the first few chapters that sounded a lot like what Dumbledore from Harry Potter would say. I am obsessed with this series! I loved Greek Myth. I probably have read every Greek myth there ever is (that might be an exagerration but I really love Greek Myth). I've also read quite a few Greek myth retellings but this is by far the most fun, enjoyable and creative of the bunch. I love Percy and would definitely read more of Rick Riordan's books. I highly recommend this series!!! If you haven't picked this series up, what are you doing with your life? :D Read it. Read it. Read it!

  25. 4 out of 5

    destiny ☠ howling libraries

    #1 The Lightning Thief ★★★★☆ #2 The Sea of Monsters ★★★★☆ #3 The Titan’s Curse ★★★★☆ #4 The Battle of the Labyrinth ??? #5 The Last Olympian ??? While I’ve given every book in the series 4 stars each so far, those have been very different 4-star ratings. The Lightning Thief was a solid 4—no more, no less. The Sea of Monsters was really a 4.5, but I couldn’t quite round it up to 5, so here we are. The Titan’s Curse, unfortunately, is a 3.5 rounded up—and I almost didn’t do that, but I have enjoyed the #1 The Lightning Thief ★★★★☆ #2 The Sea of Monsters ★★★★☆ #3 The Titan’s Curse ★★★★☆ #4 The Battle of the Labyrinth ??? #5 The Last Olympian ??? While I’ve given every book in the series 4 stars each so far, those have been very different 4-star ratings. The Lightning Thief was a solid 4—no more, no less. The Sea of Monsters was really a 4.5, but I couldn’t quite round it up to 5, so here we are. The Titan’s Curse, unfortunately, is a 3.5 rounded up—and I almost didn’t do that, but I have enjoyed the series itself so much overall that I felt like it was worth it. This was the least interesting book in the series so far to me, and had the least enjoyable cast. In a way, it's nice to know that there are Greek gods out there, because you have somebody to blame when things go wrong. For instance, when you're walking away from a bus that's just been attacked by monster hags and blown up by lightning, and it's raining on top of everything else, most people might think that's just really bad luck; when you're a half-blood, you understand that some divine force is really trying to mess up your day. Of course, as always, we get to spend time with Percy and Grover, but the opening of the book enters into Annabeth being whisked away, and that set a bit of a bad precedent for the entire installment for me, as I genuinely enjoy Annabeth’s character, as well as the banter she offers. Her presence is more or less replaced by Thalia’s return, as well as the new introduction of Artemis’ righthand Huntress, Zoe—neither of whom quite lived up to the standard that Rick’s books have set for characters so far. “Love conquers all," Aphrodite promised. "Look at Helen and Paris. Did they let anything come between them?" "Didn't they start the Trojan War and get thousands of people killed?" "Pfft. That's not the point. Follow your heart.” Struggles with the characters aside, enough things remain the same to be enjoyable: Percy is goofy and funny, Grover is terrified and precious, the gods and goddesses are weird and/or hilarious, and the action is suspenseful and easy to follow. Most MG fantasy series have a formula of sorts to them, and Percy is no exception, but the formula in these books is comforting and warm, rather than growing stale. The cafe windows wrapped all the way around the observation floor, which gave us a beautiful panoramic view of the skeleton army that had come to kill us. As I expected, it feels as though the narrative is growing with Percy—these books feel like they were created for a fanbase that could age alongside each title’s release, and the plots and dialogue are steadily beginning to feel closer and closer to the YA age range. I love watching this development unfold in the characters and storyline, and genuinely cannot wait to see where it leads to next. “Stars," she whispered. "I can see the stars again, my lady.” The last thing I want to say about The Titan’s Curse is that I was taken aback by how sad some of its scenes are. There’s a surprising amount of death and impending doom in this installment—the heroes even begin their journey with a prophesy looming over them that promises one child’s death—and, without spoiling anything, I’ll just tell you that this was the first installment to make me cry over a loss. The fact that I found myself connecting to the characters that well, despite not loving all of the ones who get a lot of screen time in this installment, felt promising and made me incredibly eager to continue this series. “Ever had a flying burrito hit you? Well, it's a deadly projectile, right up there with cannonballs and grenades.” All in all, this book was my least favorite so far, but that doesn’t change the fact that I cannot recommend this series highly enough if you enjoy fantastical adventures, lovable kids, hilarious (albeit super goofy at times) dialogue, and a really fun plot to suck you in. You can find this review and more on my blog, or you can follow me on twitter, bookstagram, or facebook!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    I actually found myself laughing aloud at some of the dad jokes in this one. A+ Rick riordan

  27. 4 out of 5

    Natalie Monroe

    I've been sneakily rereading the Percy Jackson series backwards the past month. I don't add them to my currently-reading shelf because I have ARCs and other stuff I should be reading instead and if I don't put them there, it doesn't feel like I'm procrastinating. It's during rereads that I discover the sheer genius Riordan weaves in his work. He introduces important characters in unimportant ways, and it's beautiful. The foreshadowing is unreal. Percy-fection.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3), Rick Riordan The Titan's Curse is a 2007 fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology written by Rick Riordan. It is the third novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and the sequel to The Sea of Monsters. It is about the adventures of the fourteen-year-old demigod Percy Jackson as he and his friends go on a dangerous quest to rescue his friend Annabeth Chase and the Greek goddess Artemis, who have both been kidnapped. ... ت The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3), Rick Riordan The Titan's Curse is a 2007 fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology written by Rick Riordan. It is the third novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and the sequel to The Sea of Monsters. It is about the adventures of the fourteen-year-old demigod Percy Jackson as he and his friends go on a dangerous quest to rescue his friend Annabeth Chase and the Greek goddess Artemis, who have both been kidnapped. ... تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و سوم ماه سپتامبر سال 2012 میلادی عنوان: نفرین تیتان؛ نویسنده: ریک ریوردن؛ مترجم: مریم حیدری؛ تهران، نشر بهنام، 1390، در 326 ص، مصور، شابک: 9789645668752؛ پرسی جکسون یک پیام اضطراری از دوستش گروور دریافت می‌کند و بلافاصله برای جنگ آماده می‌شود. او تمام چیزهایی را که برای یک نبرد قدرتمندانه ضروری ست : شمشیر برنزی‌ خویش ریپتاید... و دوستانش: آنابت و تالیا را با خود می‌برد. گروور دو دورگه‌ قدرتمند را یافته که والدینشان نامعلوم است. اما این تمام چیزی نیست که انتظار پرسی را می‌کشد. کرونوس خدای بزرگ تیتان تله‌ ای مهیا کرده که قرمانان نوجوان طعمه آن هستند. سومین کتاب از مجموعه پرسی جکسون خوانشگر را با داستانی پر از حادثه و در عین حال سرگرم کننده همراه می‌کند. داستانی که در آن پرسی با خطرناک‌ترین چالش زندگی‌ خویش روبرو می‌شود: پیشگویی وحشتناکی درباره نفرین تیتان. ا. شربیانی

  29. 4 out of 5

    C.G. Drews

    This. I like. Me likee very much, thank you. I'm doing a marathon read of this series this year (although I've paused for some Skulduggery Pleasant because I have reading ADD...I relate to Percy) and I'm really getting enthused! First two books started a bit rocky with me. I wasn't ever wowed. And while I'm still waiting for crushing feels (I think that'll coming in the next Heroes of Olympus series more so than this one?) I'm starting to LOVE AND ADORE THESE BOOKS. So much epicness. So many peo This. I like. Me likee very much, thank you. I'm doing a marathon read of this series this year (although I've paused for some Skulduggery Pleasant because I have reading ADD...I relate to Percy) and I'm really getting enthused! First two books started a bit rocky with me. I wasn't ever wowed. And while I'm still waiting for crushing feels (I think that'll coming in the next Heroes of Olympus series more so than this one?) I'm starting to LOVE AND ADORE THESE BOOKS. So much epicness. So many people die. You'd think the Camp Directors would, eh, I don't know, stop the 14-year-olds going on quests that would kill them (where are all the older half-bloods, may I ask? DEAD? Probably) but someone's gotta save the world. Lots of casualties. I'm pretty much SAD. Firstly, though, I want to say that the ending is absolutely TERRIFIC! This is the ending I've been waiting for! IT IS. It was equal parts epic and saddening and totally raised the stakes and...Okay, forget this. I need to talk. So spoilers, yes? (view spoiler)[ I KNEW ABOUT NICO, OKAY?! As soon as no god claimed him I'm like, 'He's son of Hades'. So caaaalled it. You may marvel at my intellect. (Don't roll your eyes. Stahp it.) I maintain that Bianca was the worst sister EVER. Ugh. How could she abandon her real family like that?? She was "tired of always looking after Nico"? So this is the solution? Never look after Nico again? So, sorry, no tears shed when she died. I'm also very sad about Zoe dying. She was AMAZING. But I think Thalia will make a perfect Hunter and I'm so so glad Annabeth didn't. PHEWF. I would've died a little if she had joined the hunters. (hide spoiler)] Also...why the heck does someone ALWAYS interrupt when Percy and Annabeth are talking?? It's driving me insane. I seriously want to know what Annabeth keeps trying to tell Percy. I WANT TO KNOW NOW. *foot stamp* This is a great lure to keep me reading. I see your evilry, Rick Riordan. I see it. I also giggled at the scene where Aphrodite totally ships Percy and Annabeth. She ships them SO HARD and it's hilarious. The fandom is Aphrodite. <-- Most truthful statement in the universe. One thing I'm a little miffed at, though, is that all the books so far have the same structure. Basically: a) get randomly tossed into Camp Half-Blood (probably out of season) and then b) face a monster or a threat, c) someone gets kidnapped and needs rescuing, d) get a prophecy, e) go on a quest, f) expect to die, but, you know, survive because the story is in first-person via Percy, g) kill monsters, h) return to Camp Half Blood to sleep for a week and then go back home to START THE WHOLE THING AGAIN. I'm wondering when it'll change up. The structure is too similar and I'm getting twitchy. It's very easy to predict the endings (I just have to wonder who'll die). But they're funny. And I like funny books. I love the writing. I love Percy's narration. BUT I MISSED ANNABETH. Annabeth is literally not in this one (not a spoiler! The blurb says so!). There was not enough "Seaweed Brain" and arguing and Thalia is too much of a tough-girl stereotype and Grover is unhealthily obsessed with Pan (and he kind of stalks girls too) and...and....I want to read more about Nico. Okay...NEXT BOOK HERE I COME.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    I’m officially bumping this series up to 5 stars (which I don’t usually give). It’s just so wonderfully creative. I find myself admiring the way Riordan weaves in bits of mythology facts and stories in Percy’s story. And AGH the characters are just so fleshed-out and funny and endearing. I find it easy, especially as a young, modern reader, to detest the gods we read about in ancient tragedies and myths. It’s like, “Why are the gods so cruel? Why is it such a norm that Zeus and other gods rape hu I’m officially bumping this series up to 5 stars (which I don’t usually give). It’s just so wonderfully creative. I find myself admiring the way Riordan weaves in bits of mythology facts and stories in Percy’s story. And AGH the characters are just so fleshed-out and funny and endearing. I find it easy, especially as a young, modern reader, to detest the gods we read about in ancient tragedies and myths. It’s like, “Why are the gods so cruel? Why is it such a norm that Zeus and other gods rape humans (and other creatures)? Why is cheating and literally throwing away one’s mistress to a brothel an OK thing? Why aren’t the gods more kind to humans? Is cutting the head off his body really necessary? Is it really Helen’s fault for starting the Trojan War, or the GODS who planted the seeds for the war to happen?” Etc. Etc. It’s conflicting and intriguing, but the gods in Greek mythology can be rather unlikable at times (in my opinion). HOWEVER, the way Riordan tells his modern twist and portrayal on mythology makes me adore everyone. They feel real and colorful. Not perfect, but still somehow likable and understandable. And the characters he CREATES – I love them so much. Percy who is loyalty, relatable, and such a cute, brave kid. Annabeth who is wise and arrogant, and kinda a badass. Grover who is funny, sweet, and a total goofball. – EVERYONE is so amusing and often times lovable. Anyway, I love it. I love it. I love it. The plot twists are craaaaazy in this book, and I can’t wait to read the next one! This may be a "children's book," but it's masterfully written. -------------------- I'm not even halfway through this series, but I already love it so much <3

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