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Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears at his potential new school, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears at his potential new school, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth - a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.


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Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears at his potential new school, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears at his potential new school, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth - a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.

30 review for The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    this is my favorite in the series so far! let's see if the last olympian will top it. full video review coming sooooooon.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jayson

    (A-) 83% | Very Good Notes: It’s about awakenings, transgressive cracks, and how dread, desire and death indwell the formless chaos of potential.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! _____________ This entry to the Percy Jackson series just took things to a whole new level! As a first time reader of the series, it blows me away that not only am I enjoying this series as an adult reader, but I'm actually finding that my excitement and love for it has grown with each book as well. The writing has improved, and the way that Riordan has slowly been building up the stakes in each story has definitely stoked my interest as wel See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! _____________ This entry to the Percy Jackson series just took things to a whole new level! As a first time reader of the series, it blows me away that not only am I enjoying this series as an adult reader, but I'm actually finding that my excitement and love for it has grown with each book as well. The writing has improved, and the way that Riordan has slowly been building up the stakes in each story has definitely stoked my interest as well. I'm so hyped to see how the big showdown in the next book is going to go down! I have to talk about the characters for a second. The dynamic Percy has with his friends has gotten better and better with each book. I never thought I could find another group of friends in a children's story that I enjoyed quite as much as the gang from Harry Potter, but Percy's gang of friends are just as compelling. I love the core trio (Percy, Annabeth and Grover) but the outliers that Rick Riordan has added on over the course of the series (like Tyson, Rachel Elizabeth Dare and Thalia) have grown on me as well. None have grown on me more than Nico though. In the previous book, I had some real issues with Nico. In a lot of ways, this book seemed to build off of much that was introduced in the previous one and I thought it worked out well for Nico in terms of growth. I really felt for him and his struggles during this book. Also, I love his strange on-again, off-again burgeoning friendship with Percy. I'm very excited to see how that develops in the final book, especially considering the implications of their existence and the whole prophecy subplot that Rick Riordan has been establishing for 4 books now. Hopefully it doesn't let me down! I'm a sucker for magical locations and creatures in my fantasy - the stranger the better! So the fact that basically this entire book gets set in a spooky, atmospheric and magic-filled Labyrinth was essentially a dream come true for me. I think it had earned points in my mind for that before I'd even started the book, to be honest. Riordan doesn't disappoint with the setting either, instead he utilizes the magical properties of the Labyrinth to introduce a whole host of memorable locations, creatures and events. This is the most fun I've had in a Labyrinth since I had to rescue my stepbrother from goblins. If I had to change one thing, I would have wanted this novel to be a trifle longer! While I think Riordan's ability to write characters and plot a story is definitely improving, in some ways I wish the prose would slow down a bit and describe things a little bit more. There are certain scenes (particularly the action sequences in this book) that I felt like could have been a bit more grand or of a larger scale than they ended up feeling because the prose moves along with such zeal to get to the next event. Sometimes a sense of dread and danger is good, and I think it's muddled a tiny bit in those fast-moving scenes. With that being said, plot-wise and character-wise, this was definitely my favorite of the series! I love the way the main plot and theme of the series has sort of unfolded around Percy and the years he's spent questing for the Gods of Olympus. I'm looking forward to seeing how his final clash with the Titans is going to turn out! Onwards to book 5! ★★★★✯ = 4.5/5 stars ___________ Percy Jackson Reviews: The Lightning Thief ★★★★★ The Sea of Monsters: ★★★★✯ The Titan's Curse: ★★★★ The Battle of the Labyrinth: ★★★★✯ The Last Olympian: RTC

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sasha Alsberg

    SO MUCH YES.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cara

    Why did I wait so long to read these? I have no good explanation and if you ask me I'll just give you the shifty eyes and mumble something incoherent because I don't have a good reason. What counts though is that I am reading them now right? On the upside I don't have to agonize for the long wait for new books to come out, but still... if I had just known! So as expected Percy's summer is going to be filled with another quest and yet another colossal problem that brings him closer to the prophecy Why did I wait so long to read these? I have no good explanation and if you ask me I'll just give you the shifty eyes and mumble something incoherent because I don't have a good reason. What counts though is that I am reading them now right? On the upside I don't have to agonize for the long wait for new books to come out, but still... if I had just known! So as expected Percy's summer is going to be filled with another quest and yet another colossal problem that brings him closer to the prophecy. This time around Annabeth is in charge of the quest and they will have to find Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth, to stop Kronos from attacking Camp Half-Blood. Of course the Labyrinth is no regular maze. It shifts and deceives and there are a butt-load of monsters on every corner. In the mix we have Rachel Dare who we meet briefly in the last book, and she will play a major role here. We get to see what Nico is up to, and I gotta say I really liked him in this one. Can Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson solve the maze in time to find Daedalus before Luke does? There is this one scene where Percy is alone and contemplating a tough decision he has to make and I took a little sniff and thought, "Aww.. Percy is growing up." Just like they all are. Things are getting to be more dangerous and we are getting nearer to the climax. More pieces of the puzzle are being presented and Riordan is being crafty just like a good storyteller would be. I actually can't fathom how he keeps up with all of it. All these gods, monsters, and plot-lines to follow; truly great stuff. As you can tell I'm totally pumped to read the last book which I know will not disappoint. The Last Olympian here I come!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Claudia Ramírez

    At first I was going to rate it 4.5 stars, but that ending made me smile so much and I think that was what I've been looking for in this saga. I wanted a PJO book to end leaving me with a warm feeling in my heart and I didn't get it until this book <3. I love Nico so much. Also, I really like Poseidon :'). So 5 stars!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mark Lawrence

    I've read the first four books in this series to Celyn now and got her #5 for her birthday. A fun read, though the monsters get steadily more outlandish as Rick mines the lesser known corners of Greek myth. In this book we meet the Empousa who are pictured as wearing brazen slippers and bearing flaming hair. The name is said to mean "one-footed." This is because they are a one-legged hybrid, with a donkey's leg and a celestial bronze prosthetic leg... Part of me is wondering how long before South I've read the first four books in this series to Celyn now and got her #5 for her birthday. A fun read, though the monsters get steadily more outlandish as Rick mines the lesser known corners of Greek myth. In this book we meet the Empousa who are pictured as wearing brazen slippers and bearing flaming hair. The name is said to mean "one-footed." This is because they are a one-legged hybrid, with a donkey's leg and a celestial bronze prosthetic leg... Part of me is wondering how long before South Park's Scuzzlebutt turns up with a hand that's made of celery and Patrick Duffy for a left leg? We also meet Kampe who is depicted as having the head and upper body of a beautiful woman, the lower body of a dragon, a massive scorpion's tail full of venom, snakes around her ankles, and 50 grisly heads of various creatures (wolves, snakes, bears, lions...) bubbling around her waist. She also possesses black wings on her back and a pair of envenomed swords! The labyrinth itself and Daedalus were interestingly portrayed. Percy's girl cluelessness continues unabated. And the Luke/Kronos plot comes to a bubble. I also liked the rather silly Mrs O'Leary hell hound and the issue of giant dog biscuits and squeaky pink full-sized buffalo chew toys. Normally the inconsistent level of farce and semi-seriousness would bug me, but the series' style and charm has somehow inured me to it. Celyn continues to make her 'yes' sign when I ask if I should give these books 5* and who am I to argue with the expert? Percy hits 16 next book - should be fun! Join my 3-emails-a-year newsletter #prizes ..

  8. 4 out of 5

    Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★

    Oh God. I'm currently reading the fourth book and I kind of don't want to finish this book, so I won't read the fifth book because I AM STILL NOT READY TO FINISH THIS SERIES, but I also want to know how this book ends and how this series ends. 😭😭😭 THE REVIEW IS POSTED **SPOILERS READ AT YOUR OWN RISK** on this review, I'm just going to tell you guys why I didn't really like it. this is hard for me to say this but this book was just not that interesting for me. I mean, the first, the second and the Oh God. I'm currently reading the fourth book and I kind of don't want to finish this book, so I won't read the fifth book because I AM STILL NOT READY TO FINISH THIS SERIES, but I also want to know how this book ends and how this series ends. 😭😭😭 THE REVIEW IS POSTED **SPOILERS READ AT YOUR OWN RISK** on this review, I'm just going to tell you guys why I didn't really like it. this is hard for me to say this but this book was just not that interesting for me. I mean, the first, the second and the third book were all pretty good and they could make me laugh. But this book, it wasn't funny and I might smiled once or twice but I didn't laugh and I also have this problem with Annabeth. it's just like I don't know her anymore. in my opinion, she was pretty different in this book and different in a not good way. she was pretty mean or sarcastic towards Rachel. for examples : "You're the guide," Annabeth said with mock politness. "lead on." ( page 250) "So, Rachel," Annabeth said, "where are you from, exactly?" She said it like, What planet are you from? But Rachel didn't look offended. ( page 253 ) look, I don't know what was Annabeth's problem until she acted that way towards Rachel. I personally think that Rachel is a nice and sweet girl and I think it's impossible to not like her but well, Annabeth didn't really like her so much, I guess. and there's also this scene where Rachel guided them towards Daedalus's workshop but Annabeth said it's wrong and bla bla but then, Rachel found the workshop and Rachel was right and my expression to Annabeth in that scene like " ha. yeah, right, Annabeth" and there was this scene that annoyed me so much and it involved Annabeth Tyson told Rachel she was pretty, which made Annabeth's nostrils flare like she was going to blow fire. (page 311) Seriously, was that even the same girl I had idolized since the first book? where's the old Annabeth? I want her back! I don't want this Annabeth that acted pretty bitchy and annoying. I don't like this Annabeth at all. I can't believe I'm going to say this but to be honest, I ship Percy with Rachel. but will this ever happen? *sighs* and let's talk about the plot of this book. The plot was interesting and I understood it but I didn't feel shocked when I knew that Quintus was Daedalus but I also wasn't expecting that to happen. how could I not be shocked for something that I didn't expect?? ... W E I R D... and I wish this book was funnier. this book wasn't funny. it's not like the first, the second or the third book. This book seems darker than the first, the second and the third book but it's so much less funny. I would've gave this book a higher star if it had been funny. But the truth is, it's not funny or barely funny. I didn't even laugh while reading it. sure, I smilled but laugh? nope, I didn't laugh. in conclusion, I didn't really like this book. this book wasn't good but it's not bad either. it was fine, but this book certainly didn't get a special place in my heart but I will still read the fifth book because I'm curious how this series ends and I'm also curious about Annabeth in the next book. will she still act like that anymore? or will she become like her old self? and I wish I'll see more Rachel's scenes in the next book. she's so awesome! thank you for reading and liking this review, guys! I hope you all have a great Sunday!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4), Rick Riordan The Battle of the Labyrinth is a 2008 fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology written by Rick Riordan. It is the fourth novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. The novel was first published in the United States on May 6, 2008 by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Publishing Worldwide. It has been published in hardcover, audiobook, ebook, and large-print editions. To date, The Bat The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4), Rick Riordan The Battle of the Labyrinth is a 2008 fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology written by Rick Riordan. It is the fourth novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. The novel was first published in the United States on May 6, 2008 by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Publishing Worldwide. It has been published in hardcover, audiobook, ebook, and large-print editions. To date, The Battle of the Labyrinth has been translated into 29 languages from its original English. The book follows the adventures of modern-day fifteen-year-old demigod Percy Jackson, the son of a mortal woman and the Greek god Poseidon. Percy and his friends Annabeth Chase, Grover Underwood, Rachel Dare and Tyson attempt to stop Luke Castellan and his army from invading Camp Half-Blood through Daedalus's labyrinth by trying to prevent the Ariadne's string from falling into his hands. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز بیست و هشتم ماه سپتامبر سال 2012 میلادی عنوان: نبرد هزارتو کتاب چهارم؛ نویسنده: ریک ریوردان؛ مترجم: مریم حیدری؛ تهران، بهنام، 1391؛ در 375 ص؛ شابک: 9789645668851؛ پرسی جکسون: نبرد هزارتو جلد چهارم مجموعه پرسی جکسون و خدایان یونان، اثر ریک ریوردن است و در ششم ماه می سال 2008 میلادی توسط انتشارت میرماکس منتشر شده است. داستان با این موضوع آغاز میشود که: لوک، از طریق هزارتوی ددالوس، قصد دارد به اردوگاه حمله کند. آنابت، پرسی، گروور، و تایسون، به مقصدی خطرناک برای جلوگیری از این رخداد، راهی میشوند، یعنی به درون هـزارتوی ددالوس... ا. شربیانی

  10. 4 out of 5

    may ❀

    This entire week I’ve been so lazy that I couldn’t even string together a collection of percabeth fan art and incoherent screaming for my reviews. So I’ve subjected myself to completing them all in one evening. I know, I’m a mess. To be fair, every time I thought of actually writing a review for this series it just made me scream for the remaining hours of the day, like that’s how unstable I get. The Battle of the Labyrinth was one of the BEST books in this series. It was thrilling, action-pa This entire week I’ve been so lazy that I couldn’t even string together a collection of percabeth fan art and incoherent screaming for my reviews. So I’ve subjected myself to completing them all in one evening. I know, I’m a mess. To be fair, every time I thought of actually writing a review for this series it just made me scream for the remaining hours of the day, like that’s how unstable I get. The Battle of the Labyrinth was one of the BEST books in this series. It was thrilling, action-packed, mysterious, and so fricken adorable. How Uncle Rick manages this, I don’t know. Percy, my son, has the best luck in the world. Not only does the mysterious mortal girl he met in the previous book appear during his freshman orientation, but he also manages to get on the bad side of demon cheerleaders. His life is a dream, I know. In this book, Percy and the Half-Bloods are running out of time to defeat the butthead, Kronos. Even Camp Half-Blood’s borders are growing weaker with no signs of improvement and only incoming invasions. The only way to stop the attacks are to follow their quest, through the Labyrinth. The underground maze is hella creepy with its twisting corridors and its shifting hallways. On the way, they meet some pretty strange creatures. Also, lots of #percabeth, don’t miss out on that, folks. Have you ever met two idiots who were denser than these two like come ON!! How are you so fricken cute??? What else is there to say except that this book slayed me and the narrator for my audiobook was INCREDIBLE. Like I enjoyed EVERY chapter, EVERY word, EVERY adventure. I love, I love, I love. OH! And that scene at the end with Poseidon and Percy destroyed me. So bloody adorable and sweet. I demand that we get more father and son moments so I have more content to cry myself to sleep over. “People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.” 4.5 stars!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I still have to write reviews for the previous TWO books in this series . . . . . . is that gonna stop me from continuing ??? N O P E

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ahmed Ejaz

    This book was breath-taking-ly action packed!!! Oh guys, I ENJOYED IT SOOOOO MUCH!! Kronos has come back with the help of Luke. Now there is threat of invasion in the Camp Half-Blood by the forces of Kronos. Percy and his friends have to go to the Labyrinth, a maze which is full of dangerous monsters and connects every place in the world, to stop them. And also to find the god of wild, Pan, to save Grover's career. => Characters of Percy and Annabeth were the best in this book. Although the na This book was breath-taking-ly action packed!!! Oh guys, I ENJOYED IT SOOOOO MUCH!! Kronos has come back with the help of Luke. Now there is threat of invasion in the Camp Half-Blood by the forces of Kronos. Percy and his friends have to go to the Labyrinth, a maze which is full of dangerous monsters and connects every place in the world, to stop them. And also to find the god of wild, Pan, to save Grover's career. => Characters of Percy and Annabeth were the best in this book. Although the narration of Percy became less humorous, I still loved this book. Annabeth. This quest was lead by her. I must admit that the prophecy of this quest wasn't that amazing. Anyway, I didn't pay much attention to this fact as I was so busy in enjoying this book. :p => In the previous book, we got the glimpse of a character named Rachel. In this book, she played a significant role. I am not sure I am satisfied with her role yet. Not that I didn't like her role. But her presence in the book seems a huge coincidence. Anyway, This fact didn't look that bad. It can be ignored. => The quest was amazing! This time it was full of dangers and actions. => Nico. I loathed him soo much in the beginning, even though I was very interested in him from the previous book. He was just annoyingly stubborn. But there was explaination on this fact. After that my interest in him had re-developed. => Tyson. He was amazing! I loved his character. => In Geryson's ranch, Percy had to clean the stable full of poop. It was wonderful how he did that. ;p => For the first time, goddess Hera played a role in this series. Looking forward to how she will turn out in the next one. => I was expecting Hade's role in this book. But he didn't appear. => The biggest flaw I found in this book is, three is lucky number. Only three person can go on the quest. But here there were four. And all returned safely which is againt the ancient rule according to this book. Unlike the previous book, in which three returned safely. Overall, I loved this. July 26, 2017

  12. 5 out of 5

    Chloe

    This series gets better with each book!

  13. 5 out of 5

    may ➹

    part four in what I call the “I cry about my childhood and ignore real life” program

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Olson

    It was the best book of the series so far. Wow. Percy. Annabeth. Nico. Holy crap. So good.. So good. (And let's not mention the kiss. Okay bye.)

  15. 5 out of 5

    Namratha

    After a week of some truly disappointing reads, I am thoroughly glad to say that Percy Jackson and The Battle of The Labyrinth lived up to my expectations and was utterly engaging. ............................... Half-boy, half-God Percy Jackson starts off the new school year by battling a pair of ‘ Empousai ’ and blowing up his school. Again. He also runs into Rachel Elizabeth Dare, the mysterious mortal girl who can see through the mist. It’s time to head back to Camp Half-Blood, because troub After a week of some truly disappointing reads, I am thoroughly glad to say that Percy Jackson and The Battle of The Labyrinth lived up to my expectations and was utterly engaging. ............................... Half-boy, half-God Percy Jackson starts off the new school year by battling a pair of ‘ Empousai ’ and blowing up his school. Again. He also runs into Rachel Elizabeth Dare, the mysterious mortal girl who can see through the mist. It’s time to head back to Camp Half-Blood, because trouble is brewing…huge, scary ‘the-TITANS-are-plotting-dastardly-plots’ kind of trouble. The ancient Lord Kronos is slowly reforming, aided by Luke and his unearthly army. Kronos' plan is to invade Camp Half-Blood, raze it to the ground along with it’s heroes and then head off to destroy the Olympians. Although the camp members were under the impression that Camp Half-Blood was impenetrable, they soon realize that Luke intends to invade it through one of the exits of the famous underground Labyrinth. Percy and gang decide to head into the Labyrinth themselves and discover Daedalus’s (the creator of the Labyrinth) workshop, so that they can find a way to stop the invasion. Piece o'cake, right? T-ch, you never learn, do you? The Labyrinth is supposed to be the only piece of architecture that changes constantly. Even the creator Daedalus himself has no control over it. Tunnels change, new ones pop up, traps are laid at the most unexpected places and monsters are lurking just around the corner. Sadly, backtracking is never a good option because you never know what is in store for you...left, right, back or front. A person could enter the maze and never get out. Ever. Add to that the constant threat of running into Luke’s demonic army and Percy has his job cut out. Is Percy doomed to roam forever in the mind-boggling Labyrinth? Will Grover finally find the lost God Pan? Will Annabeth’s faith in Luke lead to her downfall? Will Nico allow his festering thirst for revenge to overpower him? And will the heroes survive to fight another day? All that and much more.....perfectly packaged in another superb instalment by Rick Riordan. ............................... Percy Jackson, the prince of understatement, is as quick with his trusted sword ‘Riptide’ as he is with the droll quips and quicksilver action sequences. Added to the equation is the fledgling love-triangle between him and his two leading ladies. A brave and self-deprecating hero, Percy has you rooting for him till the last page. If I could garner up more than 5 stars for this delightful gem, I would.

  16. 4 out of 5

    P

    “Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.” My favorite of this series. Everything in The Battle of the Labyrinth has developed from the last book. The relationship of Percy and Annabeth is more complicate, I see how much they grow up and the others facets of these characters. Likewise, the plot is smart and intricate with getting lost in the labyrinth, we'll see many unexpected things happen through the book. “Don't feel bad, I'm u “Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.” My favorite of this series. Everything in The Battle of the Labyrinth has developed from the last book. The relationship of Percy and Annabeth is more complicate, I see how much they grow up and the others facets of these characters. Likewise, the plot is smart and intricate with getting lost in the labyrinth, we'll see many unexpected things happen through the book. “Don't feel bad, I'm usually about to die.” I enjoyed this book more than I expected. Finding Daedalus in the labyrinth is hardship for Percy and the others. The ending was incredible and heartwrenching, though. I loved Nico, he's just adorable and has his style which impressed me so much. And I see some potentials between Percy and Nico, when Nico feels lonely and insecure, Percy is the one being with him, and I was so glad. All in all, The Battle of the Labyrinth is so amazing. All things are going to be wrapped up in the next book and I can't wait to reread it again. Yeah ! “People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.”

  17. 5 out of 5

    Elaina

    Okay, so this is probably my favorite book in the Percy Jackson series so far!! I loved all of the characters in this book, but my favorites would definitely have to be Annabeth and Percy!!!!! "squeals" :D This book was very action-packed and fast-paced to me and I enjoyed it very much. I am so glad that I stared this series, but I am also so sad because there is only one book left :( I am trying to decide if I should just read The Last Olympian now, or wait so I won't be finished with the serie Okay, so this is probably my favorite book in the Percy Jackson series so far!! I loved all of the characters in this book, but my favorites would definitely have to be Annabeth and Percy!!!!! "squeals" :D This book was very action-packed and fast-paced to me and I enjoyed it very much. I am so glad that I stared this series, but I am also so sad because there is only one book left :( I am trying to decide if I should just read The Last Olympian now, or wait so I won't be finished with the series lol :p

  18. 5 out of 5

    Zoë

    WOW. This series is getting so intense and I can't wait to see how the final book plays out! Although I enjoyed this book, it was a little repetitive at times and my interest wavered. However, I will definitely be picking up the last book soon!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Inge

    This was happy and sad at the same time. *sigh*

  20. 5 out of 5

    aria [dear darling reader]

    REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK MY FAVORITE FROM THIS SERIES, SO FAR. I'm crossing my fingers that the last book would be even better! Usually, I hate series, and I tend to stop mid-series run because I get bored or lose interest. That isn't the case with this one. I am absolutely, irrevocably, hooked with The Percy Jackson world, and I would, most definitely, read the other spin-off series. RICK RIORDAN, you are amazing! Keep these myth-inspired books coming! LONG STORY SHORT A lost God Love-squar REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK MY FAVORITE FROM THIS SERIES, SO FAR. I'm crossing my fingers that the last book would be even better! Usually, I hate series, and I tend to stop mid-series run because I get bored or lose interest. That isn't the case with this one. I am absolutely, irrevocably, hooked with The Percy Jackson world, and I would, most definitely, read the other spin-off series. RICK RIORDAN, you are amazing! Keep these myth-inspired books coming! LONG STORY SHORT A lost God Love-square? A possession Death A labyrinth A friend or an enemy? THINGS WORTH MENTIONING 1. PERCY IS A DEMIGOD, BUT HE'S ALSO A TEENAGER Percy may be the only chance Olympus have of surviving, but let's all remember, he's also just a teenage boy, with teenage emotions. I liked that Rick Riordan did not forget this when he wrote about Percy. I would have hated to see Percy be this teenage boy who could go through anything, but not the ones that he has to go through as a teenager. 2. DEATH Death is inevitable in George RR Martin's Game of Thrones. I think Riordan took some cues and decided it was okay to kill a character, or two, per book. 3. PERCYBETH I ship Percy and Annabeth so bad. There weren't a lot of PERCYBETH moments in this book, because I feel their feelings for each other isn't solidified with something yet, but I can feel they're perfect for each other, nonetheless. One thing I would like to commend Riordan is how he didn't push for these two to be together right away. He is taking his time writing about these two character separately, then eventually, he'd bring them together. Am I right? Or am I right? For those who have read Heroes of Olympus, please tell me I'm right. 4. THE LABYRINTH WAS A CHARACTER IN ITSELF The way Rick Riordan depicted the Labyrinth is beyond me. I really liked how it branches to each part of the world, without you noticing it. It could seem like you're walking for an hour in the same line, but before you know it, you're coming out of the Labyrinth from the opposite side of the world from which you came in from. But that's not the only good part, the Labyrinth has sections that you'd not expect to be there. I'd love to get the chance to visit, given that'd be able to get out. 5. THE RISKS AND CONSEQUENCES I feel that, among all the other books I've read so far, this has got to be the one with the most risks and the dire consequences. While reading this, you get the feeling that it's prepping you for the events that soon to come on the last book, which I am currently reading, by the way. 6. DAEDALUS For those of you know their Greek Mythology, Daedalus, was a great inventor who made flying shoes for his son, Icarus, and also made the Labyrinth. At first, you'll start to wonder when you'll be meeting this mysterious person, but as the story goes along, you'll realize he was right under your nose all along, and that was a big plus for me. I did not expect him to be who he was. He has, indirectly, a very prominent role to this story. I liked how his character was used to this installment. 7. I MISS LUKE As much as I would like to hate this guy, I actually really missed him. He was there, but not really. 8. IT WAS FAST PACED AND FULL OF ADVENTURE It's one of the things I loved about this series, actually, but this book in particular, had the best quest and action (so far that is). FINAL THOUGHTS Overall, I thought this was a strong installment to the Percy Jackson series. I can't wait to finish the last one. I'm hoping it would "wow" me better than this one. I really want to know what happens to Percy, Annabeth, and everyone in the camp, and also, how it would transition to the Heroes of Olympus series.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mario

    Boy, did I enjoy this book. I have yet to read The Last Olympian, but I'm pretty sure this one is best one in the series.

  22. 5 out of 5

    C.G. Drews

    CAN I JUST SAY THAT I HAVE WARMED UP TO ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE BOOKS?!! I started rather dubious with 3-star ratings, but they've quickly climbed to 4. I'm sucked in. I'm a worm on a hook. Just staaahp everything and let me keep reading. (I literally read 3 books in one week.) Although they still haven't quite hit the pinnacle of "absolute awesome" for me. Maybe the last book?! omg! I'm nearly finished this first series! So I loved the plot of this one a lot more. It felt more varied. It's still t CAN I JUST SAY THAT I HAVE WARMED UP TO ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE BOOKS?!! I started rather dubious with 3-star ratings, but they've quickly climbed to 4. I'm sucked in. I'm a worm on a hook. Just staaahp everything and let me keep reading. (I literally read 3 books in one week.) Although they still haven't quite hit the pinnacle of "absolute awesome" for me. Maybe the last book?! omg! I'm nearly finished this first series! So I loved the plot of this one a lot more. It felt more varied. It's still the same structure (starts at school, burns school, goes to camp Half Blood, goes on quest, ends at Camp Half Blood, goes back to school) but the action was more varied and not just battling. Which I enjoyed. And MORE ANNABETH! I seriously missed her when she got kidnapped in the last book. Although Percy is hopelessly clueless and it's getting kind of ridiculous. ALTHOUGH. He is a boy. And a teenager. It's still mildly adorable (and not too frustrating) that he doesn't see Annabeth likes him. i'm very worried he'll flirt accidentally with Rachel Dare and then Annabeth will never speak to him again. THIS CANNOT HAPPEN. I SHIP PERCABETH, DUH. Also Nico. Can we just talk about how cute he is in a black shirt and leather sort of hellish way? I love Nico although I do kind of think the SOLE purpose of Bianca's death was to drive Nico into being semi-evillish. And I cry a little because there were SO many opportunities for Percy to say "yes, Nico, we can be friends" and he NEVER DID. And in the end (view spoiler)[ Nico just leaves Camp Half Blood really thinking he has no friends. I mean, it wasn't sad, and the very last page is him returning to talk to Percy...but I would've loved it if Percy had just kiiiind of dropped hints that he wanted to be friends. *sigh* (hide spoiler)] As always the way the Greek myths are modernised are THE BEST. I really love it when I recognise a myth! (I knew the minatour story!) And at the same time, I love the twists. Like the part where Annabeth has to crack riddles to get across a part of the maze and she decides the questions are too easy and insult her intelligence. I seriously love Annabeth. I really don't have much to say in this review...(the books are starting to merge in my head) just I liked this book the best! The ending was perfection and and and.... I cannot wait for the finale. *whispers* But also about Luke: (view spoiler)[ I am so impressed that the twist was that Kronos is now in Luke's body. THAT IS EPIC. And scary. And I like that Annabeth still likes Luke a little. I think it makes Luke into a more relatable villain. And they dropped so many hints that Kronos is really controlling Luke that I've started to wonder how much has even BEEN Luke in these last few books. Yes, yes, stop judging me. I always like the villainous boys. (hide spoiler)]

  23. 5 out of 5

    Eric Boot

    ANOTHER AMAZING 5 STARS FOR AN AMAZING BOOK

  24. 4 out of 5

    Deborah Obida

    As much as I love this one I still prefer the previous book, The world building and writing just keeps getting better. Annabeth finally gets her dream and leads this quest into the Labyrinth to hunt for Deadelas(not sure I spelt that well). Annabeth was a bitch almost throughout the book, I just do not get her loyalty to Luke despite everything, I wonder why Percy even puts up with that. I so did not know about this before ‘Percy, you know how Athena was born?’ ‘She sprang from the head of Zeus in As much as I love this one I still prefer the previous book, The world building and writing just keeps getting better. Annabeth finally gets her dream and leads this quest into the Labyrinth to hunt for Deadelas(not sure I spelt that well). Annabeth was a bitch almost throughout the book, I just do not get her loyalty to Luke despite everything, I wonder why Percy even puts up with that. I so did not know about this before ‘Percy, you know how Athena was born?’ ‘She sprang from the head of Zeus in full battle armour or something.’ ‘Exactly. She wasn’t born in the normal way. She was literally born from thoughts. Her children are born the same way. When Athena falls in love with a mortal man, it’s purely intellectual, the way she loved Odysseus in the old stories. It’s a meeting of minds. She would tell you that’s the purest kind of love.’ Tyson is also in this, I so love the big guy, his loyalty to his brother and friends is so admirable, him and Grover finally got along in this. ‘Percy!’ he bellowed. He dropped his broom and ran at me. If you’ve never been charged by an enthusiastic Cyclops wearing a flowered apron and rubber cleaning gloves, I’m telling you, it’ll wake you up quick. Nico was a ass at first, I get that he was grieving and all, not to mention just a kid, but he got over that, I really admire his character development. Percy was as funny, loyal, loving, dedicating as usual, I just need my own Percy.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*

    “People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.” Another cute book in the Percy Jackson series – I’m thrilled the series kept its quality and my interest. The Battle of the Labyrinth is the fourth, and next to last, book in the long-running series that has helped form future readers out of kids. The simplistic writing style fits any age, and the humor and fun adventures speak to the inner child I have tucked somewhere in my head. The quests “People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.” Another cute book in the Percy Jackson series – I’m thrilled the series kept its quality and my interest. The Battle of the Labyrinth is the fourth, and next to last, book in the long-running series that has helped form future readers out of kids. The simplistic writing style fits any age, and the humor and fun adventures speak to the inner child I have tucked somewhere in my head. The quests aren’t as intense as some of the previous novels, but the main focus is a confusing Labyrinth that has a long and twisted backstory. We get glimpses into the past to see the building of the Labyrinth and all the characters involved with it – fascinating stuff, especially a horribly sad scene with the creator’s son. Percy seems to have had his dreams amped up, because now not only is he seeing Nico and what he’s fallen into through the water messages, he’s also seeing behind the scenes with Luke, backstories with the old Kings and long-gone cursed inventors. A lot of the story involves what Percy is lucky enough to glimpse beyond the veil, but that’s not to say the present story isn’t as interesting. Grover and Tyson, two of my favorites of the series, are missing most of the book on their own side-hunt, but when they’re there – they still bring in the fun. Grover’s obsession with the lost and worshipped Pan adds another element to the character besides just being the fun and loyal back-up quester buddy. I could do without Rachel but she’s not a bad addition, I just don’t care about her yet. Oh, and Annabeth and Percy, sitting in a tree? The ending with good ol’ dad was simply heartwarming. Finally that absentee father shows up! We get new revelations about Niko that changes the potential of the prophecy completely, so this was all a good lead-up book to the last of the series. There aren’t frustrating dangling ends to make it feel incomplete, but there’s plenty left to wonder about and solve that made me want to pick up the next book immediately. Among the humor and joy, there was some depressing stuff for this series, especially for an inventor I couldn’t help but like and the beautiful but tragic Calypso. Surreally written scenes for that side-story, which is a new technique for this series and writing style. Calypso’s scenes were top of the series as a whole. Pretty much every book starts with Percy getting into trouble at school somehow, and this one isn’t an exception.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sepani

    Percy and his friends go into Labyrinth and Grover succeeds in finding Pan. Daedalus, the creator of Labyrinth decides to help Percy at-last and dies for the Labyrinth destruction. Luke gave his body as a host for Kronos. And as I expected Mr. D has been a praiseworthy character since he cured the half-blood who'd gone insane in the Labyrinth. The story keeps getting better with every single book along with the writing style and humor.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sue (Hollywood News Source)

    MY MOST FAVORITE SO FAR. I AM DECEASED.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Laz

    “People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.” This is just so fun and I love how this one takes more dramatic turns than the previews novel. This book is an introduction to how dangerous it really is and we come to think of them not only as adventures and as heroes but as people who can die just as easily as a human being. They are mortal, our heroes, not immortal. Like I said, this series just gets more and mature and I think I love this “People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.” This is just so fun and I love how this one takes more dramatic turns than the previews novel. This book is an introduction to how dangerous it really is and we come to think of them not only as adventures and as heroes but as people who can die just as easily as a human being. They are mortal, our heroes, not immortal. Like I said, this series just gets more and mature and I think I love this more than if it had stayed like the first two novels. We get deeper into our characters feelings and realize how scared they really are, how they don't know what to await. It all becomes so complicated and realize that they'd sacrifice themselves for each other. That's the kind of friendship there is between our heroes. For Aphrodite's sake, Annabeth just grab and kiss Percy because he really is blind when it comes to you. How can he not see that you love him just as much as he does? Kids. Hahah, I love how their relationship reaches into a more subatomic level, they are friends who have romantically feelings for each other which is so cute and I just want to make them kiss. Am I making any sense? I hope so. Like I said, this gets more dramatic. This one was the most dramatic yet, but still it didn't lose it's funny edge and our heroes kept it at balance without making me cry my eyes out the entire time. Summing it up: it's still just as fun as it was, but it's far more mature.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mohammed Arabey

    Let's have a vacation of the Half Blood Camp...and be back next winter for a HOT LAST BOOK.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Roxanne Hsu Feldman

    I can't tell whether this is my favorite of the existing Percy Jackson stories. After a while, it has become just a story that I must read because it's in the series and there is no way that I can stop now! But it is definitely highly entertaining and I especially appreciate the fact that Riordan manages to make the young characters grow up convincingly as modern teens. I have a fascination with mazes and labyrinths so anything with this setting tends to make me happy, although I did not quite " I can't tell whether this is my favorite of the existing Percy Jackson stories. After a while, it has become just a story that I must read because it's in the series and there is no way that I can stop now! But it is definitely highly entertaining and I especially appreciate the fact that Riordan manages to make the young characters grow up convincingly as modern teens. I have a fascination with mazes and labyrinths so anything with this setting tends to make me happy, although I did not quite "feel" the labyrinth setting in this one since the entries and exits and twists and turns are all so disconnected. It did not quite have a "maze" feeling, unlike that in The Silver Chair or in The Tomb of Atuan. This is just Riordan's convenient way to "teleport" his characters to different parts of the world. Things are definitely magically convenient, but that is part of the charm of this series. One just knows that things will work out for the heroes. I wonder if Riordan will "pull a Rowling" in book five and have one of the main/major supporting characters die? Oh, and I just realized that Thalia is not in the book and was only mentioned once or twice in passing.. what's going on THERE? Nico is a good character and the plot surrounding him has not been as predictable. I liked that. The story arc concerning Kronos' reincarnation is getting taut and tension is high and I hope there will be a huge pay off in either the next volume or the volume after that. But, I'm hoping that he does not drag the series on too long. Make it work, Riordan!

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