Tuesday, April 03, 2012
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
I'm not sure what I can discuss about this book without sounding like a broken record. The PJ & O formula is used to entertaining effect once more. But, while I got through this book as quickly as the first two, I felt The Titan's Curse lacked the depth of The Sea of Monsters. In The Sea of Monsters, Percy had to struggle with his own prejudices, but The Titan's Curse is pure plot and drama, with the beginnings of adolescent love thrown in for added flavour. And when I say flavour, I mean a mild, understated flavour. Rick Riordan is hinting at future romance more than anything else.
But, like all the Olympian stories, this one includes its dose of Greek mythology. This time readers learn about Hercules and the garden of the Hesperides. Although, readers may come away with the belief that a Hesperide named Zoe played a larger part in the myth than she actually did. Oh well, at least they'll know what a Hesperide is.
Copy source: library
Genre: young adult fantasy
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