Title: The Battle of the Labyrinth
Author: Rick Riordan
Book #: 4 in the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series
Publication: April 2009 by Disney Hyperion Books
Percy Jackson isn’t expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to diabolical.
In this latest 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 them, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth-a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn. Full of humor and heart-pounding action, this fourth book promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet.
Synopsis from Goodreads.com
“You deal with mythological stuff for a few years, you learn that paradises are usually places where you get killed.”
These books keep getting better and better!!!
Also they keep reminding me more and more of Harry Potter. There was a part in this book, where they had to follow a spider to go somewhere and it felt like complete deja vu! If you remember Harry and Ron had to follow the spiders in Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets. This doesn’t bother me at all though, as I do believe that the story also has many original parts and everyone gets their inspiration from somewhere right? Not saying that Rick Riordan is a Harry Potter fan, because I have no idea if he is, but if he isn’t it’s a pretty big coincidence…
My favorite thing about this book was how much Percy’s character grew and evolved. I felt like he went from being a child to being a teenager. He started taking his own decisions in this book (more than in the previous books) and I felt like I got to know him much better. His powers as a demigod are also starting to grow along with him, and he seems to understand them and be able to use them.
All in all I really enjoyed reading this book and I’m looking forward to reading the 5th and final book of this series!
“The last thing I wanted to do on my summer break was blow up another school.”
Recommend it for…
- Harry Potter fans
- Adventure lovers
- Fans of middle school books