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The Titan’s Curse is the third book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series by Rick Riordan which is a young adult fantasy novel that includes Greek Mythology that was published on May 5, 2007 by Puffin Books.
I’m going to include a spoiler-free section and a spoiler-filled section.
If you haven’t read The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters, I recommend that you don’t read ahead because the spoiler-free section might have spoilers from the first and second books.
This book isn’t set in the summer like they usually are but during winter break. Percy Jackson being the son of the sea god Poseidon has experiencing things he normally wouldn’t but this was his life.
Annabeth goes missing, a goddess went missing as well and only 5 half-blood heroes can join the quest to find them and get rid of the ones who took them hostage.
The Oracle predicted that not all of them are going to survive and return back to New York.
You can really see Percy growth in this book. Like you could tell his hormones are starting to kick in whenever this book involved Annabeth and feelings. They grow up so fast.
This has got to be in my Top 3 books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This was a great read and I only read it in a couple of days. I’m happy I decided to reread this series because it’s giving me nostalgic of my elementary school days.
I loved the gods introduced to us in this book especially Apollo. He’s one of my favorites. Also, we were introduced to the Hunters and Zoe Nightshade which I loved.
We actually get to see Thalia ; the daughter of Zeus in action after we saw her change from tree to girl at the end of the last book.
If you haven’t gotten to this book, you really should. This has got to be my 4th time reading this book and I’m still not tired of it.
Okay, so we start this book with Percy with Annabeth and Thalia and he was talking about how embarrassing that his mom has to drive him around for his quests. That whole scene was hilarious.
We’re introduced to the di Angelos in the book. I felt like when Bianca left to be with the Hunt, she was being selfish. Like I get that you’ve always taken care of him and you want to have time for you but The Hunt basically cuts all men out of their lives so she basically just cut Nico out. I feel like there’s other ways to seperate yourself.
Nico was this cute little kid who was fascinated by this whole demi-god thing and he collects figurine of the different gods. But in the end, he freaks out when he finds out Bianca died because Percy “promised” to protect Bianca and he obviously didn’t keep it. Even though he didn’t promise that he’ll keep her alive, he promised to try and he basically did.
First of all, her death was kind of like why? Zoe tells her that she can’t take anything because it’ll anger the god. And Bianca takes a figurine for Nico and then this giant warrior goes after them. It’s like have you never watched any movies ever? You don’t take things that people warn you about. It’s common sense.
They seemed kind of sketchy to me in the beginning especially when Bianca was talking about the old subway in Washington being new. And then we find out that Nico and her were stuck in the casino that Annabeth, Percy and Grover were stuck in, in the Lightning Thief; where you’re basically a kid forever.
At the end, we find out that they’re the children of Hades. I had a feeling that at one point we were going to meet his child because Poseidon and Zeus fucked up and I was like there’s no way that the god of the underworld wouldn’t fuck up too. But when I first read this series, I really believed we’ll meet them when Percy was closer to the age of 16.
When Annabeth got taken, I was like “Nooooooo. Whyyyyy?” but if she didn’t, I really believe Percy wouldn’t realize the level of how much he actually cares for her. I also loved how annoyed he would be whenever she brought up Luke like I can sense his jealousy from outside the book.
We meet new gods in this book; some are Apollo and Artemis, Aphrodite, Atlas, etc. We see Ares and Hermes again. Apollo instantly became one of my favorite gods because he made me laugh. He shows up in this flying convertable while pulling the sun and he just seems so badass. I also loved how he would Artemis “little sis” and she’s like “dude, we’re twins.”
“Wow,” Thalia muttered. “Apollo is hot.”
“He’s the sun god,” I said.
“That’s not what I meant.”
– The Titan’s Curse , Rick Riordan
Same, Thalia, same.
Also, I loved how Aphrodite shipped Annabeth and Percy together. I was basically like “Girl, I feel you.”
I also enjoyed to see more of Poseidon at the end and how he showed that he was proud of Percy.
I also enjoyed seeing the mythical creatures like “Bessie” and “Blackjack” . I really loved “Blackjack” who’s a flying horse. He was so funny.
One of my favorite moments of this book was:
“Let us find the dam snack bar,” Zoe said. “We should eat while we can.”
Grover cracked a smile. “The dam snack bar?”
Zoe blinked. “Yes. What is funny?”
“Nothing,” Grover said, trying to keep a straight face. “I could use some dam french fries.”
Even Thalia smiled at that. “And I need to use the dam restroom.”
… I started cracking up, and Thalia and Grover joined in, while Zoe just looked at me. “I do not understand.” “
I want to use the dam water fountain,” Grover said.
“And…” Thalia tried to catch her breath. “I want to buy a dam t-shirt.”
-The Titan’s Curse, Rick Riordan
I was cracking up at this scene. Especially how Zoe didn’t understand what was happening and what they were talking about because she’s so old fashion. I really enjoyed Zoe as a characters and it hurt my heart when she died.
I also enjoyed watching Mr. D care for like 2 seconds when he showed up and he actually called Percy by his actual name. And when Percy pointed it out and he calls him “Peter Johnson.”
I was also excited whenever Percy would talk to Tyson because I love that goofball.
At the end, Thalia becomes part of the Hunt and we find out about Nico being the son of Hades. And then we end of with Grover coming and saying that the god Pan has spoken.
I’m really excited to move along with this series so I can read the companian series of this world.