ANNOUNCEMENT
After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

33. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan

#33

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Title: The Titan's Curse
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3
Author: Rick Riordan
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 320
Twitter: @camphalfblood
Format: Audiobook
Rating: 3/5 stars
Finished: 5-14-09

The continuing adventures of Percy Jackson and his friends as they prepare for the coming war with Kronos and his Titans, The Titan's Curse finds the kids on a quest to save both Annabeth and the goddess, Artemis. The stakes are getting higher and the challenges more... challenging, as Kronos and Luke are finalizing their plans to attack Camp Half-Blood, and then Olympus. The story itself is becoming slight more serious as the series progresses. Riordan doesn't lose any of his wit and humor, but you can tell that the series is beginning to take a grave turn.

I know that I shouldn't think too much about these stories and just enjoy them for what they are, brain candy, but I can't help but feel that the stories are just a bit rushed and that the death of a character is not usually met with more than a cursory, passing comment. If fact, there was one death in the book that I actually didn't believe to be a death just due to the flip attitude that the surviving characters had to the death. It's just me, but the idea of characters dying in this series doesn't seem to carry much weight at all.

I'm still really enjoying the interactions the gods are having with the kids, and I really like that Riordan does stick to the ancient laws that have been set down in mythology, instead of bending the rules to fit the needs of his story. Flaws aside, I'm still enjoying the series.

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