I’m one book close to the end of this amazing series. Today it’s my review on the 4th book in the series os Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth.
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 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.
In this book, Percy is on the search of Luke and Crono’s army on the famous Daedalus labyrinth, at the same time Grover is trying to find Pan. But this time he isn’t in charge, his friend (and my favorite) Annabeth is commanding everyone.
Just like in the previous installments, this is full of adventure and mysteries. We start to know more about Nico and Tyson joins the team once again. I can’t go on with more details because i don’t want to spoil anyone. But keep in mind, if you enjoyed the previous books you will for sure love this one. Very fast pace (no as much as previous ones), the characters are older and wiser and we start to see the relationship between them evolve into something more solid than a childhood friendship. In my opinion the book is growing with the reader, we start with a 12 year old and now everything is a lot more darker.
5 out of 5 starts!
Next, some more details with some spoilers!
Just like in the previous reviews i will go through some of the characters i think were crucial.
Nico: He is growing in me! I don’t quite enjoy him still, but i know the reason. Nico is a child and he went through a lot in a year, of course he is going to react like a child. Trusting Minos was his biggest error, but just like us, he didn’t know anything about him.
Rachel: She is really different. Once again, my problem with this is the almost insta love. Percy knows she is a good friend and maybe he should call her but please… she is all for it! Once again, i have to tell myself this is a 15 year old girl. I can’t blame her.
Still she is a good person, she helped Anna and Percy, never blaming them for putting her in danger, she just doesn’t like her family.
Luke: I’m so sorry for that boy. I really want to know how he prepared himself for receiving Cronos. Reading about him without heart on the coffin. This is a really dark thing to write in a middle grade book. And the way it’s written, great writing! I just hope his boy finds his heart again.
Gods: So many gods in this book. To be honest, i lost count and maybe forgot something about a few of them.
I didn’t enjoy Calipso, i get it, i truly get but that was insta love and i don’t like insta love.
I did enjoy Quintus/Daedalus, he showed what people are about, even if you have a good heart and feel regret for you past actions, you choose what is best for you, even if you go against the good.
The ranch wasn’t very fast paced, for me, at least Percy learned a few new things about him self.
Gods wise this book was filled with minor gods, Poseidon appearing in the end was great. Percy deserves it, he really does.
Percy and Annabeth: Let’s take this out of the way, the kiss was so sweet 😀 everything in this book made my ship sail like crazy! But let’s always remember, i love their friendship. The way Percy is there for her despite knowing the affection Annabeth has for Luke, that is a true friend.
I also find it funny when Percy starts to feel love, he doesn’t want to be away from Anna but still finds it hard to hurt her by talking about Luke. This relationship is by far one of my favorites. It’s true and genuine. And the fact this romance appears only a few times makes the books even better.
Hoped you enjoyed, stay awesome,