When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped.
Now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared -- a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.
So I read The Titan's Curse last night. I mean, literally. I read the book last night. The whole book. Last night.
Yeah. It was intense.
And hilarious. Is it possible for this series to just get progressively funnier? Because I think they do.
I laughed every other line just about. I can't wait for the next book. I have high expectations for that one.
I expect to be laughing after every line, Rick Riordan.
I say that like it's a threat. Like these books have ever let me down before.
WHO: The main character is still Percy Jackson, it would probably be weird having a series called Percy Jackson if the main character were someone else. But this time, *SPOILER ALERT* Thalia is back. Annabeth is there too, but doesn't play much of a role except she's way more awesome in this book. Grover, as usual, is along for the quest. We've also been introduced to some new characters, Bianca and Nico Di Angelo. I have to say, I was right about their Greek parentage for about half the book. The other character we follow through The Titan's Curse is Zoe. She's pretty fantastic too. And then of course you've got your original cast, but they don't play such a big role.
WHAT: So the goddess Artemis goes missing, and it's up to her hunters and some of the kids from camp Half-Blood to find her. So Zoe, Grover, Bianca, and Thalia go on this quest to find her. Percy's got his own agenda. He leaves camp to save Annabeth, whom he's OBVIOUSLY developing quite the crush on. By some weird circumstances, (AKA: he wanted in so he broke the rules to make it happen,) he gets to join the quest. So they all travel across the U.S. kicking butt and taking names. They eventually find the Titan that Kronos has sent on some mission to do something. I'm generalizing here so I don't ruin anything for you. Basically everyone is saved, stuff happens, people die. It's epic.
WHEN: I'm not 100% certain of the time stamp on this thing, but it's sometime rather recently and it's in December. Cause there's snow and it's like, a week from Christmas. Cool how I deduced that, right?
WHERE: They end up in a ton of places in this book. Long Island, Washington D.C., some random place in Arizona, San Francisco, the mountain of despair, Olympus... that's just to name a few. And now my personal favorite - Cloudcroft, New Mexico. I basically went nuts when I read that. I used to live in Alamogordo, see? (also mentioned in the book). Alamogordo is at the base of the mountain they were on in Cloudcroft. I've been there several times and knew exactly where they were at all times. I geeked out.
P.S. the grocery store really does sell rubber rats, I almost bought one once. Also, it doesn't actually cost several hundred dollars for a taxi from Alamo. Maybe if it was on the far side of town, but it's only 45 ish minutes away. So, yeah. Book fixer for you.
WHY: The whole point of this quest was to save the goddess Artemis. Percy had his own personal motivation and was mainly only going to save Annabeth. Grover went to help Artemis because appanretly he's in love with her? I didn't get that either, Greek mythology, eh. He also went to find Pan.
HOW: They get around. Subways, cars, trains, pegasi... you know. Your usual modes of transportation.
5/5 for this book.
What Happened to Goodbye
by Sarah Dessen