Book Review: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

Posted May 29, 2012 by Debby in Book Reviews

Book Review: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick RiordanThe Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson & the Olympians #4
Published by Disney-Hyperion on May 6th, 2008
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Mythology
Pages: 361
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

Freshman orientation is about mastering new things, but this is ridiculous. Percy didn’t expect that in his first week at school, he would have to face a squad of demon cheerleaders. And the dangers are far more than scholastic: Kronos’s armies are threatening even the relative safety of Camp Half-Blood. The fourth installment of Percy Jackson and the Olympians deals out action, surprises, suspense, and gripping characters.

5 Stars

Wow, the books in this series just get better and better don’t they? I enjoyed this one even more than The Titan’s Curse, which I honestly wasn’t expecting.

There was so much story development, but I mean, there has to be when the two sides finally start fighting. I think the actual battle of the labyrinth was my favorite scene in the book. So much action. Riordan wrote that very well. It was immensely exciting.

So many love triangles in this book. I must admit, I love the addition of Rachel Elizabeth Dare to the book, if only to watch Annabeth get more and more agitated. I was kind of sad though that they didn’t develop it but I suppose that will happen in the next book. Which I can’t wait for. After reading this book, I must admit, I really love Percy/Annabeth, and I dunno, it might beat out Luke/Annabeth. (Like other fandoms, fanfiction could change this, and I have been reassured there is enough Luke/Annabeth out there to find.)

I’m really curious to know more about Luke, and how things ended up the way they did. But I have that in each book. Please please answer these questions in the last installment!!!

I was surprised Thalia did not come back. I honestly expected her to appear in this book. But I’m *pretty* sure she’ll come back in the next. If anything I like her for her spunky, sassy personality.

The birthday scene at the end was priceless. If they ever make movie of this they have to include that or I’ll be crushed. Also: Nico is really interesting!! Despite the fact that he’s like 11, he is really cool!

Summing Up:

On the whole I feel like this book had way better writing and more unexpected twists than the previous ones. It was definitely very enjoyable.

Recommended To:

Fans of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter.

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