Title: The Battle of the Labyrinth Author: Rick Riordan Series:...
Like some, I didn’t like the fourth book that much. Yes, it kinda dragging at the beginning but the later part is really important; it put a lot of things in perspective. The final part is somewhat, a preparation to the last installment, I felt that author wrapped up the book as a groundwork for things to come in the final book. In the end I decided to give it 4.5 stars because of dreary part (which is the beginning of the book) but like the rest, it was pack of god-awesome adventure and humor that hold you tightly to the book.
Since I said that I’m just gonna highlight what I love the book, then that’s what I’m going to do. So, in that connection, I’m also not gonna put up a summary. The scene I love is pretty much a summary itself.
Like I said I don’t like the beginning and middle part of the book. They need to search through the labyrinth, it wasn’t exciting to me honestly. It was when Rachel appeared that for me things started to pick up. Let me get it straight, I love Rachel, and if ever I wanted Percy to have a girlfriend, that is her. Yeah, I have little problem with Annabeth, and don’t ask me why, because, frankly, I really don’t know. She, just, um, rubbed me the wrong way. From the very beginning I have this irking feeling toward her character, so, I really can’t like her, no matter what she does.
So yeah, so moving on, when they again, started to look through the labyrinth with Rachel as their guide that’s where I started to get interested again. I love the bickering of this two and how naive Percy that he didn’t get why the girls don’t get along. I also felt sorry for Calypso’s punishment, I mean just because she is related to a Titan doesn’t mean she was also like them. That fact made things clear on how crooked the rules Olympians gods are implementing.
Nico is here, and did I say he is my fave character. Ok, so I already did say that already. It just, I’m happy that he is here. Though at some point I was annoyed with him by putting all the blame on Percy, then again he was just a kid, so I excused him for his immaturity.
I like that the book slightly told Percy’s birthday. The books always started that he is older than the preceding book, so it’s nice to see how he celebrate his birthday, especially with whole prophecy thing. I also like Mr. Blofis, from the jerk Gabe to him, it is no doubt a more upgrade than his mother last partner (though, I know why she did it in the first place). The book is good, no doubt, but I wasn’t jarred the same way the last book had.