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Percy Jackson and The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan Review

This is the fourth book in the Percy Jackson series and it has been some time since the last Percy Jackson review, but I got distracted by other books but I finally got back to this about a few weeks ago so here is my review.

Story

Percy has managed to get into an another new school thanks to his moms boyfriend being a teacher there, however Percy sees a face he reconciled from his previous mission, Rachel Dare. But he can thank Rachel Dare for saving his life yet again, as without her he would have been eaten. Once Percy gets to camp half-blood after escaping the school, but not before its sets on fire and he runs away out of a window, he finds out about labyrinth and that it is going to be the location for his next quest which this time is being led by Annabeth. It is not long after this that Percy finds out that Luke is planning on using the labyrinth on getting to camp half blood and destroying it. During a game in the woods Percy and Annabeth find an entrance to the Labyrinth in the camp. They have to find the centre of Labyrinth and try an make sure that Daedalus doesn’t help Luke get through the camp.

My opinion

I have no idea why but for some reason this book took me longer than normal to get through. I think it is because I didn’t really enjoy it as much as the others, the things is I have no idea why because it has got everything that I love in the series. I think this might be the same kind of thing that I have with the Chamber of Secrets, it has everything that I loved in the HP series but I never really liked that book either.

The book is written really well, it is very easy to imagine what the labyrinth looks like. Especially the different sections, but probably the best description has got to be the farm section, the descriptions of the animals where amazing and it really tested the imagination to imagine what they would even look like.

It is in this book that you can really see that Annabeth has got feelings for Percy, you see this when Rachel is needed to help navigate the way through the labyrinth and every time Rachel spoke or spoke to Percy Annabeth would get angry with her, and Percy as he didn’t know what was happening as like a lot of 15 year old boys he was oblivious to girls flirting.

Speaking of Annabeth you really see how far she has come since the first book, as this is the first quest that she is going to be leading it gives us a chance to see how prepared she really was. To bad that her first quest is to navigate through a maze that is ever changing and doesn’t have a map, but expect for one moment she does very well and doesn’t really freak out.

Overall this book is good, just for me I feel like it is not the best in the series but I can see how it really helps with the overall story development. I love the relationship growth between Percy and Annabeth and really can’t wait to see what happened in the final book of the series (let’s hope for a kiss at least).  I do recommended that people read this book but only if they have read the other three in the series first, I just feel like it is not Rick Riordans best work, even though a lot of people disagree with me on this.

Buy Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth Here

Anyway I have been Aaron Morrsi and ill see you next time.

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