Book Review: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

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It took me a while to get back to reading The Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. I was sidetracked by other books, both from local and international authors. Fortunately, Rick Riordan made it easier to read The Battle of the Labyrinth by providing snippets of what transpired in the previous books.

Once again, Percy Jackson is on another mission to save Camp Half-Blood. But what I love the most in this installment is the fact that he got to be on a quest with his friends and half brother! Percy, together with Annabeth, Grover and Tyson entered the labyrinth with the hope of meeting its creator, Daedalus, and convince him not to help Luke – a demigod who switched sides. To make things more interesting, they are later on joined by Rachel, the mortal girl who can see through the magical mist. While inside the labyrinth, they battled with monsters, met with gods and fought their individual struggles.

A lot of questions have been answered yet more questions came up by the end of the book. I love how the characters evolved. Percy and Annabeth have somehow reached a level of maturity. With Percy meeting Calypso, and Annabeth’s cold treatment towards Rachel only show that the kids are growing up! Haha! They actually have some soft moments in the book which made me feel a bit giddy. I also love the transformation of Nico’s character. He got me really worried by the end of The Titan’s Curse so I was really hoping that he would come into his senses. Hihi!

This, by far, is the best of the series. I think I have been saying this since the first book! Haha! But seriously, the book is action-packed with the perfect pacing. The twists and turns of the story put me at the edge of my seat. Reading the cliffhanger made me really excited to read the last book of this series. I know that these kinds of books are meant for the younger audience. But my thirty year old self is enjoying this series very much!

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