Back of the Book:
As an incoming freshman, Percy isn’t expecting his high school orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos’s army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop them, Percy and his demigod friends will set out on a quest through the Labyrinth—a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn. Full of humor and heart-pounding action, this fourth book promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet.
Namz K.’s Review on Goodreads.com:
Simple? Not Really! The Labyrinth is supposed to be the only piece of architecture that changes constantly. Even the creator Daedalus himself has no control over it. Tunnels changes…..new ones pop up…and backtracking is never a good option..because you never know what is in store for you…left, right, back or front. A person could enter the maze and never get out. (read the entire review here)
Format Read: real book
The very worst thing about this book is Rachel Dare. For some reason, I just don’t like her. Personal reasons that go back to other girls flirting with my boyfriends and that sort of thing. She just seems like the type who wouldn’t mind if Percy was cheating on Annabeth as long as he was smooching her, too. As a character, she’s fine; as a person, I would have serious issues tolerating her. Also, if this sounds petty, it’s because it is. The books are great. ^_^
The very best thing about this book is the Labyrinth! I’ve always been a fan of labyrinths, and having this book’s main points centered around the Labyrinth is a huge plus for me. ^_^ Yeah, those extra links are just fun for me!
This book will be placed under the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge.