Back of the Book:
When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped.And now it’s up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared — a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.
Valerie’s Review on Goodreads.com:
It’s just as funny as the other two and still full of action. The hints in this book are a bit more subtle but I could still kind of tell what was going to happen and the ending wasn’t a huge surprise. The ending was a cliff hanger. (read the entire review here)
Format Read: real book
The very worst thing about this book is that Percy is starting to come across as a masochist. “Oh, I have to make this right. There are others who could potentially fix these problems, or at the very least help me, but it has to be me to do it.” Maybe this is because I read the books one right after another, but whatever. It didn’t detract from the book. After all, if he wasn’t willing to shoulder the burden, we wouldn’t have the hero. ^_^
The very best thing about this book is still the elements of mythology. I really, really, really like that! Even if I liked nothing else about the books, that aspect would keep me reading them. I love the idea of mythological beings and creatures still existing and having a hand in the world today. :-D
This book will be placed under the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge.