The Battle of the Labyrinth is the fourth book in the Percy Jackson series. I initially wasn’t planning on reading it right after The Titan’s Curse. But I got so swept into the story I had to know what happened next. And I haven’t stopped reading Rick Riordan’s book since. I hope my review will make you want to read it and enjoy it as much as I did!
As usual, Percy’s life is under threat. Kronos’ army is about to attack Camp Half-Blood, but no one’s sure how yet. Maybe the mysterious labyrinth holds some clue as to how they’ll come.
With his friends’ help, Percy will have to find the answers he needs to protect himself and his fellow demigods. But circulating inside the labyrinth appears to be easier said than done.
As I said before, I became a huge fan of Rick Riordan this year. I don’t know why specifically this year, but it stuck. I started reading Percy Jackson a few years ago but only became addicted thanks to The Titan’s Curse!
The Battle of the Labyrinth is the penultimate book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Since I was already hooked, time really flew by when I read it, and I remember that all I wanted to do was keep on reading! It was even hard sometimes to focus on work because of how much I just wanted to read.
I really loved this book because it’s the book where I really started shipping Percy and Annabeth together (I know, I’m a shipper, so what?).
It’s also the book that made me start feeling sorry for Luke. Before that, I wasn’t that concerned about him or what happened to him. Even though his problems with the Greek gods are justified, I wasn’t really on his side. I’m still not on his side, but I started to realize that he was just a kid and that his whole life has been a challenge just because of who his father is. He didn’t ask for any of this, and his father mostly doesn’t care enough about him to visit.
Should you read The Battle of the Labyrinth?
Yes, yes, and yes! But of course, maybe start with the first book in the series, The Lightning Thief. Otherwise, you might not get everything that’s happening in the story. And mostly, it’s just better to start with the first book in the series!