I just completed the third installment in the Percy Jackson and the Olympian’s Series: The Titan’s Curse. I forgot this book existed to be perfectly honest. When I read the title I was thinking to myself which one was that? Once I read the blurb I immediately remembered the story but I completely forgot that it was apart of this series, a little bit telling perhaps… It was overall highly entertaining, but it wasn’t one of my favorites. There was just a few things that I found a little off-putting. Like the fact that Percy’s mum was just completely fine letting him make his own decisions and running off into danger while she was getting cozy with Mr Blowfis. Also the decision that Bianca made and the reasoning behind it. I get that she wanted to be someone other than Nico’s big sister but to just abandon him to people that you don’t know to run off for en eternity as a Huntress bothered me a little bit. Other than that I really enjoyed the direction the plot went with. It was fast paced, action packed and we got a lot more information about the prophecy regarding the child of the big three. I feel like this was a little bit of a filler story that added a lot of context for the books that are to come.
This month I read Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan continuing on in my reread of the entire series. I really enjoyed this book and the way that it progresses from the first. We start to see Percy really stand up and become a little more of the leader that he is meant to be. I love just picking up on subtle foreshadowing moments in these earlier books that become so integral later on in the series; the topic of fatal flaws, the search for Pan and then slowly learning more and more about the major prophecy about one of the children of the big three. And even right at the start of the book Percy getting picked on by the bullies at his school about the photo of Annabeth being his girlfriend. Seeing these little tidbits of information and knowing that they are all going to be explored more in depth in the coming books really excites me and keeps me engaged. I’ve found that the books have been a little shorter than what I remember but there is definitely a lot of action and adventure packed into them! I loved my reread and I can’t wait to continue on with The Titan’s Curse!
I thought it was time to do another WWW Wednesday.
I am currently about 50 or so pages into Finale by Stephanie Garber. I have been highly anticipating this book for a while now, ever since reading and loving Legendary a few months ago!
I just recently finished Vow of Thieves by Mary E Pearson and absolutely LOVED it!!! I read Dance of Thieves back in January and it blew me away. So I was highly anticipating this read and was not disappointed!
I’ve been reading really plot heavy, intricate fantasy novels lately, so I’m feeling like something a little more light and refreshing so I’m thinking of picking up Flatshare by Beth O’Leary. It just seems like the perfect light fluffy contemporary romance that I’ve been needing in my life!
I read Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief today for the Reading Rush completing the challenge to pick a book that has five or more words in the title and I was having the same nostalgic feels that I was having during my reread of the Harry Potter Series. It’s really helped to pull me out of the little reading funk I’ve been having of late, so I decided I am going to do a reread of the whole series like I did with Harry Potter. I am going to try and get through at least one of the books a month and then if I am still enjoying myself at the end of it I may also continue on with the Heroes of Olympus series as well! It’s been at least 3-4 years since I picked up the books so I am very excited to dive back into this world!
I’m struggling…. I am currently in the middle of two books at the moment which is unheard of for me. I’m still trying to make my through the long way to a small angry planet by Becky Chambers and I am just about halfway through Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston and to be honest they are both dragging! All of the political jargon and sub plot is really boring me and Alex is kind of getting on my nerves. And there’s a lot of mathematical, quantum physics talk happening in the long way to a small angry planet and I’m loosing focus. I’ve started skimming through most what I’m reading at this point and nothing is sinking in. I think I have to put both books back down and pick up something new and different and maybe a little fantastical! I don’t know whether or not I am going to finish Red, White and Royal Blue because as of right now its feeling like just a 3 star read for me which is getting me down, but there is still a whole second half of the book left so maybe things will pick up, I’m not quite sure what I am going to do yet! I will try and finish the long way to a small angry planet though as its intriguing me, I’m just not in the right space (lol) at the moment to get into the storyline!