1. Books I’m Reading in 2013: #5 - Battle of the Labyrinth, Rick Riordan.
So I just finished book four of the Percy Jackson series and I have to say I was VERY impressed with this one. From start to finish it was just a lot of good plot and forward momentum and really well paced throughout. The return of some very interesting characters, like Rachel and Nico, and the addition of some new ones, like Quintus, made this easily my favorite of the four so far. The end battle was actually a bit boring compared to everything else! The writing style was still a bit…not my favorite…in places, but not nearly like the other books. I still wish he would pick less give-away-ish chapter titles and stop doing the “LITTLE DID I KNOW THIS WOULD BE THE LAST TIME I’D SEE…” things that give away plot in a very pre-school literature fashion (it does not create a sense of foreboding; it is just tacky). I’m excited for the last book now. I hope it does not disappoint!
My Rating: A- - (Almost an A-, but not quite?) 

    Books I’m Reading in 2013: #5 - Battle of the Labyrinth, Rick Riordan.

    So I just finished book four of the Percy Jackson series and I have to say I was VERY impressed with this one. From start to finish it was just a lot of good plot and forward momentum and really well paced throughout. The return of some very interesting characters, like Rachel and Nico, and the addition of some new ones, like Quintus, made this easily my favorite of the four so far. The end battle was actually a bit boring compared to everything else! The writing style was still a bit…not my favorite…in places, but not nearly like the other books. I still wish he would pick less give-away-ish chapter titles and stop doing the “LITTLE DID I KNOW THIS WOULD BE THE LAST TIME I’D SEE…” things that give away plot in a very pre-school literature fashion (it does not create a sense of foreboding; it is just tacky). I’m excited for the last book now. I hope it does not disappoint!

    My Rating: A- - (Almost an A-, but not quite?)
     

     
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