The Battle of the Labyrinth

battle of the labyrinthYes, Percy Jackson month continues around here. I can't help myself, I'm addicted to this Rick Riordan series. I read the fourth book in the series, The Battle of the Labyrinth the day after I finished The Titan's Curse. I would have read them both in the same day but the library closed on Friday before I noticed it was waiting for me.

So I got up early on Saturday morning, got my work out of the way and headed off to the library. (We also stopped at Thyme and Again and picked up some Stilton & Port Pate for friends and OMG is it fantastic. I could eat an entire brick of it by myself and may need to buy it for the next read-a-thon...and I'm not really supposed to eat stilton.)

I loved how this one started off with Percy blowing up a school that he doesn't even officially attend yet. We see the return of Rachel Dare, the girl that saved his butt at Hoover Dam. And ok, so demonic cheerleaders a bit cliched but I can live with it.

The quest for this summer involves navigating the Labyrinth. Yes, that labyrinth. The scary one where at every turn someone is trying to kill you. It's essential in order to save the camp (and thus the world).

Like rest of these books I gulped it down quickly, in just a few hours (promptly starting on the next and last book as soon as I finished it). This series would be an excellent option for the readathon...in case anyone is stocking up ideas for the next one.