When Percy Jackson goes to her freshman orientation, he meets Rachel, a mortal who can see through the Mist, again. When he is attacked, he escapes to Camp Half-Blood with Annabeth. The usual crew, plus Tyson, must go into the Labyrinth and solve the mystery of why the monsters are coming out of it to attack the camp. The last camper to return from that mission went mad. Also, Nico has been trying to resurrect his sister, and Percy is worried about what extent he will go to in order to do so.
This story might just be my favorite Percy Jackson book yet. I’m not sure whether it was the fact that it took place in a Labyrinth or the fact that this was the only PJO book that I had not really attempted to read in the past. Just a warning, I don’t know why I read fanfiction before I finished the series, but I do know the outcome of the next book along with several of the big events in it. I am not sure if this will affect my review, but I am excited to see how the series will finish out.
This story was the most fast-paced out of all of the PJO books to me. I read two chapters last night and then managed to finish the rest of it while I was at school today. I simply could not put it down.
One of my favorite characters of this book is Calypso. Saying how she’s involved in the story would definitely be a spoiler, but her story was quite unique to me. I hope she becomes more involved later.
I also thought that Nico’s storyline of dealing with his sister’s death was important, and I hope that now he will be more involved in the stories. Well I know he will be more involved, but I hope it will happen in the next book.
Lastly, I really love Tyson in the books. Being able to bring him back and have him play an active role in the story was so special for me. He’s really grown from the Sea of Monsters, becoming such a valuable and sweet character.
Overall, the setting and the inclusion of new characters really stood out to me. I cannot wait to finish this series and be able to move onto the Heroes of Olympus!
Overall Rating: 6/5