The Battle of the Labyrinth Review (PJO Book 4)

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)

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

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Alex(BriennaiJ)

Book, game, movie, TV, and webcomic reviewer

6 thoughts on “The Battle of the Labyrinth Review (PJO Book 4)

  1. Great review!! Battle of the Labyrinth is one of my favorites in the series, second only to The Last Olympian. I’ve only read the first of Heroes of Olympus and didn’t like it all that much, maybe because Percy isn’t in book one. I hope I enjoy the rest of the series more since Percy will be in it! I hop you get to them soon!!!

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    1. I read Book 2 of Heroes of Olympus (The Son of Neptune? It’s been awhile), but Percy is in that book, and although he kinda isn’t the MAIN focus, his character grows a whole lot. Percy and Nico are definitely my two favorite characters in the series.

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      1. I really liked Nico in the original series and I hear he only gets better so I’m really looking forward to reading more. And yeah I know he’s not the main focus since there are so many other POV characters now, still, the mere fact that he’s in it will undoubtedly make it better. But that may just be because he’s my favorite.

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  2. hey! I am currently reading the first one of the saga! I will totally check out your post! Well, I am keeping an eye on it since now! I hope you could check out mine!

    So far, I had like Percy so much! It is so entertaining! ❤

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