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The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson, Book 4)

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) - Rick Riordan

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I do think this is my favourite book out of the series, until now (though there's only one book left, and that book might be the best one but hey, I'll find that out later). Like the summary says, in this book, Percy, Annabeth, Tyson and Grover enter the Labyrinth; an incredible maze that is right underneath the earth's surface, and goes almost underneath the entire world.

I liked the way the labyrinth was described, though I would never EVER enter it; I didn't find it hard to imagine where they were. Some of the creatures however were kinda hard for me to imagine. For example, there was a creature with more than a hundred arms; and a creature with apparently there chests (though you're able to wear three shirts at a time, which might come in handy when you can't decide what to wear).

Some of the chapter titles were really funny, for example this one: "*name* buys happy meals for the dead' (I didn't put the name in it because spoiler). I also found myself comparing all the Greek gods and goddesses to their Norse 'twins', but that's because I've watched quite a lot of Almighty Johnsons lately.

With the last two books, I had the idea that I had missed a couple of pages of the book, because sometimes they'd be talking about something that apparently happened between the books, and I found myself confused. This was the first book in the series with which I didn't have this, which I felt really happy about. This is also one of the first book in which I had not expected the plot twist at all, perhaps for a couple of pages before it happened, but for the entire book I had not expected that to happen.

Like in any other book that has battles, people died, but that didn't stop me from being sad when I found out certain characters died. I just really don't like characters dying, especially not if they are among my favourites (nine out of ten times, when I call a character my favourite, they die, ugh).

Also this book made me ship a certain ship, and I just really want to know what happens to them in the next book (and that new series, Heroes of Olympus; which I am definitely going to read as soon as I've read the last book in this series). Yay!

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