Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth
Author: Rick Riordan
Summary: If you haven’t read the books in the Percy Jackson series, I only have one question for you: In the name of the gods, what are you waiting for! In this fourth volume, Percy, a young demi-god (half-human, half-god son of Poseidon), and his friends continue their quest to stop the rise of the evil lord Kronos, a titan older than the Olympian gods. This time they take the battle underground, into the famous labyrinth of Daedalus. I can’t say too much without giving the details away, but rest assured, there are appearances by cool new characters, Olympian gods and very smelly ancient monsters. Believe me when I say the book is as pulse-poundingly exciting and hilarious as the first three books in the series
Who will like this?: This is a great series for kids still stuck in Harry Potter withdrawal, or with an interest in mythology – the author packs in enough monsters and magic to keep even a mythology buff on their toes!
If you like this, try this: The Helen of Troy stories by Esther M. Friesner, Nobody’s Princess and Nobody’s Prize. Pandora Gets Jealous by Carolyn Hennesy. Nightsong and Can’t Catch Me by Michael Cadnum.
Recommended by: Nicole, Teen Librarian