Monday, January 25, 2010

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters


Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Release Date: April 1st 2006
Publisher: Disney Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 385
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After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson is finding his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson, a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any normal friends. But things don't stay quiet for long.

Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders that protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia. Only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name: The Bermuda Triangle.

Together with his friends, Percy must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family, one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.
Like the first book, this book was amazing. I loved learning more about the world that Percy Jackson and his friends live in. It would be amazing to join that world, which makes it a new absolute favorite of mine.

The characters become even more detailed in this book. It is easy to see a budding relationship happening between certain characters, as well as learn to love new characters that are brought in. Tyson is one of my new favorite characters and he is adorable! I love how he treats Percy and is so protective of Annabeth. We also get to see more amazing takes on mythological beings such as the Cyclops that Odysseus encounters.

The thing that I love about this series is how easy it is to get drawn into the world, making it impossible to leave even more a second. Just like any other good series (thinking along the lines of Harry Potter), this series makes the reader wish they could simply jump into the pages and join the adventure.

I just love it.

Who Might Like This Book:
Harry Potter Lovers
Mythology Lovers



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3 comments:

Taschima Cullen said...

I love this series too! the movie is coming out, for the first book, and its going to be awesome.

Eli said...

I can't wait to start reading this series! Great review. :)

celi.a said...

I must read this one! I read the first one in a couple of hours, and then went looking for the next...unfortunately, there's a huge line at the library. Here's hoping it's shrunk a bit!


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