The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan’s amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a “half blood” whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan’s series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment. In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book’s drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come. Goodreads
About the Book:
Author: Rick Riordan
Book length: 279 pages
Published: April 1, 2006
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Adventure, Myths, Mythology
Rating: 5 out of 5 quills
Starting reading: July 20
Finished reading: July 21
“We only came close to dying six or seven times, which I thought was pretty good. Once, I lost my grip and found myself dangling by one hand from a ledge fifty feet above the rocky surf. But I found another handhold and kept climbing. A minute later Annabeth hit a slippery patch of moss and her foot slipped. Fortunately, she found something else to put it against. Unfortunately, that something was my face.
“Sorry,” she murrmured.
“S’okay,” I grunted, though I’d never really wanted to know what Annabeth’s sneaker tasted like.”
What did I think about the book?
First of all, that writing style, I love it!! So to start my review, here’s another quote:
“[My mom’s] funny that way, celebrating special occasions with blue food. I think it’s her way of saying anything is possible. Percy can pass seventh grade. Waffles can be blue. Little miracles like that.”
“A guy in Greek armor drew his sword and charged, but slipped in a puddle of pina colada. “
This book was also a one day read actually, I started it late at night and read like two chapters on the 20th and the rest the next day…. I love these books so much I’m sad I couldn’t continue this series right away. Had to read for my read-a-thon participation…
This books starts out with the story being peaceful and quiet in the life of Percy Jackson, until an attack does happen at his school. The monsters will always find him.. He and Tyson, a giant homeless kid who’s Percy’s best friend right now, flee to Camp Half-Blood. Here he finds out who Tyson really is. Groves gets a dangerous assignment. Annabeth, Tyson and Percy set out for a rescue mission, illegally because he was forbidden to take this quest, it went to Clarisse. Here is the big adventure to the Sea of Monsters.
This story is fast-paced and action packed again. The humour and easy dialogue are present again. This book reads like breathing, like all his other books I’ve read so far. What is so good about this book is not only the world-building but mostly the character-building. This book deepens the characters and gives them more facets. Rick Riordan is polishing his diamonds. It seems like every book his diamonds/characters get more polished and so more worth =]
The story only gets better, the characters who are introduced are highly interesting and the comments get more humourous by the page.. There is a lot going on in this book, places, characters and happening alike, but the story never gets confusing!!
Rick Riordan is a smart writing with his endings. In every book so far his endings give clues for the next book… Smart-ass =] And his books are not only adventurous, humourous, action-packed, fun to read, fast-paced and witty, they’re also really informational on Greek Mythology [or Norse Mythology with Magnus Chase].
I can’t help but think that the next books in this series will only get better and better!!
[The movie is fun as well!!]
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