Friday, March 05, 2010

Review #10: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 288
After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds 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.
The Sea of Monsters is the sequel of The Lightning Thief, which just hit the movies. It is nothing compared to the first one, but it is so good! I can't sat it is fast-paced because I took two weeks to read it, but I can say it is full of "action".

When the Tree of Thalia is poisoned, the Camp Half-Blood Hill gets defenseless to monster attacks, then Percy has an idea. The Golden Fleece has the power to save/cure anything and it is where Grover is: in the island of Polyphemus, the Cyclops. So, Clarisse is given by Tantalus - who occupied Chiron's place when he was, like, "fired" - the mission of getting the Golden Fleece. Although, Percy and Annabeth go "undercover" to "save" Grover from Polyphemus and the Camp Half-Blood. There is also the new character Tyson: a Cyclops, Poseidon's son and Percy's brother.

See? The whole story is about them trying to get to the island, through the sea, by sea horses, ships, etc. There are so many great places in where they end up while they're looking for this island! And, of course, they get the Golden Fleece and go back to the Camp Half-Blood and you might have no idea of what comes in the end - not if people haven't told you yet. Then, when you finish
exclaiming "Wow!", the book ends. What made me more excited to read The Titan's Curse (PJ #3) was this ending. Oh, I also exclaimed when I knew who is Chiron's father. Really, I'm "discovering" the Greek Mythology through these books. The best way ever if you're like me, though the author changes and adapts some points from the "real" mythology. Besides that, I don't think there were anything more that threw off my equilibrium.

If you read The Lightning Thief, you definitely should read this sequel. The ending is so nice that makes you want more.


  1. Hey Raila! I'm so glad you liked SOM! The ending sure is a cliffhanger, huh? THE TITAN'S CURSE only gets better :D

  2. I loved this whole series. I am sure you will enjoy the other books as well. Lovely review..My fav is Battle Of The Labyrinth.

  3. I LOVED this whole series and my students did, too. Great review! I'm glad you enjoyed this book.

  4. Great review, Raila! I'm in love with this series, and though SOM was a tad slower than TLF, I still loved it! :)

  5. This looks like a great book, great review! (I have yet to read the series, but will hopefully get around to them soon! :) Speaking of books... I'm going to be hosting a contest for Hex Hall and In A Heartbeat later tonight... well, it'll open up tonight anyway. Feel free to enter! :)


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