Thursday, February 17, 2011

Review: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Published: April 1st, 2006
Publisher: Miramax
Pages: 279
Challenge: 100+ Reading Challenge, Off the Shelf!
Other: The second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. There are 5 books in the series, all of which are published.
Buy the book: Bookdepository

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. 

The Sea of Monsters is the sequel to The Lightning Thief and we're back with Percy in his story. The story starts at the last day of the school year and Percy has managed not to get expelled til now. Yes, til now. Because there are things going on at Camp Halfblood that threatens the whole world around it.

Because it's the sequel and I don't want to spoil the first book for those of you that haven't read any of the books yet, I won't tell anything else about the plot. The Sea of Monsters is filled with mythology, monsters and magic and builds up to another fast paced book that proves the series to be very addicting. I'm hooked.

The Lightning Thief was a teenie bit better in my opinion, but maybe that's purely because it was the first book in the series and everything was new. Rick Riordan does an amazing job in working all the Greek mythology in the story and it all blends in like it's the most normal thing in the world to see monsters and pegasuses.

My overall rating:

Because it's addicting and Rick Riordan worked up to an amazing world that has me hooked. Now, if the mailman could just hurry up with the rest of the books in the series...

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