Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan || Book Review

Let me just start off by saying that if you were put off by the movie, don’t let it discourage you from reading the book!

I watched the movies long before I started reading the series, and while I enjoyed the first one, I wasn’t blown away by the second one. I started reading the books because I liked the first movie and I’m so glad I did it, because the books are so much more than the movies can ever be.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Originally published: 2006

Pages: 265
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

YOU CAN’T TELL BY LOOKING AT ME THAT MY DAD IS POSEIDON, GOD OF THE SEA.

It’s not easy being a half-blood these days. Even a simple game of dodgeball becomes a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants – and that was only the beginning.

Now Camp Half-Blood is under attack and, unless I can get my hands of the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones… 

Thoughts:

It doesn’t take long in the book before the action starts up again and monsters are there to ruin the day.

This book has humour, adventure, action, is sometimes suspenseful and even believable. You have to wonder how a bunch of kids can get some many things done without the supervision of an adult but then again, these aren’t exactly your average bunch, are they?

All the characters in the book bring something to the story, and this book is no different from the first one. Percy is facing new challenges with his friends from Camp Half-Blood, and the adventure continues as we explore more mythology with gods and monsters, and the complications they bring along with them.

We’re introduced to a new character, Tyson, who is mysterious and goofy, but has an amazing backstory that falls right into the current story with perfect synchronisation.

I loved seeing how tricky the villain is and what more was up his sleeve in this book, and was pleasantly satisfied that he’s a little more ruthless than I first pictured him to be.

The ending is so well done because it sets up the premise for the next book in the series, and it’s really an “OMG, what the heck just happened here” moment.

Overview:

A great continuation of the Percy Jackson series, more adventures and more action for the heroes of Camp Half-Blood.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.24 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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