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Im Bann des Zyklopen (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  494,918 Ratings  ·  17,814 Reviews
Auch Percys siebtes Schuljahr verläuft nicht wirklich ruhig: Erst gerät sein bester Freund Grover in die Gewalt eines Zyklopen, dann vergiftet jemand den Baum der Thalia im Camp der Halbgötter und hebt so dessen magische Kräfte auf. Nur das goldene Vlies kann jetzt noch helfen. Das aufzutreiben ist allerdings weitaus schwieriger als Percy gedacht hat - ein abenteuerlicher ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 2011 by Carlsen (first published April 1st 2006)
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Abril LOL I am mexican too and my english is worse than yours XD
For me, there is no better because all the series is good and every person have different…more
LOL I am mexican too and my english is worse than yours XD
For me, there is no better because all the series is good and every person have different opinión.
My favorite are the 3 final books :)(less)
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
I enjoyed this so much! Though I will admit that I didn't enjoy it as much as book one. Percy is such a fun narrator and I'm excited to continue following his journey.
Sasha Alsberg
Apr 03, 2016 Sasha Alsberg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahh so good! Rick does it again!
A guy in Greek armor drew his sword and charged, but slipped in a puddle of pina colada.

Really, who can not love a book with lines like that? I actually had the urge take this book in my hand with a strong grip and whirl it towards my head for waiting so long to read this series. I just kept putting it off for some reason or other. Luckily I came to my senses.

For the most part things have been pretty quiet this school year and Percy even makes a new friend named Tyson, a giant of a kid. Well,
Kat O'Keeffe
Apr 05, 2013 Kat O'Keeffe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Apr 25, 2008 babyhippoface rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 5th-graders to adults
I don't get it. I just don't really like this series. My two kids would argue to the death with me about them, and I don't know why I don't like them, I just...don't.

Maybe I don't like ancient Greeks mixing with 21st-century Americans. Maybe it's Annabeth's recurring refrain of "oh my gods" that drives me insane, or maybe it's the fact that you can't turn 3 pages without Percy being in mortal peril. (Too much adventure is bad for the heart.) Maybe I can't buy into so many perfectly-timed rescue
Jessica Olson
Aug 28, 2016 Jessica Olson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, fantasy
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TITLE: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)
AUTHOR: Rick Riordan
PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion Books
GENRE: Middle Grade, Mythology, Adventure

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This series just keeps getting better and better!

Like the first book, I just had a fantastic time reading this book.I love being in the world of Percy Jackson. I love seeing how these Gods and Goddesses are in a contemporary fashion. I liked how everything that has been done in this series so far. I'm hoping to read the
Aug 11, 2015 Manny marked it as not-to-read  ·  review of another edition

PC Jackson, the politically-correct superhero, teams up with a girl and a black dude to fight a bunch of monsters.

Remember, it's still okay to hate monsters. Enjoy it while you can.

[Is this correct? Ed]
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)

Edit : My pupils will have to wait, because this one is not grabbing me at all :/

Honestly, I didn't intend to read this book so soon but my pupils were so passionate about The Lightning Thief that they begged me to study this one.

Now, you should know that I have two rules :
- I never pass up an opportunity for my pupils to read.
- I never buy something for my class that I didn't read before.

So... Here we go, Percy.
Jun 03, 2015 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I need to take Tyson, wrap a blanket around him, give him a stuffed Rainbow and protect him from everything.

Hold on...let me go check out the movie before I post my review.
I've finished watching the movie, and I just want to scream and cry for everything that got lost and twisted in translation in the movie adaptation. But I get it, movies shouldn't have to adapt a book with exactness. But I stick to my belief-books are almost always better than movies. It's like every movie's adapted from a bo
Mar 01, 2010 Janeen-san rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to say this is my favorite book in the entire series. Wonderfully written and filled with new characters, The Sea of Monsters is a real page turner! Within the first three paragraphs, Riordan intordunces a funny new character: a friendly 8-year-old Cyclops named Tyson; son of Posiden!

The magical girl-who-became-a-pine-tree, Thailia, has been poisoned. The magical boundary that protects Camp Half-Blood is weakening, and deadly monsters attempt to wound the demigod boarder patrols as much a
Lisa Johnson
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“I wasn't sure whether I was supposed to kneel or buy stamps from him or what.”

So my second written exam is in roughly, like, four days. And what am I doing? Having a Percy Jackson Marathon. I've not touched these books in years, and when it's the most inconvenient, I get overwhelmed by an urge to read all of these books in the span of a few days.

But they're just that good. I think I liked The Lightning Thief a little more than this one, and maybe it's "only" a 4.5 star rating, but like expe
Jun 05, 2015 Taissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fucking amazing...
Kate ♡
Sep 27, 2015 Kate ♡ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Percy Jackson, Sea of Monsters

This book was full of epicness, just like the first one. At this point, I don't think Rick Riordan can do any wrong.

It was action packed, so fun, and full of snark. Absolutely love the characters, and just everything Rick puts into these books. Such a refreshing and exciting read.

Can't wait to read The Titans Curse :)
This book was so much fun to read.

I think I liked this one even better than the first one.
Nina Rapsodia
Jun 20, 2014 Nina Rapsodia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo
Recommended to Nina by: Bloggosfera
Carta enviada el 19 de Agosto de 2013

De: Nina Rapsodia
Mi habitación con ventana

Para: Rick Riordan
Campamento mestizo
Long Island, USA.

Primero que nada quería saludarle. Hola señor Riordan. Le escribo desde un país de latinoaméríca llamado Colombia. Ese país del que las películas de su país se empeñan en asegurar que sólo tenemos narcotraficantes. Quiero que sepa que usted por aquí es harto conocido. Realmente no puedo decirle si aquí sus libros se venden como churros, no estoy segura, per
Mark Lawrence
Mar 06, 2016 Mark Lawrence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another 5* from Celyn.

I read this book to her out of order, having read book 1 then book 3 before it. I hate it when people do that, but the books are pretty stand-alone and we picked the wrong one when leaving the house in a hurry.

Actually I can now better appreciate the cross-book story and it's quite clever, so that's good.

This volume continues the mix of Greek myth, modern America, and teenagers. Percy battles through various monsters in bloodless battles where the beasties turn to mist on
Mica (Pastel Books)
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Cait • A Page With a View
3.5 stars. I think I would've liked this series a lot more when I was younger, but I still love pretty much any YA retelling of Greek mythology!

I liked the first book in this series more, though... I don't know what the plural of cyclops is, but they all really irritated me here. I wasn't a huge fan of this movie either, so maybe that was in my head while I was reading. But I do like Percy & Annabeth so I'll check out the third book!

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Lindsey Lynn
Apr 18, 2016 Lindsey Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Eric Boot
Even after the third or fourth time, still an all time fav <3 Wow I should really jump on The Trials of Apollo!
Kyla Harris
Jul 13, 2016 Kyla Harris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Plot - 16/20
Characters - 16/20
Creativity - 16/20
Writing - 14/20
Pace - 8/10
Ending - 10/10
80/100 =
3.5/5 stars

I enjoyed this! definatly felt that it was for a younger audience but I still liked it :) can't wait to finish the series
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
WhooooaaAAAA. Cliff hanger!
Vane J.
3.5 out of 5 stars

Dear Percy Jackson fans,

Please take into account that I did like this book - 3.5 stars means that - so I beg you not to comment things like "aww, sorry you didn't enjoy it" or else I will get very annoyed. Comments like that don't usually annoy me, but this time they will, because as I said, I did enjoy this.



The Percy Jackson series started strong. Certainly it's not the best I've read, and neither did it blow my mind, but I had lots of fun readin
Feb 12, 2016 tanja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I read this mainly because it’s a little embarrassing that I haven’t yet at this point. It’s been on my shelves for a while and it was getting a bit silly. It was even sitting there with a bookmark in it, because I’ve attempted to read it once. It was just too sad. So I tried again and here I am.
It was a fun journey, it really was. The characters and their way of interacting is incredible and I didn’t feel the “sequel’s downfall” at all.

That being said, it is a middle grade… And I’ve outgrown
Can you think of how to outdo the first book? Just think about it, in the first, Percy saved Zeus and Poseidon from being at war and involving all the other gods to take sides, therefore saving the world from WWIII. So how exactly do you out trump that? Well Percy and his friends have to find a way to save camp half-blood (the only place Percy has ever felt really at home) by finding the golden fleece in the most dangerous waters known to man and hero alike, the Bermuda triangle. I'd say that co ...more
Richard (Rick)
Mar 23, 2009 Richard (Rick) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ages 8 and up
Shelves: middle-school
First off, this book is a blatant rip-off of the Harry Potter series, and is obviously targeting that population. Here's a sample of the similarities:

Main hero is young son of magical lineage, destined by prophecy to one of two possible destroyers of the evil Lord because of his birthday (think Harry Potter and Longbottom). Impetuous and brave, but often lacking skill, he gets in fixes and needs his friends to pull him out. He attends a summer training school for magical persons like himself. D
Dec 31, 2013 Brian rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't all that impressed with this book (apologies to Karin who loves it). I liked the concept: young demi-god (hero) living in normal USA must venture into classical mythology (gateway fantasy) to get Golden Fleece (quest) and defeat the powers of evil (villain). So it's another herioc quest story (aren't all fantasy novels?). Despite its popularity with kids and the way it's revitalizing children's interest in Greek/Roman mythology, I found the characters inaccessible and the whole thing ju ...more
Amber Robertson
Only one more day to go. Surely even I couldn’t mess that up.

As usual, I didn’t have a clue how wrong I was.

Sea of Monsters is probably my least favourite book in the series, I never seem to enjoy it as much as I enjoy the other books in the series. Maybe it's because the movie absolutely ruined it for me. I'm not sure. Though in no way is Sea of Monsters a bad book.

The story begins with Percy attending his last day of school before summer break and he can go back to camp. The whole year
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Other Books in the Series

Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 books)
  • The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
  • The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)
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“The real story of the Fleece: there were these two children of Zeus, Cadmus and Europa, okay? They were about to get offered up as human sacrifices, when they prayed to Zeus to save them. So Zeus sent this magical flying ram with golden wool, which picked them up in Greece and carried them all the way to Colchis in Asia Minor. Well, actually it carried Cadmus. Europa fell off and died along the way, but that's not important."
"It was probably important to her.”
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