The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 2 (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)
But things don't stay quiet for lon...more
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,...more
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...more
So there's that. I've heard everyone saying this is the best book out of the whole series and even though I haven't read most of them yet, I got 'this will be my favorite' vibes while reading Sea of Monsters.
Anyways, new characters, yay to that! Tyson was so cute and brave and his relationship with Percy got me going all dfigjkdfgmdf,gdfg. Rick Riordan has a way of writing characters that makes them well rounded and their relationships even mo...more
Wait, what? You may ask. There was plenty of action!
I don’t know, either. It was there, but it wasn’t either.
But a lot of people just dislike this book in the series. So did I. But the only thing is, I don’t understand why.
Still, it wasn’t that bad… just disappo...more
You shall find what you seek and make it your own,
But despair for your life entombed within stone,
And fail without friends, to fly home alone."
Percy Jackson's seventh-grade school year has been relaxing, for a change. He's been able to live with his mom in New York City, and he hasn't been attacked by monsters even once. That all changes on the last day of school, when an innocent dodge ball game turns into an explosive conflict that sends Pe...more
Camp Half-Blood is in trouble. Thalia's pine tree was poisoned and the magical borders of the camp are not strong enough to protect the demigods from the monsters. There is only one thing that can cure the t...more
"Sea of Monsters" isn't quite as elaborate as the first book - the adventures are a tad more linear and singular, but that doesn't really detract from what really is a "second installment" of a series. It's pretty obvious by this point that the books will continue for a while, and you aren't expecting the plot to be fully realized, explained, or finished, by the end of this book.
I think Riordan has stayed true to his characters in this second bo...more
And these are just the sprinkles on the top of a seriously dastardly situation. Luke, the charmer- turned-backbiter has gone over to the dark side with a vengeance. Plans are underway to resurrect the Titan Lord, Kronos and unleash some pure, definitely ungodly hell.
And who has to deal with all these niggling detail...more
The Sea of Monsters? Is there such a thing?
The Bermuda Triangle is a strange and mysterious place in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is roughly the shape of a triangle and it is said to have sucked planes and boats into its dark and murky waters. When some enter the waters of the triangle they disappear forever. No one knows what happened to the planes and boats. Thanks to Rick Riordan, he made an explanation. Bermuda Triangle is...more
In this sequel to The Lightning Thief, Poseidon's son Percy and his half-blood friends travel to the Sea of Monsters in search of the Golden Fleece, understanding it is the only thing that can revitalize Thalia's tree and restore Camp Half-blood to its former glory.
The series itself is a clever idea with lots of action, humor, and a protagonist that I think most 9-12 year-olds can appreciate, but especially boys. (My daughter will sit...more
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
Tale focuses on a 12 year old boy named Percy, son of Poseidon and a mortal woman, who is called back to go on another question to find the Golden Fleece to restore the...more
On the last day of seventh grade, the...more
*Truth be told, it’s no surprise that I wasn't hugely impressed with the first Percy Jackson book: The Lightning Thief but I did see its potential. It was entertaining, yes, but somewhat drawn-out, unoriginal and predictable. Well, with "Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters," I take it...more
The adventure and non-stop action continues. I love Percy. He might be half god but he is still half human too, because of this, we can all relate to him in ways.
Characters are solid and believable. New characters that are introduced move right into the story with ease.
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...more
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