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The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 2 (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  366,350 ratings  ·  13,662 reviews
After a year spent trying to prevent a catastropic 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.

But things don't stay quiet for lon
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Published June 13th 2006 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published January 1st 2006)
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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 25, 2008 babyhippoface rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  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
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
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Nina Rapsodia
Jun 20, 2014 Nina Rapsodia rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo
Recommended to Nina by: Bloggosfera
Shelves: 2013
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
Aug 18, 2013 Manny marked it as 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]
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
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
Jul 28, 2010 Tiffany rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who would not be offended by the greek gods and stuff lyk that.
Recommended to Tiffany by: Jennifer!
Shelves: series
Richard (Rick)
Mar 23, 2009 Richard (Rick) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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

En The Sea of Monsters nos encontramos con la segunda parte de esta excelente historia de Percy Jackson. Debo admitir que lo leí muy rápido lo que me indica que me entretuvo durante toda la lectura más que el primero. La historia no decae en ningún momento y te hace querer seguir leyendo capítulo tras capítulo. Todas las situaciones por las que tienen que pasar son una mejor que la otra. Pero lo que más me llamó la atención (otra vez) es como puede Rick Riordan mezclar la mitología con la actual
Micheline (Lunar Rainbows Reviews)
Jul 14, 2014 Micheline (Lunar Rainbows Reviews) rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Micheline (Lunar Rainbows Reviews) by: Giselle
The Sea of Monsters in the second book in the Percy Jackson series and despite it's less than spectacular start, I'm pleased to say I enjoyed it just as much as the first one. Usually, I tend to find the second book in a series somewhat of a letdown. In a trilogy it's to be expected since it's the middle book but even in longer series I've always been somewhat letdown by the second offering in a series. Often the novelty of the first book has worn of, but the story hasn't gotten into it's stride ...more
Wendell Adams
Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews

Most of us are familiar with Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books, but for those of you who are not, here is a brief synopsis.

The gods of ancient Greece are real, and they are not really the gods of ancient Greece at all but the gods of western civilization. These guys still live on Mount Olympus, but now their godly home is suspended out of sight above the Empire State building in New York City. Other than their new address however, not much has changed
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
So I've read this like three or four times now? I've kind of lost count, haha. But anyway ... I love this series to death and I'm glad I'm re-reading them all again. It's been a while!
Another great addition to the Percy Jackson series!
"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
Juliana Zapata
Me alegra muchísimo que esta segunda entrega de la saga de Percy Jackson, me haya mantenido al nivel de la anterior. Estos libros son mágicos y la historia que cuentan es increíble! Amo profundamente a Percy y muero de ganas de leer el siguiente libro.

Reseña Completa:
The Sea of Monsters is the sequel to The Lightning Thief. Percy returns to camp Half-Blood only to see it's being attacked by Monsters. The Thalia tree is poisoned and has let it's defences down. Which persuades Percy and his friends to go on another adventure to try and save the tree.

I wasn't as into this one, I found it a bit cliché, very predictable (which didn't bother me in the first one), and a lot of eye rolling moments due to their bad choices. Regardless, it was still a good addition to
Oh my Percy!! This was better than the first one!! I loved the plot,the writing and since i'm Greek , i can tell when they mess up with our mythology,well this one was more true to its bases :) I liked it was faithful and yet modernize and funny and adventurous!! Oh and Tyson was the cutest!!! ♥ The bromance between Percy and Tyson?? :D Annabeth/Percy..OTP ♥
Rohaizad Abdul
This sequel to the 1st book is interesting enough, as I found myself on the sixth chapter of the book after barely 2 hours of reading. This book explains Percy Jackson, life after his sixth grade, he's almost finished school "normally" when he had this bad dreams about his close friend Grover and to make matter worst, received bad news from his mother that the Half Blood Camp was in trouble and Chiron advised him not to come for the summer. Attacked by monsters at school. Little by little the de ...more
Pao Lerman
"You shall sail the iron ship with warriors of bone,

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

The Sea of Monsters was an amazing sequel to The Lightning Thief. In the beginning Percy goes back to Camp Half-blood and is miserable. He’s being teased about having a Cyclops brother and the new camp director is nothing but trouble. Then he and Annabeth determine a way to save the camp and then present it at dinner. The camp director thought it was great, unfortunately he granted permission for someone else to go on the quest and not Percy. But that didn’t stop him from sneaking out with his f ...more
Two books in and this series has me hooked. Greek mythology, likeable characters, and a great story. I thought the development of the characters continued and you got a better sense of the rules going forward. I didn't like this quite as much as The Lightning Thief, but that's probably because I am used the story setting and so some of the excitement has worn off.
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
The Sea of Monsters picks up twelve months after The Lightning Thief, with our hero Percy back in New York with his now single mother and attending Meriwether College Prep. Grover is away on his quest, attempting to find what no other Satyr has found before. The past year has been uneventful, even with new friend Tyson by his side. Until the final day of school when all hell seems to break loose, and of course Percy and his friends are in the line of fire,
"Well, well, if it isn't Peter Johnson. My millennium is complete.

I gritted my teeth. "Percy Jackson...sir."
Mr. D sipped his Diet Coke. "Yes. Well, as you young people say these days:

I love this series. Everything about it.

I love Percy and how much he's already grown up. Sure, he may not be shaving yet but he's more mature than most of the thirty year old men I know. Hell Heck, I laughed at the gigantic whirlpool/toilet reference. Don't grow up too fast, keep that youthfulness wh

Honorary 4.5 stars

One of the joys of being the eldest sibling in my family is now having my twelve year old sister want to read good YA and children's stories. She's reading those books I used to love (and those which I still do). So when I completed my re-read of the first Percy Jackson novel I gave it to her and since she liked it I borrowed the second for her, and then read it again myself. I was pulled back into the world and saw a greater depth to the novel than my memories so I personally
Thalia’s tree has been poisoned. The defenses of Camp Half Blood have been breached. The satyr Grover is in danger of becoming a terrified bride to the legendary Cyclops, Polyphemus.

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 details?
I'm really starting to feel like I'm not the intended audience for this.

While this book was still cute, it boarded way too close on cheesy multiple times throughout the novel. The plot is rather contrived and convoluted, and things only work out for Percy and his friends because the author wants it to happen. There is no logical course of events. It's all just wrapped up with a pretty bow on top of it and I'm supposed to accept their last minute rescues like that's good planning. But it's not. M
This series is so damn good!
It's not like most where the follow ups aren't as good as the first book, it's like Harry potter where all the books are equal I'm awesomeness,

I love it, I love it, I love. Especially since you get to see Percy, Annabeth and Grover etc all grow-up and develop.

I know this series will be one of my all time faves.
B u n n y ♥  | BooksWithBunny
Tra le cose che sto apprezzando di questa serie:
1)i libri sono moooolto veloci da leggere ma allo stesso tempo
2)pieni di azione e colpi di scena dall'inizio alla fine e
3)molto divertenti.

Sicuramente continuerò la serie appena troverò gli altri libri!
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