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

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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 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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Cara
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,
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Kat O'Keeffe
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! This series is SPECTACULAR so far! Loving it immensely. BOOK THREE NOW PLEASE.
babyhippoface
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
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Janeen-san
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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Kate ❣
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 :)
Mario
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 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
Colombia.

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
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Kayla
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Manny
Aug 18, 2013 Manny marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
description

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]
Mary
I need to take Tyson, wrap a blanket around him, give him a stuffed Rainbow and protect him from everything.
Mark Lawrence
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
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Valerie
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
Brian
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
Cynn


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
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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
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Mangrii
Por fin me he puesto con la segunda parte de esta saga que comencé en febrero, y vuelvo a decir lo mismo, que pena que no haya conocido estos libros siendo más joven, aunque en realidad, los estoy disfrutando muchísimo igualmente.
Me parece un libro mejor llevado que el primero. Las descripciones se reducen bastante al ya conocer la mayor parte de los lugares que ocupan nuestros protagonistas, así como sus hábitos o costumbre no tiene que ser explicadas. Además está cargado de acción, el ritmo es
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Tiffany
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
GO RAINBOW! YES, JENN HE IS A STALKER, BUT WHO CARES????? NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. NOT. ENOUGH. KRONOS. N ...more
Sara
Me están empezando a encantar los libros de Rick. Esta secuela ha sido increíblemente adictiva, ¡y el final te deja con ansias por leer rl siguiente!

“Intenté convencerlos de que todo iría bien, pero no me lo creía ni yo.”
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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!
Laz
“Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we're related for better or for worse...and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.”


Who doesn't love our dearest Olympian Gods? I love this book so much, it's like a mini Odyssey hence the title, 'The Sea of Monsters'. Who doesn't love a little boy who takes on quests and goes to save and explore the world of the unknown.

Once more this left me at a loss for words. Th
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Ahmad
I just love this book so much.
This is my new favorite series.
Love Percy, love Annabeth.
It's so action packed.
Wonderful adventures.
I'm in love with the Greek mythology it's amazing!!!
This series is just wonderful
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Fenia
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 that.how 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 ...more
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
Melissa
Didn't enjoy this one quite as much as the first book, but I still liked it. It was such a quick, short book, and I loved all the old myths that were told in modern, funny ways. After studying Classical Civilisation for 2 years during my A Levels, I knew the stories and mythological beings fairly well, like Circe, Odysseus and the Cyclops etc, so I really enjoyed this new perspective. Look forward to seeing how the series progresses.
Zia
She's alive?
What the fuck?
I need the next book right now or I'm going to explode!
Ann
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
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Bookwraiths
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
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Ivy
Loved this book. Nice to meet Hermes and all the characters again. Nice that Percy met his brother, Tyson. Also glad that Thalia's back and they were able to rescue Grover. Hope to read the next book.
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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)
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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."
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