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(Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)

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The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan's amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a "half blood" whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan's series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with ...more
Hardcover, 279 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Hyperion Books
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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 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ahh so good! Rick does it again!
Jayson
(A-) 80% | Very Good
Notes: It finds emotion and character in shame and open wounds; set beyond humanity’s shores, adrift in primeval bedlam.
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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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”We did all the standard numbers: ‘Down by the Aegean, I Am My Own Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandpa, This Land is Mino’s Land. The bonfire was enchanted, so the louder you sang, the higher it rose, changing colour and heat with the mood of the crowd.”

Sounds like a really nice night at Camp Halfblood, right? I mean who wouldn’t want to sing “This Land is Mino’s Land”? (On a side-note: Uncle Rick if you read this, can I please have the lyrics for those songs? *lol* I’d love to read them!!!) Unfortu
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jessica
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
its been a minute, but im finally back in the world of percy jackson and all the greek mythology goodness!

just like when i read ‘the lightning thief,’ i really wish i had read this when i was middle grade aged. it definitely would have kickstarted my obsession with greek mythology much earlier. that is for sure the strength of this series, especially when reading as an adult. the fun little cameo of circe in this was such a highlight for me. its so entertaining to see these myths play a part in
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Mark Lawrence
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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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Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
3.7 STARS

THE REVIEW IS POSTED

3.7 STARS

Tomorrow, I'd be be on my way to my favorite place in the world-Camp Half-Blood.

This is the last day in Percy's 7th grade. For the first time in his life, he almost makes it an entire year without getting expelled. No attacks or anything that can make him expelled and tomorrow he'll be going to camp Half-Blood but then Percy's mother tells him that Chiron sent her a message last night saying that it might not be safe for Percy to come to Camp half-blood and
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may ➹
it’s Percy Jackson’s birthday and I’m going through a reading slump, so tell me right now, to my face, one good reason I shouldn’t start rereading the rest of this series

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Fetus May was wrong this deserves 5 stars and more I love my children s o mu ch o h myg od I was literally tearing up at the end over the characters is this allowed
Ahmed  Ejaz
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, full-lengths
Wowowowo!! What an amazing adventure it was!! I loved it! Percy's narration was still amazing!

Now Camp Half-Blood's magical boundary has been weakened as someone has poisoned the Pine Tree which strengthen it. There is only cure to reverse the effect of poison. For this cure, Percy has to go on a quest to find it. A fatal quest!

I loved everything in this book!!
Action scenes were amazing.
Chariot Races were also amazing.
Every single character in this book is enjoyable and interesting. Especially
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may ❀

Ugh, I’m sooooo late with this review (not that anyone has been holding their breath since – let’s be real – I’m probably that 0.01% who hasn’t read Percy Jackson in their life) but hey better late than never, right?

Soooo, this book. This book was epic. For a middle school series, Rick Riordan truly went all out. The characters, the plot, the battles, the adventures; the pre-wedding it was all spectacular.

(Notice all the vague adjectives I’m using bc I’m a loser who went ahead and read the ne
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Loving this series.

Between working my way through this series, the Harry Potter series, and Miss Peregrine’s series this year, I am enjoying myself immensely. I am apparently newly obsessed with middle grade fantasy and comic books.

Who would have thunk it.

And to know Riordan has three other series in addition to this one just makes me childishly joyful.
Mary
May 29, 2014 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.
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
What is it with me and not knowing how I feel about rating a book lately!

I would like to give all the stars to Tyson! I am in love with Tyson and what he is =) I'm really hoping to get more of him in the other books.

I thought the rest of the book was good and I love reading about all of the creatures. Of course, Percy and them are usually getting in trouble with all of said creatures. Well, not the sweet ones.

I look forward to finishing the box set =)
✨    jamieson   ✨
“Don't you ever feel that way? Like you could do a better job if you ran the world?'
'Um... no. Me running the world would be kind of a nightmare.”


this and the final book were tied as my favourite I enjoyed Sea of Monsters SO much. After reading The Lightning Thief, I wasn't sure if I would ever continue this series. It didn't grab me as I would have wanted and I didn't feel very connected to the characters. But Sea of Monsters FINALLY got me on board. Something about it was just so, so much m
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Kimi
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think the humor is definitely my favorite thing about these books. I wish I had read them a few years ago but I'm still really enjoying them as an adult too. I can't wait to read the next one!

Also, can we just talk about those Goodreads emails "You've finished the book!" I know, Goodreads. I just told you that myself.
Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net
See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net!

Percy Jackson Series Review:
The Lightning Thief ★★★★★
The Sea of Monsters: See below!
The Titan's Curse: RTC
The Battle of the Labyrinth: RTC
The Last Olympian: RTC


I always get a bit nervous going into the second book in a series. There's a lot of pressure on the author to prove that the first wasn't just a fluke, and that they can keep the story compelling over the course of a number of middle-books in the series before reaching the grand finale. I h
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James Trevino
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: all-time-goodies
Look mom! It’s a book! It’s a movie! No, it’s a book that is better than the movie!!!

Now, I know that is the case in 90% of the cases, but here it is so painfully obvious. The movies butchered Kronos’ arc and that is one of the best arcs in any book I’ve ever read.

Seriously, Kronos and that main minion of him (I won’t name him because I don’t want to spoil things) are such amazing villains.

And then you have Riordan’s jokes. Bring ‘em on Rick!!
babyhippoface
Apr 11, 2008 rated it it was ok
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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Malanie
“““If you get in trouble again, I want to know about it. And I’ll come help you again. I wouldn’t have it any other way.””

The Lightning Thief : ★★★★⭐
The Sea of Monsters : ★★★⭐⭐

Every time Percy Jackson is protective and gentle with his friends, my heart flutters. Rick Riordan does SUCH GREAT FRIENDSHIP???? I mean, the action scenes are okay. The setting + imagery are cool. But holy shit, whenever we’re presented with friendship. Or when Percy merely THINKS about how important his friends are
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maram ☂︎
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE THE TRIO SO MUCH 😍
I LOVE THE ADVENTURES 😍
I LOVE OUR LITTLE CYCLOP, TYSON 😍
THE BANTERS MADE ME L-O-L 😍
THAT ENDING 😍

need i scream more???
P
Mar 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
“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.”




This might be my least favorite book of the series. Reading this book in one night, I kind of felt like I was being left out by some of the characters that I was attached to from The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson still slays as always. His attitude, wit, and sense of humor fascinated
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Jasmine from How Useful It Is
I started reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters on 2/12/2019 and finished it on 3/7/2019. I am again buddy reading this book with my son, though he has a 100 pages head start since he finished book 1 before me. This book is a great read. The Gray taxi sisters reminds me of the Knight Bus from Harry Potter, with their reckless driving skills. This book Percy also dreams of seeing but not believing whether what he sees is real or just a dream. In the first book, Percy dreams ...more
Nina
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
Such a fun read! I absolutely love this series and can’t wait to get to the next part!

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Ashley Nuckles
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yeeeeeeeessss sea of monsters hell yesssssss
The Burning Rose (Jess)
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
SO GOOD SO FUCKING GOOD.
I NEED THE 3RD BOOK NOW.
Sandra
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

TITLE: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)
AUTHOR: Rick Riordan
PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion Books
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014
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 th
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
#1 The Lightning Thief ★★★★☆
#2 The Sea of Monsters ★★★★☆
#3 The Titan’s Curse ★★★★☆
#4 The Battle of the Labyrinth ???
#5 The Last Olympian ???

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I somehow missed the Rick Riordan train entirely as a kid. I never read any of his books, never saw the Percy film(s), nothing – my first introduction to the world was last summer, when I picked up The Lightning Thief, and I thought it was cute enough, but I wasn’t super impressed, beyond totally loving the representat
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Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms (Book.Enchantress)
4.75 Golden stars

PJO series is getting better book by book. (& all of them are great.)
the Demigods world is expanding...
Awwww Tyson.
& Grover. XD
Tantalus is Umbridge. :|
& everything happened in the Sea of monsters part... (I don't wanna spoil the fun. XD)
sums it up:
LOL!
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World building: ★★★★★/5
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Characters: ★★★★★/5
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Written style: ★★★★★/5
HUMOR!: ★★★★★/5
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plot & events: ★★★★/5
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Cover: ★★★★★/5
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General idea: ★★★★★/5
Manny
Aug 18, 2013 marked it as not-to-read
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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]
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