Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Published by Miramax Books on April 1st, 2006.
My Format and Page Count: Disney Hyperion Paperback// 279 Pages.
(WARNING, this whole review will be full of spoilers, so if you have not read this book yet, CLICK OFF)
“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.”
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 each installment. In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book’s drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come.
- The Characters: Rick Riordan is one of the best authors when it comes to characters. I loved the characters that he meant for us to love, and I hated the characters that he meant for us to hate… *Glares at Tantalus*. Every character, whether major or minor, have a distinctive personality, making this series all the more interesting! I am also excited for Thalia’s entrance, which happened at the end of this book.
- The Monsters: Mythology, Greek mythology especially, fascinates me. This series is not only interesting, but I learn about the creatures, Gods, Titans, etc in a fun, adventurous way.
- The Plot: I enjoy the fact that every book follows the characters trying to complete a different, but important all the same, quest, but the series as a whole has the same plot. I love books that have sub-plots mixed in with the actual plot!
- The Comedy: This book has some of the most sarcastic, snarky characters. Percy is a Demi-God, but that does not stop him from being a sarcastic teen.
- The Pacing: I did feel as though the beginning of the book was slow, and it took me a while to actually get into this book. Once I was in though, there was no turning back!
I did not enjoy this book as much as the first one, but it was definitely not too far behind. I did not really enjoy the actual quest as much, which is why I did not enjoy the book as much I guess. One of my favorite part was the sirens… it gave us insight on what Annabeth TRULY wants, and its showed how vulnerable she really is.
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars.
reasoning for my Rating: The pacing in the first half was not the best. This is solely because I was comparing it to the first book, which blew me away.
Let me know how you feel about this series down below! Which is your favorite?
Thank you for reading!