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
This book is just so much fun, the first book was fun but I just felt a bit outside of it because it was so classically middle grade. I like middle grade and still read it but I just didn’t feel as connected as I was hoping, BUT I think there is hope.
The Sea Of Monsters starts with Percy at another School, this ones for problem kids and takes a real laid back outlook on education I mean kids playing dodge ball with lava rocks? Sure why not.
Percy is told by his Mum that he won’t be returning to camp but after a run in with Monsters and Annabeth coming to save his butt (as usual) he’s swept away via magical Taxi to help save the camp.
SO much happens I was pleasantly surprised at how well the story flowed. 270 pages and it was just epic, we met Hermes the god of messengers and travelers, I instantly loved him and his personality I can’t believe he was on maybe 4 pages and I love him? What is this genius writing and give me more please.
Tyson is the new character introduced and hello my darling child, don’t worry about everyone else because I will protect you (not that he needs protecting) Seriously I think Tyson is one of my favourites and I can’t guarantee the next books safety if anything happens to him.
The Annabeth and Percy friendship has developed into a real relationship, no not romantic but edging toward best friendship. They went from embarrassed reluctant friends to a solid unit that works well together and cares for each other watching each others backs and being there through the messed up shit that happens to them both like the occasional monster attack.
3.5 stars to The Sea of Monsters. The reason I haven’t given this 5 stars is because while I loved it I’m not completely in love with it, don’t ask me why just know that star ratings are hard and my mind just doesn’t love this enough.