Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Review: Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)
Title: Sea of Monsters
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books
Publishing Date: April 1st 2006
Pages: 279
Genre: Young Adult, Mythology, Fantasy
Series: Percy Jackson #2
Source: Hardcover

Goodreads Summary:

After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson is finding 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 long.

Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders that protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia. Only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name: The Bermuda Triangle.

Together with his friends, Percy must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family, one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.


Rick Riordan did it again. I enjoyed the 2nd installment just as much as the 1st. The humor, the story, the action and suspense, it’s all still there.

In the second story of Percy Jackson we start off with Percy having some very strange dreams. What is so strange about these dreams you ask? Well Grover is shopping for a wedding dress, that kind of strange. From the beginning I was laughing out loud with the craziness that Grover and Percy seem to get themselves into. This book had a story within the story. The book didn’t really get into the main storyline to much but did explain some major key parts about Tyson, Percy, and little more about Grover’s race. This book was a lot of fun and I will be reading the next one as soon as I can fit into my ever growing TBR pile.



  1. Hey there! I'm glad you enjoyed Sea of Monsters. I read this book earlier in the year when I first got my nook. I was so excited to get all 5 books from the library.

    Nice review! Happy reading!

  2. I love Tyson!

    I just finished book 5...get ready! This series is SO GOOD! =)


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