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Title: The Sea of Monsters
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians; Book 2
Author: Rick Riordan
ROTS Setting: EU, Modern, Magic, Mythology/Supernatural
Synopsis: 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.
Recommendation: Highly recommended!
One of the best second-books I’ve read. It might not be as good as the first, but it does exactly what a second book should, expand upon the first and then show the reader why they should finish the series. All of it, spot on!
Percy and Annabeth feature strongly in this book and I really enjoyed see their relationship develop. Especially Annabeth and getting to know more of her history! We also get Tyson! I’d forgotten he showed up so soon in the series and his relationship with Percy is so good, for both of them. Minor appearances of Clarrise and Grover were also greatly appreciated.
The plot was entertaining, and the pacing was good. So many little things come together to paint this fantastical series of events. Totally unrealistic, but 100% fitting for the world and strangely believable. The sign of a well crafted world.
In short, it’s good. Real good.