Monday, 30 March 2015

Percy Jackson and The Sea Of Monsters-A Book Review||❤

Percy Jackson and The Sea Of Monsters
By Rick Riordan
Publication Date: January 1st 2006
Rating: 5stars
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.

My Thoughts...
I feel as though these books just keep on getting better as the series progresses. The story starts to come together more like puzzle pieces and we are introduced to so many new mythological characters who each are as dangerous as each other. Percy is now back from yet another year of school, where surprisingly he hasn't been hurt or attacked yet but he speaks too soon as he finds himself in a volleyball game where actually his 'opponents' are actually maneating giants and has yet again been in the media for blowing up his school this time. With Camp Half-Blood in serious danger, Percy has to sneak out of camp as it is under strict regulations and try and retrieve the Golden Fleece to save the tree which protects the camp and stop the bloody mess which is being caused, The only problem is he has to travel across the sea of monsters or labelled in the human world as the Bermuda Triangle. It's up to Percy and his friends to save their second home and fight a hungry Cyclops will he be able to do it?

What is so good about these books is that it never gets boring. It's always kept at a fast pace but not fast enough for you to feel like you had just read a trilogy in 200 pages. Percy is still witty and his character is extremely likeable and always managed to get into a worse situations through his sarcasm. The Book brought up many more new facts so I did actually learn more about Greek Mythology and I am slowly feeding my obsession. It is so tricky to try and give write a spoiler free review!!

Tyson and Annabeth are probably my favourite characters out of the whole book because they are both such courageous characters but one knows it and the other doesn't seem to realise. Tyson is the innocent one who ends up being quite powerful and Annabeth is the vibrant one who always turns up at the right moments. Although they do despise each other quite a lot and you do see their differences, it is quite obvious, ones a monster and ones a half-blood.

The only thing which annoyed me about the book was that Percy cared too much. I was Iiterally screaming at him through my book telling him to Dutch these people and run off. Maybe that annoyed me because I would do the exact opposite thing in situations.

Overall, I think that this book was a brilliant fantasy read and I hope to finish this series soon!!

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1 comment:

  1. They definitely do only get better! I am glad you were able to like this one so much. I thought we got to know a lot more Annabeth here as well, especially when it came to knowing your greatest want which is your biggest weakness in the end as well.