Monday, September 21, 2009
The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 2
by Rick Riordan
pub: March 2007
Percy Jackson's seventh-grade year has been surprisingly quiet.Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants thing get....well ugly. And the unexpected vi st from his friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical border that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless the cure is found, the only safe place for demigods will be destroyed.
This book was fun, exciting, and action packed but not as good as the first one. Still it's a worthy read, I just can't help comparing it to the first in the series, The Lightning Thief.
It started out with a bang which is a gift Riordan has with his writing, but slowed down through the middle before picking up at the end. I enjoy the characters and was happy to stick around for the ride.
The mythology is always fun and Riordan's ability to mix it into a fantastical tale is brilliant. If you are a fan of the series, like I am, definitely pick it up. You won't be sorry!