Hello dear readers!
Today i bring you the review of the seconds book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, The Sea of Monsters.
*Because this is the second book and even the synopsis has spoilers, i will try to keep the spoilers to the minimum. *
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. (Goodreads)
If you read the first book, this book keeps the action packed/fast pace theme. Everything happens very quickly and you can’t stop reading.
Comparing to the first one, the plot is focused on the action and there isn’t a lot of world building. But i could see character growth in almost every “child like” character, specially in Percy and Annabeth. She changed a lot since the last book, i didn’t thought of her (or Percy) has a 13 year old.
Over all, a great character driven book. We found out more things about other characters and this time, almost, no god’s were evolved.
5 out of 5 stars! Can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Next a detailed review with spoilers. Please don’t even watch the movie! I did it before reading the series and i regret it every single day.
Clarisse is growing on me. She just want’s to please Ares, she not actually super bad. I predict she will do something for Percy or their cause some where in the future.
Annabeth is my new favorite person. She is just so badass, honest and so intelligent. But at the same time she can be very vulnerable. That my type of girl, the one that can be independent but still know that sometimes we need support.
Percy is a different boy from the first book. He is a normal 13 year old boy with his insecurity’s but still very adult, the decisions he makes are always thought out, even if just a little. With the help of Annabeth most of the times that is true. Still i really enjoy reading from his perspective.
Talia appearing in the end gave me the feeling that Percy will no longer be the main focus of everyone and he is going to feel that. Still, i’m curious if Talia is going to join Luke or not. I like the Cronos plot and how he is going to rise at some point.
I don’t even miss the romance! I like action driven books and this is perfect. (still! i already ship Percy and Annabeth, blame me…) I’m enjoying this series so much and i have the feeling this is only getting better!
This is a short review but i hope you enjoyed it.