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Title: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (English)
Written by: Rick Riordan
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Percy Jackson, who is now a seventh grader, experiences yet another adventure as a demigod in The Sea of Monsters. The book is part of the series of books describing the adventures of Percy Jackson. In this book he need to cross the sea of monsters in order to save his camp from being attacked. Summary of the Book Percy is in his 7th grade at New York prep school campus. W Percy Jackson, who is now a seventh grader, experiences yet another adventure as a demigod in The Sea of Monsters. The book is part of the series of books describing the adventures of Percy Jackson. In this book he need to cross the sea of monsters in order to save his camp from being attacked. Summary of the Book Percy is in his 7th grade at New York prep school campus. What surprises him is that there has been no attack by a monster just as yet. Then one day, when the Percy and his classmates are playing an innocent game of dodge ball, they are attacked by the extremely fierce cannibal giants. He also receives bad news from his friend Annabeth who says that the magical borders of Camp Half Blood has been poisoned by one of their enemies, and if the cure for it is not found then the only safe place for the demigods will be lost. He need to cross the Sea of Monsters if he has to save their land and people. In the meantime, he also discovers a new secret about his family which makes him consider what he must really think of about being the son of the powerful water God Poseidon. About the Author Rick Riordan is an American author who is best known for writing Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He graduated from the University of Texas, and taught English and Social Studies at the Presidio High School in San Francisco.

30 review for Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (English)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sasha Alsberg

    Ahh so good! Rick does it again!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    I enjoyed this so much! Though I will admit that I didn't enjoy it as much as book one. Percy is such a fun narrator and I'm excited to continue following his journey.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jayson

    (A-) 80% | Very Good Notes: It finds emotion and character in shame and open wounds; set beyond humanity’s shores, adrift in primeval bedlam.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Cara

    A guy in Greek armor drew his sword and charged, but slipped in a puddle of pina colada. Really, who can not love a book with lines like that? I actually had the urge take this book in my hand with a strong grip and whirl it towards my head for waiting so long to read this series. I just kept putting it off for some reason or other. Luckily I came to my senses. For the most part things have been pretty quiet this school year and Percy even makes a new friend named Tyson, a giant of a kid. Well, A guy in Greek armor drew his sword and charged, but slipped in a puddle of pina colada. Really, who can not love a book with lines like that? I actually had the urge take this book in my hand with a strong grip and whirl it towards my head for waiting so long to read this series. I just kept putting it off for some reason or other. Luckily I came to my senses. For the most part things have been pretty quiet this school year and Percy even makes a new friend named Tyson, a giant of a kid. Well, this is the Percy Jackson series and things don't stay quiet for long. Monsters come in and attack the gym during a game of dodgeball and chaos ensues, and Percy learns that something terribly wrong has happened. The tree that signifies Thalia's sacrifice has been poisoned and Camp Half-Blood is no longer safe. Riordan has made quite a world here, but that's not the only thing you need to get a good story. Characters are SO important and he doesn't forget that. All of them are typically well drawn out. After finishing this one I feel like I know Percy and Annabeth a little better than I did before. We get to see some new characters, Tyson being my favorite and new powers and awesome mythological information. What really impresses me is that it can be funny, witty, informational, believable, smart, suspenseful at the same time without the reader losing the sense of adventure and how much heart all the characters have. What's so cool is that the action never seems to slow down, the action star in me is thoroughly satisfied. The ending is setup well for the next book, and just shows how tricky our villain is. I actually wish I could write a longer very concise and intelligent review about this book (maybe I couldn't accomplish that) but I don't want to give anything away, and really the book can stand on it's own without my help. Most people have read them all by now so this message is for you stragglers who waited so long like myself: GO AND READ IT! I doubt you'll regret it. Added later: Guess what? They decided to go ahead and make a movie based off the second book. The trailer looks promising guys!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kat O'Keeffe

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! This series is SPECTACULAR so far! Loving it immensely. BOOK THREE NOW PLEASE.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★

    3.7 STARS THE REVIEW IS POSTED 3.7 STARS Tomorrow, I'd be be on my way to my favorite place in the world-Camp Half-Blood. This is the last day in Percy's 7th grade. For the first time in his life, he almost makes it an entire year without getting expelled. No attacks or anything that can make him expelled and tomorrow he'll be going to camp Half-Blood but then Percy's mother tells him that Chiron sent her a message last night saying that it might not be safe for Percy to come to Camp half-blood and 3.7 STARS THE REVIEW IS POSTED 3.7 STARS Tomorrow, I'd be be on my way to my favorite place in the world-Camp Half-Blood. This is the last day in Percy's 7th grade. For the first time in his life, he almost makes it an entire year without getting expelled. No attacks or anything that can make him expelled and tomorrow he'll be going to camp Half-Blood but then Percy's mother tells him that Chiron sent her a message last night saying that it might not be safe for Percy to come to Camp half-blood and Percy also gets this nightmare that is involving Grover. what happens at Camp Half-Blood? Why does Chiron say that it might not be safe for Percy to come to Camp Half-Blood because Camp Half-Blood is like the safest place on earth for half bloods and will something bad happen on this last day? and what kind of nightmare Percy gets that is involving Grover? you need to read the book to know the answers ;p 🌊 My Opinion 🌊 Actually, I'm supposed to post this review yesterday but I didn't because I went to the cinema yesterday with my mom and big brother and we came home very late, it's midnight. Okay, now let's talk about the book! to be honest, I expected much from this book since I really really enjoyed the first book. I'm not saying this book wasn't good. I'm just saying that the first book was better than this sequel. the first book was funnier than this sequel and I just felt I was missing someone and that ' Someone ' was Grover. he didn't get many scenes in this book because ... well, I can't tell you that because it would be a spoiler. Grover is one of my favorite characters in this series, so for me a book without many scenes of him would kind of feel ... I don't know, lack of something. lack of his humor. But I still enjoyed it even though I didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoyed reading the first book. But the plot of this book was exciting and I didn't get bored at all. I always found myself feeling excited and curious about what would happen next, But I still felt like something was missing when I didn't see Grover much. now let's talk about Clarisse, I didn't like her in the first book for what she did or about to do to Percy and she was really mean towards Percy. but in this book, I realized she isn't that mean. I still don't like how she acted to Percy in the first book but in this book, she's ... pretty nice to him and that means she's not completely mean. just read the book (if you haven't read it ) and you'll know what I mean and I feel disappointed to Luke. I didn't expect him to be this evil. and HOW DARE HE DID THAT TO PERCY!! I hope he gets hurt in the next book. UGH, I hate him. I already ordered the fourth and the fifth book and I have a copy of the third book but I can't read it now! Because if I read the third book now, then when I finish it and the fourth book still hasn't came, then I will be very very impatient. So I decided to read something else and when the fourth and the fifth book arrive at my home then I will read the third book. I SHOULD'VE ORDERED THEM SOONER. *sighs* thank you for reading and liking this review, guys. I appreciate it so much and I hope you all have a great weekend!❤ ❤ P.S. : TYSON! I LIKE HIM SO MUCH! I hope I'll see him again in the next books. REVIEW TO COME TOMORROW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I AM READING IT! HERE I COME PERCY, ANNABETH AND GROVER. I miss them so badly.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mark Lawrence

    Another 5* from Celyn. I read this book to her out of order, having read book 1 then book 3 before it. I hate it when people do that, but the books are pretty stand-alone and we picked the wrong one when leaving the house in a hurry. Actually I can now better appreciate the cross-book story and it's quite clever, so that's good. This volume continues the mix of Greek myth, modern America, and teenagers. Percy battles through various monsters in bloodless battles where the beasties turn to mist on Another 5* from Celyn. I read this book to her out of order, having read book 1 then book 3 before it. I hate it when people do that, but the books are pretty stand-alone and we picked the wrong one when leaving the house in a hurry. Actually I can now better appreciate the cross-book story and it's quite clever, so that's good. This volume continues the mix of Greek myth, modern America, and teenagers. Percy battles through various monsters in bloodless battles where the beasties turn to mist on their deaths and reform years later. We're introduced to his half-brother, a cyclops, and a quest is launched to thwart the dastardly plan to destroy Camp Half-Blood. Various famed nasties are encountered including (& here I'm not going to google the correct spelling) Lastrigonian giants, Stymphalian birds, Charybdis and Scylla, Circe, and Polyphemus. Hermes pops up too. It's all rowdy and fairly random fun raiding not only Greek myth but other periods of history to give us a Civil War gunboat and some famous pirates to boot. The twist is actually a clever one, neatly mirroring the villian's supposed victory with the heroes'. Solid YA entertainment. Join my 3-emails-a-year newsletter #prizes ...

  8. 4 out of 5

    may ❀

    Ugh, I’m sooooo late with this review (not that anyone has been holding their breath since – let’s be real – I’m probably that 0.01% who hasn’t read Percy Jackson in their life) but hey better late than never, right? Soooo, this book. This book was epic. For a middle school series, Rick Riordan truly went all out. The characters, the plot, the battles, the adventures; the pre-wedding it was all spectacular. (Notice all the vague adjectives I’m using bc I’m a loser who went ahead and read the ne Ugh, I’m sooooo late with this review (not that anyone has been holding their breath since – let’s be real – I’m probably that 0.01% who hasn’t read Percy Jackson in their life) but hey better late than never, right? Soooo, this book. This book was epic. For a middle school series, Rick Riordan truly went all out. The characters, the plot, the battles, the adventures; the pre-wedding it was all spectacular. (Notice all the vague adjectives I’m using bc I’m a loser who went ahead and read the next book before writing this review so like don’t blame me if I end up monologue about scenes from book 3) Percy and Annabeth will completely be the death of me, I mean they aren’t even a ship yet and I’ve become such dedicated trash, it’s wonderful I actually spend hours on a daily basis sighing over fanart So in this book, we continue from where book one left off. Percy is back in a mortal school and so far he’s year has been shockingly average. But the fun is yet to start when Percy successfully though unintentionally destroys yet another school (and getting expelled in the process). He lands himself back in Camp Half-blood, which is slowly wasting away due to a curse and it’s up to him and the others to set everything right again by retrieving the Golden Fleece. To sum up, more action, more characters, more fun. Although this series is meant for middle schoolers, my very-adult-self (hush, I’m allowed to say that now) was continuously engaged in the plot. Let’s all acknowledge that events are totally unrealistic but I think that just adds more fun to the story. And let’s not forget the hilarity of this series, like the CHAPTER NAMES ARE #GOALS and the characters are so sassy omg how come I wasn’t this sassy back in middle school? “You weren't able to talk sense into him?" Well, we kind of tried to kill each other in a duel to the death." I see. You tried the diplomatic approach.” Anyways, we all know that I already finished the next book and I’m trying to rectify my terrible laziness for writing reviews by pretending I’m doing the responsible thing but like, the next book is waiting for me so byeeeeeeeeeeeeee “That's what makes heroes so special. You carry the hopes of humanity into the realm of the eternal.” 4 stars!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ gotta catch up with the rest of the world !!! ᕕ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )ᕗ

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ahmed Ejaz

    Wowowowo!! What an amazing adventure it was!! I loved it! Percy's narration was still amazing! Now Camp Half-Blood's magical boundary has been weakened as someone has poisoned the Pine Tree which strengthen it. There is only cure to reverse the effect of poison. For this cure, Percy has to go on a quest to find it. A fatal quest! I loved everything in this book!! Action scenes were amazing. Chariot Races were also amazing. Every single character in this book is enjoyable and interesting. Especially Wowowowo!! What an amazing adventure it was!! I loved it! Percy's narration was still amazing! Now Camp Half-Blood's magical boundary has been weakened as someone has poisoned the Pine Tree which strengthen it. There is only cure to reverse the effect of poison. For this cure, Percy has to go on a quest to find it. A fatal quest! I loved everything in this book!! Action scenes were amazing. Chariot Races were also amazing. Every single character in this book is enjoyable and interesting. Especially Tyson is an amazing addition. I really wish to see him in the next book. Ending was shocking. I didn't see that coming. Titan Lord, again, fooled Percy. Overall, I LOVED THIS BOOK!! July 20, 2017

  10. 5 out of 5

    Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️

    Loving this series. Between working my way through this series, the Harry Potter series, and Miss Peregrine’s series this year, I am enjoying myself immensely. I am apparently newly obsessed with middle grade fantasy and comic books. Who would have thunk it. And to know Riordan has three other series in addition to this one just makes me childishly joyful.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    What is it with me and not knowing how I feel about rating a book lately! I would like to give all the stars to Tyson! I am in love with Tyson and what he is =) I'm really hoping to get more of him in the other books. I thought the rest of the book was good and I love reading about all of the creatures. Of course, Percy and them are usually getting in trouble with all of said creatures. Well, not the sweet ones. I look forward to finishing the box set =)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    I need to take Tyson, wrap a blanket around him, give him a stuffed Rainbow and protect him from everything.

  13. 5 out of 5

    ✨ jamieson ✨

    “Don't you ever feel that way? Like you could do a better job if you ran the world?' 'Um... no. Me running the world would be kind of a nightmare.” this and the final book were tied as my favourite I enjoyed Sea of Monsters SO much. After reading The Lightning Thief, I wasn't sure if I would ever continue this series. It didn't grab me as I would have wanted and I didn't feel very connected to the characters. But Sea of Monsters FINALLY got me on board. Something about it was just so, so much m “Don't you ever feel that way? Like you could do a better job if you ran the world?' 'Um... no. Me running the world would be kind of a nightmare.” this and the final book were tied as my favourite I enjoyed Sea of Monsters SO much. After reading The Lightning Thief, I wasn't sure if I would ever continue this series. It didn't grab me as I would have wanted and I didn't feel very connected to the characters. But Sea of Monsters FINALLY got me on board. Something about it was just so, so much more appealing and fun then the first one. Suddenly I loved the characters and the plot and the world so much and I just had to finish this book as soon as possible. “Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we're related for better or for worse...and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.” my favourite part of this book, and this series overall, is the characters I love everyone so much. I think this book was so much stronger than the first because it really solidified the relationships between the characters Annabeth and Percy have so much time together and their relationship gets a lot of development which I loved. I also really liked Grover in this and the scenes in which they were all together at the end were my favourite. We also get so much relationships between the Camp Half Blood kids and Percy. I adore Clarisse, she may be a bit annoying and rude, but she's also kinda cool as fuck and I love her. The worldbuilding and the camp also made me fall so in love with this. It kinda reminded me of Harry Potter in that it feels like it's fantasy that COULD be real. I want to go to Camp Half Blood! And have chariot races!! and eat marshmallows at the campfire. The teachers and camp felt so fun and I liked how there was this dynamic with the camp being both fun and a home for them, whilst also being hard work and a little bit terrifying for them considering their destinies. The worldbuilding in general just had so much development. The introduction of the Oracle about Percy, the fate of Thalia, and more history around Luke/Annabeth and Thalia really developed the plot and created intrigue for the rest of the series. I love the set up for the long series wide arc and tropes like the chosen one are my FAVOURITE. This was really fun and I enjoyed it a lot. If it hadn't been for The Last Olympian this would have been my favourite in the series.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kimi

    I think the humor is definitely my favorite thing about these books. I wish I had read them a few years ago but I'm still really enjoying them as an adult too. I can't wait to read the next one! Also, can we just talk about those Goodreads emails "You've finished the book!" I know, Goodreads. I just told you that myself.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net! Percy Jackson Series Review: The Lightning Thief ★★★★★ The Sea of Monsters: See below! The Titan's Curse: RTC The Battle of the Labyrinth: RTC The Last Olympian: RTC I always get a bit nervous going into the second book in a series. There's a lot of pressure on the author to prove that the first wasn't just a fluke, and that they can keep the story compelling over the course of a number of middle-books in the series before reaching the grand finale. I h See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net! Percy Jackson Series Review: The Lightning Thief ★★★★★ The Sea of Monsters: See below! The Titan's Curse: RTC The Battle of the Labyrinth: RTC The Last Olympian: RTC I always get a bit nervous going into the second book in a series. There's a lot of pressure on the author to prove that the first wasn't just a fluke, and that they can keep the story compelling over the course of a number of middle-books in the series before reaching the grand finale. I had faith in Rick Riordan though - considering the legacy of popular series he's written - and I'm happy to say that he didn't let me down. Percy remains one of my new favorite narrative voices I've encountered over the course of this year. He's so sarcastic and full of good humor that I find myself chuckling over the things he thinks or says. Knowing that this series is written for children, I appreciate his character even more. Percy is easy for boys relate to which is great. There is a distinct dearth of strong male figures in reading geared towards kids in my opinion, so I'm definitely glad Rick Riordan's characters and stories somewhat fill that void. The story is slightly less compelling than the first book, only because we've already been immersed in this world where the Gods exist. There's less to learn about now, so in some ways it feels a bit less mysterious and more familiar. I wasn't as invested in the sideplot with Grover or the cyclops either, but I definitely think it's silly and lighthearted enough that children are sure to enjoy it. Truth be told,, I'd love this story just for introducing the Hippocampi: the mythological seahorses that Percy and his friends use to traverse through their journey on the Sea of Monsters. They were beautiful and the perfect addition to the world and its magic. Then again, I'm a total sucker for magical creatures in general, which is a big reason why this series appeals to me so. My only real complaint about this entry to the PJ series is that the stakes felt a little bit low. I know that we're moving towards an epic conclusion, so things will ramp up gradually here, but the main plot was resolved at about the 85% point and the remainder before the final 3 pages felt like pointless page-filler. All in all though, this was a worthy continuance to Percy's story, and I'm so excited to see where it goes next! ★★★★✯ = 4.5 out of 5 stars!

  16. 5 out of 5

    James Trevino

    Look mom! It’s a book! It’s a movie! No, it’s a book that is better than the movie!!! Now, I know that is the case in 90% of the cases, but here it is so painfully obvious. The movies butchered Kronos’ arc and that is one of the best arcs in any book I’ve ever read. Seriously, Kronos and that main minion of him (I won’t name him because I don’t want to spoil things) are such amazing villains. And then you have Riordan’s jokes. Bring ‘em on Rick!!

  17. 4 out of 5

    may ➹

    Fetus May was wrong this deserves 5 stars and more I love my children s o mu ch o h myg od I was literally tearing up at the end over the characters is this allowed

  18. 5 out of 5

    babyhippoface

    I don't get it. I just don't really like this series. My two kids would argue to the death with me about them, and I don't know why I don't like them, I just...don't. Maybe I don't like ancient Greeks mixing with 21st-century Americans. Maybe it's Annabeth's recurring refrain of "oh my gods" that drives me insane, or maybe it's the fact that you can't turn 3 pages without Percy being in mortal peril. (Too much adventure is bad for the heart.) Maybe I can't buy into so many perfectly-timed rescue I don't get it. I just don't really like this series. My two kids would argue to the death with me about them, and I don't know why I don't like them, I just...don't. Maybe I don't like ancient Greeks mixing with 21st-century Americans. Maybe it's Annabeth's recurring refrain of "oh my gods" that drives me insane, or maybe it's the fact that you can't turn 3 pages without Percy being in mortal peril. (Too much adventure is bad for the heart.) Maybe I can't buy into so many perfectly-timed rescues-from-nowhere when Percy is just about to bite the big one, or the way Percy goes into every new situation thinking, "maybe I shouldn't do this," but does it anyway and it's ALWAYS a trap by some monster. ALWAYS. A-L-W-A-Y-S. I know he's just an 8th grader, but golly gee Perce, wake up and smell the Cyclops Spit. Anytime you meet a new person, trust me, you should just turn and run. But you never do. I'm just not interested. I don't care how he gets out of the next life-threatening situation. Just get out of it and let's move on to the next life-threatening situation, already. With The Lightning Thief I thought maybe it was the audiobook's narrator that made me not enjoy it much, but I read this one myself, and I still just wasn't into it. I just wanted it to be over. That's not to say that I don't like Rick Riordan, because I like him fine. Total contradiction, I know, but it's true. And because not every book is every person's cup o' tea, I'll keep recommending this series to kids, because they think it's awesome. And that's good with me.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Maram

    I LOVE THE TRIO SO MUCH 😍 I LOVE THE ADVENTURES 😍 I LOVE OUR LITTLE CYCLOP, TYSON 😍 THE BANTERS MADE ME L-O-L 😍 THAT ENDING 😍 need i scream more???

  20. 4 out of 5

    P

    “Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we're related for better or for worse...and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.” This might be my least favorite book of the series. Reading this book in one night, I kind of felt like I was being left out by some of the characters that I was attached to from The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson still slays as always. His attitude, wit, and sense of humor fascinated “Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we're related for better or for worse...and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.” This might be my least favorite book of the series. Reading this book in one night, I kind of felt like I was being left out by some of the characters that I was attached to from The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson still slays as always. His attitude, wit, and sense of humor fascinated me. But the problem is ... those supporting characters were playing with my mind all the time, I couldn't focus on what happened during that time or see the whole picture clearly as I did in book one. This book is on and off enjoyable for me. “I told Tantalus to go chase a doughnut. ” That being said, I liked the adventure where Percy and his fellows sail to the sea this time. It is new and fresh, at least for me at that time, and the last part of it lift my mood up from the cliché of the first half. To be honest, Annabeth annoyed me sometimes. She acts like a child, especially towards Percy. I felt she pulls the story back halfway while it's supposed to move forward. For example, when Percy decided to do something, Annabeth comes to his way and makes him reconsider his choice even though that's the right one he should do. Other than being Miss Know It All, Annabeth also reminds me of Hermione. Their characteristics are nearly the same, but the way Rick delivers the story makes them different. I appreciate that. I appreciate the feelings I got from this series, it's like being a child and hold a HP book in my hands again. Rick is undeniably a talented author. “Before I could figure out how to apologize for being such an idiot, she tackled me with a hug, then pulled away just as quickly. "I'm glad you're not a guinea pig." "Me, too." I hoped my face wasn't as red as it felt.” Although this is not as good as book one in my opinion, it's still full of adventues, betrayals, and unbelivable facts. Gods and Demigods are becoming the whole clear picture, and I'd like to see them working together in the last book. Keep your fingers crossed !

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nina

    Such a fun read! I absolutely love this series and can’t wait to get to the next part! instagram || my blog || twitter

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Olson

    SO GOOD SO FUCKING GOOD. I NEED THE 3RD BOOK NOW.

  23. 4 out of 5

    aria [dear darling reader]

    TITLE: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) AUTHOR: Rick Riordan PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion Books PUBLICATION DATE: 2014 GENRE: Middle Grade, Mythology, Adventure This series just keeps getting better and better!   Like the first book, I just had a fantastic time reading this book. I love being in the world of Percy Jackson. I love seeing how these Gods and Goddesses are in a contemporary fashion. I liked how everything that has been done in this series so far. I'm hoping to read th TITLE: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) AUTHOR: Rick Riordan PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion Books PUBLICATION DATE: 2014 GENRE: Middle Grade, Mythology, Adventure This series just keeps getting better and better!   Like the first book, I just had a fantastic time reading this book. I love being in the world of Percy Jackson. I love seeing how these Gods and Goddesses are in a contemporary fashion. I liked how everything that has been done in this series so far. I'm hoping to read the rest of the series soon! Anyways, let's start the reviewing shall we? THE GIST    Percy had an uneventful year (finally).   For the first time in my life, I'd almost made it an entire year without getting expelled. No weird accidents. No fights in the classroom. No teachers turning into monsters and trying to kill me with poisoned cafeteria food or exploding homework.   It was almost the end of the school year and he's relieved that none of the "accidents" he always had every year. Seemed the Greek Gods were giving Percy a break this year. At least, that's what he thought. Percy and Tyson were at gym class when the crazy began happening. Again.   All around Matt Sloan, the visitors were growing in size. They were no longer kids. They were eight-foot-tall giants with wild eyes, pointy teeth, and hairy arms tattooed with snakes and hula women and Valentine hearts.   So no. The Gods hasn't forgotten about Percy and someone was indeed still out to get him. These creatures called the... eehhh.. something that starts with a letter L (Laistrygonians... there you g) want to eat him. Because he didn't want his classmates or himself to be eaten, he tried to fight them off. Then, out of nowhere, Annabeth came.   Standing in the smoke was my friend Annabeth. Her face was grimy and scratched. She had a ragged backpack slung over her shoulder, her baseball cap tucked in her pocket, a bronze knife in her hand, and a wild look on her storm-gray eyes, like she's been chased a thousand miles by ghosts.    After escaping the huge giant bullies at the school, Annabeth, Percy, and Tyson rode the cab of doom to get to Camp Half-Blood. It will be literally your doom if those three lady drivers lose their eye. Ahaha. Not kidding.   After surviving the taxi ride, they arrived at camp and found it being attacked by those big, crazy bulls. The place was supposed to be warded by the tree. I won't mention much about it, but the tree that protected the camp has been poisoned. So anyone who isn't a Half-Blood can now cross the borders which is a big problem. None of the Half-Bloods are safe now. (Half-Bloods or Demigods as we all know them)   Now it was up to Percy and Annabeth to not only find a cure for the poisoned tree, but also rescue Grover who has been asking to been visiting Percy's dreams basically telling him he needed saving.   WHAT I LIKED:    Freakin Percy Jackson! Can I say how much I adored this guy. And his narrative! So hilarious and honest. I liked how Rick Riordan made his character. He was special, but he wasn't perfect. I liked how the author handled his insecurity because you understand where it was coming from. It wasn't just a random, fleeting feeling. It was really something someone would feel when your own father seem to be playing favorite. Or at least that's how he thinks it was. Percy didn't pretend he was an overly nice person, because he wasn't. You'll see that wasnt such a nice guy, but he redeemed himself towards the end which was great. He was just a teenage demigod who feels, speaks, and listens like all normal teenager would which I think is one of the reasons why a lot of people read this.   Aside from Percy, I love Annabeth. I love this girl so much! I know there isn't any romantic stuff between Annabeth and Percy (yet) but I ship them so bad you won't even believe it! So aside from shipping her and Percy together, I'd have to say I was thoroughly surprised by her character. For someone as young as her, she was responsible, tough, smart, and really kickass. The author didn't tell me how great she was but he showed me. I think that's one of the reasons why I loved Annabeth.   The continuous flow of new Greek myth characters were so enjoyable. I am a big fan of mythology. Greek. Roman. Norse. You name it, I love it. Anyways, I was a bit iffy reading this because the author might not be able to give justice to the Greek gods, but this book did. It even exceeded it. Gaaah!!!   No freakin "I can't live without you" bullshit on this book. There were a lot of cutesy moments between Anabeth and Percy. And when I say cute, it's just really cute. I ship them so hard!!! :) i dont care if there was no romance in this book. But I can feel something would chance. Hrhehe   The cover! I mean the cover for the new editions. I didn't really like the older ones. The cover right there on top is the one I have and I absolutely love it   The chapter titles were funny.   There wasn't a lot of action on this book, but I felt that this book developed the characters a bit more. I saw more of Percy character than I did on the first book. I saw him as a son of a Poseidon and just a normal teenager who also feel jealous (hahahaha), scared, insecure and all the things that normal teenagers feel and I like that. It made his character more relatable and likable in my opinion   The silent message about family and how you should never turn back on family. "My dear young cousin, if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it."     I liked how it preached that without being too obvious. But it wasn't just about family,     there was also a bit about friendship.   I really liked Hermes, Luke's dad!   THINGS I DIDN'T LIKE:    Grover. I'm not very fond of him in this book.   I found Luke a weak villain on this book. I know he is not the main antagonist, but I don't see him fighting anything himself. He was a coward and someone who relies heavily on what he believe is right. He is a rebel because of his issues with Daddy. I don't think his reason for doing what he is doing for the more evil guy is right. His motivations were a bit weak in my opinion. I wonder when we'll see the more evil guy? Would he be as devious and inhuman as Volemort? I wonder...   FINAL WORDS:   This series is easily becoming one of the series I would give priority in finishing. I loved every minute of Sea of Monsters. And according to my friend Cam, she loved the rest of the books too! I can't wait to get to the rest of the books. I'm going to be hopefully getting them during the Manila International Book Fair which is happening in a few weeks!   Have you guys read the Percy Jackson series? What were your thoughts? :)   Share them in the comments below! Talk to you guys soon!  

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2), Rick Riordan تاریخ نخستین خوانش: هجدهم ماه سپتامبر سال 2012 میلادی عنوان: دریای هیولاها؛ نویسنده: ریک ریوردن؛ مترجم: مریم حیدری؛ تهران، نشر بهنام، 1390، در 296 ص، مصور، شابک: 9789645668707؛ مترجم: پریا آریا؛ تهران، هرمس، 1391، در 352 ص، شابک: 9789643638320؛ مترجم: میثم فرجی؛ تهران، نشر چشمه، 1393، در 323 ص، شابک: 9786002293244؛ مترجم: عباس زارعی؛ قزوین، سایه گستر، 1393، در 357 ص، شابک: 9789645029959؛ جلد دوم مجموعه پرسی جکسون و خدایان یونان The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2), Rick Riordan تاریخ نخستین خوانش: هجدهم ماه سپتامبر سال 2012 میلادی عنوان: دریای هیولاها؛ نویسنده: ریک ریوردن؛ مترجم: مریم حیدری؛ تهران، نشر بهنام، 1390، در 296 ص، مصور، شابک: 9789645668707؛ مترجم: پریا آریا؛ تهران، هرمس، 1391، در 352 ص، شابک: 9789643638320؛ ‬ مترجم: میثم فرجی؛ تهران، نشر چشمه، 1393، در 323 ص، شابک: 9786002293244؛ ‬ مترجم: عباس زارعی؛ قزوین، سایه گستر، 1393، در 357 ص، شابک: 9789645029959؛ ‬ جلد دوم مجموعه پرسی جکسون و خدایان یونان اثر ریک ریوردن است و نخستین بار در اول آوریل سال 2006 انتشار یافته‌ است. از روی این کتاب فیلمی با نام پرسی جکسون و المپ‌ نشینان: دریای هیولا ها نیز ساخته شده است. داستان: گروار که به دنبال پان است در خطر میافتد و در خواب از پرسی کمک میخواهد. گروار و پرسی موفق میشوند پشم زرین را از دست یک سیکلوپ دربیاورند و ... ا. شربیانی

  25. 4 out of 5

    destiny ♎ [howling libraries]

    #1 The Lightning Thief ★★★★☆ #2 The Sea of Monsters ★★★★☆ #3 The Titan’s Curse ★★★★☆ #4 The Battle of the Labyrinth ??? #5 The Last Olympian ??? I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I somehow missed the Rick Riordan train entirely as a kid. I never read any of his books, never saw the Percy film(s), nothing – my first introduction to the world was last summer, when I picked up The Lightning Thief, and I thought it was cute enough, but I wasn’t super impressed, beyond totally loving the representat #1 The Lightning Thief ★★★★☆ #2 The Sea of Monsters ★★★★☆ #3 The Titan’s Curse ★★★★☆ #4 The Battle of the Labyrinth ??? #5 The Last Olympian ??? I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I somehow missed the Rick Riordan train entirely as a kid. I never read any of his books, never saw the Percy film(s), nothing – my first introduction to the world was last summer, when I picked up The Lightning Thief, and I thought it was cute enough, but I wasn’t super impressed, beyond totally loving the representation for dyslexia (which I’ve never seen in any other book) and ADHD (which I have, and never see rep for). This book, however, hooked me for good, and now I want to read every single piece of work that Riordan ever has released (or ever will). I think it’s her way of saying anything is possible. Percy can pass seventh grade. Waffles can be blue. Little miracles like that. My favorite thing about the first book was Rick’s sense of humor and the ways it comes across through Percy’s narrative, and that was only further enhanced in this book. While the first one was cute, the second one actually made me laugh a few times – there’s so much more snark and sass, and it definitely feels like a slightly “older” sense of humor, despite Percy only being one year older. Percy’s outlook on the world is comical, a little cynical, and a bit self-deprecating, but never to the point of being a downer. “You can’t give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it. It doesn’t matter if they hate you, or embarrass you, or simply don’t appreciate your genius for inventing the internet –” I also thought the adult side characters were a lot more amusing and interesting in this installment, especially Hermes, who we get to spend a little bit of time with and who I really hope we see more of in the future. I loved his little snake sidekicks, and the fact that he talked to Percy like an equal, instead of being condescending or secretive like a lot of the adults in the first book were. We only came close to dying six or seven times, which I thought was pretty good. Of course, as always, there’s a lot of adventure, but I personally didn’t think the action sequences in this book were as harrowing as the first book’s, which was my only complaint – then again, this book was also a bit shorter (it’s the shortest in the series, at less than 300 pages), so there wasn’t as much room to fit in the extra monsters and fights. I still enjoyed the action scenes we did get, and we got to experience more of Percy’s natural ingenuity, as well as the cute “coincidences” in which his gifts from the gods assist him at just the right moments. “Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse… and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.” If I had to pick just one favorite aspect of this book, though, I think it would be Tyson, and the family/sibling rep shown there. Tyson is a Cyclops, and as we learn very early on, related to Percy, and we see a lot of this struggle that Percy goes through between determining whether he should worry more about his own reputation, or bonding with his newfound sibling. Tyson is such a precious and sweet character, though, with a lot of his own skills and capabilities to bring to the table, and I loved watching Percy grow close to him and learn to love him despite the reputation that Cyclopes have. All in all, this book was a total delight to read, and I can’t wait to continue the series!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Manny

    PC Jackson, the politically-correct superhero, teams up with a girl and a black dude to fight a bunch of monsters. Remember, it's still okay to hate monsters. Enjoy it while you can. [Is this correct? Ed]

  27. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    NOOOOOOO! OMG. WHY IS IT NIGHT TIME NOW? I NEED TO GET THE THIRD BOOK NOW. LIKE RIGHT THIS MOMENT NOW. Hold on...let me go check out the movie before I post my review. ...... I've finished watching the movie, and I just want to scream and cry for everything that got lost and twisted in translation in the movie adaptation. But I get it, movies shouldn't have to adapt a book with exactness. But I stick to my belief-books are almost always better than movies. It's like every movie's adapted from a bo NOOOOOOO! OMG. WHY IS IT NIGHT TIME NOW? I NEED TO GET THE THIRD BOOK NOW. LIKE RIGHT THIS MOMENT NOW. Hold on...let me go check out the movie before I post my review. ...... I've finished watching the movie, and I just want to scream and cry for everything that got lost and twisted in translation in the movie adaptation. But I get it, movies shouldn't have to adapt a book with exactness. But I stick to my belief-books are almost always better than movies. It's like every movie's adapted from a book. I can't even see a movie now without running in search of the possible book from which it was adapted. Today I saw the movie Jupiter Ascending and I just thought, "This has got to be a book". Next thing I know, I'm asking google for "Jupiter Ascending the book". But alas, it wasn't sooo...shame on me. Anyway... This installment was so sweet, it was like a set-up for a family reunion. And I loved it! Hermes shrugged. “Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related, for better or worse … and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.” Percy goes on another quest, this time in search of something that has the power to save Camp Half-blood which is now under attack due to a breakdown of it's protective barrier. The thing he seeks lies somewhere in the sea of monsters(like the name isn't enough of a warning). And of course, we can expect the many obstacles and hurdles Percy and his companions meet along the way, as well as some sweet family bonding moments. My favorite novel character was Tyson. Gosh, is he the sweetest little-talk about proper irony- brother or what! He was just too adorable. I love him to bits and pieces, I got so warm and emotional while reading his lines. (view spoiler)[And oh, I couldn't help but notice how similar Hagrid's(Harry Potter) situation was to Chiron's. They both were accused of things they didn't do. Things that had fatal consequences on both of their establishments. Hagrid was accused of opening the door to the chamber of secrets in book 2 and Chiron was accused of poisoning Thalia's tree. I don't know, it just popped into my mind while I was reading! (hide spoiler)] I have to say, this book was better than the first. I really appreciated the fact that the plot direction wasn't as predictable as the first book's, granted, the rest of the weaknesses of the first book followed into this story, like;Percy's ever-biting fallibility and tendency to fall fool and victim to every trap; safe in one page, in trouble in the following page, and conveniently saved in the next. I mean really, everything would be perfectly calm and cool, and my eyes would stray away from the pages of the book for one minute and next thing you know he's getting clubbed or pummeled or enchanted by some hideous creature. It gets really hectic. But I'm all for adventure, and in my book there can never be such a thing as enough or too much of adventure . This series I would say, thrives heavily on it, and that's great because that means we're très compatible. I'm an adventure junkie. I thought I was going to end up giving this book a 4 star rating, but nahhhh. With that ending, it's just not possible for me.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

    Edit : My pupils will have to wait, because this one is not grabbing me at all :/ Honestly, I didn't intend to read this book so soon but my pupils were so passionate about The Lightning Thief that they begged me to study this one. Now, you should know that I have two rules : - I never pass up an opportunity for my pupils to read. - I never buy something for my class that I didn't read before. So... Here we go, Percy.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Janeen-san

    I have to say this is my favorite book in the entire series. Wonderfully written and filled with new characters, The Sea of Monsters is a real page turner! Within the first three paragraphs, Riordan intordunces a funny new character: a friendly 8-year-old Cyclops named Tyson; son of Posiden! The magical girl-who-became-a-pine-tree, Thailia, has been poisoned. The magical boundary that protects Camp Half-Blood is weakening, and deadly monsters attempt to wound the demigod boarder patrols as much a I have to say this is my favorite book in the entire series. Wonderfully written and filled with new characters, The Sea of Monsters is a real page turner! Within the first three paragraphs, Riordan intordunces a funny new character: a friendly 8-year-old Cyclops named Tyson; son of Posiden! The magical girl-who-became-a-pine-tree, Thailia, has been poisoned. The magical boundary that protects Camp Half-Blood is weakening, and deadly monsters attempt to wound the demigod boarder patrols as much as they can. There is only one thing that can cure Thailia's Tree:the wonderfull healing Golden Fleece. Percy and his friend Annabeth desparatly need to go on this quest: the Fleece is located in the Sea of Monsters, also known as the Bermuda Triangle; only a child of Posiden could possibly suceed. But instead, the Orcle chooses Clarssie, a child of Ares! Percy quickly reveals another reason to go on the quest for the Fleece: he has been having dreams about his friend Grover the satyr, who went to go look for the god Pan, but got captured by a satyr-loving Cyclops...on an island in the Sea of Monsters. The almost-blind Cyclops thinks Grover is a girl and is going to marry him! Now Percy, his half-brother Tyson, and Annabeth must sneak away from camp to rescue Grover from a dreadful marriage, and insure the Clarssie doesn't get eaten by man-eating sheep. I really liked this book because it was the most creative of all the series. Traveling to the Sea of Monsters, Percy and his friends face thousands of challanges of involving strength of mind and body. I thought this book was wonderful! Riordan has successfully woven a wonderful tale of danger, betrayal, humor and myth into a fantastic book.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Eliza Rapsodia

    Carta enviada el 19 de Agosto de 2013 De: Nina Rapsodia Mi habitación con ventana Colombia. Para: Rick Riordan Campamento mestizo Long Island, USA. Primero que nada quería saludarle. Hola señor Riordan. Le escribo desde un país de latinoaméríca llamado Colombia. Ese país del que las películas de su país se empeñan en asegurar que sólo tenemos narcotraficantes. Quiero que sepa que usted por aquí es harto conocido. Realmente no puedo decirle si aquí sus libros se venden como churros, no estoy segura, per Carta enviada el 19 de Agosto de 2013 De: Nina Rapsodia Mi habitación con ventana Colombia. Para: Rick Riordan Campamento mestizo Long Island, USA. Primero que nada quería saludarle. Hola señor Riordan. Le escribo desde un país de latinoaméríca llamado Colombia. Ese país del que las películas de su país se empeñan en asegurar que sólo tenemos narcotraficantes. Quiero que sepa que usted por aquí es harto conocido. Realmente no puedo decirle si aquí sus libros se venden como churros, no estoy segura, pero apenas va a salir la adaptación al cine de uno de sus libros los ejemplares se agotan mágicamente en las librerías. En lo conveniente a mi, si usted supiera que desde hace más de un año, cuando leí la primera parte de su saga de Percy Jackson, sentí una ligera perturbación en la fuerza. En otras palabras, me encantó. Y primero déjeme disculparme por ser tan mala lectora por haber permitido que pasara tanto tiempo para comprar la segunda parte de su pentalogía de los dioses del Olimpo. Créame no lo he hecho con la menor intención de faltar a mis gustos personales. Debe haber sido porque después de que leí su excelente libro tenía la moral muy alta, y luego se me fue el alma a los pies cuando me topé con La Espérpentica Película (que lo pongo en letras mayúsculas para mostrar mi enfado) aunque se que usted no tiene nada que ver cuando con las ideas geniales de su libro se hagan desastres en Hollywood. La adaptación fue tan mala que tuve que rociarme mis ojos con agua bendita durante días para olvidar el horror de mis ojos. Prefiero relegarle la alegría a la imaginación. Volviendo al tema que me atañe quería expresarle mis más sinceras felicitaciones por haber mantenido el listón tan alto en la segunda parte de la saga. El mar de los monstruos me parece un libro que a pesar de lo corto que es (para mi desgracia) paga con creces el dinero que cuesta (que a mi parecer es bastante económico, para tamañas horas de entretenimiento que me ha dado). Realmente pagó la espera de más de un año luego de la lectura del primero. Voy a ahorrarme largas y aburridas descripciones sobre lo que me ha parecido la historia como tal, porque usted lo tiene muy sabido ya. ¿Por donde empiezo a mencionar las grandes alegrías que me trajo esta secuela? Lo primero que hay que decir es que sus palabras desbordan una creatividad que siempre me deja ojoplática y sin aliento. En este libro he visto una nueva gran aventura de Percy sus amigos que siempre me sacan una sonrisa y me hacen morderme las uñas hasta el infinito. Segundo, los personajes. Si Percy ya me cayó bien en este libro, en este libro acaba de reafirmarse como un buen protagonista que mantiene el sentido del humor hasta en los peores momentos. El no es un héroe solitario, siempre necesita de sus amigos para lograr salir airoso. Y tercero, el humor que usted le impregna al relato. Las situaciones tan divertidas en este libro me han hecho morir de risa varias veces y eso no lo logran muchas personas conmigo. Tres minipuntos para usted. Y es que en tas pocas paginas me sumerjo rapidísimo en los acontecimientos. No me da usted descanso entre una cosa y otra. Y realmente me entretiene muchísimo. Cuando yo creía que ya la cosa iría con calma usted vuelve y me sorprende. Y luego está el final. Le adjunto una imagen de mi expresión a este punto de la historia: Entonces quiero concluir esta misiva diciéndole una gran verdad. Señor Riordan, soy su fangirl. Pero no se preocupe que no le pondré cámaras a su casa ni lo acosaré por las redes sociales. Los millones que usted debe ganar por sus libros están más que merecidos. Nada de ganar dinero por libros malos. Espero de verdad de corazón que siga ejercitando su pluma (o las teclas) y siga trayendo buenas historias para todos los campistas semidioses del mundo real, aka su gran y nutrido fandom. Para despedirme, hágame un favor muy grande y envíele este regalo a los encargados de hacer las películas: Eso es todo. Es para mi un gusto escribirle a usted. Con todo mi fangirlgenico corazón, Nina Rapsodia. PD: Sería muy amable si me consiguiera usted un cupo en la cabaña de Hermes. No me molesta dormir en una encimera. Reseña en el blog: http://rapsodia-literaria.blogspot.co...

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