Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

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 Book 2 (Book 1: The Lightning Thief)

Novel Summation:

After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson-a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any “normal” friends. But things don”t stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner by the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia-only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name.the Bermuda Triangle. Now Percy and his friends-Grover, Annabeth, and Tyson-must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family-one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon”s son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.

My Thoughts:

Amazing! What a way to continue a series. The second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series didn’t dissapoint. It was equally amazing as the first and added so much more. Again in this book we are introduced to several new myths and characters. Many mythological forces are shown and present entertaining obstacles for Percy. In this book Percy faces the threat of losing his only safe heaven, Camp Half Blood. As any hero would do, Percy sets on a quest to find the one thing that can save the camp. During his quest he learns of a shocking and disturbing prophecy that has been hinted to in the previous book. Introduced in this book is the new character Tyson, who I absolutely adored. He was incredibly enjoyable, and courageous in his own unique way. Percy continues to be an excellent hero, who gradually discovers his hidden potential. I felt the actual sea of monsters was a little disapointing. I expected more time to be spent in the sea of monsters and I expected more monsters. This book was very entertaining and I recommend it to everyone who enjoyed the first.

Future Books:

The next book in the series is Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Titans Curse,followed by Battle of the Labyrinth, and the Last Olympian.

Movie Connections:

This book is a movie scheduled to be released in August 2013.

My Character:

This is the character that I created for the Percy Jackson series http://shortstuff2511.tumblr.com/post/35101992305/percy-jackson-series-novel-character

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