Title: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Release Date: April 1, 2006
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.
I liked this book, though not as much as the first one. Percy was on his own in much of this adventure. I missed the way he interacted with his friends.
However, I love Homer’s Odyssey, so I loved the similarities between that and this book. Percy goes on his own Odyssey to find the Golden Fleece. The Odyssey is a huge part of Greek mythology, so I was glad to see it represented so faithfully in this book.
We also learn more about their camp and the people who run it. Percy’s story is further developed in this story.
I enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to the rest of the series!
My review for The Lightning Thief can be found here.