The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)
By: Rick Riordan
Published: June 2006
Published By: Listening Library
Format Read: Audio book, OverDrive
Genre: Middle-grade, Fantasy, Adventure
Date Read: June 4, 2016
year has passed since young Percy Jackson discovered that not only is
he a demigod, but the son of Poseidon. After school lets out he
returns to Camp Half-Blood, which is in a very different state than
he left the first time around. A Golden Fleece must be found and
brought back to the camp in order to save it from destruction. Also
Percy's best friend Grover is being held captive by a Cyclops on an
island in the Sea of Monsters. In Rick Riordan's sequel to the
Olympian's series, Percy and his friends Annabeth and Tyson head out
on a quest to rescue Grover and bring home the fleece.
this instalment of the middle-grade adventure series, Percy is a year
older and wiser than when readers were first introduced to him in The
Lightning Thief. Incorporating tales of the mysterious Bermuda
Triangle, Percy puts to use the special traits he inherited from his
father the God of the sea.
really enjoyed the way Percy used the abilities he didn't know he
had. They came to him naturally, as if cementing the fact that he was
indeed the son of Poseidon. I was touched by Percy's relationships
with his friends, even though his loyalties were often put to the
my favourite character from the first book played a large role in the
quest for this book, Grover wasn't as much of a prominent character.
The parts that did focus on him, however were quite entertaining. In
his absence a new character by the name of Tyson became my favourite.
Where he lacked in brains he made up for in strength, heart and
loyalty to Percy, which made him so endearing.
with the first book, I listened to The Sea of Monsters in audio
format. It was narrated once again by Jesse Bernstein. Unfortunately
I am not a big fan of his narration of this series. Although I
believe his impressions of the different characters voices may be
more appealing to a younger audience.
some reason I wasn't as excited and captivated by this book as I was
with the first. I wonder if this was because of my annoyance with the
narration and if my opinion would be different if I had read a
I do plan to carry on with the third book as soon as possible and
would recommend it to those who enjoy a fun adventure story.
(Click the link to see my review of the previous book in this series)