The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
(taken from goodreads.com)
Percy Jackson’s seventh-grade year has been surprisingly quiet. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get . . . well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of Percy’s friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed.
In this fresh, funny, and hugely anticipated follow up to The Lightning Thief, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their beloved camp. But first, Percy will discover 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.
I love this series to death. First of all I love the whole Greek mythology thing. It’s fantastic. And I love how it’s used in this book. It’s a little modern and it makes it kind of funny sometimes. I LOVE the world the author created here.
I love how much time he puts into his characters too. He changes them but keeps them the same at the same time. They grow with the book. They get smarter but not perfect. I like that. Percy is amazing. He’ll do anything for his friends and family. Annabeth is great too. I feel like I know them both so much better now after reading this book. I loved the new characters introduced. Tyson is hilarious and I still hate Clarisse but a little bit less now.
What I loved most about the plot was that it was a mix of genres. It’s a fantasy book but there’s a lot of funny parts and I can feel some romance coming. Plus it’s got all these fancy morals in it everywhere. Like everything with Tyson. I like that when the characters grow, we do too because of all the new stuff we’re learning. Plus there’s action all throughout the book! I love it! You’ll never, ever get bored reading this!
5 out of 5
“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.”