Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Review: The Sea Of Monsters(Percy Jackson; Book 2)

I hate pirates. I really do. When it got to the pirates part, I shut the book and actually stayed away for a couple of hours. So what is it, in any type of book, that makes you set it down and stay away for a while?

A Lovely Summary W/O Spoilers:
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 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. Readers will love the comedy , friendship, loyalty , and mystery in this book.

REVIEW(No spoilers):
The Sea Of Monsters. Doesn't that title seem sort of scary to you? Even though Riordan picked different, unique names, the whole series is- what's a good word for it? Crazy? No. Scary? No, well yes, but not the right word. Amazing isn't even a good enough for it. I've read 2 out of however many are in the series, and I'm already seeing why hundreds of thousands of people like this series so well. It's nothing like Twilight or Hunger Games, or any of the other best sellers out there. Someone thought that people needed a God lesson without knowing it, and that person just so happened to be Riordan. He was the right man for the job, and I can't wait to review the rest of the series. 

Join me, as I read the third in the series, The Titan's Curse.

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