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Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (Book 2) Paperback – 5 Apr 2007
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Praise for the Percy Jackson series:
'Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical...This is most likely to succeed Rowling. Puffin is on to a winner' - Amanda Craig, The Times
'Puns, jokes and subtle wit, alongside a gripping storyline' - Telegraph
'Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats' – New York Times
About the Author
Rick Riordan, dubbed 'storyteller of the gods' by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five New York Times number-one bestselling book series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson, the Heroes of Olympus and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase, based on Norse mythology. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, won the Red House Children's Book Award and is now a blockbuster film franchise starring Logan Lerman.
To learn more about Rick and his books, you can visit him at www.rickriordan.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @camphalfblood.
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Like the first book, the only downfall I see with this book is the fact this is a bunch of kids running around doing things that even some adults struggle to comprehend - but I have finally got over that fact and really enjoyed reading this!
Percy definitely has the potential to be very annoying but there is enough humour and humanity in him to keep him bearable, even likeable. Annabeth was verging on bratty at parts, but she is a 13 year old so that can be totally forgiven.
My favourite character was, by far, Tyson. What a truly adorable cyclops! The way he was wrote was endearing and at times I couldn't help but want my own Tyson! He was innocent, and quite frankly very slow, but he had a brilliant personality and that came through.
Plotwise, brilliant, as I have come to expect from this series in such a short period of time. It had enough twists to keep it interesting and definitely left me wanting to read on and on. I especially enjoyed the whole sheep thing, but that may be from the time I spent in Wales...
One thing that annoyed me, looking back at the plot, was Riordans excuse as to why Annabeth didn't like Tyson. It was so stupid and unbelievable, and that comes from someone who just read a book about a bunch of demi-gods.
Writing wise, some really, really funny moments where I couldn't help but burst out laughing, but also some serious moments that made me a bit weepy.
My opinions of the Gods from the first book stay the same. I have no love for any of then, no matter how many times we get someone to explain their reasoning. I feel like they could turn into golden parents and I still wouldn't be able to like them, not after everything they have done.
Definitely a YA book that I would recommend to anyone. An enjoyable, smart read that promises so much more to come!
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To be fair, I could have ended the review there. (Also, spoiler alert for the first book, this is series 1 book 2)
I know about the Greek gods but with a new generation it's awesome!