Thursday, April 8, 2010

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is just finishing up another year at his mortal school and looking forward to another summer at Camp Half-Blood. But before school can even end, things are going wrong. Pretty soon Percy, along with Tyson, a homeless kid from Percy's school, are on their way to camp. Once they get there, Percy discovers that Tyson is not just a homeless kid but a homeless Cyclops and a son of Poseidon, making Tyson Percy's half brother. Before any of this can sink in, though, a quest presents itself. Grover, one of Percy's friends, is missing and the camp is in danger. The quest involves going to the Sea of Monsters to retrieve not only Grover but also the golden fleece, something that could help Camp Half-Blood get back on its feet.

Okay, I am now totally sucked into the Percy Jackson adventure. I had a harder time with the first book because I'd seen the movie and already kind of knew what was going to happen (such a book killer, I will never do that again). This second book totally made me fall in love with the characters and the story. On top of that, there's a good amount of action and some very dry human that keeps the entire story just zipping along. Again, I will compare this to Harry Potter and say that it is pretty much Harry Potter for mythology lovers. There enough in common that is you love the HP books you'll probably love Percy Jackson but enough differences that you won't be bored.

I can't wait to start on the third book!



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17 wonderful thoughts:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

oh damn Im still with the vampires! have to catch up!

shari @ little blue deer

The new Harry Potter??? Always looking for new reads, thanks Krysten! p.s. I'm adding your button!

Shelley Ann

oh i love harry potter! i might have to start these if theyre similar!

naomemandeflores

Thanks for the tip, I'm not reading this series yet.

Nikki

Don't tempt me with this series! I have a whole stack of True Blood books to get through, and a couple others. Not enough time!

Elizabeth

I hate when a movie ruins a book...but most of the time it doesn't because the book has so much more detail.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

i really have to make time to read more....i find it impossible! it's a goal i'm trying to set for myself :)

Cafe Fashionista

Oh, I love you for posting about Percy Jackson, Krysten! I've been contemplating reading it myself. Have you seen the film? A few people told me that they were unhappy with the movie version. :/

Chana

I love that you have this as part of your blog! Thanks to you, I've just started up the Twilight series again, so after that (which should be by Monday if it goes as fast as last time...lol) I will be picking up this new read! Thanks girl!

Salt

You've sold me on Percy Jackson. And Harry Potter. I'm determined to read the whole series.

Chana

P.s- I just added your button to my blog! Looks so cute:)

Mara

I've heard this series is so good! My cousins are obsessed!

Meg

Sounds like a cool book. I'm a HP/mythology fan, so it sounds perfect for me!

carissa @ lowercase letters

i've decided that you must read a book/hour. you must read like a million of them each year. i'm so impresed! you inspire me.

My Husband's Watching TV...

My mom would love you, she's all about Percy Jackson!

chelsea rebecca

oh goodness i need to read this!! i love a good series!!

IRS- Ma Bear

It was a great series... My students are disappointed by the movie... It didn't live up to their expectations.
Riordan has a great gift for writing young adult books. I hope he can find a way to expound upon the series.