The second surprising interesting sequel will pull you right into Percy’s world again as he will venture out again on a new quest whether it is his or not in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea Monsters by Rick Riordan.
“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 his 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.”
So after reading the first book I found that I loved reading about Percy Jackson. The first book was fast and fun to read. The second book I wasn’t sure. I knew that I would like the character but was this just a fluke that the first book was good?
After reading I knew that it was not. I really liked it. This is a book that goes incredibly fast as you read. The book is a lot of dialogue but also non-stop action. I couldn’t put the book down.
The character Percy is intriguing and engaging. You end up cheering for him and hoping that nothing bad will happen or if it does he will prevail (and of course he does since he is the hero!). You get pulled into his life and problems that he must face, alone and with his friends by his side. I love the fact that Percy finds a friend in Tyson who is not what he seems to be in more ways than one.
I love Percy’s friends in Annabeth and Grover. They are always with him and help him when Percy needs it. In this book you learn more about the prophecy but it might not be for Percy. But the prophecy is going to be a child from the big three.
Through the act of friendship between the three friends and prophecy I find a similarity with the novel Harry Potter but that is not a bad thing. I am finding this intriguing outlook to the book. Gives you something to try and figure out.
This book shows promise of an intriguing future to the rest of the books. I like how the villains are starting to show their true colors. Our fallen Luke is with the bad guys and not coming back. He is with the forces of Kronos.
Rick Riordan brought back Percy to the pages with this exciting sequel with Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters. I am looking forward to the next chapter in the series.