Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters

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.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I finished the movie and was in shock.  The movie was really great.  For a while there have not been too many great movies out there that interested me.  This movie did but I wasn’t sure, but after hearing a good review from those who saw the movie I went.

The movie was much better than I thought, which lead me to think what would the book be like.  I was finally able to get my hands on the book and as the last page was turned I was in awe.  The book was interesting, funny, clever, and entertaining to read.

“Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again.  And that’s the least of his troubles.  Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life.  And worse, he’s angered a few of them.  Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.  But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him: solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.”

“Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan is categorized as a fantasy genre and it was truly amazing to read.  The characters, plot and dialogue were well thought out and had drawn me in to find out more about the series.  So I searched my favorite site, Fantastic Fiction and looked up Rick Riordan.  I saw that there are a total of five books for Percy Jackson and will be only five in the series, which have all been written.

While I was reading I thought about the movie compared to the book but I stopped.  You can never compare the movie to the book because things are always cut out and should be thought as their own entity.  Reading the book reminded me of Harry Potter which is also the genre of Fantasy.  I guess it is because of how in each book the main character really doesn’t know where they belong in the world.  Each are different from other people.

As I read the book I loved the detail that was intertwined with the book.  The detail of the characters life; the gods, the heroes, Percy and Percy’s mom.

Some things I thought that were interesting was that Percy is only 12 years old and in the movie the kid looked 15 so I was thrown a little.  I didn’t remember the age that Percy was supposed to be in the movie.  Another interesting thing was the people from the camp didn’t exactly know who Percy’s father was.  I thought that was strange since all around him there were clues about what Percy could do with water.  Another interesting part of the book was the involvement with all the different types of mythical creators.  I liked the oracles and their mysterious messages.

This book was something very easy, fast pace thriller that is fantastic to read.  It is something different from the normal vampires and werewolves.  It was refreshing to read and I can’t wait to get the other four books.