#TheReadingQuest Update: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan

Hi,

I’ve finished my third book for #TheReadingQuest which fulfilled the prompt of reading a book based on mythology.

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Title: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)

Author: Rick Riordan

Published: April 1st, 2006 by Hyperion Books

Genre:  Fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology

Rating: ★★★★✩

 

 

The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan’s amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a “half blood” whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan’s series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment.
In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book’s drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come.

Rick Riordan does it again! This was such a nice and fun book that makes me sad I didn’t pick up this series when I was younger.

I could sense some development on the action sequences and the pacing in relation to the first one. In my opinion, this had a faster pace and was more engaging. 

I loved the role Grover played on this one because, even though he was not as present as in the first book, the scenes where he did appear were hilarious and made me laugh so much.

One of the new characters that I loved was Tyson. [SPOILER] He is a Cyclops and we find out that he’s actually Percy’s half-brother. I really enjoyed the relationship between them and its growth throughout the story.

I also liked the development of Percy and Annabeth’s relationship that was more clear and strong in The Sea of Monsters. As well as some unexpected alliances…

My favourite thing about this series, as I said in my review of The Lightning Thief, is the Greek mythology references. On the second book, Rick Riordan added more characters based on Greek mythology, like Tantalus, Circe, etc, that were really fun to read about and enriched the story.

It ends with such a cliffhanger that I wanted to read the next one right away (but I need to finish my other prompts first).

I usually read books like this in one day, but I’ve been kind of in a reading slump so it took me 3 days to read it. I hope I get more motivated to read because I want to finish my path as well as start a new one. Let’s see how that goes.

#TheReadingQuest progress:

Character Class: Mage 
EXP: 50
HP: 130
Books completed: 3 
Total Pages Read: 1020 
Total Pages Remaining: 931

Now I’m reading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and I’ll update you soon.

Happy reads,

Rita x

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