Monday, June 6, 2011
The Sea of Monsters Book Review
This is the last week of school for me. Thank God! The Book Review for this week is The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan, which is the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series. This was a short book so it will be a short review. Here is the Summary from the back of the book:
After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson is finding his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson, a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any normal friends. But things don't stay quiet for long.
Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders that protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia. Only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name: The Bermuda Triangle.
Together with his friends, Percy must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family, one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.
My first impression of this book was good, I actually read this book before the Lightning Thief not knowing it was a sequel. I liked the cover, the eye on the cover was very eye-catching. Having read the Odyssey, I recognized a lot of parts from that epic poem in this story. Some examples are the sirens, the cyclops, Scylla and Charybdis, and Circe. I like when I can relate two stories, especially with them being so alike. I give this book a 4/5 stars, just because it was a little too short and childish for me, but overall a fantastic book. Next week I will be doing a book review on the Titans Curse by Rick Riordan, my favorite book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Check this book out as well as the whole series by Rick Riordan.
(There is not a trailer for this book, Sorry!)