Ugh, I m sooooo late with this review not that anyone has been holding their breath since let s be real I m probably that 0.01% who hasn t read Percy Jackson in their life but hey better late than never, right Soooo, this book This book was epic For a middle school series, Rick Riordan truly went all out The characters, the plot, the battles, the adventures the pre wedding it was all spectacular Notice all the vague adjectives I m using bc I m a loser who went ahead and read the next book before writing this review so like don t blame me if I end up monologue about scenes from book 3 Percy and Annabeth will completely be the death of me, I mean they aren t even a ship yet and I ve become such dedicated trash, it s wonderful I actually spend hours on a daily basis sighing over fanart So in this book, we continue from where book one left off Percy is back in a mortal school and so far he s year has been shockinglyaverageBut the fun is yet to start when Percy successfullythough unintentionallydestroys yet another school and getting expelled in the process.He lands himself back in Camp Half blood, which is slowly wasting away due to a curse and it s up to him and the others to set everything right again by retrieving theGolden Fleece To sum up, action, characters, fun.Although this series is meant for middle schoolers, my very adult self hush, I m allowed to say that now was continuously engaged in the plot Let s all acknowledge that events aretotallyunrealistic but I think that just adds fun to the story And let s not forget the hilarity of this series, like the CHAPTER NAMES ARE GOALS and the characters are so sassy omg how come I wasn t this sassy back in middle schoolYou weren t able to talk sense into him Well, we kind of tried to kill each other in a duel to the death I see You tried the diplomatic approach Anyways, we all know that I already finished the next book and I m trying to rectify my terrible laziness for writing reviews by pretending I m doing the responsible thing but like, the next book is waiting for me so byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeThat s what makes heroes so special You carry the hopes of humanity into the realm of the eternal 4 stars gotta catch up with the rest of the world We did all the standard numbers Down by the Aegean , I Am My Own Great Great Great Great Grandpa , This Land is Mino s Land The bonfire was enchanted, so the louder you sang, the higher it rose, changing colour and heat with the mood of the crowd Sounds like a really nice night at Camp Halfblood, right I mean who wouldn t want to sing This Land is Mino s Land On a side note Uncle Rick if you read this, can I please have the lyrics for those songs lol I d love to read them Unfortunately not everything is as it seems, and Percy isn t only plagued by strange dreams of his best friend wearing a bridal gown Hey there Grover, you re looking good P but also by a few ancient monsters that apparently feel a need to attack his home But worry not We all know that for every problem there is a solution and of course Annabeth already figured it out I guess to have a daughter of Athena at your side really comes in handy sometimes Especially if you re a very practical and down to earth person like PercyI ll give you a hint What do you get when you skin a ram Messy See, very practical indeed lol Otherwise he probably would have never figured out that you don t only get messy but also get a Golden Fleece as well Of course only if your sheep actually happens to be a golden sheep, but that s another story for another day P Anyway, moving on Camp Halfblood is in trouble and the only thing that s able to help them to restore their protective barrier is the Golden Fleece So our favourite demi gods do what they do best They go on a dangerous quest XDI thought about it It did seem a little weird, but, I mean, doughnut shops weren t really high on my list of sinister forces I totally agree with you Percy, but what about the dangers of the sea Sirens, hydras, a sinister sorceress, a woman with six dog heads or a sea monster that swallows entire ships What about guinea pigs Guess they all count as sinister forces Yes, even the guinea pigs lol Well, I m pretty sure by now you all realized that Percy s quest is rather adventurous and I admit it, even perilous Our favourite hero wouldn t be our favourite hero if he wouldn t be able to circumnavigate all those lethal dangers though, pun, totally intended XD and in the end Well, what did you expect Did you really think I d spoil you lol Nope, I won t You ll have to find out for yourself PI ll only tell you as much It was a fun ride once again and after that mean cliff hanger I can t wait to get a hold of the next bookFamilies are messy Immortal families are eternally messy Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we re related, for better or worse and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum 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 InstallmentIn 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 Thrills To Come A guy in Greek armor drew his sword and charged, but slipped in a puddle of pina colada Really, who can not love a book with lines like that I actually had the urge take this book in my hand with a strong grip and whirl it towards my head for waiting so long to read this series I just kept putting it off for some reason or other Luckily I came to my senses.For the most part things have been pretty quiet this school year and Percy even makes a new friend named Tyson, a giant of a kid Well, this is the Percy Jackson series and things don t stay quiet for long Monsters come in and attack the gym during a game of dodgeball and chaos ensues, and Percy learns that something terribly wrong has happened The tree that signifies Thalia s sacrifice has been poisoned and Camp Half Blood is no longer safe.Riordan has made quite a world here, but that s not the only thing you need to get a good story Characters are SO important and he doesn t forget that All of them are typically well drawn out After finishing this one I feel like I know Percy and Annabeth a little better than I did before We get to see some new characters, Tyson being my favorite and new powers and awesome mythological information What really impresses me is that it can be funny, witty, informational, believable, smart, suspenseful at the same time without the reader losing the sense of adventure and how much heart all the characters have What s so cool is that the action never seems to slow down, the action star in me is thoroughly satisfied The ending is setup well for the next book, and just shows how tricky our villain is I actually wish I could write a longer very concise and intelligent review about this book maybe I couldn t accomplish that but I don t want to giveanythingaway, and really the book can stand on it s own without my help.Most people have read them all by now so this message is for you stragglers who waited so long like myself GO AND READ IT I doubt you ll regret it.Added later Guess what They decided to go ahead and make a movie based off the second book The trailer looks promising guys 3.7 STARSTHE REVIEW IS POSTED3.7 STARS Tomorrow, I d be be on my way to my favorite place in the world Camp Half Blood.This is the last day in Percy s 7th grade For the first time in his life, he almost makes it an entire year without getting expelled No attacks or anything that can make him expelled and tomorrow he ll be going to camp Half Blood but then Percy s mother tells him that Chiron sent her a message last night saying that it might not be safe for Percy to come to Camp half blood and Percy also gets this nightmare that is involving Grover what happens at Camp Half Blood Why does Chiron say that it might not be safe for Percy to come to Camp Half Blood because Camp Half Blood is like the safest place on earth for half bloods and will something bad happen on this last day and what kind of nightmare Percy gets that is involving Grover you need to read the book to know the answers p My Opinion Actually, I m supposed to post this review yesterday but I didn t because I went to the cinema yesterday with my mom and big brother and we came home very late, it s midnight Okay, now let s talk about the book to be honest, I expected much from this book since I really really enjoyed the first book I m not saying this book wasn t good I m just saying that the first book was better than this sequel the first book was funnier than this sequel and I just felt I was missing someone and that Someone was Grover he didn t get many scenes in this book because well, I can t tell you that because it would be a spoiler Grover is one of my favorite characters in this series, so for me a book without many scenes of him would kind of feel I don t know, lack of something lack of his humor But I still enjoyed it even though I didn t enjoy it as much as I enjoyed reading the first book But the plot of this book was exciting and I didn t get bored at all I always found myself feeling excited and curious about what would happen next, But I still felt like something was missing when I didn t see Grover much now let s talk about Clarisse, I didn t like her in the first book for what she did or about to do to Percy and she was really mean towards Percy.but in this book, I realized she isn t that mean I still don t like how she acted to Percy in the first book but in this book, she s pretty nice to him and that means she s not completely mean just read the book if you haven t read it and you ll know what I mean and I feel disappointed to Luke I didn t expect him to be this evil. and HOW DARE HE DID THAT TO PERCY I hope he gets hurt in the next book UGH, I hate him.I already ordered the fourth and the fifth book and I have a copy of the third book but I can t read it now Because if I read the third book now, then when I finish it and the fourth book still hasn t came, then I will be very very impatient So I decided to read something else and when the fourth and the fifth book arrive at my home then I will read the third book I SHOULD VE ORDERED THEM SOONER sighs thank you for reading and liking this review, guys I appreciate it so much and I hope you all have a great weekend P.S TYSON I LIKE HIM SO MUCH I hope I ll see him again in the next books REVIEW TO COME TOMORROW I AM READING IT HERE I COME PERCY, ANNABETH AND GROVER I miss them so badly. its been a minute, but im finally back in the world of percy jackson and all the greek mythology goodness just like when i readthe lightning thief,i really wish i had read this when i was middle grade aged it definitely would have kickstarted my obsession with greek mythology much earlier that is for sure the strength of this series, especially when reading as an adult the fun little cameo of circe in this was such a highlight for me its so entertaining to see these myths play a part in such an excitingly wholesome story even though this installment is a little short and a bit of a filler sequel, im still very much interested to see how the series plays out these books are just so lighthearted and fast paced, they make for the perfect pleasure read 3.5 stars Wowowowo What an amazing adventure it was I loved it Percy s narration was still amazing Now Camp Half Blood s magical boundary has been weakened as someone has poisoned the Pine Tree which strengthen it There is only cure to reverse the effect of poison For this cure, Percy has to go on a quest to find it A fatal quest I loved everything in this book Action scenes were amazing.Chariot Races were also amazing.Every single character in this book is enjoyable and interesting Especially Tyson is an amazing addition I really wish to see him in the next book.Ending was shocking I didn t see that coming Titan Lord, again, fooled Percy.Overall, I LOVED THIS BOOK July 20, 2017 Another 5 from Celyn I read this book to her out of order, having read book 1 then book 3 before it I hate it when people do that, but the books are pretty stand alone and we picked the wrong one when leaving the house in a hurry.Actually I can now better appreciate the cross book story and it s quite clever, so that s good.This volume continues the mix of Greek myth, modern America, and teenagers Percy battles through various monsters in bloodless battles where the beasties turn to mist on their deaths and reform years later We re introduced to his half brother, a cyclops, and a quest is launched to thwart the dastardly plan to destroy Camp Half Blood Various famed nasties are encountered including here I m not going to google the correct spelling Lastrigonian giants, Stymphalian birds, Charybdis and Scylla, Circe, and Polyphemus Hermes pops up too.It s all rowdy and fairly random fun raiding not only Greek myth but other periods of history to give us a Civil War gunboat and some famous pirates to boot.The twist is actually a clever one, neatly mirroring the villian s supposed victory with the heroes.Solid YA entertainment.Join my 3 emails a year newsletter prizes I enjoyed this so much Though I will admit that I didn t enjoy it as much as book one Percy is such a fun narrator and I m excited to continue following his journey. A 80% Very Good NotesIt finds emotion and character in shame and open wounds set beyond humanity s shores, adrift in primeval bedlam.
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- The Sea of Monsters
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- 16 May 2018 Rick Riordan