Thursday, June 17, 2010

Review: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Book: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: A-
For: final book for the Once Upon a Time Challenge
From: personal collection (bought it LONG ago)

This is the continuing story of Percy Jackson and his buddies Grover and Annabeth. In this adventure, they must rescue Grover from the famous cyclops (of Odysseus fame) and recover the golden fleece (of Jason fame) and save the future of Camp Half Blood.

I love how these books have a huge appeal to kids and how they are learning their mythology stories in such a fun way. However, though I enjoy them, I'm still waiting to be "grabbed" by them or "sucked" in, as they say. It's hard for me to picture Percy has a mere 13 year old, doing what he's doing, even with his special powers. In fact, because of the movie, I kept picturing him as older then had to keep reminding myself he's barely even a teenager! Hate it when that happens.

Anyway, my daughter loves these books and was pleased to death that I was finally reading one again. She would ask me every chance she could where I was and what was happening. And she couldn't wait for me to get to that last line which, as she put it, was a big surprise. And I must agree, it ended with a bit of a twist!

I will keep going with the series, but with lots of breaks in between.

Bottom line: Fun books!

For all about the author Rick Riordan and his other books, click here.

Other Reviews:

The Book Nest
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  1. I like these a lot. The first one sucked me in immediately, but I was especially in the mood for children's lit. I have this one on my stacks and ready to go. I also can't picture Percy as a young'un. The movie trailers certainly had that effect of coloring my imagination.

  2. I actually red The Sea of Monster and have yet to read the Lighting Thief. I have always been a huge fan of Greek mythology and use to teach it when I taught seventh grade. It is great to be able to share these with your daughter.

  3. I read 2 of the books first and am having trouble adjusting to the whole gang as high-school age.



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