How is everybody? Doing fine, I hope. 🙂 So by the title you all must know what I have in store for today – another Percy Jackson review! Lets just say I am in love with this series. And I am literally hitting myself in the head, wondering how I had not thought of reading this earlier when it was the HYPE (not that people have stopped reading/ talking about it, but you get my point, don’t you?). I can’t think of a day when Percy and his adventures have not been the topic of conversation atleast once among my friends.
Sea of Monsters being the second book in the series certainly does not disappoint. After the tiresome (and successful) expedition to bring the stolen bolt back to Zeus and clear his name, Percy bids goodbye to his friends and returns home. In Meriwether Prep, Percy makes a new friend Tyson, who is a giant with an emotional soft nature. Unlike always, he (Percy) almost manages to finish his 7th grade without any trouble from the bad side. Almost. When he learns about the camp’s condition, Percy immediately decides to help. The pine tree on the hill has been poisoned and the magical border is wearing off. Monsters are now attacking the camp which was once the only place of protection for half-bloods. A camp which had been off-limits for the monsters, was now open and vulnerable making the campers – easy targets.
Percy has taken up the responsibility to save the camp (by finding the Golden Fleece which will reinstate the tree’s health) and protect Grover, his satyr friend, who is being held captive by a Cyclops. Best part? He has the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone!
I took up this book 2 days back and I have not been able to put it down. Rick Riordan has once again spun a wonderful mystery. I can’t wait to finish the whole series! This book tells us more about Annabeth and Percy and how events of the past have led to complicated situations. Percy’s longing for approval from his father is heartbreaking. He takes up responsibilities wondering if he is making Poseidon proud. I feel so bad for Percy! Its true that Gods are not supposed to pick favorites but a few words of encouragement and love once in awhile wouldn’t hurt, would they? Reading a Percy Jackson book is like a roller coaster ride. It blows the air out of your lungs and all you can do is, hope your heart does not jump out of your mouth. Its silent for a moment and when you least expect it, twists and turns will blow your mind. I like how Tyson’s character has been sketched. He is the exact opposite of what he looks like. Strong looking but timid and very kind hearted. Annabeth proves to be a commendable fighter, brave and a very good friend. She always watching out for Percy. All in all, it was another great book. The last page or the last para (to be precise) has got me totally worked up. I immediately started the 3rd one. Lets see how that goes 😀
Rating – 5 stars