The Sea of Monsters

by Rick Riordan | Children's Books |
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Registered by cinnamon-quill of New York City, New York USA on 1/22/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by cinnamon-quill from New York City, New York USA on Saturday, January 22, 2011
Percy Jackson is not a normal thirteen year old kid. He has a mother who’s mortal, a father who’s one of the Twelve Olympians and a tendency to get kicked out of every school he enrols in.

When the school year ends, Percy at least has Camp Half-Blood: a place for children of half-god, half-mortal parentage. Glad to be back amongst his friends, the fun soon ends when the magical tree that protects the camp starts dying and Percy receives a distress call from his friend, Grover.

He sets out on a journey with the bossy but brilliant Annabeth, to face up against both cruel and cry-baby Cyclopes and plenty of other troublesome woes.

Can Percy save Camp Half-Blood and find Grover? To do so…he’ll have to survive the Sea of Monsters.

I ran out and ransacked bookstores to find this as soon as I was done with The Lightning Thief, the first book in the Percy Jackson series. Still on my high from the first installment, I was keen to see the story continue with the same level of excitement. It did not disappoint.

The world that the author creates, with the ancient Greek gods and monsters living in modern day New York and all throughout America, is a refreshing and exciting read. There were plenty more meddlesome creatures and characters in this book to enjoy and I liked the further insight into some of the old characters as well as seeing plenty of new ones.

The inclusion of a character like Tyson in the book could have been an irksome disaster but Riordan managed to make him a loveable and humourous character that showed another side to Percy and provided him with a lot of growth.

The way in which well-known mythological figures like Hermes and Tantalus were portrayed was sheer brilliance. Riordan really brings to life characters that are just a name and an idea and makes them tangible and quirky.

I liked – both in The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters – that the characters that aren’t human can show the greatest qualities of humanity, that both characters like Percy and Annabeth needed to aspire to. It gives the reader something to contemplate and shows another level of depth in the story, where you can see that "monsters" is a label that doesn't define the true nature of a character, just like how the half-bloods are not defined by their parentage.

There was plenty of conflict and intrigue to propel me through this book and the ending was one that had me in despair that I didn’t have the third book, ‘The Titan’s Curse,’ on hand. I look forward to reading it.

In accordance with the FTC, I would like to disclose that I purchased this book. The opinions expressed are mine and no monetary compensation was offered to me by the author or publisher.

(From my blog: Quill Café)

If you find this book, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Please read it and share your thoughts here. Then, pass it on to others so that it can be experienced far and wide. ♥

This book was registered in WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND.

Journal Entry 2 by 4thEstate at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA on Saturday, April 16, 2011
Caught this at the Book Buffet table at the BC in DC convention.

Journal Entry 3 by 4thEstate at Montclair, New Jersey USA on Saturday, February 09, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (2/5/2013 UTC) at Montclair, New Jersey USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sent out via the sci-fi bookbox some time ago.

Journal Entry 4 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, March 24, 2013
Taken from Erishkigal's Science Fiction Bookbox with thanks!

One of these days I'm going to get around to actually reading The Lightning Thief. When I do, I may want this one.

Other copies on my BookCrossing shelf: 15185914 15855290 15994817

Journal Entry 5 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, April 02, 2016
Still haven't started this series, and I've discovered that I have another copy of this book, so this one will be traveling soon.

Notes for 1st quarter re-do:

Week 2: Trade paperback
Week 11: Green cover
Week 12: Alliterative author name

Journal Entry 6 by winghyphen8wing at Town (restaurant) in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, April 03, 2016

Released 5 yrs ago (4/2/2016 UTC) at Town (restaurant) in Honolulu, Hawaii USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This was one of the books left on the table after our wonderful TOC lunch at Town - I hope it finds a new reader!

Wild released for msrubble's 2016 movie challenge, Secretariat's 2016 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Challenge (week 13: 1st quarter re-do) and AlterEgoZoe's Leap into the Wild Challenge.

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Since Pakistan's flag is green and white, this book with a predominantly green cover is released for the victims of the recent bombing in Pakistan. Most people want to live their lives in peace: I wish it wasn't so hard to do so.

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