It’s the end of another school year and Percy Jackson is looking forward to returning to camp. Except there’s trouble at camp Half-Blood and he’s supposed to steer clear. But when he’s attacked at school, he’s left with no choice but to return to camp in search of answers. Unfortunately trouble is everywhere, and camp is not the safe haven it used to be. When it becomes clear that things are only getting worse, Percy, Annabeth and new addition Tyson embark on another adventure in hopes of setting things right.
As with the first book in the series, The Sea of Monsters is filled with plenty of action, the dialogue is witty and never feels forced, and the characters are layered and likeable. The similarities to the Harry Potter world are far less evident in this second novel in the series, and I found Percy’s adventure in this installment to be filled with surprises.
Although I didn’t love The Sea of Monsters quite as much as I did The Lightning Thief, it’s still a thoroughly enjoyable and fun adventure that progresses Percy’s story along nicely. I can’t wait to get started on The Titan’s Curse, book #3 in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series!
*The Sea of Monsters is book #1 for the What’s in a Name? Challenge