Review: Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Cover for The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Title: The Sea of Monsters
Author: Rick Riordan
Narrator: Jesse Bernstein
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins

4 stars out of five
4 stars – It was really good

Percy has almost successfully completed a year of seventh grade. On his last day of school the monsters return though and he finds himself racing to Camp Half-Blood which is having its own problems. 

This book was nonstop action from the very beginning. I listened to it all at once because I needed to know how his mission for the golden fleece fared. Percy has grown up quite a lot since the previous book, but he still has a lot of childish moments, especially towards Tyson, his friend who is mentally disabled friend who is more than he seems. I also liked seeing Percy work as a team to achieve the goal. 

Annabeth helps Percy again with this mission, and while I like Annabeth, she annoyed me a bit in this one. She acted like she was better than everyone, especially Percy, with her knowledge of mythology. She knows Percy is new to this but treats him like he should know everything because he is the chosen one. 

The adventure in this one was very fun and action packed. There were sirens, cyclops’, zombie soldiers, a rescue mission, and the treasure of the golden fleece. Like I said, it was addicting and I listened to this all in one go. It definitely made work go by quicker. 

Overall, this was a great follow up to the first book. I can’t wait to see what challenges Percy and the others face next, especially after the surprise at the end of this book. 

Trigger Warnings: ableism, ablest language, parental abandonment, homeless children, violence, death, and injuries


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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. The Lightning Thief

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