Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Sea of Monsters (book review)

This book was also for the Full-Circle Challenge.

The Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan, is the story of Perseus Jackson, thirteen-year-old demigod and son of Poisedon. The only place Percy and his friends feel safe is Camp Half-Blood, a magical camp where young demigods can go to train and learn. But the magical camp borders are failing, and Percy knows something is wrong. Along with his friends Annabeth and Tyson, Percy goes on a dangerous journey through the Sea of Monsters to find the only thing that can save the place he calls a second home.

I loved the relation to Ancient Greek mythology in this story. I also liked the way the characters' personalities varied according to who their parent god was. This series is full of adventure, fun, and humor, and I'll definitely be sad when this series is over!