Book Review: Rick Riordan’s The Sea of Monsters

Posted December 6, 2010 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Middle-Grade readers

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Book Review: Rick Riordan’s The Sea of Monsters

The Sea of Monsters


Rick Riordan

fantasy that was published by Disney-Hyperion on April 1, 2006 and has 279 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian, The Red Pyramid, The Lost Hero, Cold Springs, The Throne of Fire, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The Serpent's Shadow, House of Hades, The Blood of Olympus, The Hidden Oracle, The Sword of Summer, The Hammer of Thor, The Ship of the Dead

Second in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians fantasy series for middle-grade readers.

My Take

This is such a funny, familial look at the Greek gods through the eyes of a contemporary half-human/half-god child of Poseidon. For some reason, the major gods have a “down” on Percy and most of the other kids join the gods in giving him grief.

In this adventure, Percy, Annabel, and Tyson escape Camp Half Blood on their own forbidden quest to save Grover from marriage to a Cyclops.

Naturally, the adventures include encounters with sea creatures, the enemy side, sorceresses, and centaurs.