Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Percy Jackson And The Olympians...

...The Sea of Monsters.


*Warning: I might possibly spoil something for ya, so be careful!* ;)

Well, it's about time I post a review on this book. :) I finished it a while ago. :)
I thought it was a fairly descent sequel to the first one, The Lightening Thief. I liked the book and the plot, but I wasn't as captivated as I was in the first. I'm not saying it wasn't any good, but it wasn't as good as The Lightening Thief. In this story, Percy, Annabeth, and Percy's new-found brother, Tyson who's a cyclops, have to travel to the Sea of Monsters to save Percy's friend from the first book, Grover, who's in trouble. Also, half-blood, Thalia who is the daughter of Zeus who was turned into a tree and sits at Half-blood Hill has been poisoned, and she's the only thing keeping out Hades' evil "henchmen" (for lack of a better word). Percy must find the Golden Fleece to save Thalia, Grover and Half-Blood Camp. There's so much more to say about this book, but I think I've spoiled enough of it for you. ;) You really should read it, because it is a good book, but just be forewarned, it's not as good as the first. Plus, in the end (*warning, spoiler you may not want!*) Annabeth "plants a kiss" on Percy's cheek. *gag* I hate it when writers do that! Hello, Annabeth and Percy are supposed to be friends (stress the word: friends). I know, that's just a personal opinion of mine. I'd rather Rick Riordan keep them as friends, so I'm really hoping they don't become more than that in the following books. *sigh* Overall, the book was good. I give it 3 out of a 5 star rating. I enjoyed it, though. There's more adventure, and more thrill, in which I love, love, love! =D

Well, I am off to do other important things (like watch the episode of 24 that I missed on Monday night). Bleah, that's right, I missed it. But I'm going to watch it online right now!! ;)


Love & hugs to you all!
~Eldarwen Failariel~

17 Greetings from Elven Friends

♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

You missed it!!! I'm sorry, I can't believe I blew it for you. I'm sorry...Lord forgive me! haha, hope you enjoy! Comment on my blog about what you think ;)

♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

uuuuh Eldarwen, honey *motherly voice*...you're scaring me. Do you REALLY know what those leaves are on your mixpod? Its weed...yes, pot, weed. Whatever. Reefer to be precise. I'm worried about you. *back to normal voice*
*laughs histarically* lol LOVE YOU GIRL!

Alex said...

Yep, book 2 was really good too.

Alex

Eldarwen said...

Bleah, yeah, I missed it, but that's okay! lol =D Trust me, I was still shocked!!! Jack got shot! Luckily, he was wearing a vest! ;) Go Jack! *screams* Dana, you're just as bad as I thought, but wrose!! *grrrrr* lol Umm... are you serious? Or was that a joke??? :P {love ya!}

Alex, yeah. :)

~Eldarwen

•The Cornet Crazie• said...

yes, books 2&3 were never my favorite, i prefer 1,4&5 myself.

His Handmaidens said...

Whats 24?
A TV show, I gathered that much.
Great review! I'm gonna get my hands on those books as soon as possible.
Hugs,
Jillian

Seth Skogerboe said...

*spoiler alert* You want it to stay like that between Percy and Annabeth? Don't read the next three books. Sorry. :/

Eldarwen said...

Cornet, I just got the 3rd and 4th books. I can't wait to read them! =D

Jillian, 24 is a TV show. Jack Bauer is the best! It's an awesome show! My fav! =D

Seth, you ruined it!!! THE HORROR!!!! THE HORROR!!!! That's okay. I figured he'd do that. *grrrr* I am so angry! *stomps foot* I don't mind love stories, but between friends??? *gag* That's just wrong. Wrong, I tell you. *crosses arms*

~Eldarwen

♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

I was serious as serious can be. Its called Reefer, its where they get pot from. Mhhhm, My poor eldarwen. LOL ;)

Love you girl!

Eldarwen said...

Bleah, oops. :P I just picked it because it matched my background. Maybe I'll change it... yeah, I'll change it. ;)

{Love ya girl!}
Eldarwen

Alexandra said...

Great review! I'm actually on the first book right now (Lightning Thief) so I can't wait to read this one!!

-Alexandra ;D

His Handmaidens said...

Like I said, I know its a TV show.
Is it sci fi? Adventure? Fantasy? Mystery? Maybe you should do a review of it or somethin'
Hugs
Jillian

Eldarwen said...

Alexandra, cool! I hope I didn't spoil too much for you. :) Have fun! =D

Jillian, It's a serial action/drama tv show. It's the best of 'em all, trust me! Yeah, maybe I should do a post about it! =D Sounds like an awesome idea! =D

{Love}
Eldarwen

♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

LOL...yeah Eldarwen...do a post about it. When I did, it was so much fun! You acn even get the theme sound off of youtube!
Can't wait.
And yeah...haha, you should deffinetly change it!
P.S. I'm doing the MP3 shuffle tag

[Laurea] said...

Ohmigosh...and Chloe pulling the gun out...priceless! LOVE these lines from her.

Chloe to the really obnoxious guy who was turning down her plans. "Look, you're probably an ok guy when you're not at work..."
Chloe: "I don't even like guns!" Can't wait for Monday!

Peace,

Laurea

PS: They're making a 24 MOVIE! I really hope Jack doesn't die!

Milli said...

GAHHHH! I still haven't read the second book. Slow...

Wonderful review, Eldarwen

Eldarwen said...

Laurea, oh yeah! That was priceless! I love Chloe! I think she's my fav, next to Jack and Rene! ;) {hugs}

Milli, well, hop to it girl! LOL =D Gracias! ;D {hugs}

{Love}
Eldarwen