This is book 2 in the Percy Jackson series and it is a great read.
You definitely need to read book one
In this second adventure in Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Percy is anticipating the end of seventh grade and a summer at Camp Half-Blood with kids who are the offspring of Greek gods and mortals. He dreams that his pal Grover, a satyr, is in danger. After monsters attack in his school gym class, Percy and Tyson, a homeless kid, are picked up by Annabeth, a half-blood friend, and rushed to the camp, which is under attack. The tree that guards the camp is dying, and Chiron, the activity director, has been dismissed. Another dream reveals that Grover, whose peril is increasing, is on the same island as the legendary Golden Fleece, which may be the cure for the troubled camp. With the help of Hermes, Percy and his pals set off to the Sea of Monsters, where they encounter legendary dangers. Riordan’s clever mix of classical mythology, contemporary teen characters, and an action-packed adventure will bring new readers to the series.
I recommend it (as a series) 4 out of 5 stars
So I watched this movie and although I was extremely underwhelmed by the movie, I thought that the underlying story was interesting enough that the book might be a good read.
I remember always seeing these books and thinking I should read them, well when I won an Amazon giftcard in a Mommypotamus giveaway, I decided oh what the heck. I’ll buy the first one.
and…. I liked it!
Think Harry Potter meets Greek Mythology.
The basic premise is a young kid – ADHD, Dyslexic, always getting into trouble – is almost eaten by his Math teacher who happens to be a demon from the Underworld. He soon discovers that his dad is actual Poisden (you know those gods just love to hook up with mortal women) and goes on an adventure unlike any other.
Here is the official Amazon excerpt:
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
This is the first of 5 books in a series.
I totally recommend them!
4 out of 5 stars