Review: The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #2) – Rick Riordan


The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #2) – Rick Riordan

The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)

Title: The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #2)

Author: Rick Riordan

Release Date: July 2, 2013

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 128

Source: Public Library

Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get…well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of his friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed.

In the follow-up to the wildly popular The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first, Percy will discover a stunning new secret about his family–one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon’s son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.

3 out of 5 stars


This is the second installment of the Percy Jackson Graphic Novel series, and I quite enjoyed it except for one part, which is why I gave 3, instead of 4 stars.

So, we all know that in the Percy Jackson series, Percy has a cyclops brother. In this graphic novel, he goes to school with Percy, and get bullied because he’s a little slower than the other kids. The part that I HATED of this book was that some of the bullies from the school said, “You’re such a loser, Jackson. You might actually have friends if you didn’t hang out with this retard.” *notice that one word is bolded…..* Percy replies with, “He’s not retarded!”

Okay. So, I am totally not okay with this, because firstly, no one should be calling anyone a retard, because that is an outdated, not socially acceptable word. Secondly, Percy should have said something to the extent of ‘that’s not right to say’ or ‘don’t call anyone a retard.’ I hate when books or graphic novels, especially those geared towards a younger audience, use derogatory terms toward people who are slower mentally than others.

Everyone is still a person, no matter their mental capabilities, so I don’t understand why anyone would be so insulting to another person.

Ugh at that.

This scene happened at the beginning, so after I read it I just filed it away to talk about later, but the rest of this graphic novel was good.

Like I said in the last review, I love Percy Jackson. I love getting thrown back into this world, and it’s different to digest in graphic novel form than in full length novel. They still look MUCH older than thirteen years old… Anyway, I look forward to reading the next one!

Series:

The Lighting Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1)

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Review: The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1) – Rick Riordan


The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1) – Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel

Title: The Lighting Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1)

Author: Rick Riordan

Release Date: October 12, 2010

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 128

Source: Public Library

Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson’s textbooks and into his life. And worse, Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.

4 out of 5 stars


I picked this up because I was in the mood for something light and short, and it did not disappoint! I love the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, and this was just a graphic novel version of the first book.

I feel like this graphic novel was more based on the movie than on the actual book. It seemed to me like some of the plot points were different than the book, but I also did read that book a long time ago.

This graphic novel followed Percy, Annabeth, and Grover through their quest to retrieve Zeus’ lighting bolt from the Underworld. It happened similarly to how it happened in the original book, but was made more brief, as it was a concise version of the story.

I look forward to reading the second one of this series because I got it from the public library at the same time as this one! I think it will be interesting, because Sea of Monsters is one of my favorites of the series as a whole. I love getting back into this world that Rick Riordan has created, and I’ve missed his easy-going writing style.

I would recommend this to middle-school aged kids. I think that it would be interesting to read this graphic novel right after finishing the first book, and comparing it. I feel as though it would be an interesting way to take in the story. The characters also did not look like sixth graders, but that’s just me. They looked hecking old, but whatever. You do you, Rick Riordan.

Series:

The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #2)

Review: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5) – Rick Riordan


The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5) – Rick Riordan

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Title: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)

Author: Rick Riordan

Release Date: May 5, 2009

Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 381

Source: Barnes and Noble

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the prophecy surrounding Percy‘s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

5 out of 5 stars


I can’t even explain how glad I am I ended up reading this series. I wish I would have read the books while I was in middle school, but seriously, they are so good. I have loved every single one of the Percy Jackson books, and this is no exception!

Most of this book consists of the final battle that takes place in New York City with the monsters and Kronos vs. the heroes and Demigods. The battle scenes were so epic, and there were so many twists and turns throughout this book. It starts off with Percy and Rachel Dare spending time together *not okay with this since she showed up, but whatever* and then Percy going back to Camp Half-Blood. Everything is different now, though. Grover is off running around with other satyrs, so his best friend is gone. Annabeth is kind of mad at him because he’s spending time with Rachel. And, Kronos has taken over Luke’s body and is trying to kill all the Gods of Olympus. But other than that, everything is great. ;)

Again, most of this book takes place during the battle in NYC, so it had a lot of action and battle. I don’t want to give too much away because this is the last book in the Percy Jackson series, but I would seriously recommend reading all of the books. Even if you don’t love the PJO stories, this last book is worth it.

I loved the Percy and Annabeth scenes; they were soooooooo cute. I think the Percabeth is one of my biggest ships because they are seriously just so perfect for each other. She calls him Seaweed Brain and oh my gosh it’s so cute. I wish there were more scenes with them, but I can’t complain because the ones I had were great.

Two of my favorite scenes from the book:

Percy bathing in the River Styx and being tied to the mortal world because of his love for Annabeth. He loves her friendship, and that’s the only thing that keeps him from drowning and it’s just so flipping cute.

“And it was pretty much the best underwater kiss of all time.” *heart eyes*

Very thankful that I’ve read these books, and can’t wait to find out what happens to the characters in the next series!

PS. Please read these books. I promise they’re worth the hype.

Series:

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4)

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Review: Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4) – Rick Riordan


Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4) – Rick Riordan

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Title: Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4)

Author: Rick Riordan

Release Date: March 6, 2008

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 361

Source: Used Book Store

Percy Jackson isn’t expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears at his potential new school, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos’s army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth – a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.

5 out of 5 stars


Percy Jackson is a series I wish I would have read earlier, because I’ve had SO MUCH FUN reading them. Middle grade is my favorite genre as of late because you just get to go on an adventure with cool middle school/high school students. Oh my gosh it’s great.

This has been my favorite of the series so far; I loved reading about when they were in the Labyrinth. Also, it helps that I know some about Greek mythology because Riordan did such an amazing job writing the characters. I love meeting the new characters and knowing the stories behind them. It’s pretty sweet.

We had our first real Percabeth moment in this book. *heart eye emoji*

I fricking love Percy and Annabeth together. They’re both such strong characters and when you put them together they’re absolutely perfect and beautiful. Rachel just needs to leave the story because Percabeth has finally sprouted.

SPOILERS:

One of my favorite parts from this book was when they were in the Labyrinth and they found Pan for Grover. It was so magical and it just made Grover a much more important character in the story. I thought it was so sweet and was really a “growing up” moment for all the main characters.

SPOILERS OVER.

If you haven’t read this series you really need to. I started reading the final book right after I finished this one, and I can’t wait to see how it ends. I am so excited to read all of Rick Riordan’s books!

Series:

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)

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Review: The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) – Rick Riordan


The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) – Rick Riordan

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)

Title: The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)

Author: Rick Riordan

Release Date: May 5, 2007

Publisher: Puffin Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 320

Source: TBR Pile

IT’S NOT EVERYDAY YOU FIND YOURSELF IN COMBAT WITH A HALF-LION, HALF-HUMAN.

But when you’re the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.

Oh, and guess what? The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive…


5 out of 5 stars

This has been my favorite book from this series so far. I really enjoyed reading it! Rick Riordan has a very easy-to-read writing style, and I sped through this book. If you look at my goodreads you’ll see that I started this on June 17 and finished it today. That is ten days, but you have to understand that for most of those days I didn’t even read from this book. I had to read my book for book club during that time and wow it took like 12 years. Anyway, I was actually reading this book for between 2 and 4 days. Ish.

I really loved this book. It was fun, fast paced, filled with great characters. Woo. Look at that alliteration I just unintentionally used. Anyway, this has been my favorite. I think I’m finally starting to connect with the characters and I’m starting to love them. I’m anxious to see what happens with Nico in the next book. The end left it with a cliff hanger about him. Excited to see that :)

I literally want Percy and Annabeth to be together forever and ever and ever. Seriously they are the best ship ever. They’re perfect for each other and I love themmmmmmmm. I know that they’re like 14, but it could happen. I’m still dating my boyfriend from when I was 14 and now I’m 17. It’s possible, people! They’re honestly destined to be together.

My favorite scene from this book was when they were at the Hoover Dam and everyone was like:

“I want to go to the dam snack bar.”

“Where’s the dam bathroom.”

“I need to find the dam drinking fountain.”

It honestly made me laugh more than it should have, but whatever. I enjoyed it.

I think that middle grade like this is the way to go. The books are usually quite short, they’re fast paced, there is the slightest amount of romance, there are some pretty epic action scenes. It’s great. Highly recommend. If you’ve not picked up this series, get it together.

Series:

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4)

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)

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Review: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) – Rick Riordan


The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) – Rick Riordan

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Title: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

Author: Rick Riordan

Release Date: April 1, 2006

Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 288

Source: Bookstore

Percy Jackson’s seventh-grade year has been surprisingly quiet. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get . . . well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of Percy’s friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed.

In this fresh, funny, and hugely anticipated follow up to The Lightning Thief, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their beloved camp. But first, Percy will discover a stunning new secret about his family—one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon’s son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.

3 out of 5 stars

Plot:

I enjoyed this book, but it took me a while to finish. I kept comparing this book to the movie with Logan Lerman. The book was so much better than the movie and the movie producer people did a horrible job  with making the movie similar to the book. I liked reading this book, but I wish I’d read this series when I was in 5th or 6th grade, though. I’m not saying it was bad, because it wasn’t, but it was definitely middle grade. In this one they go on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to get a magic golden fleece to heal Talia’s dying tree. They go all the way to the Sea of Monsters and when they come back, they find they face even bigger problems.

Characters:

I really like the Percy Jackson characters. Annabeth is my favorite in this book because she is so smart and witty. Percy is a good main character, and I like the banter between Annabeth and Percy. Tyson is Percy’s brother and he turns out to be a cyclops. Tyson got kind of annoying at times, but most of the time he was okay.

Who Would I Be?:

I love Annabeth so I choose to be her. I enjoy everything about Annabeth: her wit, her smarts, her sarcasm. I would like to be Percy’s beset friend, as well. Percy would be an awesome best friend and Annabeth would be an awesome person to trade places with.

Series:

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4)

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)

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BookTube-a-thon Wrapup


I failed BookTube-a-thon. I did. Miserably failed. I decided to have my friend over because Christmas break just started and I got almost no reading done. I didn’t even finish two books, one of which I only had 100 pages left in…. Yeah, oops. Oh well, I gave it a go and I’m glad I finished The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) – Rick Riordan *and read the full review!!* and I started, and am almost halfway done with, Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël. I wish I could have read more, but I suppose that will have to do :)

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