The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan's amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a "half blood" whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan's series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment.
In The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book's drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come.
This is book #2 in the Percy Jackson Series and you can read my review on book #1 The Lightning Thief here.
The Sea of Monsters is more straight forward as there’s less character introduction. We also know Percy and Annabeth and Glover among others. However, Percy found himself a brother, Tyson, who is half Cyclops (he has just one eye in lieu of two). The way Percy met Tyson is different from the movie but both are equally acceptable.
In fact, there’s more differences between the book and the movie in Sea of Monsters than The Lightning Thief. Let's see, in the book, Princess Andromeda is a huge luxury cruise ship which is abandon and empty at night but come alive in the daytime whereas in the movie, it’s just a yacht.
In the book, the island where the Golden Flea is a lush beautiful island whereas in the movie, Polyphemus is based in the heart of an abandoned amusement park and I don’t think the Sirens and sorceress Circe made any appearance in the movie. Was Percy turned into a guinea pig in the movie? I quite forgot already but yup, Percy spent a few minutes being a guinea pig in the book.
So, if you have the chance, read the book.