The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan
“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.”
Each book in this series is as good as the last. After reading The Lightning Thief in less than 4 hours, I had to wait two whole days before I could get to the bookstore to pick up The Sea of Monsters. So, I read LT again. Finally I got to the store to buy SoM and once again, read it in just a few hours. Luckily I had also purchased the third book in the series so I could move straight onto it without having to wait. Riordan has quickly become one of my favorite young adult authors.
Published April 1st 2007 by Miramax (first published April 1st 2006)
Best Book of Child Magazine (2006)