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...
The first book in this series was good and certainly kept my attention. I felt the second book was a little boring and it wasn’t working for me. I have heard that the third book is the best in the series and so far from what I have read of the series I have to agree.
This book starts with action and it just keeps going from page one until the story ends. I loved that in this book Percy finally felt older to me. He was developing more feelings for the people around him as well as a girl! I know I’m a romance girl at heart so I guess I liked this development and the fact that to me it really signals that Percy is moving forward in life. I also felt this book was so much more emotional than all the other ones. I felt that the author finally let these characters feel all of those emotions and that everyone character was someone you could care about in this book. I guess the best way to put this was shit got real.
I also really loved the storyline in this one because I felt there were so many plot advances that there was always something entertaining to read about. There were so many puzzle pieces that were thrown into the mix in this one and I felt that the story really was back on track in this one. I felt in the second book that the story was boring and didn’t move fast enough and I’m beyond happy that in this book we had a lot of forward progression and I’m really excited to see where this goes. I almost want to just sit down and gobble up the last two books in this series so I can see how all of gang comes out of this one.
Overall, the God and Goddess elements have always interested me in this series and we had plenty of that in this series to keep me happy. The characters are finally growing up and they feel more real to me in this book versus the others. I loved the touches of romance and real world feelings. I almost cried reading this book, that is how awesome it is. On to books 4 and 5!