Continuing with the second instalment in the series: The Sea Of Monsters. I read this book almost directly after the first, and it did not disappoint. I many aspects I thought it was just like the first book and I enjoyed it equally. I did not feel like 'okay, so long and now it's time for something else'.
The strongest point for me stays the interwoven Greek mythology. Famous and less famous stories are brought into the novel, and readers can learn something about them, or they get interested enough to start looking for the original myths. When you start thinking about how the myths are combined with modern day, it won't be a surprise to find where the Sea of Monsters is located nowadays.
Of course, these books involve lots of running away from things and getting into trouble again and again, but it didn't bother me and I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a fast read, I believe for meant for the somewhat younger YA reader. I personally really liked the introduction of Tyson, one of my favourite characters from the series.
The Sea of Monsters is the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the first book is The Lightning Thief.
I read a Dutch translation of this book.