Title: The Sea of Monsters
Author: Rick Riordan
Publication Date: April 1, 2006

Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆
This one was a little more action-packed than the first, perhaps because it’s just a bit shorter. I saw the movie before reading it and I guess I’m glad I did or I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed the movie as much. There are a number of different twists in the film adaptation, likely due to the need to make things even more action-oriented to appeal to the masses.

Overall, I enjoy the world that Riordan has created and the way I can tell he is building toward a larger story arc. An easy read, much like the first book, and a definitely enjoyable bit of YA fiction.