Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan

November 12th, 2015 by

pjto_sea_of_monstersSubmitted by kiddiemomo, Age 10 from New York

Rating: ★★★★½

My friend actually got me into this series. To many people, like me, it looks like a book that’s just about the gods fighting. It’s much more than that. In the first book, Percy, a demigod, is sent to Camp Half-Blood, a camp (it could also be yearlong) for demigods. In this book, him and his friends team up to stop Luke (a bad kid) from bringing back Kronos (a bad. . . um, monster like guy). Overall, this book is great, so never judge a book by it’s cover! πŸ™‚

Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan

January 14th, 2014 by

pjto_sea_of_monstersSubmitted by Felix, Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★½

This book is about Percy and his friend try to get the golden fleece because the tree that protects the half-blood camp is broken by a machine bull from Luke

Movie Trailer for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters!

April 8th, 2013 by

How excited are we for the next Β Percy Jackson movie? Really, really, REALLY excited. For example:

The trailer was posted online, and two seconds later in a chat…
Nancy: [doesn’t bother to say ‘hello;” just links to video]
Karen: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

So here it is!

After you’ve watched it a couple hundred times like us, check out our coverage for the first Percy Jackson movie (karaoke hilarity) and other Percy Jackson love (general hilarity).

β€” Nancy & Karen

Movie News: Percy Jackson Sequel Cast

March 29th, 2012 by

It’s been a while since we raced to the movie theater to watch Logan Lerman β€” I mean, Percy Jackson go in search of Zeus’ missing lightning bolt. The film version of The Lightning Thief came out in February 2010, over two years ago! So it’s about time that there’s some buzz around the sequel!

Based, of course, on the second book in Rick Riordan’s super popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Sea of Monsters is set to hit theaters March 2013. That’s nothing new.

But I’ll tell you what is new: the actor playing Chiron! Anthony Head is taking over for Pierce Brosnan as the beloved centaur/camp director. What do you think? He looks a bit more clean-cut than Pierce Brosnan did in the first movie, but I hear that Anthony Head has experience dealing with ghouls and demons from his days on Buffy, so I’m open to it!

Anthony Head replaces Pierce Brosnan as Chiron.

In other casting news, Nathan Fillion will play Hermes. He is definitely not the way that I pictured Hermes, but I guess that since Luke is so handsome, it makes sense that since Luke’s father would be good-looking too. Did I say good-looking? I mean great-looking! Har har. Hee hee. Squee.

Nathan Fillion as Hermes. Ruggedly handsome since 1971.

Anyway… Mary Birdsong, Missi Pyle, and Yvette Nicole Brown have also recently been cast, as the Three Fates. No offense to these actresses, given that the Fates don’t always look or behave in an appealing manner, but I think this is awesome casting! I look forward to seeing them torture Logan β€” I mean, Percy…

Mary Birdsong, Missi Pyle and Yvette Nicole Brown as the Three Fates. Head size will be adjusted for the movie.

Bonus Images: Logan Lerman x3

What do YOU think of this casting? And what are you most excited to see in the upcoming movie? Any particular scene that you just can’t wait to see on the big screen? Leave a comment with your thoughts!

β€” Karen

Karen decided to hold off for a while before reading The Son of Neptune because Nancy already read it and said it’s frustrating to have for the next Heroes of Olympus book. Sometimes it’s hard to resist. But then Karen reminds herself that the book is huge and heavy! Karen’s lazy, so that helps.

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Centaur in The Sea of Monsters

August 12th, 2010 by

Hello. My name is Nancy, and I have a confession to make.

I’m a font nerd. A lettering geek. A typophile. (This last term could be interpreted as someone who enjoys typos, which is just plain wrong.)

Basically, I’ll pay special attention to what kind of font was used when I look at posters, movie credits, books, and more.

So imagine by utter delight when I was flipping through Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2: The Sea of Monsters and happened to see:

Photograph of the copyright page in The Sea of Monsters.

“This book is set in 13-point Centaur MT.”

Teeheeeheeee! Get it? The font is Centaur, just like Chiron! I thought it was pretty ingenious and immediately told Karen. Her response was a facial expression like this:

Meaning, she was not impressed.

β€” Nancy

Nancy gets that look from Karen a lot.

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The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan

February 9th, 2010 by

pjto_sea_of_monstersReviewed by: Sydney, Age 12 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

I just finished the book ‘The Sea of Monsters’! I <3’ed it!!!!! It was so good. I drove in the car for like 4 hours in the car and i couldn’t put it down. I love the series! I’m only on the 3rd book but I’m so excited to finish the whole series!!! I love the books and Iwould highly recommend the series!!!

<3 Sydney! πŸ™‚