My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Publication Date: July 2nd 2013
Genres & Themes: YA, Graphic Novel, Greek Mythology, Adventure, Montsers, Friendship.
Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. 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 his 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 the follow-up to the wildly popular The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their 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.
Well this was a great improvement from volume one! Still, there are some things that could have been much much better anyway.
For example, Clarisse sure is better drawn in this volume but she looks so…savage while in the movie and book she didn’t look or seem to be so…tomboy and masculine above that other characteristic. I did not like the way she was pictured.
Same thing for Luke—seriously, he looked like a man in this 30s!—and Thalia. What’s with Thalia being all emo/gothic-like? I don’t have anything against those kinds of characters but it did not seem like the right fit for her at all. Again, a big difference from the movie.
The story was interesting enough and I liked the world-building and the way it was drawn. Again, as the first volume, this is fast-paced and intriguing. The relationships are more obvious and the bonds deeper as well. Very surprising and a pleasant read that was worth it.
It seems to only get better and better and that is wonderful. I look very forward to reading the next graphic novel in the series.
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