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

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

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Review: I had a lot of fun reading this second book of the Percy Jackson series, it was so much better then the movie. But I already knew that going into the book, because the book is always better then the movie.

Anyway… I just loved how much Percy and the gang ( even the people I don’t like) have grown up over the last year. I also thought this book was very creative with the creature and the details to them. As if you were there to see them for your self!

One of the best relationships in the book that really stuck out to me, and showed a greater depth to Percy was how he was with Tyson. Even though Percy was not the nicest when thinking of or talking about Tyson, he still cared for him as he should. And a lot of kids act and re-act to what Tyson was to him, in the real world too. So I thought that was a great element that Riordan shed some light on in this book. I am very much looking forward to reading more of the series soon!

280 pages. Paperback.

4 out of 5 stars.

Young Adult. Fiction. Mythology. Fantasy. Greek Mythology.

Published by Disney Hyperion Books.

Summary: Percy Jackson’s seventh-grade year has been surprisingly quiet. 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 Percy’s 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 this fresh, funny, and hugely anticipated follow up to The Lightning Thief, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their beloved 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. 

-Summary from GoodReads.com

 

 

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Review of The Power (Titan #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Power (Titan #2)  by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Review: I am so happy that I was finally able to have the time to just read this book all the way through! I love Seth and Josie more then anything and have been waiting all read to read more able them.

Seth and Josie’s character development along with their development in their relationship together was through the roof! I just wanted to scream and jump around because they made me happy! But the times that Seth was being a dick, I knew it was going to happen but I was still not ready. So Seth had me very angry and upset with him, while at the same time loving the crap out of him too. And the beautiful intense moments that they shared brought actual tears to my eyes!!!!

And this plot, dang it! It keeps getting more in-depth with new challenges for the characters to face alone and together are getting so good. I was just screaming my head off at the end of this book because we will have to wait another year to find out what the heck happens next! And I really need my Seth and Josie moments people!

5 out of 5 stars.

344 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Fantasy. Mythology. Paranormal.

Published by Spencer Hill Press.

Summary: With any great change, there is always strife, and the Covenant University has become the frontline between pure-bloods who want the Breed Order reinstated and the half-bloods who want the right to control their own destinies.

Fate has other plans.

The violence is escalating and war between the races seems inevitable, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Hyperion may be out of commission, but Josie and Seth know they have only earned a reprieve.  Seth must get Josie fully prepared, which means controlling her newfound abilities, and they need to find the other demigods before the Titans do.

But the gods are sensing a greater threat. 

Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of starved Titans, and that’s an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Seth in deeper, and when lust mixes with love and gives way to power, he knows being close to her is not only dangerous to her, but to everyone around them, but letting her go requires a level of selflessness that just isn’t Seth’s style.

The paths taken in the past are becoming the roads of the future.

Just as chaos breaks out, familiar faces from the past return, complicating the already strained bond between Josie and Seth, and when the danger from the Titans erupts with devastating consequences, the dark allure of power calls to Seth again, but this time Josie might not be able to pull him back.

 And when the struggle between power and love becomes the deadliest battleground, there may be no salvation.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Rain (Paper Gods #2) by Amanda Sun

Rain (Paper Gods #2)  by Amanda Sun

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Review: I was so disappointed by this book, I had really high hopes that the author would be able to make the story and characters so much more in this second book. But it seems sadly no, that did not at all happen. The book turned out so lame.

The plot of the whole series is really interesting but just not well used or wrote. The whole time I was reading this book I could only think about the worst villain in the whole thing was the pregnant teenager who could not stop being awful and we really did not find out what had happen to her to make her that way. The only real thing I got about her was she might have gotten pregnant to get Tomohiro’s attention ( this is just my thoughts, most likely she did not do, just acted like) and made me want to smack her. Everything else of the story was very much lacking in grabbing and  holding on to my interest. I don’t think I will be continuing this series because I would not like to be let down even more from the last book that these first two books have done.

1 out of 5 stars.

304 pages. ARC.

Young Adult. Romance. Fantasy. Japan. Magic. Mythology.

Published by Harlequin Teen.

Summary: American Katie Green has decided to stay in Japan. She’s started to build a life in the city of Shizuoka, and she can’t imagine leaving behind her friends, her aunt and especially Tomohiro, the guy she’s fallen in love with. But her return is not as simple as she thought. She’s flunking out of Japanese school and committing cultural faux pas wherever she goes. Tomohiro is also struggling—as a Kami, his connection to the ancient gods of Japan and his power to bring drawings to life have begun to spiral out of control.

When Tomo decides to stop drawing, the ink finds other ways to seep into his life—blackouts, threatening messages and the appearance of unexplained sketches. Unsure how to help Tomo, Katie turns to an unexpected source for help—Jun, her former friend and a Kami with an agenda of his own. But is Jun really the ally he claims to be? In order to save themselves, Katie and Tomohiro must unravel the truth about Tomo’s dark ancestry, as well as Katie’s, and confront one of the darkest gods in Japanese legend.

-Summary from GoodReads.com