This is a very short book so it is hard to say anything specific about it other than it was good. It was better than the first book. It referenced the Odyssey a lot and it was not as stop and go as The Lightning Thief. In that book, Percy and Co. would go to one city and have to fight/escape something, get a little bit further in their journey and have to fight/escape something else. Rinse and repeat. Sea of Monsters is a lot more direct.
Also, Grover wore a wedding dress. So there’s that.
I got frustrated with how much Percy ragged on Tyson, a character new to this book. It is made clear to him that Tyson is immune to fire but every time there is fire around and Tyson wants to help out, Percy freaks out and tells him it’s too dangerous, sit down and shut up. He was a total brat to Tyson and on one hand, I kind of get that because of who Tyson ends up being related to. Still. It took him thinking that Tyson had died to get Percy to get over himself. As a mom, I just wanted to slap him upside the head. Despite that, I really did like this book more than the first one.
Honestly, Tyson may be my favorite character so far. I am not sure why, but I think I had a hard time connecting with characters original to the first book. For some reason, Tyson did it for me. He is a very innocent personality despite his hardships which have not been small.
This is personally my favorite book in this series. I am a big fan of the Odyssey and those adventures. I can’t say much about this book because of how short it is but if you enjoyed the first one then you will like this one as well. The series only gets better and I am ecstatic for the rest of the series.