Excerpt: The second in a series of five books, Sea of Monsters looked as if it would never be made into a movie following the somewhat disappointing Lightning Thief. In this sequel Percy finds his adopted home, Camp Half-Blood, attacked by beasts which the camp's magical barrier should have protected it from. It seems that the barrier has been poisoned and the only cure is the Golden Fleece.
Excerpt: Not all films translate well to the big screen from book form. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief was met with mediocre fair and did well enough to warrant the 2nd chapter. Sea of Monsters loses out on some of the familiar faces that played roles in the Lightning Thief as this one feels more like it was pushed to get made and lacks any real umph to keep the series going.