Title: The Seas of Monsters: The Graphic Novel
Author: Rick Riordan & Robert Venditti
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians – The Graphic Novels #2
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Graphic novels, Greek mythology, Urban fantasy
Dates read: 11th April 2019
Format: Graphic novel
5th sentence, 74th page: Splash
You can’t tell by looking at me that my Dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea.
It’s not easy being a half-blood these days. Even a simple game of dodgeball can turn into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants – and that’s just the beginning.
Now Camp Half-Blood is under attack and, unless I can get my hands on the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones…
This was such a fun, easy and enjoyable read. As an adaptation from a novel that includes a lot of detail, it works kind of brilliantly. It also swept me up in the world of Percy Jackson all over again. Enough so that I quickly picked up Magnus Chase and the Thor of Hammer as soon as I turned the last page – Riordan always takes you on such a great journey through mythology and teenage fun!
There were some parts of the novel that I missed in this retelling – primarily the prophecy which Clarisse is given. It is vaguely mentioned once towards the end, but it doesn’t feature as heavily in Clarisse’s character development (what little there is) throughout the story. Although, since this is a series about Percy, it is understandable that one of the first aspects to be cut out is the development of a secondary character.
I love that this isn’t an overly bright and colourful graphic novel. The series isn’t really one that lends itself to a bright and deliriously happy outlook. After all, Percy spends the entire five years of this storyline being attacked by numerous gods and monsters… but it is still a little light and colourful, and that humour and enjoyment of life manages to weave itself into the colour scheme.
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