Saturday, September 13, 2008
Posted by Alysa Stewart
Here are a couple of sequels that I've enjoyed recently.
The Titan's Curse is the third in the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series by Rick Riordan (pronounced Ryer-dn, you can hear him say his name on his website...) and it was good -- in the tradition of its prequels. I have to say I could have used some more of Annabeth in this one, she just didn't get enough screen time. Anyway, Percy is a very fun narrator and he's finally getting wise to the dangers around him.
The Mysterious Bendict Society and the Perilous Journey is another great sequel, coming right after The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. As I was reading it I couldn't decide if I liked it or the original better. Since, I've decided I just have a special place in my heart for the first one. Seriously though, as sequels go, this one is great. You get all the awesome characters back, and they're not flat and changeless. There are some crazy new villians and even scarier shenanigans. Recommended. Oh, and don't you love the cover art, again? Awesome.
The First 2 Percy Jackson Books
The Mysterious Benedict Society