UPDATED REVIEW JULY 12, 2013So, this is just as amazing the second time around. Still witty, sassy and adventurous. I love it. It's just want I needed, now I feel like blazing through the last few books I purchased recently. I can't wait to reread Sea Of Monsters!For some reason this wasn't in my "Read" shelf, I read this for the first time back in December 2011.Rereading the series since The Sea of Monsters movie is coming out next month. Let's keep our fingers crossed that this one isn't as much of a shit show as the last movie!! Mr. Riordan still gets me cracking up with his sassy and witty characters. I LOVE PERCY. He is definitely one of my all time favorite male protagonists... well actually, just one of my favorites in general, male or otherwise.