26 August 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #88

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event,  hosted by breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming
releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Series: The Heroes of Olympus #5
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: October 7th 2014

Though the Greek and Roman crew-members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

I NEED THIS BOOK SO BAD. For those of you who don't know, I love this series. I was really sad to let the characters go when Percy Jackson & the Olympians ended, but then I fell straight into this series and realised I didn't have to let them go just yet. But it's the end now. The end for Percy, Annabeth, Piper, Jason, Hazel, Leo, Frank & Nico. I just adore everything about this series: the characters, the crazy adventures, and I just can't believe it's almost over. But I still want this book so bad.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I still need to catch up with the latest two books and I hope I can manage before this one comes out!
    Great pick Samantha!

    Down with Jason. Useless idiot. :P
    P&A 5ever! <3