Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #16

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine, that highlights upcoming releases we're anticipating.

    Author: Rick Riordan
   Series: Heroes of Olympus
   Genre: YA/Middle Grade, Fantasy/Mythology, Romance
   Release Date: October 7, 2014
Summary From Goodreads: 
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers 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.


Why I'm waiting:  

Me: *sobs* I can't believe it's going to be over! Ever since I read the Lightning Thief back in middle school, I've been obsessed with Greek mythology. Even though it's a middle grade novel, I adore this series. I mean PERCABETH. I ship it so hard. But Nico in The House of Hades! *Flails*
Yeah, I'm kind of really excited for The Blood of Olympus!

What are you waiting to read? Tell me in the comments!

About Rick Riordan



Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. 
Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.


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    1. I agree! I love Rick Riordan's books as you can tell!

  2. Eek! I'm SO excited for this! I loved the Percy Jackson books, and Rick Riordan is definitely one of my favorite authors of all time. So excited! As usual, GREAT post. :-)

    Samantha | Bookish Serendipity

    1. I'm so excited yet scared at the same time! I'm flailing and panicking over the fact that there's only two days left! Thank you so much for stopping by :)