Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s Waiting on Wednesday post is for The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion):
Why I’m looking forward to this book:
If you follow this blog at all, you’ve probably been able to deduce that I am a massive, MASSIVE fan of anything Rick Riordan writes that incorporates mythology. This all started with The Lightning Thief, which I absolutely loved, and has continued on through the rest of the Percy Jackson books, on to the sequel series, The Heroes of Olympus. I adored The Demigod Files, which was the companion book to the Percy books, particularly the little insights the stories provided into life at camp and some of the more minor characters (Beckendorf! ♥). The Demigod Diaries is particularly intriguing to me because of the inclusion of the story featuring Thalia and Luke, back before things with Luke went so badly. I am also eagerly awaiting another classic, first-person Percy point-of-view story. While I love the Heroes books, I miss being privy to Percy’s snark and wit via his first person narration (the Heroes of Olympus books are told in third person). And I definitely won’t turn down a Leo story, either, because he’s one of my favorite new characters. (Fwiw, if you’ve read the Percy books but haven’t yet read The Demigod Files, I would recommend it solely for The Sword of Hades, which was my favorite story from that installment.)
Release Date: August 14, 2012
What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Feel free to link me up! :)