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 I’m Waiting on Wednesday for The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion):
NOTE: Summary contains spoilers for the previous books in this series!
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 looking forward to this book:
Oh, man, this is like, my most anticipated book of 2014. As anyone who is a regular visitor to this blog knows, I ADORE Percy Jackson and Co., and have loved every single book that features him as a character. This series is so amazing – funny, dark, with fabulous character development, amazingly written, full of drama and angst and adventure and twists and turns and, and, and … it seriously makes me gesture about with flail-y hands. I absolutely cannot wait to see how this series ends!
Release Date: October 7, 2014
What are you waiting on this week? Please link me!