Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's WoW is Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan.
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.
THE END IS NIGH! THE END IS HERE! Holy crap. I grew up with Percy Jackson from 12-17. I feel like he's a part of me. That might sound a bit creepy, so let me rephrase and say he's my freaking childhood. If he dies....can't even think about it. I really do want to see how this story ends, but at the same time, it's depressing to think that after this book, he's gone. Unless these crossovers with the Kane Chronicles go anywhere. Someone we love will definitely die though. I'm not naive enough to think we'll get through this book without blood and tears. If you've read this series, which you really should have by now, who do you think will die?
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Hardcover: 528 Pages
Genre: Greek Mythology
The Heroes of Olympus:
Book One: The Lost Hero
Book Two: The Son of Neptune
Book Three: The Mark of Athena
Book Four: The House of Hades
Book Five: The Blood of Olympus
How about you? What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?