Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday 17/09/2014

“Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases. This week's pick is "The Blood of Olympus" by Rick Riordan and it's scheduled to be released October 7th 2014.

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.

It's the last book in the "Heroes of Olympus" series, and I'm so excited! Have you got any theories as to what is going to happen? (I've given up on trying to predict things in Riordan's books since I read the original series, to be honest).
What are you waiting for this week? Let me know in the comments!


  1. What a great pick :)
    I am a huge fan of Rick Riordan and I loved Percy Jackson. I haven't started the following series, but I definitely will.
    I hope you get to enjoy it


  2. I still need to start this series. Thanks for reminding me :)

    Happy Hump Day!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  3. Oooh! I still haven't read any of these. I do love the Percy Jackson series, so I'd probably love this one too! Thanks for sharing :)

    Here's my F&F!

  4. Good lord, I'm a moron today. It's WoW...

  5. Lisa @ Bookshelf FantasiesSeptember 17, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    I guess I should get back to the Percy Jackson books one of these days. I read the first one, but haven't read any others by Riordan. This does sound good -- I hope you enjoy!

  6. Amber (@ YA Indulgences)September 19, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    I've never read this series, though I do like mythology. Wow, the last book in the series, are you already having post book-ending trauma? :) Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

  7. I haven't read any of Rick Riordan's books yet though I want too!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. I've yet to read any Rick Riordan books (though my brother keeps pestering me to) but I hope to someday. Especially since I've heard nothing but praise for them! Thanks for stopping by my blog!