“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve written one of these posts, so I’m pretty happy to finally get back into it.
This week’s pick is The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5) by Rick Riordan.
Genre: Fantasy/Middle Grade
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Synopsis (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.
My Thoughts: I am SO excited for this book to come out.
As you probably already know, this is the fifth and final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, and possibly the last book with Percy Jackson in it (just thinking of it makes me want to cry). I already know that I’m going to love this book, because I love everything that Rick Riordan has written. And it comes out in less than a month!
What upcoming book are you most excited about? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Thanks for reading, everyone!