Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #60

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan
October 7th 2014
Find it on 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. (from Goodreads)

So. I did a stupid thing. I adored the Percy Jackson series, but I was a little bit scared to start Heroes of Olympus just in case it ruined everything. I had basically been collecting these books since book one was released, and I had the first three sitting on my bookshelf, unread. Up until December 2013, when I decided instead of doing coursework, it was time for me to catch up on this series instead. Why. Why did I do that. I had waited over three years to start this series, why couldn't I just wait one more? WHAT WOULD ONE MORE YEAR HAVE BEEN? Why oh why did I start it, become addicted, buy House of Hades on Kindle even though I knew I was getting it as a Christmas present because I just couldn't wait that long and then be forced to wait SO LONG until the release of The Blood of Olympus. I've been waiting in agony since December. I need it. I'm so terrified my favourite characters will suffer/die. They can't, I won't be able to stand it. And Nico! He is one of my favourites, I am so happy he's getting his own POV in this book. Ugh, I'M JUST SO EXCITED. I hope we see Bob again too.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Haha. Yeah, one more year would make all the difference. ;) I love Rick Riordan's work. I simply cannot wait for the latest installment in the Heroes of Olympus. :)

  2. Haha, yeah. This is why I don't start series' until they're finished. It's horrible to wait, but it's waaay more horrible to wait inbetween books. I NEED TO START PERCY JACKSON ALREADY. :(

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    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  3. So happy to hear that you're enjoying the series! I keep putting it off (loved the PJ books), but it sounds like I need to start it soon!

    Fabulous WOW choice :)

  4. Great choice! I have heard really great things about this series yet I haven't read any of these books before. I'm hoping to read some of Rick Riordan's books this summer.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. I LOVE Rick Riordan and this series. He's so great at modernizing mythology. Thanks for the share!

    Kat @ Books Are Bread

  6. Great pick, thanks for sharing ;)

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