Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Breaking the Spine features a weekly event where we talk about the books we can't wait to read.

Release Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

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.

I loved the Percy Jackson series. I thought it was an awesome way to reimagine the Greek gods. And I L-O-V-E the Heroes of Olympus series because it does that same thing with Roman gods. PLUS it ties in the differences between Greek and Roman interpretations of these gods. PLUS, it has awesome action, adventure, friendship, and love. 

Just like Harry Potter, the Percy Jackson series have grown with their audience, and now we are well into YA territory. I love when series do this and I can't wait for Blood of Olympus to come out.


  1. I'm still reading the Percy Jackson series but I've heard of how amazing this series is. I can't wait to start it soon.
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  2. I have to start this series because I dunno why I haven't read them yet.

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  3. Haven't read this series either but hear a lot of good things!

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  4. What an AWESOME pick!! I'm waiting on this one myself!! I've been meaning to read a Riordan book for the longest time now,and I DEFINITELY must read one soon! So I'm adding this one to my TBR on Goodreads right away!

    Thanks for sharing, and happy reading!! : )

  5. I read book 1, I really need to get caught up on the series

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