Waiting on Wednesday - The Blood of Olympus

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we post upcoming releases we're highly anticipating. My pre-publication selection for this week's Waiting on Wednesday is The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan.

The Blood of Olympus
by Rick Riordan
Series:The Heroes of Olympus, #5
Released on: October 7th, 2014
Published by: Disney-Hyperion
Waited on by: Mel

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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.

If you didn't see this coming, I have no words for you. This is the last book to Percy Jackson's story, and while I am incredibly sad to acknowledge this fact, I am willing to sell my soul to whoever has the book right now in their hands. I live for this series, seriously.

Personally, I am not a fan of the series' covers, though the UK/AUS edition isn't much better, but this time I do hold a larger preference over the UK/AUS design for the last instalement because they have all the main characters on the front cover--it just brings happy tears to my eyes.

Do I even need to talk about the synopsis? The synopsis has basically promised us perfection and I honestly don't even need a synopsis to prove that it will be. 1) It's written by Rick Riordan. 2) There's Percabeth AKA BEST. SHIP. EVER. 3) There's also Nico Di Angelo....and the list goes on.

Now, time for some Percabeth judo-flipping badass-ery:
OH but what about in COLOUR
*happy sighs*

Excuse me as I go and re-read every Percabeth moment ever written. 


  1. AHHHH I CANT WAIT TO READ THIS AS WELL!!! I really hope it will be an epic finale of the series!

  2. I have so many students and my daughter who are waiting for this book!!!!

  3. I liked the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and I really need to start this one! I love the Percabeth ship so it'll be so great to get more of that! Great choice!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  4. I agree with the cover thing. I wish this book had Percy on it! And Percabeth is definitely the best ship ever. :D


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