Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

Book: The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3)
Author: Rick Riordan
Release Date: October 2

Goodreads Summary
Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that’s only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close— the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth’s biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he’s now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare. . . .

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Yes, GREAT pick! I love the Heroes of Olympus series - I was certain nothing could top Percy Jackson, but this one is so exciting. I love the mix of Roman and Greek, and I am dying for Annabeth's future. Plus, I want her to reunite with Percy haha.

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  2. This sounds great! I haven't read any of these series yet unfortunately. Think I need to change that!

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  3. Oh my gosh the cover is out!? I didn't even know! Now I'm even more excited for this, especially after Riordan left us hanging at the end of Son of Neptune! Thank you SO much for sharing this!

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  4. I think I'm the only person in this world that haven't read Percy Jackson series. I really need to read it soon. Great pick! :D

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  5. Awesome pick. I didn't know the cover came out for this yet. I love the cover. I haven't started this series yet but I can't wait to. =] Thanks for sharing and visiting my WoW. =]

  6. Enjoy! your great choice looks good.

  7. I haven't read the Percy Jackson series either, Edward, don't feel bad. This book sounds interesting, though. Great pick!

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