My Week in a Wrapped #4

SundayPost

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

The past week was all work, work and a lot of work. Nothing really new except for a new game I downloaded on my phone that’s been eating most of my spare time, other than reading of course. And guess what? I have also created an account on Net Galley. Yes. After years of reading I finally created my account. Loser I know. LOL! I need advice from you guys on how publishers could accept my requests since I’ve sent tons, but none of them was accepted. I don’t know. I was so upset when I’ve received emails confirming that none of them was approved. Perhaps I could edit my profile and say stuff. Sigh. I don’t have any idea on how to make it work so maybe you guys can give me tips and whatnot. I also want to know if there are books that’s already available for download so I could check them out. I’m really hoping you guys can help me out with this. Please. PRETTY PLEASE! 😀

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Book Review: The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)

Name: The Blood of Olympus
Author: Rick Riordan
Number of Pages: 528 in Hardcover
Published: October 7, 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology, Adventure

Goodreads

“Though the Greek and Roman crew members 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.”

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I can say composing this review is bittersweet. Have you ever felt like that when your favorite series finally ends? Oh I bet we all did. All. The. Time. After a long week of juggling work and reading this book, finally, I’ve finished it and I’m feeling mixed emotions, I feel for the Gods’ schizo mania.

So much for my review’s introduction. Well, I must admit I got a little disappointed when I’ve scanned the chapters and didn’t find Percy and Annabeth’s name on it. I figured Percy Jackson and the Olympians starred Percy and Annabeth and The Heroes of Olympus starred Jason, Piper, Reyna, Nico and Leo. Continue reading

Teaser Tuesday #14

I’ve decided to join this ’cause I think it’s pretty fun and easy. Plus I really want to quote smart retorts, full blown bullying, words of wisdom, swoon worthy lines and the like without giving much to readers about the entire book. A quote or two won’t hurt I guess. So this is how you do it:

  1. Grab your current read.
  2. Randomly open a page.
  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
  4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is for this week’s Teaser Tuesday:

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus)

by Rick Riordan

“He looked at the silver pocketknife in his hand. An idea came to him – possibly the stupidest, craziest idea he’d had since he thought, “Hey, I’ll get Percy to swim in the River Styx! He’ll love me for that!””

“Every time Leo thought about that he wanted to punch Percy in the face. Leo kept thinking he should bring it up, just to clear the air, but the timing never seemed right. And, as the days went by, the subject got harder and harder to broach.”

Goodreads

As you’ve noticed, I’m still reading this book and it has been a week I believe. Screw my work schedule! Anyway, you could share some teasers on your current read too. Comment the link of your own Teaser Tuesday so I can check it out and have an idea of amazing books that I would want to read.

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Teaser Tuesdays (TT) is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

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Nyze

My Week in a Wrapped #3

SundayPost

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

There’s nothing worth sharing this past week. It has been slow like my reading progress. Argh. Caught up in work like the usual and reading in between it. Got to spend time with friends from the grave yard shift since I left the office really late Tuesday night because the traffic was unbearable. Thank God for Twitter, I was informed ahead of time about it. What else? Hmm.. Oh yeah. I got pissed because I initially requested to have a vacation leave from work the 20th this month because of my son’s birthday, but eventually approved for the 21st. How ridiculous is that? Who celebrates their birthday a day after? Sigh. We used to celebrate it on the exact date every year and that will not be the case this time. It makes me sad that I’ll be at work on my son’s special day.

One more thing, I got Blood of Olympus so I set aside Winterspell for now so sorry for all my friends who are eagerly waiting for a Winterspell book review. It would be moved probably next week.

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Book Beginning #1: The Blood Of Olympus

Book Beginnings on FridaysBook Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader, where we share the first sentence (or so) of the books we are reading, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

I’ve recently stumbled upon this meme and it looks fun and easy so here’s my first post 😀

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)
Name: The Blood of Olympus
Author: Rick Riordan
Number of Pages: 528 in Hardcover
Published: October 7, 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology, Adventure

Goodreads

“Jason hate being old. His joints hurt. His legs shook. As he tried to climb the hill, his lungs rattled like a box of rocks. He couldn’t see his face, thank goodness, but his fingers were gnarled and bony. Bulging blue veins webbed the backs of his hands.
He even had that old man smell — mothballs and chicken soup. How was that possible?
He’d gone from sixteen to seventy-five in a matter of seconds, but the old man smell happened instantly, like BOOM! Congratulations! You stink!”

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Yeah. I know. This is not nearly “First sentence (or so)”. First paragraph, perhaps. I couldn’t help it. If I could just copy the whole book here. Why not? LOL. Anyway, initial thoughts. Hmm.. When I’ve read this, I immediately felt worried about Jason and really thinking “What on Earth Mother happened to him?”. Continue reading

Happy Birthday The Blood of Olympus! ♥

Currently Reading #23

It’s the 7th of October for God’s sake! Oh. God. Oh. God. I have it! AT LAST! I’m so excited and I can’t believe it. Okay. I’m hyperventilating or perhaps just exaggerating. LOL! Sorry. I have to set aside Winterspell for this. I’ve waited for this for ages and there’s no way I’m not reading it now. 😀

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)Name: The Blood of Olympus
Author:
Rick Riordan
Number of Pages:
528 in Hardcover
Published:
October 7, 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
Genre:
Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology, Adventure

Goodreads

“Though the Greek and Roman crew members 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’ve excitedly turned the pages, found this and nearly fainted..

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Tour Dates + Chapter One: The Blood of Olympus

Since it’s still a long wait until Blood of Olympus would come out, I decided to post this for the sake of those fans who unfortunately didn’t hear about this yet.

Jaraaaaannnnn! Chapter One of The Blood of Olympus in Jason’s point of view. ENJOY!

This just made me more excited. I hope I could have an advance reading copy. Hi Disney-Hyperion! 😀

Anyway, Uncle Rick has announced his tour dates. Check it out..

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Boston/Cambridge-Brookline, MA

Event hosted by:
Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-491-2220

Location of event:
Temple Ohabei Shalom
1187 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
617-277-6610
Showtime:
7:00 PM ET

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Book Cover Update: The Blood of Olympus

I have recently learned that the UK cover for The Blood of Olympus is revealed by Uncle Rick dated the 26th of June 2014 and it’s so awesome. He also confirmed that he posted it because he actually like it. That’s good, knowing that the UK covers are not really his favorite.

It’s pretty amazing. How everyone has grown up on the cover. Finally, got a glimpse of what Mother Gaea looks like. Really getting so excited for this book to be released. Still a long wait until October though. Anyway, I’m torn in deciding which one is my favorite. Maybe you could help me with that. You can cast your vote on the cover you like best. Here are the covers for your reference:

US Cover     +     UK Cover

Let me know what you think. VOTE NOW!

Nyze

Waiting on Wednesday #4

Waiting in vain. I have been waiting for this and it feels like ages since I have read the last book from this series. I’m quite so drawn in rereading all of them in fact. I’m featuring the last book from the series The Heroes of Olympus for my WOW post this week.


The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)

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.


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Book Cover Reveal: The Blood of Olympus (Final Book: The Heroes of Olympus)

Today I’ve just posted the book review for White Hot Kiss and a post for my first Waiting on Wednesday so I called it a day, but then again, I’ve browsed Goodreads for new releases. I was stunned and couldn’t believe what I’ve seen. I’ve been waiting for the cover of this and really wondering what could it be. I almost squealed in delight when I’ve stumbled upon it. Look!!

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)

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.

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