Friday, October 24, 2014

Claire's October Book Haul

Hello! This month I went to the bookstore, which I rarely do, so I decided to do a haul. Then I realized even with my buys I didn't have so many books to flaunt, so this list will also include my library books, free Kindle downloads, and books for school.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Book Review 19. The Blood of Olympus

Book: The Blood of Olympus
Series: The Heroes of Olympus (#5)
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Middle-grade Fantasy
Pages: 502
Published: October 7th, 2014

Summary: 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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

“You can't choose your parentage. But you can choose your legacy.”