“Waiting On” Wednesdays: The Hidden Oracle

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1) by Rick Riordan

Hardcover, 376 pages
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 9781484732748
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.

But Apollo has many enemies – gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

What can I say?  It’s Rick Riordan, and a continuation of Percy Jackson’s world. OF COURSE I want to read this book!!! LOL Sorry if I’m a bit too excited for some of you, but I can’t really care too much. These books are really that good. What I’m looking forward to with the start of this new series is that we’re getting the perspective of one of the Gods! Apollo takes center stage and that change in viewpoint is HUGE. I do hope we get the opportunity to see some of the characters from past books. I’d really like to know if Leo ever made it home. But even if it’s got a whole new set of Demigods I bet they’ll be just as cool as their predecessors. Combine Riordan’s trademark humor with his irreverent interpretation of the Ancient Greek and Roman myths, and I just know this will be another epic series!

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What are you waiting for this week?

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Teaser Tuesdays: Ivy and Bean and Magic Rises

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– 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!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

Ivy and Bean (Ivy and Bean, #1) by Annie Barrows

Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher:  Chronicle Books
Release Date: May 3rd, 2007
ISBN# 9780811849098
Page: 11

She was sure that Ivy had never once in her whole life climbed a tree and fallen out. Bean got bored just looking at her.

 

 

 

 

 

Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews

Paperback, 355 pages
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: July 30th, 2013
ISBN# 9781937007584
Page: 16

Judging by the number of parts, this smoker was more complicated than a nuclear reactor. “Did you read the instructions?”

He shook his head.

“Why, were you afraid they’d take your man card away?”

“Are you going to help me or make fun of me?”

“Can’t I do both?”

 

Teaser Tuesdays: Day 21 and A Snicker of Magic

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– 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!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

Day 21 (The Hundred, #2) by Kass Morgan

Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 16th, 2014
ISBN# 9780316234559
Page: 17 of an e-book ARC

Bellamy nodded with mock solemnity. “Well, if you grow flippers, I promise not to shun you.”

“Oh, trust me. I’m not going to be the only mutant.”

Bellamy raised an eyebrow. “What do you mean?”

Clarke cupped her hands, filled them with water, and splashed it at Bellamy with a laugh. “Now you’ll grow flippers too.”

 

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Hardcover, 311 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: February 25th, 2014
ISBN# 9780545552707
Page: 28

LONELY

The word slithered across the cafeteria table, which didn’t surprise me at all. Lonely had followed me around for as long as I could remember. I never caught that stupid word in my bluebook, but it kept showing up anyway.

Teaser Tuesdays: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– 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!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: August 19th, 2014
ISBN# 9781423183648
Page: 13

In addition to being king of the cosmos, Kronos became the Titan of time. He couldn’t pop around the time stream like Doctor Who or anything, but he could occasionally make time slow down or speed up. Whenever you’re in an incredibly boring lecture that seems to take forever, blame Kronos. Or when your weekend is way too short, that’s Kronos’s fault, too.

 

 

 

Percy Jackson mentioned Doctor Who!! Ahh!