currently reading: The BLOOD of OLYMPUS


Ola 2015! I regret that I never got the chance to write a welcoming post for the new year. It’s been so busy as of late and I’ve become a lazy panda along the way. My blog probably feels abandoned, if it ever has any feelings at all. But let me make it up to you dear blog. We’re nearing our second year together. 🙂

So let me start by posting my first read for 2015. 🙂

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SYNOPSIS:

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.

Finally! The last book of the series. It is a bitter-sweet feeling, as it is always the case when you’re nearing the end of a book series you fell in love with. You just want to finish the book, but at the same time feel compelled to take your time to enjoy it before you get to the last page. Probably why I’m still not finish with it, I just felt I needed to find a new book series to get addicted to before I finally get to close the book.

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currently reading: THE HOUSE OF HADES


 

Aside from neglecting my blog lately, I have not read a single book since the “Fall of Five”, which I find pretty sad considering I have a small stockpile of books in my closet left unread and some unfinished. I’m not even counting yet the number of e-books in my ipad waiting to be read as well. I would have thought, after all the negative energy I’m surrounded with, I would go back to reading to help me escape.

Well, let me start again….

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SYNOPSIS:

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

currently reading: THE TITAN’S CURSE (Percy Jackson and the Olympians BOOK 3)


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SYNOPSIS: When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it’s up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared—a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.

I’m almost finish with this one. Loving the story so much I’d probably finish all 5 books by Saturday. Hopefully I’d be able to continue with “The Heroes of Olympus” series. Can’t wait! 🙂

currently reading: THE SEA OF MONSTERS (Percy Jackson and the Olympians BOOK 2)


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SYNOPSIS: Percy Jackson, a thirteen-year-old “half-blood”, whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, makes an action-packed comeback in Rick Riordan’s Greek mythology-based book series. In this second installment, demigod Percy Jackson and his friends rescue his satyr friend Grover from the Cyclops Polyphemus and save the camp from a Titan’s attack by bringing the Golden Fleece to cure Thalia’s poisoned pine tree.

When I was in Grade 6, I remember reading the book Mythology by Edith Hamilton and fell in love with it. I’ve been so captivated with the stories of the gods and goddesses that I became obsessed in learning more. I actually made a compilation of all the stories of every individual (gods, goddesses, nymphs, demigods etc.) in both Greek and Roman mythology that I could find. I even had them in alphabetical order. *nerdy mode*

Well, I’m almost done reading this story in ebook form, which I just started yesterday while at work. I love these kinds of  stories, reading them is akin to a bag of hersheys “cookies and cream” kisses in front of me — it will be finish in no time! LOL!

Anyway, I’ve read the first book “The Lightning Thief” back in 2011 when the movie came out. The movie wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. They made a LOT of major changes. The book was so much better, which is not actually surprising. However, it took a while for me to continue with the series ever since I came here in Qatar. I can’t seem to find the book set here, but nevertheless, the adventures of Percy Jackson is an interesting read for anyone who loves mythology.