Saturday, October 4, 2014

Stuffed Animal Saturday - The Blood of Olympus Countdown Edition

Stuffed Animal Saturday is a meme that we post here at We Live and Breathe Books to showcase the book we're currently reading with one of our favorite stuffed animals and discuss our stuffed animal's opinion (well, it's really our opinion, but that's besides the point). We hope you enjoy our quirky feature as much as we enjoy writing it!

Hi guys! This is my friend Teddy, who has actually been with my dorm-neighbor, Brianna, for a very long time. Because I left all of my stuffed friends at home when I moved into school, I needed a buddy to go over some of my favorite parts of the Percy Jackson series with before the big release of The Blood of Olympus in THREE DAYS!

So I began to reminisce with Teddy, and turns out, he was a big Rick Riordan fan himself!

So far: So far in the world of Percy, Annabeth, demigods, and more, a lot of craziness has happened. Teddy and I felt the inclusion of characters like Leo, Frank, Hazel, Jason, and Piper, only added to the insanity that is this series. It added more romantic complications and familial issues, and the bigger the group traveling is, the more accommodations that must be made. For those of you who haven't gotten on the latest book in this series yet, we don't want to give away any spoilers, but we STRONGLY SUGGEST you read it as soon as possible. You can read my liveblog of House of Hades with the rest of my fellow bloggers on our site here!

Sneak Peak:

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.

But this is what we know. We know that this is the last book in the series and we know that so many things to be resolved, like JASON AND REYNA NEED TO BE A THING LIKE OK PIPER IS COOL BUT REYNA IS WHERE ITS AT. And also Percabeth needs to happen and the camps need to figure their shit out and an awesome finale and also more books. Teddy and I can't wait for The Blood of Olympus, get ready to hear from us very soon!

- Amrutha

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