Apology and Blood of Olympus

So guess what?

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And by Lord Voldemort, I mean me, as in Alice.

We’re basically the same.

So anyways, I am so sorry for not posting in forever! Our last post was Chesh about 2 months ago. Mine was like January.

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Yeah, I guess school and life caught up with us.

Mostly school.

But now it’s summer again! I hope to post more, and coerce Chesh and The Red Queen into doing so as well.

I’ve read some good books! But right now, I thought we should talk about…..

THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS.

EXCITEMENT AND WORRIES AND SO MANY EMOTIONS.

Before I freak out and analyze too much, here is the information.

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Release Date: October 7, 2014

Synopsis:

“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.”

SO YEAH.

There are SO MANY things I must talk about. Here are some of them in a semi-organized bulleted list.

  • THE COVER. If you’ll scroll up and examine it, you’ll see some giants, and above them, what I believe to be Frank and Jason, and….. Hazel? Maybe? I think it’s Hazel on the right. Design wise, it’s not my favorite cover, but I’ll take it. I’d also like to draw your attention to the UK cover, released a few days ago:

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Well, look at those strapping seven young folks! Who- oh, you mean those are THE seven? Wow. Frank gives the impression of Orlando Bloom, if you zoom in.

Yeah, that is NOT how I imagine them. So attractive, so fashionably dressed! Is Hazel three years older? Is Leo tall? Piper has got one SCARY BLADE. I am angry that Percy still looks like Logan Lerman? This is strange.

These are some fabulous and fierce warriors in the UK. Yeah, Gaea, you bettah run.

I’m also worried about the scary Gaea eyes at the bottom. Creeeeeepy.

Let’s make a petition for Viria to do a new cover and character art.

If you’re not familiar with Viria, observe:

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(I especially love her Leo.)

That was a long bullet point. The bottom line is, covers are weird. Especially British covers.

  • I AM STILL SO WORRIED FROM THE TITLE. JUST THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS. THE BLOOD, WE ALREADY KNOW THEY NEED DEMIGOD BLOOD.
  • I AM ALSO WORRIED ABOUT LEO IN GENERAL AND MY WELL BEING IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO HIM.
  • Will Percy find out about Nico? Poor Nico. I love Nico
  • THE BATTLE AT CAMP HALF BLOOD! UAHBGBAFFGHAFH
  • I WANT TYSON AND GROVER AND ELLA IN THE BOOK AND I WANT THEM TO STAY SAFE
  • I miss Grover a lot aaah
  • Also I hope nothing happens to dear Frank.
  • or Hazel
  • or PERCY OR ANNABETH OR PERCABETH BREAK THEM AND I WILL BREAK YOU
  • or ANYONE.

I should probably stop before I have a conniption..

This  post was probably like 3 years long, but I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll probably be posting a review soon. I’ll try to get my cohorts to post, and I bid you a good day!

~ Alice

Cover Release: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Get Even
Hey everyone! We are really excited to be part of the official cover reveal for Gretchen McNeil’s GET EVEN (Get Even #1). There is a Rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom for a free copy.

Release Date:
 September 16th 2014

Publisher:
 Balzer+Bray

Synopsis: 

Follows the secretive exploits of four high school juniors – Kitty, Olivia, Margot and Bree – at an exclusive Catholic prep school.

To all outward appearances, the girls barely know each other. At best, they don’t move in the same social circles; at worst, they’re overtly hostile.

Margot Mejia – academically ranked number two in her class, Margot is a focused overachiever bound for the Ivy League.

Kitty Li – captain of the California state and national champion varsity girls’ volleyball team, she’s been recruited by a dozen colleges and has dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal.

Olivia Hayes – popular star of the drama program, she’s been voted “most eligible bachelorette” two years running in the high school yearbook and has an almost lethal combination of beauty and charm.

Bree Deringer – outcast, misfit and the kind of girl you don’t want to meet in a dark alley, the stop sign red-haired punk is a constant thorn in the side of teachers and school administrators alike.

Different goals, different friends, different lives, but the girls share a secret no one would ever guess. They are members of Don’t Get Mad, a society specializing in seeking revenge for fellow students who have been silently victimized by their peers. Each girl has her own reason for joining the group, her own set of demons to assuage by evening the score for someone else. And though school administration is desperate to find out who is behind the DGM “events”, the girls have managed to keep their secret well hidden.

That is until one of their targets – a douchebag senior who took advantage of a drunk underclassman during a house party, videotaped it on his phone, and posted it on YouTube – turns up dead, and DGM is implicated in the murder.

Now the girls don’t know who to trust, and as their tenuous alliance begins to crumble, the secrets they’ve hidden for so long might be their ultimate undoing.

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Pre-Order Links Will be available in the coming months, keep an eye on your favorite retailer for more information!
Gretchen McNeilAbout the Author:

Gretchen is a former coloratura soprano, the voice of Mary on G4’s Code Monkeys and she currently sings with the LA-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk. She is a founding member of vlog group the YARebels where she can be seen as “Monday,” and she is an active member of both The Enchanted Inkpot, a group blog of YA and middle grade fantasy writers, and The Apocalypsies, a group blog of 2012 children’s debut authors.

You can find Gretchen on TwitterFacebook, and on her blog.

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