Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #75

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

by Kendare Blake

Goodreads synopsis:
Old Gods never die…

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.
Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.
These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.
Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out.
Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.
The Goddess War is about to begin.
I am so excited about this! I would want to read it, even if I hadn't read the synopsis, simply because I loved Anna Dressed in Blood so much, that I reckon I would now read anything by this author!
But I have read the synopsis, and even if it wasn't Kendare Blake, I would want to read it. I love the idea of Athena and Hermes being on Earth, among us, with a bizarre illness that causes them to go on an adventure to try and stop it. I really liked stories that involved the Olympian gods when I was younger (I think this came from my love of the Disney Hercules film), and I reckon I'd still love a story about them today!
I'm just excited - I don't think anything more needs to be said :) I can't wait to get this when it comes out in September.

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 


beccabooklover said...

Now this sounds good! I absolutely love Greek Mythology so I think I'd love this book! Will definitely have to keep an eye out for this one later in the year as it looks great! I was thinking today whether I should try Anna Dressed in Blood...hmmm maybe!

Pen to Paper said...

Becca, you should definitely try Anna! You seem to have a similar taste to me, so you should love it :) xx

Sonnie @ ParaDays said...

OMG, how did I NOT know about this?! I loved Anna Dressed in Blood, and this book sounds AMAZING!!!

Synchronized Reading said...

I am DYING for this! :D

My WW!

Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

September is a long time to wait...
I LOVED Anna Dressed in Blood, and I really want this one too!

Shona Wood said...

This sounds awesome! Not my usual genre but I have a big love of Greek God stories as I studied the originals through college. I'm looking forward to this one coming out :) Thanks for hosting a great hop again
my WW

Carolyne O' said...

You have a so cute blog, so I'm your 2647 follower if you like my blog too I'm waiting for you :)


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