Waiting on Wednesday 148: The Blood of Olympus

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Name: The Blood of Olympus
Author: Rick Riordan 
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: October 7th, 2014
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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.

My Thoughts:
I've been reading Rick Riordan's books since at least 7th grade, so I am SUPER excited for The Blood of Olympus. The original series (the Percy Jackson series) will always be my favorite, but I can't wait to see how this book goes. Rick Riordan is an amazing storyteller and I hope this book doesn't disappoint!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Waiting on Wednesday 147: The Orphan Queen

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Name: The Orphan Queen
Author: Jodi Meadows 
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: March 10th, 2015
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Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others

Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.

My Thoughts:
This book sounds right up my alley! I've really been into reading high fantasy books lately and this seems the perfect book for me. I've already been hearing amazing things about The Orphan Queen so I can't wait to read this one when it comes out!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Waiting on Wednesday 146: The Stars Never Rise

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Name: The Stars Never Rise
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: June 9th, 2015
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Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.

My Thoughts:
I'm already a big fan of Rachel Vincent so it seems super logical that I am so excited for this book!! The story sounds really interesting and I can't wait to read this when it comes out next year!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Feature & Follow Friday

Hi Everyone! 

 This is my first post on Catching Books and I thought what better way to start off then a Feature and Follow Friday. This is Hosted By Alison Can Read and Parajunkee



 If you could trade places with any character who would it be and why?


This is a very hard question because there's so many strong female heroines I'd definitely want to be. The two characters that come to mind when I thought about this question was Anna from The Sweet Evil Trilogy and Wendy from the Trylle Trilogy.  Ultimately, I think I would want to trade places,the most, with Anna for a couple of reasons. Anna also has the strongest supporters she has her mom Patty, her dad and not to mention Kaiden.  Come on who wouldn't want to have Kaiden and Jay in their life? I have to say although her life is certainty not the safest she still has fun. Anna ultimately is a strong, brave, selfless character who is willing to give up quite a bit to do what's right for everyone else.

          Who would you want to trade places with? 


Waiting on Wednesday 145: Vanishing Girls

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Name: Vanishing Girls
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: March 3rd, 2015
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New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

My Thoughts:
I can't wait to see what happens with Nick and Dara in this exciting mystery novel! I have been in love with Lauren Oliver's writing since Before I Fall, and I'm sure that Vanishing Girls won't disappoint.

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Waiting on Wednesday 144: The Last Time We Say Goodbye

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Name: The Last Time We Say Goodbye
Author: Cynthia Hand
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: February 10th, 2015
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There's death all around us.
We just don't pay attention.
Until we do.

The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be.

As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on.

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.

My Thoughts:
Is it just me, or does this book sounds great? While I wasn't the biggest fan of the Unearthly series, Cynthia Hand's writing has always impressed me. I can't wait to read this intriguing story!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!