1.27.2010

Waiting on Wednesday [11]

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights eagerly awaited upcoming releases. It's hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (SQUEE!):

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Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.

One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.

Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them--Set--has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

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*dies*

Okay, Rick Riordan is awesomness. He's the author of the Percy Jackson series. You know, THAT SERIES. The series of lovely books about Poseidon's son that are amazingly voicey, that have been on the NYT Bestselling List for months on end, and that have about the coolest chapter titles ever.

And I love Egyptian myth. I love London. I love traveling. I love museums, and I'd give my arm to get to got to the BRITISH MUSEUM.

*dies*

And I am so proud of myself for not getting all fangirlish because I WAS SERIOUSLY TEMPTED JUST TO CAP EVERYTHING AND GO EXCLAMATION MARK CRAZY, LIKE EVERYWHERE!!!!!! (<---- sort of like that).

Because I'm so excited. So, so excited.

I'm smiling even thinking of reading this book, haha.

COME TO ME SHINY BOOK, I WANTS YOU.


Release Date: May 04, 2010

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Extra: Percy Jackson movie trailer. I can't wait!




11 comments:

Jonathon Arntson said...

Cannot wait any longer. Must read now.

Emma Michaels said...

I hadn't heard of that book before it looks like it will be amazing!

inthehammockblog said...

I've heard lots of great things about these books! Enjoy!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

OMG! How did I not know this was coming?! I am going to pre-order this immediately for me and my son. Thank you so much for this! :-)

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

Definitely looking forward to this new book/series as well!

Steph Su said...

LOL your enthusiasm is contagious. I haven't read any of his Percy Jackson books (I know, shoot me now). Perhaps I should. Hmm...

Shweta said...

Really!!! I didn't know about this book..I just can't wait to read this one. I can understand as to how excited you are.Me too!!!

RaĆ­la said...

Yay! This book sounds SO exciting! As much as the Percy Jackson books I haven't read yet!

Becky said...

I cannot wait for this. Pery Jackson is the BEST!

Jennifer G. said...

I'm excited for this one too! It looks so good!

Joni said...

Oooo... this does look good! And I'm so excited about the Percy Jackson movie!!! *squeels!*

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