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