Tuesday, December 17, 2013

On My Wishlist (56)

Back from hiatus! In On My Wishlist I spotlight books that I'm really looking forward to. I know there's a meme Waiting on Wednesday and there even are others, but I'm going to rebel and do it how I want it (hehe). I'll feature the synopsis as posted on Goodreads and put a linkie to the Goodreads page of the book. This week: Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan, illustrated by John Rocco.

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
Expected publication date: August 2014

Who could tell the origin stories of the gods of Olympus better than a modern-day demigod? Percy Jackson provides an insider's view with plenty of 'tude in this illustrated collection.

So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. "If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that."

Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume--a must for home, library, and classroom shelves--as stunning as it is entertaining.

Goodreads page

The thing about this book that makes me most excited (besides PERCY of course) is the fact that this book will have full-colour illustrations by John Rocco. WHEEEEE! I love his cover art for the books and whoaaaa to find that inside this book will be even more amazing. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book, but unfortunately I'll have to wait until August.. Maybe make it a birthday present for myself? :)


  1. I've only seen the first two movies (hate them), so I haven't found the courage to read his books yet.. I love the cover though! :)

  2. I loved Percy books. Ages since the last one I read and I miss him bad. Good pick I'll try to read the spin-off series.


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