Welcome to Booked Weekends, my e-book repository.
This is not really my blog’s original address, so good job on finding my blog again! 🙂 I changed my blog’s domain name (url, if you must) because I initially used my nickname for it. I felt it was completely off-tangent, so I decided to have the url changed. Thanks for bearing with me.
Every bookworm has had that feeling of uncertainty whenever buying a new book. Is the plot something I will be hooked to? Will I like the author’s writing style? Is it somewhere near the last book I’ve raved about? These questions and more usually plague a book lover whenever s/he is on a quest to find new books to fill the sacred bookshelf. This, in my humble opinion, is why we have e-books!
I will be uploading and sharing all the e-books I find, regardless of whether I’ve read them or not. I’ll try to add a little information about the plot and the characters, too.
If you have a request, don’t hesitate to contact me. Leave a message, and I’ll try to find your book.
One request, though. If you like the book you’ve just read, do the author a favor, and buy a physical copy of the book. 🙂
Warning: May contain spoilers
I’m back! It’s been almost a year since my last post, and I apologize for making you wait for the last book of The Heroes of Olympus serial!
Anyway, every single passing minute makes the demigods’ mission of saving the world more deadly and and impossible. One of the demigods is destined to die in the course of the quest, and the group splits into two to obtain the ingredients of the Physician’s Cure, a cure (well, duh) that reverses death itself and to deliver the Athena Parthenos back to Camp Half-Blood to prevent both camps from attacking one another.
With Gaea throwing every force she could muster at our demigods, will they be able to get to Camp Half-Blood in time? Will they be able to find all the ingredients for the Physician’s Cure and have it made before one of them passes away? Find out if the heroes will truly be able to fulfill the prophecy in The Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus.
I’m sorry for the confusion. I thought I published this post, but it seems I was only able to save it as a draft. Anyway, this is supposed to be the second book of The Heroes of Olympus.
Percy has been on the run for what has seemed months, and he feels that the only thing that keeps him alive is the inability of attacking monsters to hurt him. With only his name in his memory, he runs from monsters that attack constantly. He was running from the Gorgons when he is tested by an old lady who wants her to carry him across the river Tiber, with promises of him regaining his memory and saving the world.
Upon crossing the river, he encounters two fellow demigods Frank and Hazel, and he is reluctantly welcomed to Camp Jupiter, the camp of Roman demigods. Mars, much to Percy’s disdain, appears in the camp and announces that Frank is his son. He tells the Romans that the reason why monsters have not been dying is that Thanatos, the god of death, has been chained. He then commissions his son and Percy to go on a quest to free Thanatos.
Something is up, and we all want to know why. Find out what exactly happened to Percy and his new-found friends in The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune
If you have read the previous book, you’d know that both Annabeth and Percy fell into Tartarus together. You’d also know that Uncle Rick left us with a very literal cliff hanger, and that he’s not sorry about it. Ha, ha.
The mission to close the Doors of Death is still on, but Hazel and the remaining of the 7 demigods are having difficulty keeping up with monsters attacking every now and then. Hazel is confronted by Hecate, who tells her of three possible futures, and asks Hazel to pick one of the three: the two camps battling one another with Hazel astride Arion and trying to stop them, Percy, Annabeth, Leo, Frank, and Hazel lying severely injured and unconscious, or the Argo II above the Apenine mountains, badly damaged.
Meanwhile, Percy and Annabeth get attacked by all sorts of powerful monsters in Tartarus. Things are made even more difficult by the deadly nature of the pit itself.
While all this is ongoing, Reyna herself faces one of her biggest tests as a praetor: risk her praetorship and work to unite both camps, or listen to Octavian and lead the Romans into battle against the Greeks.
What will happen to our heroes? Be with them every step of the way and read The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades.
Warning: May contain spoilers
The Roman demigods of Camp Jupiter find themselves visited by the most unlikely allies: Greek demigods from Camp Half-Blood. The Prophecy of 7 calls for both camps to unite and fight side by side. But just when negotiations for peace and unity are being planned, something wrong happens in the Argo II, and the 7 heroes (Percy, Annabeth, Jason, Piper, Leo, Hazel, and Frank) are forced to leave, making them enemies of Camp Jupiter.
There is tension on deck as everything starts on the wrong foot (with Leo accidentally opening fire on Camp Jupiter), Percy and Jason “fighting” over leadership, and the forces of Gaia working overtime to separate the camps. Will our seven heroes be able to close the doors of Death?
It gets more and more exciting every book. Hihi. Read on at The Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena
Warning: May contain spoilers
Rachel’s prophecy will come true in the next generation of demigods. Or so Percy and his friends thought. In this first book of The Heroes of Olympus, the Romans and Greeks start rediscovering each other after being kept apart by the Mist.
Percy is missing. Just when Annabeth thought she could start anew with her boyfriend Percy, he disappears like a bubble. Then when a new hero with a shady past, unique fighting style, and powerful abilities suddenly appears out of nowhere, Annabeth suspects powerful forces at play.
Jason does not remember anything in his past. He just suddenly wakes up at the back of a bus in a school field trip with a beautiful girl who introduces herself as her boyfriend and a mischievous young man who claims he is Jason’s best friend. Their field trip is suddenly ruined by the appearance of a powerful monster. What will Jason do to survive? Find out what happens in Uncle Rick’s Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero
Thanks so much for putting up with my not posting the past days. I’ve been a little preoccupied with work and my social life. 😛
Anywho, this Percy Jackson book is not part of the main story line, but it supplements and accompanies the series. It contains 3 short stories: Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot, Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon, and Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades.
Aside from these three tasty short stories, it includes additional content like a map of Camp Half-Blood, interviews with campers, puzzles, and other activities for the ADHD demigod (yes, that’s you). Nevertheless, it’s still chock full of Uncle Rick’s biting wit. Check it out at Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files
Reading aloud to children helps foster in them love for reading. If they love to read, they will strive hard to learn to read better, and it’s the Matthew Effect! Those who are good continuously get better. So grab a picture book (or even a chapter book), and read to your kids!
Source: The Power of a Read Aloud by Peggy Alfano
A half-blood of the eldest gods
Shall reach sixteen against all odds
And see the world in endless sleep
The hero’s soul, cursed blade shall reap
A single choice shall end his days
Olympus to preserve or raze
The book starts with Percy being interrupted from a “date” with Rachel (oooh…) by Charles Beckendorf, the councilor of the Hephaestus cabin. The two go on a mission to ambush Princess Andromeda, the boat in which Kronos and his minions are. They discover that their surprise attack was not a surprise at all, as somebody from the camp is feeding Luke with information. Kronos, gaining strength by the day, gets the best of them, and Charles has to sacrifice himself, so Percy could live.
When Percy gets back to camp, he sees that things are not going well, and the campers themselves are fighting. Distraught and confused, Percy, with the help of Nico, plans to take a dip in the River Styx to become invulnerable. Percy succeeds and calls up all the demigods he could muster to defeat the Titan Lord’s forces.
Will they be able to pull it off knowing there’s a spy among them? What is the future of Olympus and of the world? Get the last book here: Percy Jackson: The Last Olympian
The fourth book starts with (of course) another set of monsters attacking Percy at school. Percy successfully wards off an empousai, but their leader escapes. He is helped to escape by Rachel Elizabeth Dare, a mortal who can see through the mist.
When Percy goes back to camp, he finds Quintus, a middle-aged demigod who is now the new swordsmanship teacher in the camp. In one of the mock battles Quintus arranged to prepare the demigods for battle, Annabeth and Percy stumble upon an entrance to the ancient labyrinth built by Daedalus. The council of war is called, and Clarisse and Annabeth reveal their suspicions that Luke is trying to invade the camp using Princess Ariadne’s string which he will get from Daedalus himself. As a result, Annabeth is asked to lead a quest to prevent this from happening. Clarisse warns them, though, to be careful, as all who enter suffer a terrible fate: they go crazy. She knows, as she saw Chris Rodriguez, a former camper, go crazy himself.
How can they succeed in finding the heart of the dangerous labyrinth, when all those who enter suffer from a crazed spell? Why is there a coffin on the cover of the book? (hehe) Read Percy Jackson: The Battle of the Labyrinth and find out.
Percy’s story takes a dark turn in the third book of the series. It starts off with Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia trying to rescue two powerful demigods. They succeed, but Annabeth is captured by Kronos’s minions. They bring bring back the new demigods Bianca and Nico back to camp only to be sent out again with Bianca in a quest to stop Kronos from getting hold of the Ophiotaurus, the legendary creature, which, when offered as a sacrifice, will give its killer power to subdue the gods. Nico, young as he is, was forced to stay behind. He asks Percy to promise that he won’t let anything happen to his sister, though, and Percy obliges.
They journey to find the Ophiotaurus, but will they every make it in time for the deadline without Annabeth’s help? Read on: Percy Jackson: The Titan’s Curse