Stacking the Shelves #2

Posted: October 6, 2012 in Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga of Tynga’s Reviews. This is our opportunity to show off all the lovely books that we got during the week. Please feel free to leave links to your STS/IMM in the comments below and I’ll drop by and check it out 🙂

The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, #3)Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that’s only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close— the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth’s biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he’s now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare. . . .

In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six–who will complete the Prophecy of Seven?

The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophesy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.

 

Ironskin (Ironskin, #1)

Jane Eliot wears an iron mask.

It’s the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain—the ironskin.

When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with a “delicate situation”—a child born during the Great War—Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed, and that she can help.

Teaching the unruly Dorie to suppress her curse is hard enough; she certainly didn’t expect to fall for the girl’s father, the enigmatic artist Edward Rochart. But her blossoming crush is stifled by her own scars, and by his parade of women. Ugly women, who enter his closed studio…and come out as beautiful as the fey.

Jane knows Rochart cannot love her, just as she knows that she must wear iron for the rest of her life. But what if neither of these things is true? Step by step Jane unlocks the secrets of her new life—and discovers just how far she will go to become whole again.

 

Blades of Winter (Shadowstorm, #1)

In one of the most exciting debuts in years, G. T. Almasi has fused the intricate cat-and-mouse games of a John le Carré novel with the brash style of comic book superheroes to create a kick-ass alternate history that reimagines the Cold War as a clash of spies with biological, chemical, and technological enhancements.

Nineteen-year-old Alix Nico, a self-described “million-dollar murder machine,” is a rising star in ExOps, a covert-action agency that aggressively shields the United States from its three great enemies: the Soviet Union, Greater Germany, and the Nationalist Republic of China. Rather than risk another all-out war, the four superpowers have poured their resources into creating superspies known as Levels.

Alix is one of the hottest young American Levels. That’s no surprise: Her dad was America’s top Level before he was captured and killed eight years ago. But when an impulsive decision explodes—literally—in her face, Alix uncovers a conspiracy that pushes her to her limits and could upset the global balance of power forever.

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Comments
  1. Ironskin!!! I'm so jealous, I can't wait to get my hands on that one!!!! Enjoy!!AnnaLiterary Exploration

  2. Melliane says:

    I'm curious about Ironskin, it sounds really nice. Happy reading!

  3. I have Ironskin too but haven't started it yet. Hopefully sometime…Old follower!~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  4. Susanne says:

    I got The Mark of Athena this week too. I can't wait to read it. Ironskin sounds really good. Happy reading!STShttp://areaderintime.blogspot.com/2012/10/stacking-shelves-6.html

  5. Ange says:

    You got some great books this week. Ironskin looks awesome and so does Blades of Winter. Enjoy all of your wonderful books. Ange @ Moonlight Reader

  6. OOOh nice! These are new to me but I hope you enjoy them all!My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!Have a GREAT weekend!Old Follower 🙂

  7. WinterHaven says:

    I really want to read Ironskin! Great book week =)

  8. Micheline D says:

    Great haul this week! I'm dying to get into the 'Heroes of Olympus' series but it seems so torturous to start when the series isn't completely out. Patience is not my strong suit LOL! And I'm also really curious about Ironskin. I hope you enjoy all of these and thanks for stopping by my blog :)Old follower, but here's my Stacking the ShelvesMicheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  9. I'm dying to read Ironskin! O love Rick Riodan's books 🙂 Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

  10. I love Rick Riordan but I'm way behind on his series. Ironskin looks great. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

  11. A nice haul! I received my first Rich Riordan this week and can't wait to start on it. I love the Ironskin cover!Happy reading & thank-you for stopping by my blog

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