Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday No. 179: The Hammer of Thor, by Rick Riordan

This is a weekly event hosted by
Jill @ Breaking the Spine, until 
very recently, it seems.
For the past three weeks, including
this one, the meme has not been
published on Jill's blog. I don't know what's going on. The last post is dated 8/24/16, 
as you will see when you 
click on the link above.
I have continued to publish these
posts on my own, as I really like the meme. I'm thinking of just continuing it by myself, from now on.
If another blogger decides to start
hosting it, then I will link up there.
If no other blogger takes it over,
I might not go on with it.  
We'll see....   
"Waiting On Wednesday" showcases future releases which we book 
bloggers are eagerly anticipating!!

Here's my choice for this week!

 The Hammer of Thor  
(Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2)
Hardcover, 480 pages 
Disney Hyperion
October 4, 2016
Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult Fiction

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki--and the price he wants is very high.

Why I'm waiting on this one!

I think it's about time I started reading Rick Riordan! I have heard SO many great things about his books, I really want to sample them for myself! And now we already have the SECOND book in this new series! I feel pulled toward them for another reason, too -- I LOVE mythology!! Although I prefer Greek Mythology, I also like Norse and Celtic Mythology. So I need to jump in and see where the HECK Thor's hammer is!! Lol.

What do you think of my choice?
Leave your link below, so I can
come check out your pick(s)!


  1. I love the Percy Jackson series! I haven't read any of Riordan's recently published books, but I loved that particular series by itself. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

    1. Hi, Alyssa!

      I haven't even read the Percy Jackson books... :( I have, however, heard a lot of great things about them! K hope I'll be able to start reading this new series!

      Hope you have a fabulous week, too!! Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! :)

  2. Ohh, at least you won't have to wait for too long now! :)
    I hope you'll enjoy reading it! :)

    1. Hi, Irena!

      Yeah, I won't have to wait much longer! But I need to read the first book before I get to this I know I'll enjoy them both!

      Thanks for the visit and the comment!! :)

  3. I haven't read any of this series or the related ones but have always wanted to. The covers always look so great and I know his books have to be better than the Percy Jackson movie was. I don't know what's happening over at Breaking the Spine either, but I wish someone would pick up this meme. I've still been doing it and it's one of my favorites out there. Hope you enjoy this book when it finally arrives!

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Like you, I've been wanting to read these books for quite some time now. And I LOVE the covers, too!!

      Gee, I had no idea there had been a Percy Jackson movie! Lol. That's because I haven't gone to the movies in quite some time.

      You know, if Jill couldn't keep hosting this meme, she should have at least posted something letting us all know that she couldn't continue. I hope someone else picks up this meme. I would love to pick it up myself, but then, I wouldn't want to be in the situation of not being able to post one week, and people would be disappointed....

      We'll see what happens.... I like this meme, too, so I might just continue to publish WOW posts, without linking up anywhere. I'm also thinking of just giving it up, and joining some other meme, whether Wednesdays or Thursdays.

      BTW, have you seen the Book Blogger Hop? I link up every Friday. It's hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, and he's very consistent. You can join in on Friday, Saturday, or even Sunday. There are some people who link up on Sundays. It's pretty interesting. I'd LOVE to see you there!

      As for this new Riordan book, I know I'll enjoy it! I just need to read the first book in the series before I get to this one. Lol.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting, as always!! :)

    2. I'll check out that hop. Thanks!

    3. Oh, WONDERFUL!! I hope you like it!! And you're very welcome!! :)

    4. You know, now I'm wondering if Jill is all right. Gosh, I sure hope so! I'm praying that she is.

  4. My younger sister absolutely adores Rick Riordan and I've heard so many people rave about him. I hope you enjoy the book! Great WoW pick ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. Hi, Brittany!

      I'm glad you like my WOW pick!! I've been wanting to read Riordan's books for a long time now, Maybe I'll start with this series! And I do think I'll enjoy both the first and the second books!

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! :)

  5. Ooh good one. I also need to read Riordan and have been thinking of starting with this series, but I never got around to Sword of Summer. I am going to read these at some point though...

    I wondered what was going on with this meme too.

    1. Hi, Greg!

      Glad you like my pick! Yeah, I've been meaning to read Riordan for a long time, too! Hopefully I'll be able to start with this series.

      I LOVE the "Waiting On Wednesday" meme, and really hope it will continue. Perhaps some other blogger will start hosting it. It would have been nice, though, if Jill had made some announcement that she could no longer continue with it, and perhaps named a "successor". Right? Well, we'll see what happens....

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment!! :)

  6. Woah! Didn't knew any new Riordan book was releasing! 😍

    1. Hi, there!

      Yeah, it was a pleasant surprise to me, as well! As soon as I saw this book on Amazon, I knew I just HAD to feature it!

      Thanks for the comment!! :)


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