Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Eternal City

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

The Eternal City by Paula Morris
Pub. Date: May 26, 2015


Goodreads says, "From master of suspense Paula Morris comes a tale of gods and goddesses, thrilling romance, and mystery set in present-day Rome. Laura Martin is visiting Rome on a class trip, and she's entranced by the majestic Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon. . . . Everything in this city seems magical. That is, until the magic seems to turn very dark. Suddenly, statues of Cupid and ancient works of art come to life before her eyes. Earthquakes rumble and a cloud of ash forms in the sky. A dark-eyed boy with wings on his heels appears and gives her a message. Laura soon realizes she is at the center of a brewing battle -- a battle between the gods and goddesses, one that will shake modern-day Rome to its core. Only she and her group of friends can truly unravel the mystery behind what is happening. As tensions mount and secret identities are revealed, Laura must rely on her own inner strength to face up to what may be a fight for her life. Acclaimed author Paula Morris brings the ancient world to vivid life in this unstoppable tale of friendship, love, and the power of the past."
I love the sound of this one and the idea of Rome coming to life. Rome is such a magical city in itself, so the idea that a painting could come to life, earthquakes rumbling in the distance, and gods and goddesses battling sounds like a cool concept. Plus, I really just want gelato and a cappuccino.  What do you guys think?  

30 comments:

  1. Awesome pick!! I love the tie in with the ancient Gods and Goddesses and the setting should be spectacular. I hope you enjoy it!! I'll have to look for your review.

    Here is my WoW: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-copper-gauntlet-by.html

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  2. cupids coming to life sounds eerily amazing.
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  3. How could I have missed this? It sounds epic, since I adore books with mythology and god/goddess wars. Definitely adding this one to my TBR. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

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  4. I am absolutely on board with anything set in Rome that also features gods and goddesses. Rome is such an amazing city, I hope I get to go back there in the not too distant future, and mythology is one of my very favorite things so there's no way I can pass on this book!

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    1. Me too. I adored Rome and I love the idea of it coming to life. Mythology is one of my favorites as well. I'm glad you agree, Jenny, and thanks for visiting!

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  5. I can't wait to read this! It sounds so fun! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  6. What a stunning cover! Never heard of this but I'm adding it to my tbr right now.

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  7. Yes! I agree. I've Rome, like Greece has always been such a magical and mythical place for me as well. I'll read anything set in both places!

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    1. I have never been to Greece, but I love Rome, so I am all about this book as well. Thanks for visiting, Joy!

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  8. I love the ancient tales of the gods and goddesses. I love books that involve those tales as well. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds like I would like it. Great pick! Thanks! My WOW.

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  9. I just read about this one earlier today, and it sounds fantastic! I'm a big fan of Greek/Roman mythology and I hope this one lives up to how awesome the blurb sounds! Great pick!!

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  10. Can't wait for this one! I hope you like it!
    My WoW: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-3-manwhore.html

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  11. Great pick! I love books about mythology and I have heard pretty good things about Paula Morris's other books. I hope you have a great week! (:
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  12. I've seen this one a lot on WoW the past couple weeks. I obviously need to add it to my TBR :) Thanks for sharing!
    My WoW: http://saraella.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-the-heart-of-betrayal.html

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  13. I hadn't heard of this before. I wonder if it will be more like Percy Jackson or more like Josephine Angelini's books. Great pick!

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    1. I know. I get the vibe that it may be a combination, which could be a lot of fun. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  14. Oooh! I haven't been reading a lot of YA lately - but I LOVE the sound of this one. Also, Rome! And the cover is very pretty! :)

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    1. I know, right?! Anything that involves Rome is a must read in my book. I love the cover too. Thanks for dropping by, Leanna!

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  15. Hmm. I haven't seen this one yet, but it certainly sounds interesting. I love mythology, but definitely know more about Greek mythology than Roman. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I love mythology and the idea of Rome coming to life sounds like so much fun! Thanks for visiting, Natalie!

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