Waiting on Wednesday (81) — The Flame of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)


A young girl, a winged horse, and a war of epic proportions make for an adventurous start to an exciting new trilogy.

When Pegasus crashes onto a Manhattan roof during a terrible storm, Emily’s life changes forever. Suddenly allied with a winged horse she’d always thought was mythical, Emily is thrust into the center of a fierce battle between the Roman gods and a terrifying race of multiarmed stone warriors called the Nirads. Emily must team up with a thief named Paelen, the goddess Diana, and a boy named Joel in order to return Pegasus to Olympus and rescue the gods from a certain death. Along the way, Emily and her companions will fight monsters, run from a government agency that is prepared to dissect Pegasus, and even fly above the Manhattan skyline—all as part of a quest to save Olympus before time runs out.

The Flame of Olympus will be released on May 22nd, 2012 by Simon and Schuster.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Melissa (i swim for oceans)

    April 11, 2012

    Not only do I love that cover, but Greek mythology and I are just wonderful friends :) fabulous choice, Hafsah!

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    April 11, 2012

    I don't know if anyone here ever watched all the Sailor Moon episodes (or owns them.. *cough*) but back then I always hoped that Elios (Pegasus) and Chibiusa would become a couple one day.. This book will probably do the same to me. LOL

    Instantly need to add it!

    Patricia // My WOW

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    Mel - Thedailyprophecy.

    April 11, 2012

    This one is new to me, but I love the cover and I'm always a big fan of mythology :) Thanks for the suggestion! It's on my list now.


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    Lindsay Cummings author

    April 11, 2012

    I love pegasus books!!!!

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    Marmaladelibby (aka Ange)

    April 11, 2012

    This sounds so cute! Great one! Check out our Waiting on Wednesday this week! Happy reading!

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    Kaye M.

    April 11, 2012

    Yay for Greek mythology! This definitely sounds like one that needs to be on the TBR shelf.


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    April 11, 2012

    I have to agree, this does sound like a book worth waiting for!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani (new GFC follower)

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    April 11, 2012

    This book does sounds a lot like Percy Jackson, which I really loved! I'm a fan of Greek mythology, so I'm definitely going to be adding this to my TBR!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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    Addie R.

    April 12, 2012

    Oohh I haven't read a pegasus book! This reminds a lot like Percy Jackson, but hopefully it's something different. Great pick. :)

    My WoW

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    April 12, 2012

    I do love Percy Jackson, so this one is definitely going on my tbr list! It seems pretty awesome, so I'm looking forward to reading it.

    My WOW.

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    Rachel @ Unforgettable Books

    April 12, 2012

    This sounds fantastic! Thanks for introducing me to it! I always loved mythology!

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    A Backwards Story

    April 12, 2012

    I recently heard of this series and can't wait to read it!

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    Dazzling Mage

    April 14, 2012

    I love anything to do with mythological creatures, and this sounds GOOD! Awesome pick!