Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Eternal City by Paula Morris

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine.

I can't wait to read...

The Eternal City by Paula Morris

Publication date: May 26th, 2015
Publisher: Point / Scholastic Inc.
Goodreads link: (click here)

Description from Goodreads:

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

Why I'm excited:

Oh, how I love Rome!

Nothing cool like this ever happens when I go on vacation. I love the idea of a class trip to Rome turning into an epic adventure. I went to Italy for a school trip and all we did was wander around, see the sights and eat gelato in until we nearly burst. There were no gods or monsters, not even any magic. It would have been an interesting twist, though! 

I also like that this book incorporates Roman mythology. I've read a lot of books with Greek mythology lately, but it'll be interesting to meet some Roman gods. 


Maybe that's not the right Pluto...

Oh, well. I can't wait to read this...

<3 Michelle


  1. I also love Roman mythology. This book does sound quite intriguing and I adore the cover.
    Monique @ Mo_Books


  3. Nice! That's new to me but does look rather exciting! Sailor Moon! Loved watching that show, but I think I missed several seasons' worth!

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  4. You had me at the setting of Rome. I absolutely love Rome and the premise for this one sounds like a lot of fun. I'll definitely be adding it to my TBR list. Great pick, Michelle!

  5. I love this author! Didn't know she had this book coming out, thanks so much for bringing it to my attention! Great pick this week.
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  6. This one sounds good. I hadn't heard of this one before. I like the premise and the cover definitely draws me in.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  7. OMG. Rome? Mythology? Magic? And then you added a Sailor Pluto gif?! Eeeeep, this post wins at everything. I need this book in my life :D Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I hope we can both read it soon ^^

  8. Very beautiful cover! Great pick and I hope you enjoy. Thank you for stopping by. :)

  9. This sounds intriguing! And I love Audrey! :)

  10. I haven't heard of this one, but I loved Paula's other books! Thanks for letting me know about it!

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  11. This book is new to me. Sounds interesting and I love the cover. Hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.

  12. That cover is GORGEOUS!! I haven't read that many books that have to do with mythology so I'm totally reading this book!! Especially Roman mythology that sounds so amazeballs! Definitely adding to TBR!

  13. I absolutely love the cover! Will be checking it out for sure :D Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  14. Ii haven't read much Roman mythology, nor have I heard of this book before so I'm excited to check it out :) thanks for sharing

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  15. I liked Paula Morris's Ruined and this sounds like a great read. I'm with you. How many times have I wished that something extraordinary happens at one of my ordinary trips? A lot. There's the danger factor though...

    Thanks for stopping by.

  16. Sailor Pluto love!

    I'm just stuck on how beautiful that cover is!