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Which musicians do you think are worthy of the God of Music? Let us know for a chance to win a prize package for Rick Riordan's The Dark Prophecy!


We're just over a week away until the second installment of Rick Riordan's The Trials of Apollo series arrives, and FYA is giving away a prize pack that'll be music to your ears!

Here's the offical word on The Dark Prophecy (which you might want to skip if you haven't read The Hidden Oracle yet):

Zeus has punished his son Apollo—god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more—by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers?

After experiencing a series of dangerous—and frankly, humiliating—trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Somewhere in the American Midwest, he and his companions must find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times: a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again—if it doesn't kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo's way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate, a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame. To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of son of Hephaestus Leo Valdez, the now-mortal sorceress Calypso, the bronze dragon Festus, and other unexpected allies—some familiar, some new—from the world of demigods. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride….

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In honour of the God of Music, I'm singing the praises of musicians that are worthy of the gods... but in the most Apollo way possible, i.e., WITH HAIKU.


Not in the Beyhive
But you've got to admit it
She's an all-time great

Chris Cornell

OH EM GEE, that voice
Is there anything hotter?
No no no no no

Shirley Manson

Red, blonde, or pink hair
Rockin' out since '66
She is perfection

To celebrate the release of The Dark Prophecy, FYA is giving away a God of Music prize package to one lucky reader!

•  A copy of The Dark Prophecy

•  A pair of branded Trials of Apollo earbuds

For a chance to win, simply leave a comment with a haiku of your own about a musician that you think is worthy of the gods. (Remember: 5-7-5!) A winner will be randomly chosen on Monday, May 1st. (U.S. only -- sorry, everyone else!) (contest closed)

FTC Full Disclosure: Prizing will be provided by Disney-Hyperion, who is also sending a prize pack to me. (Thanks, y'all!)

The Dark Prophecy will be available on May 2nd.

Mandy Wan's photo About the Author: Residing in Edmonton, AB, Mandy unabashedly loves YA lit, frozen desserts, and terrible puns.