As usual I haven’t been tagged but I saw the Greek Mythology Book Tag on Sara’s website and it sounded like a lot of fun so I’m stealing it ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
This tag was created by Jasmine in 2014 because she read and loved the Percy Jackson series. I’m also loved that series but read it many years ago and don’t remember the specifics so I’m just going to do the Gods part, not the characters part.
ZEUS: GOD OF THE SKY AND THUNDER, KING OF THE GODS
I’m going with one of my top 10 books of all times that hasn’t yet been mentioned in one of my recent tags. Ready Player One was the perfect book for an 80’s kid like me who loves pop culture. I was super disappointed by the movie, but the book is a gem.
POSEIDON: GOD OF THE SEA AND EARTHQUAKES
A book that drowned you in feels:
When We Collided was such a beautiful story, all the characters were well fleshed-out and I felt so much for them! I wanted them to be my siblings ♡＾▽＾♡
HADES: GOD OF THE UNDERWORLD
Favorite book with a dark/ominous plot:
The Road by Cormack McCarthy is definitely dark and ominous, it’s a post-apocalyptic tale of a father and son trying to survive when there’s no hope for a better world. Beautifully written.
HERA: GODDESS OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
Cutest fictional couple:
Mei and Darren in American Panda were so cute, I loved their relationship!
ATHENA: GODDESS OF WISDOM, HANDICRAFT, AND STRATEGIC WARFARE
Favorite intelligent heroine:
Lisbeth Salander in the Millenium trilogy! She is so badass! I still love her after many years. And Noomi Rapace IS Lisbeth, we don’t need Hollywood to make any more movies, please stop.
GAEA: MOTHER EARTH
Favorite world-building book:
For this one I’m going for a French book which is thus completely unknown around here. It’s such an amazing story! Starts with 2 middle-grade trilogies then moves to a more YA one which is the BEST THING EVER. Apparently I see that The Quest of Ewilan (the first trilogy) was translated as a graphic novel, so if you like middle-grade fantasy please go read it!
13-year-old Camille’s life is forever changed when, trying to avoid an oncoming truck, she falls through a portal to a parallel world called Gwendalavir. Soon she discovers the secret of her past: she was born on Gwendalavir, the daughter of two powerful magicians who sent her to our world for her protection. Camille has inherited a tremendous gift: magic drawing, the ability to manifest things by envisioning them in her mind. (๑♡⌓♡๑)
APHRODITE: GODDESS OF LOVE AND BEAUTY
Most gorgeous cover:
The Wayward Children series is not exactly underrepresented in the book community but I couldn’t find another cover that I like more in the books I’ve already read, so I’ll go with this. I love all of them, but I think Beneath the Sugar Sky has the prettiest colors.
ARES: GOD OF WAR AND BLOODSHED
Most violent book you’ve read:
Absolutely no hesitation here, it’s The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder. It is both a very dark and violent thriller and a historical fiction about the atrocities committed by the Japanese in Nanking during the war in 1937. Horribly detailed, the fact that most of the things described actually happened makes it even more horrifying. My favorite book.
HEPHAESTUS: GOD OF BLACKSMITHS AND FIRE
Hottest book you’ve ever read:
Well it’s not called the Fever Series for nothing, it’s freaking hot! When her sister is killed, MacKayla Lane travels to Ireland to find out what happened. There, she realizes that the Fae are real and that she can see into their world. And we all know the Fae like sexy time, so a lot of hot action ensues.
ARTEMIS: GODDESS OF THE HUNT, THE MOON, AND VIRGINITY
A heroine who doesn’t need a man to save her:
Krystin Rachel’s review is spot on, as usual (did I mentioned her blog is my favorite? Oh yes I did). She didn’t have her blog yet when she wrote the review so I’m linking her Goodreads review.
The book is about a woman who was abducted a year prior to the start of the book. We follow a dual timeline: her therapy sessions after she comes back and SAVES HERSELF like a freaking badass, and what happened to her in the woods.
APOLLO: GOD OF LIGHT AND HEALING
A book that’s an exception to a genre you don’t usually like:
I generally don’t like poetry but had to read Rimbaud’s Poems in school and actually really enjoyed his works. I don’t know whether the English translation is any good but I think it’s worth a try.
HERMES: MESSENGER GOD OF THIEVES AND COMMERCE
A book that stole your heart:
The Book Thief was a little bit difficult to get into, I didn’t really care for the writing style at first. However, after a few chapters I was enchanted and couldn’t put it down. I cried my heart out on the train and people probably thought I was a weirdo, but it was worth it!
HESTIA: GODDESS OF THE HEART AND HOME
A book you go back to for comfort:
I’ve read The Secret Garden tons of times when I was a child and it’s a story that gives me comfort and makes me feel the best kind of nostalgia.
DEMETER: GODDESS OF FERTILITY AND AGRICULTURE
Favorite bookish setting:
I love the world builing in His Dark Materials: each human has a daemon that is essentially their soul and takes on the form of an animal that is representative of the person. Children can wander across worlds using a knife that cuts reality, and there are armored polar bears. Just love it. Maybe I should put it on my to re-read pile.
DIONYSUS: GOD OF WINE AND CELEBRATION
Book you are most anticipating in the next year:
HECATE: GODDESS OF WITCHCRAFT, MAGIC, AND GHOSTS
Favorite magical book:
My favorite magical book has to be Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, it was an amazing book. I am not a huge Harry Potter fan anymore because I was extremely disappointed by book 7 and it tainted my whole experience of the series, however this one is a masterpiece.
NEMESIS: GODDESS OF DIVINE RETRIBUTION
Favorite revenge story:
I think Killman Creek is an amazing revenge story. In the first book our main character was fleeing, in this one she is fighting! If you like dark thrillers, read this trilogy right now, the last installment comes out in April so it’s the perfect time to start.
That’s it for this tag, I hope you enjoyed it! It was a lot of fun and I hope you discovered new books that sound interesting to you, or that you found that we have some favorites in common.
Thanks for stopping by! (๑•́ ₃ •̀๑)