Hello everyone and happy Thursday! I’m not sure I’ve mentioned on here before but I am an absolute nut for Greek Mythology (as well as Egyptian, Norse, Celtic, Roman, etc.) so, of course, I could not pass up this opportunity! I found this tag over on Makayla’s blog, Random Reads, so please be sure to check it out. Now, let’s get into it!
ZEUS : GOD OF THE SKY AND THUNDER/KING OF THE GODS- FAVORITE BOOK (CHOOSE YOUR OWN CATEGORY!!)
I love love love The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas!
POSEIDON : GOD OF THE SEAS AND EARTHQUAKES- BOOK THAT DROWNED YOU IN FEELS
Yep, just picture me flailing around in all of my feels while reading this book!
HADES : GOD OF THE UNDERWORLD- FAVORITE BOOK WITH A DARK/OMINOUS PLOT
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich is sooooo good (that’s why I talk about it constantly), so if you haven’t read it yet, you should!
HERA : GODDESS OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY- CUTEST FICTIONAL COUPLE
Clary and Jace from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series are the cutest! I personally prefer movie Clace over Freeform show Clace but I know that I am in the minority on that subject.
ATHENA : GODDESS OF WISDOM, HANDICRAFT AND STRATEGIC WARFARE- SERIES WITH THE BEST WORLD BUILDING
I know I could have said Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse or J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter World but I just can’t y’all. I LOVE the Shadowhunter world so much and I know it like the back of my hand. I have given several presentations and informative speeches about the Shadowhunter world, both in High School and in College, (I know, I’m a dork) which I think demonstrates how immersive the Shadowhunter world is.
APHRODITE : GODDESS OF LOVE AND BEAUTY- MOST BEAUTIFUL COVER
This book, Ink by Alice Broadway, has been on my TBR shopping list for a short while but it’s just so gorgeous that I think I might buy it here soon even though I have a huge list that came before it. It’s gold and it shines when you see it in person so be sure to look it up and see for yourself.
ARES : GOD OF WAR AND BLOODSHED- MOST VIOLENT BOOK YOU’VE EVER READ
I’m sure I’ve read plenty of more violent books than this but I am so immune to violence that I honestly don’t notice it anymore, I just assume it’s a part of most novels and glaze past it.
HEPHAESTUS : GOD OF BLACKSMITHS AND FIRE- SCORCHING HOT SWOON WORTHY CHARACTER
Ah, Will Herondale! Basically any of the Herondale boys from Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles are absolutely swoon worthy, but Will is my absolute favorite male character from the series by far.
ARTEMIS : GODDESS OF THE HUNT AND VIRGINITY- FAVORITE KICK-ASS HEROINE
There’s an abundance of female badasses in literature that I love, but there’s just something about Inej from Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology that makes me feel connected to her…almost like she’s my sister or something. Sorry, if that’s a weird description but that’s all I was thinking while reading the duology.
APOLLO : GOD OF LIGHT AND HEALING- SEQUEL BOOK THAT REDEEMED ITS SERIES
I feel like The Lightning Thief was slow paced and mostly world building. Sea of Monsters, however, was more of an action packed and friendship strengthening book that got me even more hooked on the series than I already was.
HERMES : MESSENGER GOD OF THIEVES AND COMMERCE – BOOK WITH THE BEST MESSAGE
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read! The message for people to live our lives always keeping in mind how we have an effect on the people around us was amazing and touched my heart. This book made me want to be the best person I possibly can and to remain ever kind and compassionate towards others. Great book (and great movie too, if any of y’all have seen it).
HESTIA : GODDESS OF THE HEARTH AND HOME- BOOK WITH THE MOST RELATABLE STORY.
Okay, so obviously I don’t have magical powers or anything but I did grow up in a small town with some pretty small minded people and I remember feeling like I wanted everything to change for the better and then it did (when I went off to college and went back home to visit on breaks with more knowledge than I had in my small town), much like how Ethan’s world grew and changed for the better when Lena came into his small town life.
DEMETER : GODDESS OF FERTILITY AND AGRICULTURE- BEST BOOKISH SETTING
I could be super basic and say Harry Potter or Hunger Games but I’m going with Kelley Armstrong’s Sea of Shadows instead. If any of y’all have ever read it, you know that the world that Armstrong creates is darkly gorgeous and dangerously intriguing.
DIONYSUS : GOD OF WINE AND CELEBRATION- 2018 RELEASE YOU ARE MOST ANTICIPATING
I am anticipating a LOT of pretty amazing books, some of which have already come out in the past few months, but Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare will finally put me out of my misery and (as it’s been said many times) it’s supposed to change EVERYTHING known about the world of the Shadowhunters, which….kind of freaks me out and makes me so nervous I want to cry.
So, did any of y’all like any of my responses? Dislike? Have anything to add? Please leave all of your thoughts in the comments, I love to hear from y’all!
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