The Greek Gods Book Tag

Hi again! I decided it was time for another book tag, because who doesn’t love those. I’m super excited to do this one because when i was a child I became obsessed with Greek gods and Greek mythology. This seems perfect!

I was tagged by the lovely Inside my Library Mind to do this tag. Please check her out, she has an amazing blog.

The rules awards blog

  1. Pingback to the creator of this tag, Zuky @ Book Bum so she can read all your posts!
  2. You can use the creator’s graphics if you like, but you don’t have to.
  3. Tag as many people as you like, please share the love!

I’m going to use her graphics because they’re gorgeous and I also am too lazy to make my own 😛

Zeus, King of Gods: Your Favorite Book

the-book-thiefI have tons and tons of favorite books (doesn’t everyone?) but, if I had to choose the best of all of them, I have to go with The Book Thief. Not only is it masterfully written, but it has everything I love in a book: lovable protagonists, character-driven, and romance. Also, any book that makes me cry is a win for me and this book made me cry buckets for days. Plus, the plot is so unique.

 

 

 

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Hera, Queen of the Gods: A Badass Female Character

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All the girls in The Starbound Trilogy are so badass for different reasons and I aspire to be like each of them. Lilac is more subtly badass, but if it weren’t for her, everyone would be dead. I think Lee is the most outwardly badass, because she’s in their army, but Sofia too is so cool with her acting and deception. And every single one of these characters are so clever and capable, but I love how they also all have emotions and aren’t like perfect robots.

Janus, God of Beginnings: Your Favorite Debut(s)

Oh hey, I like this one a lot! There are a ton of great choices for this, but these are just the first ones that came to mind.

  • Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson: Probably my favorite out of her books. So so good.
  • Moonglass by Jessi Kirby: This book is so beautifully written, and so heartbreaking.
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: This is a very recent debut, but so SO good.
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: I absolutely adore this novel. Just LOVE.
  • How (Not) to Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts: This book is so funny, and I think the characters are just so relatable and cute!

Also, in case you couldn’t tell, all these (except for THUG) are YA Contemporary Romance, so if that’s not your thing I wouldn’t go for them, but I think they’re all so great and I reread them all the time.

Athena, Goddess of Wisdom: Your Favorite Non-Fiction Book

Hm, I don’t really read non-fiction (like at all). Sorry for this lame answer, considering I also love Athena and I wish I could give her a great answer. But I just don’t read any!

Aphrodite, Goddess of Love: A Book You Adore and Recommend Everyone Read

This one actually stumped me. I love so many books, but I also don’t know what I would recommend everyone read. So many of my books that I love are romances, which I know aren’t everyone’s thing. But I’m going to go with one anyway, because if there are any rothe bright effect coverromance readers out there, this is for you. I already did a Standalone Sunday for this, but I just think this is such a great book. It’s so heartbreaking, well written, and has such relateable and quirky characters. Plus, the family dynamics are just too sweet. The ending was such a plot twist, and it almost feels like two different books, but I love it anyway and the ending opened my eyes to things I never even considered. I also think it displays the struggles of love very clearly, and goes past the puppy dog stage into the making-it-work stage.

Hades, God of the Underworld: An Evil Book You Wish Didn’t Exist

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Oh man. This book gets on every one of my nerves. I could rant about this forever and ever, it was just so horrible. And I usually don’t ever passionately hate a book, but this one made me so so angry. First off, it contains a love triangle. I know. Then, (and here comes a spoiler), McAdams kills off one of the guys after he and the girl became proposed and she’s pregnant! What a convenient way to eliminate the love triangle when it’s over. Then, the other guy and the family immediately accept her back in their family because who cares that she cheated him with another boy, was just engaged, and is pregnant with the other boy’s child! Ah, it’s just so infuriating.

Poseidon, God of the Sea and Earthquakes: A Beautiful and Ground Breaking Book

I know this book (and the TV show) are under a lot of fire right now, and for valid reasons, but I still think this book is both beautiful and ground breaking. It was one of thirteen reasons whythe first books outwardly about mental illness to become mainstream, and I think was a pioneer in mental illness discussion in books for teenagers. I love the way it tells the story simultaneously through the tapes and Clay, and I think the voices of all the teens are so raw and realistic. That being said, there are valid criticisms about it, probably because it was one of the first of its kind and there wasn’t as much knowledge about mental illness yet. But it still is groundbreaking for me, and helped me understand mental illness just a little more clearly.

 

Apollo, God of the Arts: A Beautiful Book Cover

I will never not marvel at how beautiful this cover is. I’m loving the new trend of bleeding watercolor, and I think this book does it so so well. Plus the reflection is just so gorgeous. I haven’t actually read it yet, but it’s sitting on my bookshelf just waiting to be picked up.

 

 

 

 

Hypnos, God of Sleep: A Book so Boring You Almost Fell Asleep

I’m sorry everyone, but I absolutely could not get through this book. I tried multiple times on my own to finish it, but always put it down because it was too boring. I finally had to read it for school one year so I finished, but even then it took me so long. I don’t know what it is about this book but when I just found it so incredibly boring

 

 

Hermes, Messenger of the Gods: A Book You Sped Through

long-way-homeAm I allowed to say all of them? Idk what it is about me, but whenever I start a book I speed through it in like one day. There are only a couple notable exceptions (see above). One such book that I really sped through was Long Way Home. After awaiting this book for a year and preordering it, I bought it and read it all in a couple hours. I devoured this book.

 

 

The end! I have to express my love again for this tag; it was so so much fun! I tag:

Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews||Lia @ Lost in A Story||Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts|| Megan @ Book Slayer Reads

And anyone else who wants to do it!

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13 thoughts on “The Greek Gods Book Tag

  1. Book Princess Review (@_bookprincess_) says:

    Ooooh, these were so much fun to read, Sydney! I’ve been meaning to do this tag as well, but you definitely got me even more excited to do it! Thanks so much for the tag! I sadly haven’t made it through a lot of the books on your list. XD But I do super agree with Anna and the French Kiss. I thought it was fantastic debut. 😀 Wonderful answers, and thanks again! 😀

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