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Bookish Survey: Greek Mythology Style

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I know, I know, I filled out another Greek Mythology tag just a few weeks ago. But how could I resist this one? It was created by Jasmine at Flip the Page and I thought it’d be a great way to round out the #mythothon readathon as we go into the final week.

This is just the first half of the tag, Jasmine also has an additional ten prompts based on The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan.

You’re all tagged if you’d like to try! If you’re participating in #mythothon, how have you been getting on? Are you one track with your goals?

Zeus
God of the Sky and Thunder / King of the Gods

Favorite book (choose your own category!): Jasmine picked her favourite novella for this one, so I’ll do the same. I recently really loved Coffee Boy by Austin Chant.

Poseidon
God of the Seas and Earthquakes

Book that drowned you in feels: I sobbed like a baby while I was reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I think the fact that you know what’s coming and how it’s all going to end, just makes the journey even more beautiful.

 

Hestia
Goddess of the Hearth and Home

Book with the most relatable story: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Demeter
Goddess of Fertility and Agriculture

Favorite bookish setting: A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series by Molly MacRae. My first thought was to pick a fantasy for this, but actually I really love this sort of quaint, small town setting (which I’d probably hate in real life) but always make me long to live somewhere with community potlucks and town-wide events.

Hades
God of the Underworld

Favorite book with a dark / ominous plot: The Corset by Laura Purcell has a gorgeous, creeping, under-your-skin atmosphere that kept me on the edge of my seat.

Hera
Goddess of Marriage and Family

Cutest fictional couple: I absolutely adored the relationship between Evelyn and Celia in The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I felt so touching and so real.

Athena
Goddess of Wisdom, Handicraft and Strategic Warfare

Series with the best world-building: The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett has so many characters, societies and cities, I love all the ways in which elements cross over, characters interact and things tie together.

Aphrodite
Goddess of Love and Beauty

Most beautiful cover on a 2014 release [this tag is old so you can change this one to a 2018 release if you’d prefer]: Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1) by Danielle L. Jensen came out in 2014 and I still think the cover is stunning.

Ares
God of War and Bloodshed

Most violent book you’ve ever read: Probably, for sheer number of deaths, battles and violence. the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin.

Hephaestus
God of Blacksmiths and Fire

Scorching hot swoon worthy character: I’m not a big one for the whole ‘bookboyfriends’ thing, but who doesn’t love Mr Darcy? I really enjoyed seeing him from a different point-of-view in What Kitty Did Next by Carrie Kablean. This book is so underhyped!

Artemis
Goddess of the Hunt and Virginity

Favorite Kick-Ass Heroine: I don’t know if I’ve ever loved a character more than I do Prunella from Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho. She’s so clever and ruthless. I love her practicality, drive and ambition, while still being so charming and likeable.

Phoebus Apollo
God of Light and Healing

Sequel book that redeemed its series: I absolutely adore the first 10 books in The Dresden Files but then there were a couple that disappointed me as it hit the Big Bad,  Overarching Plot stuff. Skin Game was such a breathe of fresh air. I loved the standalone heist plotline and it got me interested in the series again.

 

Hermes
Messenger God of Thieves and Commerce

Book with the best message: I really struggled to pick one for this, but maybe They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera? It’s all about living every day to the max.

Dionysus
God of Wine and Celebration

 

2014 / 2015 release you are most anticipating [again ,you can change this to 2019/20 or do your favourite from 2014/15]: I have a lot of 2019 releases I’m really looking forward to, but two that immediately jumped to mind are Descendant of the Crane by Joan He and The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson. And just look at these amazing covers! *swoon*

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