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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Great Books based on Greek myths

So I've recently been reading a lot of Greek myth books and I thought I'd share them.

 Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan:

This series is a lot of fun. Written with the voice of a sarcastic boy named Percy, the epic saga to restore the balance between demigods and gods is a familiar tale if you've read the original myths.

The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan:
Half a sequel to the Olympians series and half an introduction to new heroes, the Heroes of Olympus series is written from a third person point of view and follows several demigods who are connected in a quest between the Roman and Greek sides of the gods.

The Goddess Test Series by Aimee Carter:

A very interesting twist on the myth of Persephone. Kate Winters is swept into the world of Greek gods without even knowing it, and must pass a test to be with Henry, who claims to be Hades, god of the underworld. Kate's choice takes her on a quest to prove her loyalty and strength as a future goddess.

 The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter:

This book is a collection of stories written in the point of view of different Greek Gods and Goddesses. A prequel to the Goddess Test series, it sets up the inner conflict of the Gods and shows the situation in a vulnerable light, making all the flaws of immortality an interesting dilemma for the main characters.

Cupid by Julius Lester:
A very clever and well written retelling of the myth Cupid and Psyche. I read this book long ago but could never find it in the bookstore. Once I found it, I had to buy it and read it again. Not many modern books are written with this kind of "Story Teller" voice.

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