I absolutely love Greek Mythology. It might be from my love of the Percy Jackson series, or maybe just my love for knowledge, but I’ve always found it really interesting. So when I saw this survey over at Flip That Page that combined my love for Greek Mythology with books, I knew I had to do it. I mean, c’mon, they’re the best.
How does it work? Well, Jasmine of Flip That Page made a list of 12 Olympians and characters from the Percy Jackson Series and Heroes of Olympus, and paired them with topics of books related to those characters. It’s my job (or yours – check out the instructions here), to pair those characters and topics with a book of my choice.
The survey is a bit hefty, so I’ve decided to split it into two parts. This one, will obviously be the first one. Now, let’s get started!
THE GODS OF OLYMPUS:
Zeus (Jupiter) – God of Sky and Thunder / King of the Gods
Favorite Book (Choose your own category!)
This question was definitely a hard one for me. I love so many books, and it’s often hard to choose one over another. But after some hard thinking, I went with A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. Though it’s a second book of a series, it’s still one of my favorites. I almost chose another, but my love for Feyre and Rhysand abolished any other thoughts.
Poseidon (Neptune) – God of the Seas and Earthquakes
Book That Drowned You In Feels
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen. Not only is this book by my favorite author, but it involves weddings. And I have a huge love for weddings and wedding planning. This book deals with not only romance, but grief and loss as well. It’s an amazing book and I highly recommend reading this.
Hades (Pluto) – God of the Underworld
Favorite Book with a Dark/Ominous Plot
Caraval By Stephanie Garber. There is no other choice. This book is one of my favorite books of all time. The writing is amazing, and the plot is extremely interesting. It kept me on the edge of my seat with the plot twists and turns that no one would’ve expected. I love it with all of my heart.
Hera (Juno) – Goddess of Marriage and Family
Cutest Fictional Couple
This is the easiest one so far. Feyre and Rhysand from the Court of Thorns and Roses series. I mentioned a book from this series in Zeus category actually. They’re perfect for eachother. Rhysand would do anything to protect Feyre, and vice versa. Their story of how they fell in love with one of the most beautiful things I had ever read. And it could be considered an enemies to lovers trope. *Swoon.*
Athena (Minerva) – Goddess of Wisdom, Handicraft and Strategic Warfare
Series with the Best World Building
Jumping on the bandwagon here, I’m going with the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. This world of magic is so complex and full of history, that I after years of being a loyal Harry Potter fan, still do not know all about. And with the Fantastic Beasts movies coming out, we’re even learning more about the complex world of the Boy Who Lived.
Aphrodite (Venus) – Goddess of Love and Beauty
Most beautiful cover on a
2014 2017 Release
Though the original survey says 2014, I’m going with 2017 to be a little more recent. For this, I’m going with Renegades by Marissa Meyer. When the book came out and I walked into Barnes and Noble, I saw the display out of the corner of my eye and fell in love. I had seen the cover a few times before anticipating its release, but I never really paid attention. But I should have because it’s beautiful. I don’t know what about it makes me love it, but I just do.
Ares (Mars) – God of War and Bloodshed
Most Violent Book You’ve Ever Read
So, I don’t really read violent books all that often. Some books might have a few deaths and injuries, but other than that there’s not a lot of violence. So for this I decided to go with Illuminae by Amie Kaufman because OH MY death, crazy ships, and murderous plagues. It was definitely violent.
Hephaestus (Vulcan) – God of Blacksmiths and Fire
Scorching hot swoon worthy character
I know I’ve been using characters from the same book over and over again, but I really just can’t help my self. Rhysand from the Court of Thorns and Roses series. Everything about him is perfect. Take it from Feyre, who called him the most beautiful man she had ever seen. Everytime I think about him, my heart sings a little. You know how most people feel with they see their crush, or their boyfriend? Yeah, I feel that way about fictional hottie Rhysand of the Night Court.
Artemis (Diana) – Goddess of the Hunt and Virginity
Favorite Kick-Ass Heroine
This took me forever to think about. And when I mean forever, I mean forever. I didn’t want to do a comic book character, because even though comic books are books, I wanted to go with a character from a thick chapter book. But then I thought of a recent book I had read, and it was perfect. Diana Prince from Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. DIANA WAS SO AMAZING IN THIS BOOK. I found myself rereading the same fighting scene over and over because I loved how strong and powerful she was. I would die for her. (But she wouldn’t let me.)
Phoebus Apollo (Apollo) – God of Light and Healing
Sequel Book that redeemed its series
So, unfortunately I have yet to come across one of these. I’m one of those people who when they don’t like a book, they simply stop reading it (or in rare cases force themselves to finish it.) Reading a second book of a series I didn’t like is extremely unlikely for me, so we’re going to have to skip this one.
Hermes (Mercury) – Messenger God of Thieves and Commerce
Book with the Best Message
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. This is a beautiful and heartbreaking book about a girl falling in love and being abused by her boyfriend. It helps you understand what she was going through, how she felt, and how it affected her overall life. This 100% had the best message, and I would recommend reading it no matter who you are. Boy, girl, father, whatever. It helps you understand that domestic violence isn’t as fixable as “just leave him.”
Hestia (Vesta) – Goddess of the Hearth and Home
Book with the Most Relatable Story
Textrovert By Lindsey Summers.Now the love storyline isn’t relatable for me, only god knows how much of a singleton I am, but the main character and I definitely have some stuff in common. And that is, we’re both extremely awkward people in person. But over text message? We’re hilarious. We’re extremely interesting. Buttt as much as I wish it wasn’t, most life situations don’t happen over iMessage.
Demeter (Ceres) – Goddess of Fertility and Agriculture
Favorite Bookish Setting
Did anybody say the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?? I LOVE that setting. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of going to Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, sneaking into the restricted section of the Hogwarts library, or even visiting the American wizarding school, Ilvermorny.
2017 / 2018 release you are most anticipating
Again, I changed the dates for obvious reasons. For this, I’m going with A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas. I’m SO excited for this. When I read the last book of the ACOTAR series, I was so heartbroken over the fact that I’d never get to read a new journey of my favorite characters. But now, they’re coming back! I’m super excited and I just can’t wait. (On Sale May 2018)
That’s the first part of the survey! I’ll be posting the second part on Black Friday, so until then, goodbye!
THANKS FOR READING WITH ME!
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