Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Greek Mythology Tag

Like everyone else, I think my introduction to Greek mythology was the Percy Jackson series.  Ever since then I've really enjoyed all the different stories and issues...that were usually caused by Zeus's affairs.  Thanks to Tasya @ The Literary Huntress for tagging me!

1.  Zeus (Jupiter): God of the Sky and Thunder/King of the Gods
Favorite book (choose your own category!)

Here is a peculiar and highly selective genre: Neil Gaiman.  My favorite book of his is The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

2.  Hera (Juno): Goddess of Marriage and Family
Cutest book couple

Blue and Gansey from The Raven Boys.  Without a doubt.  I wouldn't consider myself a romantic, but they almost turned me.

3.  Poseidon (Neptune): God of the Seas and Earthquakes
Book that drowned you in feels

Queen of Shadows was a freaking ocean of feels.  Everything Sarah J. Maas writes turns me into a mess of fangirling.

4.  Athena (Minerva): Goddess of Wisdom, Handicraft, and Strategic Warfare
Series with the best world building

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab has not one, but four different worlds and I feel as if I know each one like the back of my hand (although, who actually knows the back of their hand?).

5.  Hades (Pluto): God of the Underworld
Favorite book with a dark/ominous plot

I've said it once (okay, more than once, but who's counting?) and I'll say it again, Vicious has the absolute best morally ambiguous plot in the history of ever.  Who even is the villain, really?

6.  Aphrodite (Venus): Goddess of Love and Beauty
Most beautiful cover on a 2016 release

Wink Poppy Midnight has one of the prettiest covers I've ever seen, much less in this year alone.  

7.  Ares (Mars): God of War and Bloodshed
Most violent book you've ever read.

Be warned those of you with faint hearts:  The Library at Mount Char is brutal.  It's even more violent and bloodthirsty than The Hunger Games, which should be an impossibility.  I mean, kids killing kids in a televised tournament to the death is as bad as it gets, right?  As it turns out, no.

8.  Hephaestus (Vulcan): God of Blacksmiths and Fire
Scorching hot, swoon-worthy character.

Like I said, I'm not much of a romantic.  I haven't "fallen in love" with a book character since I was in middle school. 

9.  Artemis (Diana): Goddess of the Hunt and Virginity
Favorite kick ass heroine

Annabeth Chase is one tough son of a bitch, and one of the wisest, too.  Admit it, we all want to be her, just a little bit.

10.  Phoebus Apollo (Apollo): God of Light and Healing
Sequel book that redeemed its series.

My least favorite Cassandra Clare books are always her first ones in a series.  I didn't even have that much of an inclination to pick up The Mortal Instruments sequel, but I sure as hell am happy I did.  Her series start of weak and then grow to be 100 time better.

11.  Hermes (Mercury): Messenger God of Thieves and Commerce
Book with the best message.

1984 by George Orwell has such an impactful and mind boggling message that it is rather impossible to forget about.

12.  Hestia (Vesta): Goddess of the Hearth and Home
Book with the most relatable story.

Considering I generally read fantasy, the majority of the books I love are difficult to draw a comparison to.  But everyone can relate to Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

13.  Demeter (Ceres): Goddess of Fertility and Agriculture
Favorite bookish setting.

This should be entirely obvious:  Hogwarts is my (fictional) home, and my greatest disappointment is never receiving my letter.

14.  Dionysus (Bacchus): God of Wine and Celebration
2016 release you are most anticipating.

You know, I am rather awful at keeping up with new releases, and since 2016 is nearly over with anyway, I don't really have an answer.

I tag:

Anna @ Annaish
Rebekah @ Wings Made of Words
Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. Duuude this tag looks amazing; I might have to do it.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. Dooo it! It's super fun. Thanks for commenting, Ellie!

  2. Thanks for the tag! Percy Jackson got me hooked on Greek mythology, so this tag is for me! I really want to read Wink Poppy Midnight! It looks very deep and poetic.

    1. I think Percy hooked us all on Greek mythology, huh? I would definitely recommend giving Wink Poppy Midnight a shot. Thanks for commenting, Emily!

  3. Wink Poppy Midnight is by far the best cover. Fangirl is definitely relatable!

    1. Yes, it's just so pretty and intricate. Thanks for commenting, Grace!

  4. YAY thanks for doing it Erin!<3 Vicious is one of my favorite "dark" books too, and the cover for Wink, Poppy, Midnight is BEAUTIFUL. My biggest dissapointment is also because I never receive my Hogwarts letter *cries*

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

    1. Thanks for tagging me, Tasya! I can not stop thinking or raving about Vicious. It's truly awesome. And I think we all wish we had out Hogwarts letter... Thanks for commenting!

  5. This tag is amazing, just saying. As you know, I love Greek mythology so much! Those myths have a special place in my heart. <3 Anyway! I totally agree with your answers on 4, 6 and 12. Fangirl was very relatable. And thank you so much for tagging, Erin!

    anna | annaish

    1. Yeah, it's so fun and unique! Greek mythology is something I have loved forever. And Fangirl is probably the most relatable to all of us bookworms. Thanks for commenting, Anna!