Hello, everyone! I spotted this tag over at The Books Cover Girls and, due to my eternal love and obsession for ancient cultures, had to do it. Seems like a fun tag that I haven’t seen around before so lets get to it, shall we? The original tag was created by Zuky @ Book Bum.
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ZEUS: KING OF THE GODS – YOUR FAVORITE BOOK
– It is impossible to choose an absolute favorite book. It changes fairly regularly depending on mood and whatever else is going on in my life. However, I certainly do go through book obsessions. My current obsession is the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas. Her writing style is immersive and I’m very much looking forward to A Court of Wings and Ruin‘s release on May 2nd.
HERA: QUEEN OF THE GODS – A BAD ASS FEMALE CHARACTER
-I love a book with a bad ass female. A woman who doesn’t need saved by anyone else. A woman who isn’t there just to further a ridiculous love story. For this, I give you Paige from The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon. In a world ruled by a highly corrupt government that oppresses it’s people, Paige rises to lead a rebellion to end her people’s suffering. To allow them to live in the light. She is such a strong character and I have loved watching her develop through the first three books of the series. Can’t wait for Shannon to release the next.
JANUS: GOD OF BEGINNINGS – YOUR FAVORITE DEBUT(S)
-I had a little bit of trouble with this. Admittedly, I’m a little bit picky with my reading and tend to only pick up books (or at least only pay for books) that have numerous strong, positive reviews. Typically those are found in established authors. That being said, The Case of the Green-Dressed Ghost by Lucy Banks has been one of my favorite books so far this year. It’s an easy read but has entertaining characters and a fun story line. Wonderful debut.
ATHENA: GODDESS OF WISDOM – YOUR FAVORITE NON-FICTION BOOK
–The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones. As I may have mentioned, I have a vibrant love of history. While my main interest is certainly Ancient Egypt, medieval Europe is certainly a close second. I feel like Jones captured the history and eccentricities of the ruling family of Plantagenets. He kept to the facts while keeping it interesting. Very nice read if you enjoy that kind of thing.
APHRODITE: GODDESS OF LOVE – A BOOK YOU ADORE AND RECOMMEND EVERYONE READ (OTHER THAN YOUR FAVORITE BOOK!)
-Usually when given this task I will spout off Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore without a second thought. This time, I think I’ll do something different. Recently I had the pleasure of reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I did not expect to love this book. I expected yet another over-hyped knock around. What I got instead was a wonderfully written, thoroughly engrossing fantastical story. Even though I finished it weeks and weeks ago I still can’t get it out of my head. I know at some point I will pick up the rest of the books in that series and I hope they are just as magical as the first.
HADES: GOD OF THE UNDERWORLD – AN EVIL BOOK YOU WISH DIDN’T EXIST
–SeQuence (The Heart of the Ocean #1) by Lorraine M.L.M. This piece of trash needs to go in the garbage and never be heard from again. I have never read a story that has angered me the way this one did. The “leading lady” has no ambition and happily allows herself to be controlled by others. She doesn’t have an original thought in her head and is always saved from her predicaments by a man who claims to love her but spends most of his time ignoring or avoiding her. I can’t believe this book was written by a woman because it encourages women to be little more than door mats. Complete and utter rubbish.
POSEIDON: GOD OF THE SEA & EARTHQUAKES – A BEAUTIFUL & GROUND-BREAKING BOOK
-Let’s be honest, I seriously entertained jumping into the Pit of Sarcasm this morning and putting a book about archaeology here. You get it? Ground breaking? Archaeology? Work with me here, people. My snarkiness aside, I can’t think of a book I’ve read that is truly ground breaking. To me that means pushing the boundaries of what is currently considered fiction and opening the world’s eyes upon something new and mind altering. If/when I stumble across a book like that, I’ll let you know.
APOLLO: GOD OF THE ARTS – A BEAUTIFUL BOOK COVER
–Mayan Mendacity by L.J.M. Owen. Perhaps this cover isn’t conventionally beautiful but I find it stunningly eye catching. Simple yet bold color scheme and with the use of Mayan eyes at the top this cover never ceases to catch my attention.
HYPNOS: GOD OF SLEEP – A BOOK SO BORING YOU ALMOST FELL ASLEEP
–The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova. Usually I can find something nice to say about just about any book I read but oh my God this book was boring. Kostova is a critically acclaimed author and this book was highly anticipated upon it’s release among the community. However, getting through it was a complete and utter chore. I feel like I could have found my way out of a tar pit more easily than it was to drag myself through this thing.
HERMES: MESSENGER OF THE GODS – A BOOK YOU SPED THROUGH
–A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. If you haven’t heard me gush about this book before, it was amazing. Stupendous. I loved every word on every page. I love it so much I loaned out my hard copy of it for someone else to read. I have only ever done that once before as I am very proprietary about my books. I started reading this on a mere whim one afternoon and was sucked in within the first couple of pages. Wonderful book with vivid details and obsessive story.
Well, that’s that. I really did enjoy doing this tag and if you want to do it as well, please feel free! I hope everyone has a wonderful day and happy reading.