ThursTag: The Greek Myth

I found this on The Book Nut blog when googling book tags to find some I hadn’t done before. I love Greek Myths and this looked like a fun tag to do. So, here we are.

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Zeus, The King Sky God – Favourite book

Fake news. No. I don’t have a single favourite book and I refuse to choose one. So instead, you can have a selection of favourites from this month so far: Viper by Bex Hogan. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid and Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas.

Poseidon- God of the Ocean – A book that drowned you in feels.

I am not a person known for having feels, but most recently, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy drowned me in feels. It’s such a great book anyway but it has some really beautiful messages for life at the moment.

Hades- God of the Underworld – Favourite dark book.

My heart says Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, but I feel like I should offer up something a bit more recent since I always use this as my favourite dark book. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo is a brilliant collection of dark fairy tales.

Hera- The Queen Goddess of Family and Marriage – Cutest couple.

Nick and Charlie from Heartstopper by Alice Oseman. I have always adored these two and their story, but Heartstopper Volume 3 has cemented them as the most adorable couple ever.

Athena- Goddess of Wisdom and Battle Strategy – Favourite intelligent heroine.

Erm… all of them? There are so many intelligent heroines I love. But because I read it recently and it’s such a hidden gem of a book, I’m saying Sally Jones from The Murderer’s Ape.

Gaia- The Great Mother – Favourite world building book. 

State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury. Mel creates the best worlds and this one is phenomenal. I love everything about it. I love how much impact a small bridge and one man’s grief have on this whole world. It’s just brilliant.

Aphrodite- Goddess of Love and Beauty – Most gorgeous cover. 

This is another tricky one to answer. I’m saying Scar by Alice Broadway. The covers for this whole trilogy are absolutely stunning, but this final one was purple and shiny foil, which is just the best.

Aries- God of War and Battle – Most violent book you’ve read

Almost definitely Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff. So much glorious violence. Mia Corvere is the most delightfully violent character ever. She does some horrendous things, but she also makes me cackle and I love her.

Hephaestus – God of Blacksmiths and Flame – Hottest book you’ve ever read

Truth time: I am not a massive fan of romance so I don’t read many books that would fit this category, and honestly can’t think of one to answer this.

Artemis- The Virgin Goddess of the Hunt – A heroine who doesn’t need a man to save her.

All the heroines? Sabran Berethnet from The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. She definitely doesn’t need a man to save her. She’s a brilliant heroine and I loved her.

Apollo- God of Music, Light, and Healing – A book that is the exception to a genre you don’t like. 

Again, I don’t really have an answer to this one. I don’t tend to pick up books from genres I actively dislike. Why would I? As a general rule I’m not a big fan of historical fiction, but I recently read (and loved) The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, but I feel this is a cheat answer because I love anything witch related and everything Kiran writes.

Hermes, God of Messages, Travelers, and Thieves- A book that stole your heart.

Why are all these questions so hard to answer? So many books have stolen my heart. Recently, Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury. I love Alva and Ren so much.

Hestia- Goddess of Hearth and Home – A book you go back to for comfort.

Spark by Alice Broadway and Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard. Both are very special to me and have messages in them that I go back to often.

Demeter- Goddess of Agriculture and FertilityFavourite book setting.

I don’t know how to answer this one. I love so many different book settings. I’ll go with the Shadowhunter world of Cassandra Clare’s books, because I have already mentioned Mel’s worlds. The original Shadowhunter books were some of the first YA I read as an adult and visiting that world again is always a joy.

Dionysus, God of Wine and Feasting- A book you are most anticipating in the next year.

Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard. I’ve read and absolutely loved the proof, and I’m very gutted for Sara that her release has been delayed. Any new Sara book is a cause for great joy and I can’t wait for this to be out in the world.

Hecate, Goddess of Crossroads and Magic – Favourite magical read.

No. Absolutely not. Fake news. All magical boos are my jam and I absolutely refuse to choose a favourite. You can’t make me.

Nemesis, God of Revenge-Favourite revenge story.

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin is a brilliantly dark story of one girl and her coven exacting revenge on a group of boys who tried to ruin her life. It has big Lady Macbeth vibes. If you’ve not read that one yet, you definitely should.

That was a tricky one to answer! What book are you most looking forward to in the next year? If you’ve not done this tag already and you want to, consider yourself tagged! Enjoy.

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