It’s time for a fun post again!
I finally have 3 (yes, THREE) days off from the mess that is my work/study situation and I figured it’s time for this blog to see a fun post again. If you haven’t been on Twitter, you might have missed that the Percy Jackson series is getting a new adaptation on Disney Plus and I for one am ecstatic about it. The series is one of my favorites and it’s so nostalgic for me, since it’s one of the first series that I got into once I discovered the online book community. And it’s just a lot of fun, with fantastic characters.
And one of the absolute most wonderful people in this community May @ Forever and Everly made a Percy Jackson book tag! And not only that, she made these AMAZING graphics for it and I am so jazzed to do this tag. If you’re not following May EVERYWHERE, you really have to. She is one of my favorite bloggers, her Bookstagram is stunning, and she is just an all-around great person. So, like, go follow May. NOW.
And now, it’s time for… THE PERCY JACKSON BOOK TAG!
Just look at the graphics! Your fave could never.
- Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post / Nico di Angelo clearly wanted me to do this tag. OKAY, FINE NO ONE TAGGED ME, but I am still doing it.
- Link to the original creator: May @ Forever and Everly! Please note that she made the artwork/graphics, if using them. *If you care about graphics having a clear quality, make it big enough so that the dimensions are 1103 x 175!
- Match books with the given prompts.
- Tag however many people as wanted!
- Copy-paste the rules and list of prompts.
This is actually a hard one! There are a couple of contenders. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson was fantastic, and it’s just the perfect fantasy read for me, with a complex magic system and world, and really strong characters as well. Next one is In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado. It’s a memoir with the most innovative structure and it’s a reflection on an abusive relationship Machado was in, but it’s also a bigger look at abuse in queer relationships. It was absolutely fantastic, you can read more of my thoughts HERE. There’s also The Empress of Salt and Fortune, which is a novella, but one of the best pieces of writing I ever read. More on it HERE. And most recently, I loved My Dark Vanessa, and found it a fantastic psychological portrayal of a character and sexual abuse.
I am sure these questions were meant to be answered with such a long answer.
Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard! I definitely think that this series doesn’t get enough love, and I think Dennard’s worldbuilding is unparalleled to anything anyone else is doing in YA. Her plotlines and storylines and characters and worldbuilding aspects really impress me time and time again. I think her craft is just something else and Bloodwitch was truly her best book to date in the series and it was GENIUS. I don’t think that you’re showing the love you need to Susan Dennard! More thoughts on the first book HERE, and also on Bloodwitch HERE.
I’m guessing you have not heard of this book before, but I LOVED The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas! It’s a genre-bending wild ride – a mix of Sci-Fi and a cozy mystery with an almost all-female cast. It was unlike anything I’ve read before, and also super fun. It was a super engaging read that I still think about and I never see anyone talking about it, so here’s my shoutout to it. More of my thoughts can be found in my review HERE. Highly recommend.
This one is hard! Can I say The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (sorry May, I know Cardan is a furry faerie)? I really expected to be uncomfortable with the relationship in here and I lowkey was, but I still really enjoyed it. Jude is one of my favorite characters I ever read about, and The Wicked King is definitely a fantastic book and I think the best the series has to offer. My reviews for The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King and The Queen of Nothing are all linked.
No book has made me feel like The Raven Cycle does. Reading those feels like I am reading something that’s a part of me and so far I haven’t read a book that has managed to replicate that feeling for me. The Dream Thieves is definitely my favorite one in the series, so that one always feels like home. You can find my SPOILERY review HERE.
Sadie by Courtney Summers managed to capture a sibling relationship so incredibly well, and I kept thinking about my sister while I was reading this. This is a tough read and it made me so incredibly sad specifically for the sibling relationship, but it’s a fantastic novel. I especially recommend the audiobook, it’s a whole other experience of an already amazing read! You can read my review for it HERE.
This an interesting question! The Wayward Children series has definitely been like this for me – whenever I start reading these books I never want to stop and it’s like time is standing still, because I dive in and don’t even notice the time. I highly recommend you check these out – portal fantasy and a fantastic concept overall, with great writing and really compelling characters.
There are so many books I could choose here! One that everyone and their mother loves is Red, White and Royal Blue! And I am no different. It’s such a good book that makes me think that there’s still good in the world. For a bit at least. You can read my review for it HERE.
Also, a really interesting question! I would probably take a short story collection, there’s a bunch of condensed stories in there, and the kind of stories I enjoy are usually really vague and symbolic, so I could keep rereading and finding new things. So I have to say A Cathedral of Myth and Bone by Kat Howard. Which is by the way grossly under hyped and you all need to pick it up. My review can be located HERE. B
ut the real answer is that I would take The Dream Thieves.
A lot of upcoming exciting reads for me, so let’s say Circe by Madeline Miller. It’s been on my TBR for ages and I am positive I am going to love it.
This prompt sends me. I would DIE to read the next book in the Witchlands series, Witchshadow by Susan Dennard right now, let alone be hit by a brick to read it.
Well, all of my reads are basically recs from the Internet screaming about them. But Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders is one I would not have picked up on my own, that I ended up absolutely loving. You can read my review for it HERE , but it’s seriously one of the most unique things I ever read in my life.
I think Emma Mills books have the kind of humor I enjoy, so basically any of them work. I love Foolish Hearts the most though and it has the iconic fuck, marry, kill scene which is just peak humor. I reviewed most of Emma Mills’ books HERE.
Can I say Percy Jackson? Because it’s Percy Jackson.
Series endings always scare me. I was scared for how Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo would end and I have to say – I hated it there. Still a fantastic book, just left me an emotional wreck. YES, I am one of those people, and WHAT OF IT?
I can’t think of one book that people hate that I really love, but there are some VISCERAL haters of A Little Life and it’s my favorite book of all time.
Sorry to this man, but I hate Throne of Glass and I would spend hours punching it if I could.
I have to say Bloodwitch again! There are a couple of romances there I love, but Iseult and Aeduan are my ULTIMATE ship and I will go down for them. ALSO, Susan Dennard needs to make Vivia and Vaness canon.
And that’s the tag! I won’t tag anyone because I don’t know who’s a fan of the series, but if you want to do this, consider yourselves tagged by me!
In the meantime, happy reading
*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss. All opinions are my own.
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