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So, with the news that Percy Jackson will be rebooted and turned into a TV show on Disney+ with appropriately aged characters and Rick Riordan writing the scripts AND supervising. I was looking for new Percy Jackson content, I wanted to talk about this topic but apart from saying I am so excited I had no idea what else to say!
May from Forever and Everly decided to create a tag to talk about Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus. I was tagged by her to complete this tag! So let’s go!!!
So, first up… the RULES!
- Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post.
- 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.
Now onto the post…
Your Favourite Book of the Year
So, this was hard as I have recently been reading some really good books but I went for the The Hod King as I feel like this is only 5 star book on my list where I could not find at least one fault. It was enjoyable the entire way through and I am super happy with the trajectory of this series!
A Book Where You Are in Awe of the Author’s Genius
So, the reason I chose this book is Rio studied Shakespeare at University. This is her area of expertise and I feel that the characters in her book really embody characters from a classic Shakespearian play but we really get to see these character’s deconstructed over the course of this book. This book is Rio’s own Shakespearian tragedy.
A Book You Love That is Underhyped
I hate to sound like a broken record but I just do not see enough love for Christina Henry and her work. She is the Queen of a dark re-telling! I decided to choose her book Alice this time as I feel like a few more people know of Lost Boy.
A Book You Thought You Would Hate But You Didn’t
This book is so far out of my comfort zone and I was pretty sure I was going to DNF this book about 50 pages in but I ended up being really invested in the story. The writing was beautiful, Fehervari really championed female characters and the blend of religion and science was really intriguing.
A Book That Always Feels Like Home
I love Agatha Christie’s novels. I have been reading them since I was 11 years old. I own the Hercule Poirot TV adaptation box set and watch them with my mum, it’s something for just us! The Poirot series is my favourite. I just have so many memories thanks to this series.
A Book with a Sibling Relationship You Adore
I instantly knew I was going to choose this series when I saw this prompt! I am currently re-watching the anime at the moment and I just adore these boys! The bond Alphonse and Edward have is one that I think all siblings strive for. They are a perfect team, always lookout for each other but they can call each other out when necessary. I love them!
A Book Where Time Froze When You Read It
I read this book in basically one sitting. I was just so invested in this story everytime I looked at the clock another hour would have passed! This book was just so good! I think the difference between Sadie’s POV and the podcast transcript really allowed for me to maintain attention with this story.
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A Well-Loved Book You Love Too
Before I read this book I had heard nothing but great things about the series as a whole. I knew I had to give the story a go and the minute I read the first chapter I was hooked! I think I would have read the entire series one after another if I didn’t have all the unread books on my shelf!
A Book You’d Be Marooned on an Island With
I feel if you are going to be marooned on an island with only one book I cannot choose a book that’s part of a series. I would want to read the sequels so I decided on a standalone that was quite big so it would last a long time per reads. I decided on this book because I feel like it has pretty good re-read appeal and is just an amazing book in it’s own right.
A Book You Predict Will Be 5 Stars
I recently bought this book after hearing so many great things about this and the sequel. Finally, I gave into the amazing reviews and bought it. So fingers crossed I feel the same way!
An Upcoming Book You Would Willingly Get Hit By A Brick To Read
So, the book I am about to talk about has only announced the title. There has been no cover reveal yet! The book I am talking about is the last book in the Books of Babel Quartet and that is The Fall of Babel! I am not excited for the end of my favourite series of all time but I am excited to read the book itself.
A Book You Loved That Someone Convince You To Read
So, no-one in particular convinced me to read it but I saw so many people in the book community talk about this book and I knew I had to read it. It ended up becoming one of my favourite series ever! It’s also one of the books that got me back into reading sci-fi!
The Funniest Book You Have Ever Read
I plan on re-reading this book in August for the ONTD reading challenge. This book was so incredibly funny and I loved how this book was a parody. I can’t remember too much about it other than I found it really funny.
A Book You Read A Long Time Ago but You Still Love
I actually re-read this book in 2019 after not reading it since 2014 and it still held up. I was still laughing and getting teary-eyed and still being blown away by this story. A favourite forever!
A Book You Were Afraid of Finishing
So, I chose this book more becasue I was not liking what I was reading and I was worried that the more I read the more I would hate it. And I had heard so many great things about this series and I really wanted to like it. But I was not a fan!
A Book Everyone Hates but You Love
I really struggled to find a book for this prompt. I could definetly think of a couple that everyone loved but I hated. For this prompt I went for this poetry collection, I did not enjoy the first collection at all but I found the second collection to be a lot more enjoyable for me. I preferred the feminist message and I felt the theme was maintained throughout the collection a lot more than the first one.
A Book You Would Punch Without Hesitation
Again, not to sound like a broken record but I think you all know how much I do not like this book. I just couldn’t connect to the main character, the main romance or the story as whole. I gave up halfway though as the only thing that kept me going was then over really quickly. So yeah, not for me.
A Book with the Best Romance
I am not the biggest fan of this trilogy but I loved this book and I loved the romance between Julian and Scarlett. It was also consistent throughout the series, I just loved them and their connection. I don’t normally get phased by YA book boyfriends but Julian is amazing! I prefer him over all the other love interests in this series. I think he was a good balance of bad boy with heart of gold.
So, there you have it! This was so fun to create!