Hello everyone! Today, for my SBPT post, we have the wondeful Jess @ Princessica of Books! We’re doing a fun little post about PJO. Read on, and definitely follow Jess’s blog if you aren’t already!
Gods & Goddesses & Books, Oh My!
Hello everyone! I’m here today on Divya’s blog to do a little collab post. Because we both share a deep love for Percy Jackson, we decided it’d be very cool to pair Greek gods and goddesses with books!
Jess’s 5 Gods & Goddesses
Ares: god of war ↠ Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn has a lot of politics surrounding military and war strategies. In addition, it’s more on the gory side–something others would not like, but Ares would love!
Aphrodite: goddess of love ↠ Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Not only does Anna and the French Kiss take place in the city of love, it also has a very cute story! Perkins is one of the best contemporary romance authors out there, along with Kasie West & Jenny Han.
Athena: goddess of wisdom ↠ The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
The Star-Touched Queen relies heavily on wit and riddles, which Athena would appreciate. While there is some romance in it, it’s very clever–apostrophes like Death and Love are actual people.
Artemis: goddess of the moon ↠ I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
I Am Malala is actually a book Athena would enjoy as well. Nonfiction, it focuses on one girl’s fight for female education. I haven’t read it myself but I admire Malala.
Hecate: goddess of magic ↠ Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Falling Kingdoms relies heavily on magic, especially in the sequels. Another book I’d recommend is Harry Potter for obvious reasons!
Divya’s 5 Gods & Goddesses
Apollo: god of the sun, medicine and poetry ↠ Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Apollo is established as a confidently bisexual character, and I think he would love reading some sweet and cute gay contemporaries! Simon might just become one of his favorites 😉
Hephaestus: god of blacksmiths and fire ↠ Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder is quite the obvious choice, I know. What with Cinder being mechanic herself and the minimal amount of romance in these books, I think Hephaestus might enjoy reading them.
Hermes: god of travellers, merchants and thieves ↠ The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
I haven’t read this book myself, but the fact that the MC is described as having a gift for thieving made me choose this one for Hermes.
Iris: goddess of rainbows, messenger of the gods ↠ A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab
Just like Iris, Kell from ADSOM is a messenger for the rulers of the four Londons. I think Iris would also love the descriptions of Red London!
Nemesis: goddess of revenge ↠ Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Nemesis would definitely enjoy the feisty Celaena from TOG who wants her revenge against the king of Adarlan. I might be wrong about this, because I haven’t completed this series yet, so lemme know!
About the Blogger:
Jess is your local blogger, bibliophile, feminist, and a future cat-lady. She enjoys supporting her local library and absolutely adores indie bookstores. When she is not reading or doing any other bookish sorts, she is probably listening to Troye Sivan, tweeting (@PrincessicaOB), or doing schoolwork [yes, although she hates it, she is quite responsible]. Feel free to chat with her on Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram or email her at princessiccaaaa[at]gmail[dot]com. Yes, two c’s and four a’s.
It was great having you here, Jess!
That’s all we have for you today, guys! Do you agree with our picks?