Greek Mythology Book Tag

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I saw the Greek Mythology tag over on The Girl Who Read Too Much. It looked like such a fun tag so I knew I would have to do it! I grew up reading and hearing stories from Greek mythology (yes, long before Percy Jackson), and I have always loved it! So here are my answers for the Greek Mythology tag!


Zeus; God of the Sky and Thunder/ King of Gods

Favorite Book (choose your own category)

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Of course tags always have to start with a hard question! Agh! I have read so many good books (especially lately) that it hurts to choose. But, seeing as I have to choose one, I am going to say Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. It has been my favorite for a long time… and I talk about it a lot. It really is an amazing book.

Second and third place for this category definitely go to The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti (read the review here) and Beyond the Rising Tide by Sarah Beard (red the review here).


Poseidon; God of Seas and Earthquakes

A Book that Drowned you in the Feels

41zlOSzTsuL__SX331_BO1,204,203,200_There are SO MANY books I could choose for this. Gosh, this might be an even harder choice than the first one. Hmmmmmmmm.

Okay, so after much thought I decided to go with Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. You can read my review of the book here. I chose this book because there were so many different types of feels that by the end I really did drown in them. It was just so emotional and heartfelt and beautiful and amazing. I also think I cried at least three times while reading it, so if that doesn’t qualify as drowning in the feels I don’t know what does.


Hades; God of the Underworld

Favorite Book with a Dark/Ominous Plot

18805623I would say Anna Dressed in Blood, cause you know, murderous ghost and all… but seeing as I already chose the book for something, I am going to go with The Tenderness of Thieves by Donna Freitas.

This book definitely has a dark side, along with a story I couldn’t put down. The whole book had this dark feeling to it, and that really made it a great read. You can read my review of the book here.

It is a really great young adult romance/thriller, especially for someone like me who doesn’t read a lot of thrillers.


Hera; Goddess of Marriage and Family

Cutest Fictional Couple

jjjGahhhhhh. All these favorites! How can I ever choose? Hmmm. I am going to have to go with Kai and Avery from Beyond the Rising Tide by Sarah Beard.

These two met for the first time when Kai died saving Avery’s life. There’s not much I can say without giving away the plot of the book, but they both make a huge sacrifice for one another in the end that kind of solidifies their status as most-in-love-perfect-adorable couple and I wish someone would love me like Kai and Avery love each other.


Athena; Goddess of Wisdom, Handicraft, and Strategic Warfare

Series with the Best World-building

Gryffindor_bannerThis is the easiest question yet. My answer to this is obviously going to be Harry Potter.

So yes, I know that there are flaws to the Harry Potter universe, but lets be honest here. Who doesn’t want to live in the Harry Potter world? I would trade anything (well, almost anything) to be a witch at Hogwarts and learn to do magic, and play quidditch.

Oh, and as you can see by the banner, I am a Gryffindor. Yes, AM. I AM. Don’t argue with me on this. My letter just got lost in the mail. Silly owls.

**Update: seeing as I’m North American, and would be at The Ilvermorny School, I thought I should add in that I am in the Horned Serpent house!**


Aphrodite; Goddess of Love and Beauty

Most Beautiful Cover on a 2016 Release

28220701And we’re back to the hard questions. TBH this year seems to be the year for absolutely stunning book covers. Don’t ask my why, cause I don’t know. But seriously, every time I go on twitter or booktube I see a new cover that is just too beautiful to even be allowed to exist.

I think I’m going to go with The Infinity of You and Me by J. Q. Coyle. This book’s expected release is November 8, 2016. I am really excited to read it.. the synopsis sounds amazing! And just look at this cover art. It is stunning.


Ares; God of War and Bloodshed

Most Violent Book you have ever Read

29097229Umm, TBH I don’t really read a lot of violent books. I think the most violent and all around disturbing book I’ve read is Autobiography of a Serial Killer by Travis d. Bickel.

This book is literally a written account of what goes on inside a serial killers mind. It was extremely disturbing and graphic. I didn’t enjoy the book at all (and I definitely do not recommend reading it), but it was very violent and disturbed, so I’m going with it. If you want to read my review of the book click here.

Honestly if you can come up with a more violent book than this one I’d be surprised….


Hephaestus; God of Blacksmiths and Fire

Scorching Hot Swoon Worthy Character

Percy_Jackson_PortraitOh man, oh man. It seems like in every good book there is a character who is worthy of this title. Gosh. Just thinking about all the hotness is making my face red. Gahhhh, why are all these questions so hard!?

Because this is a Greek Mythology book tag, I am going to go with a character from my very favorite Greek books…. yup! You guessed it (probably), The Percy Jackson Series!

Okay, so I started reading these books back when I was in middle school, and I have ALWAYS had a crush on Percy. I’m not ashamed to admit it. So there. Although his water powers might put a damper on the whole fire thing… but still. I chose Percy. Oh, and I love Logan Lerman (even though I hated the PJ movies). So that’s an added bonus.


Artemis; Goddess of The Hunt and Virginity

Favorite Kick-Ass Heroine

8d4120fb1eeff89c61483b3e83c940ceThere are some pretty kick-ass ladies out there, but I’m going to go with Cassie from The 5th Wave.

So, although I have an eBook copy of the book sitting in my phone, I haven’t actually read the book yet. I’m basing my choice on the movie version of Cassie, and just kind of assuming that it will match up with book Cassie.

I chose her because unlike other heroines, she doesn’t rely on others. She knows what she has to do and she goes for it, not caring if she has help or not. And yeah, she’s scared, but she’s brave. There is nothing more kick-ass than that.



Apollo; God of Light and Healing

Sequel Book that Redeemed its Series

I honestly can’t think of one. If I’m not dying to read the sequel to a book I don’t, so maybe I just haven’t given any books the chance to be redeemed by their sequel. Oops. But if you have one please tell me. I’d love to know.


Demeter; Goddess of Fertility and Agriculture

Favorite Book Setting

23209941Hhhmmmmm. This is tricky. I would say Harry Potter if I hadn’t already used it for one of my answers. I would then say the Percy Jackson universe, but again I used it… and as you can probably tell I don’t want to use a book/series/world more than once.

So I am going to go with Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski. If I were in the class (or any class really) that got a tainted shot and was able to read minds, that would be awesome. Or disastrous. But if I hated it I could always wear dark sunglasses and my troubles would be fixed.

Another perk to this setting is besides social shunning, there is nothing threatening anyone’s life. Ya know, there’s no imminent threat.


So that is the end of the Greek Mythology Book Tag! I will admit that there were 3 god/goddesses that I skipped, mostly because this book tag is already hella long… but if you guys liked it and want me to do more just tell me in the comments below and I’ll do those three and maybe some of my other favorite Greek gods.

So do you agree with my answers? What books and characters would you pick?

I am not going to tag anyone in particular, but if you want to do the tag you are more than welcome, and put a link down in the comments so I can check out your answers!

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Author Q&A- Jessica Dall

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing the amazing Jessica Dall. With her first book in the Order and Chaos series out, and a second coming, she is not one to miss! Read the Q&A below.
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Q: How long have you been writing?
A: My mom will tell you that I’ve been “writing” since before I actually knew how. I would scribble loops on paper in a way that I thought looked like cursive and write “stories.” As far as actual writing, well, I wrote some fan fiction in middle school and then finished my first novel in high school (which is now safely buried away on my hard drive and only comes out when I need to remember I have actually improved over the last decade-plus). I’ve been noveling ever since.
Q: What inspires your writing? Do you have a muse?
A: All sorts of things have inspired my writing–pictures, music, quotes… I’ve never had a lack of ideas. I’ve just never had enough time to write them all!
Q: Tell me about your book, Raining Embers. What was the original idea behind it?
Raining Embers is a historical fantasy novel set in a world loosely based on Renaissance Italy with a bunch of ancient Greek/other mythology thrown in for good measure. The actual story has been through so many iterations that most of the original parts of it has likely been lost to red lining at this point, but the original spark actually came from an art history lecture I went to years ago. The lecturer put up a picture of the Vatican library–and all the beautiful artwork decorating the walls in one of the rooms–and the idea of a similar library in the middle of a battle began to percolate. That original scene is still a small part of chapter one.
Q: What plans do you have for the next books in the Order and Chaos series? How many books are you planning to write?
A: Book Two–currently titled Graven Idols–should be coming out later this year and is currently in edits. It starts a few months after the end of Book One and directly continues the story with all the main characters trying to deal with how their lives have changed. I’m working on writing Book Three right now and have a rough outline for Book 4. If all goes as planned, things should be done at that point–but who really knows until everything is written?
Q: You did a “virtual book tour” hosted by Sage’s Blog Tours. Tell me exactly what that means. What happened on this blog tour?
A: A month after Raining Embers came out in November, my publisher–Red Adept Publishing–partnered with Sage’s Blog Tours to host a virtual book tour. Mostly that means a series of blog take overs/reviews/other things related to the release all taking place over a couple weeks. There are a number of reviews and guest blogs and author/character interviews still floating around cyberspace from December for anyone who’s interested in tracking them down.
Q: Are you working on any writing projects now besides the Order and Chaos series?
A: I’m currently in the research phase for a historical fiction novel that’s planned to take place in 18th Century Portugal–which is really a lot of fun, since it’s entirely not my area. I’m trying to see if I can work out a trip to Lisbon at some point for research (and because Portugal is supposed to be a beautiful country). Whenever I need a break from Order and Chaos I pop over there for a bit to try to clear my head.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do while writing?
A: It entirely depends on my mood at the time. I’m one of those lucky people who is able to write pretty much anywhere any time. Sometimes music helps, sometimes silence, sometimes I’m sitting with my laptop on the couch with a glass of wine. Whatever it is, I’m just glad to be writing most of the time.
Q: Who are your favorite authors? If you could meet one (alive or dead), who would it be and why?
A: On top of being an author, I’m also an editor, so I’m actually pretty lucky that I’ve gotten to meet a lot of brilliant authors from working on their books. For one author that I would still love to meet, though, that would be J. K. Rowling. On top of just seeming like a wonderful person from everything I’ve heard about her, Harry Potter is definitely part of what got me writing years and years ago (see that middle school fan fiction…) Partially I’d just want to say “Thank you.”
Q: Where is the strangest place you have ever come up with an idea?
A: Man, that’s a tough one, since my ideas tend to pop up just about anywhere I am. One strange one would have to be watching my husband play Assassin’s Creed. I’m not a huge video game person myself, but Assassin’s Creed has an amazing range of craziness that has sparked some equally crazy ideas.
Q: What is something you want the world to know?
A: I love talking to readers. It’s always a ton of fun to hear what people think, and I’m happy to answer questions if anyone wants to catch me on Twitter or my blog. And remember, if you like any author’s work, leave them a kind review on Amazon/Barnes & Noble/wherever. Good reviews help authors get through days when picking up scorpion petting seems more attractive than going over rewrites for a seventh time.
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