Genre: Greek & Roman

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Aug 17
{Review} Alive by Chandler Baker @chandlerbakerYA @HyperionTeens

{Review} Alive by Chandler Baker @chandlerbakerYA @HyperionTeens

Alive is one of those young adult books that has such a cool concept, that you can’t not read it. Alive is about a teenage girl that gets a heart transplant, and then some strange and dare-I-say-it… creepy, things begin to happen. You cannot tell me that story doesn’t sounds, original and flat out awesome, can you? Nope, I didn’t think so. Alive is a great read. One that will leave you more than a little spooked.Stella is a character that I think could be very polarizing in the young adult book world. I can certainly see people getting frustrated with her, but it was really easy for me to put myself in her shoes and imagine how hard her recovery and every day life must be. I haven’t gone through anything as traumatic as having a bad heart or needing a transplant, but Stella is a very easily relate-able character. Sure, she gets a bit of first boyfriend tunnel- vision, and sure she takes a couple craps on her… Read more »

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Apr 13
{ARC Review} Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin @zeitlingeist @PutnamBooks

{ARC Review} Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin @zeitlingeist @PutnamBooks

Sophomore Year is Greek to Me is a standalone contemporary romance that will have you smiling and laughing non-stop. It is a followup book to Meredith Zeitlin’s Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters, but it is about an entirely different group of characters so I truly mean this when I say, you can read this book without having read the first book. They are not related other than the school is the same (I think). Sophomore Year is Greek to Me is such a fun read. I don’t really have any criticisms of it so I am instead going to tell you a couple of things that I loved about the book. 1. I loved that Zona, a journalist-to-be,  and her father, a Pulitzer prize winning writer, would communicate via post it notes in the form of newspaper headlines. They cracked me up! Even the totally snarky ones. I mean Zona is a 15 year old that was not too happy to be leaving her friends and school and whole… Read more »

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Dec 11
{Review} Icarus by Danika Stone @danika_stone

{Review} Icarus by Danika Stone @danika_stone

Icarus was a darker book that I have read in a while. Which is good because I like to mix it up and raw books dealing with some of the tougher issues always bring out strong emotions in me. I just like to put that out there so that people can be aware of it up front. Because I know, sometimes I need to be ready for a very emotional book, especially one that deals with abuse. Danika Stone uses very descriptive, sometimes bordering on flowery language. The way that Icarus starts is interesting. The book starts you off with Tess in real time starting at a new school for her first day. And then it goes into a time lapse through her first few months at the school. It was a really effective technique that Danika Stone used because it allowed the reader to get to know Tess quickly. We picked up on facts about her, her life and her background because each of the “time lapses” stops and… Read more »

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Oct 17
{Review+Giveaway} Prophecy by Julie Anne Lindsey @juliealindsey @lyricalpress

{Review+Giveaway} Prophecy by Julie Anne Lindsey @juliealindsey @lyricalpress

Oh how I needed to read Prophecy. I haven’t given a book 5 star in so long. I have read some meh books and a lot of good books. But there is a difference between a good book, or even a great book and a book that just warms you up from the inside out. One that you want to hug and start reading from the beginning again. That was Prophecy for me. I LOVED this book! I was excited when I read the summary and saw that it had something to do with Mythology, because that is a big hit with me. And then I read the authors foreword and she mentioned all the myths coming out and playing and mixing together and my excitement shot up a couple of levels. It was so cool to see the greek and roman gods mixing in with the norse gods. The end result was pure magic. We knew Callie was something special right from the start, but Julie Anne Lindsey does… Read more »

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Jul 15
{Review+Giveaway} Persephone’s Orchard by Molly Ringle

{Review+Giveaway} Persephone’s Orchard by Molly Ringle

I have read a lot of mythology books now, and I have to say that Persephone’s Orchard is a different take than most of the others. I don’t think I have read told quite the way this one was. Persephone’s Orchard is the first book in the Chrysomelia Stories series. And it deals with the concept of immortal souls, rather than the traditional greek gods. There are all the usual players in the book, but they are reincarnated throughout the ages and they each live many different lives as various mortals, after their rein as gods. I thought that was an interesting play on the concept of greek mythology.I loved how unique Molly Ringle was with her interpretation of the gods. Persephone’s Orchard deals with Sophie, a college girl, trying to put together the pieces of who she was in a past life. And really try and get her bearings on this whole new world. The story takes place on earth as well as in the underworld and a lot… Read more »

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Jun 30
{Review+Giveaway} By Jove by Marissa Doyle

{Review+Giveaway} By Jove by Marissa Doyle

  By Jove is a mythology romance that takes place in a Boston University. Theo is a graduate student studying Latin (and greek and roman get woven in through other members of the classics department.) It is a mythology and history nerds dream book. I loved the academic setting, and the mythology buff in my squeed over the idea of a whole classics department being taught by actual gods and goddesses. How cool would that be? I loved guessing who everyone was. Some were easy to figure out, and others were a little tougher, but it all made reading the book more fun. Marissa Doyle did a fantastic job with her attention to detail. Even the clothes and food and drink were added into the story properly. It was excellent. It is just how I would imagine Gods living in the modern world. I loved the opulence of their parties. Theo is my kind of girl. Nerdy and not at all ashamed by how interested she is in learning. It… Read more »

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Apr 03
{Review+Giveaway} The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

{Review+Giveaway} The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

  The Shadow Prince is a whopper of a book. It comes in at over 500 pages long , and the only thing I was thinking when I was done with it was, “That wasn’t long enough. I want more!” I love mythology and I really enjoyed all of the attention to mythological details that Bree wove into the story. Mythology really was everywhere, throughout the street names in the town to the class lectures at school. It was an immersion into the stories of Persephone and Hades, which just so happens to be one of my very favorite myths. For example, One of Daphne’s teachers was teaching her class about some versions of the Persephone myth and she was describing a thesis paper she wrote in college and I thought even that sounded fascinating. I would totally read her paper. So I may be a bit of a mythology nerd, but this book is perfect for both mythology enthusiasts like me and newbies alike. I loved how strong willed… Read more »

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Mar 27
{Review} Pan’s Conquest by Aubrie Dionne @AuthorAubrie

{Review} Pan’s Conquest by Aubrie Dionne @AuthorAubrie

Welcome to my stop on the Pan’s Conquest blog tour Pan’s Conquest by Aubrie Dionne ebook, 200 pages Published February 24th 2014 by Entangled: Covet Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance Source: ecopy from Publisher Summary: Syrinx pulled a fast one on Pan to escape his raging lust. The God of Chastity wasn’t about to break her vows and succumb to his temptations. Transported to the twenty-first century, she runs a florist shop – fulfilling her fake, mortal life. Until the breathtaking Parker Thomas hires her to decorate his grand estate for a gala. Five hundred roses? Easy enough. Except Parker makes her feel things she can’t ignore… As the God of Fertility, Pan is used to maidens flocking in droves to his pastures. So when Syrinx denies him, he’s determined to win the one that got away. He poses as a mortal to get close to her, but he doesn’t count on falling hard for his conquest – hard enough to make a life and stay. But Syrinx is falling in… Read more »

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Mar 18
{Review+Giveaway} Lover, Divine by A. Star

{Review+Giveaway} Lover, Divine by A. Star

Welcome to my stop on the Lover, Divine blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the tour Lover, Divine by A. Star Series: Mythos: Gods & Lovers #1 Publication date: February 25th 2014 Genres: Adult, Mythology, Romance Source: eARC from Author Summary: Born into one of the wealthiest families in Ireland, Siobhan Law has status, privilege, and a secret: The Greek gods of Olympus and their kingdom in the clouds are real, and her family acts as one of their agents on Earth. When the beautiful immortal celeste Liam Argyros shows up claiming to have come to Earth to deal in the affairs of the divine, Siobhan finds herself unable to resist his charms. New to the game of passion and seduction, she quickly ends up in over her head, sinking deeper with every attempt Liam makes to win her over. But Liam’s divine mission is far more complex than she ever imagined and nothing is truly as it seems. Because Liam has a secret of his… Read more »

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Nov 04
{Review+Giveaway} My Date from Hell by Tellulah Darling

{Review+Giveaway} My Date from Hell by Tellulah Darling

Welcome to my stop on My Date From Hell blog tour My Date from Hell is the 2nd book in the Blooming Godess trilogy. If you are new to this series, check outmy review of the 1st book HERE Be sure to follow the rest ofthe tour My Date From Hell by Tellulah Darling Publication date: October 31, 2013 Age Group: Young Adult Series: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #2 Source: eARC from Author Synopsis: Sophie Bloom’s junior year has been a bit of a train wreck. After the world’s greatest kiss re-awakened Sophie’s true identity as Persephone (Goddess of Spring and Savior of Humanity), she fought her dragon-lady guidance counselor to the death, navigated mean girl Bethany’s bitchy troublemaking, and dealt with the betrayal of her backstabbing ex, Kai (sexy Prince of Darkness). You’d think a girl could catch a break. Yeah, right. With Zeus stepping things up, it’s vital that Sophie retrieve Persephone’s memories and discover the location of the ritual to stop Zeus and Hades. So when Aphrodite… Read more »

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