Genre: mythology

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Aug 24
{Review} The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee @yeebookauthor @abramskids ‏@PiqueBeyond @ACBYA

{Review} The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee @yeebookauthor @abramskids ‏@PiqueBeyond @ACBYA

I am so so glad I read The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee! Seriously, this book was fresh and exciting and so so much fun. I can’t remember having read anything like this in a while! The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is based on chinese folklore and mythology, which I loved for so many reasons. I love the magic elements of it, I love anything mythology related and I really loved that it was based on the folklore of a country I don’t know much about. Learning about the Monkey King and Buddha, the hundreds of demons, and all the deities was so so interesting. Plus, there were all kinds of twists and turns that I am so not spoiling because I loved them so much! When Quentin met Genie he knew her right away, but we don’t know how. And how he knew her was nothing I was guessing and I completely LOVED IT! Ok, ok, if you really want to know what I loved about this… Read more »

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Aug 22
{Excerpt+Giveaway} REUNITED by @ColleenHouck @DelacortePress ‏

{Excerpt+Giveaway} REUNITED by @ColleenHouck @DelacortePress ‏

    Praise for REAWAKENED Series     “[A] must-read for thrill-seekers and fans of alternate worlds.”—RT Book Reviews “Rick Riordan fans who are looking for another series will delight in this fantasy.”—SLJ “Littered with Egyptian mythology and snappy dialogue, this romantic adventure is a good choice for graduates of Rick Riordan or fans of Houck’s Tiger’s Curse series.”—Booklist “Fans of paranormal romance will love the Egyptian spin on this story of devotion and sacrifice, and Lily’s humor, combined with plentiful dangerous escapades, will keep readers engaged.”—VOYA “The author weaves her story out of Egyptian lore, cinematic magic, selfless love, and . . . is clever enough to remain surprising even to the last sentence.”—Kirkus Reviews “Houck’s moving depiction of the love between Lily and Amon is memorable.”—Publishers Weekly “Wonderfully written and…the heart-pounding adventures are topped only by the heart-melting romance.”—The Deseret News “A sparkling new novel with a fully imagined world and mythos, and crackling romance! Egyptian mythology has never been this riveting!”—Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series, on Reawakened, book one in… Read more »

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May 16
{Release Day Review} Seeker by Veronica Rossi @RossiBooks @TorTeen

{Release Day Review} Seeker by Veronica Rossi @RossiBooks @TorTeen

This is the second book in a series that needs to be read in order. If you are new to the Riders series, check out my review of Book 1- Riders, HERE Seeker is the second book in the Riders series by Veronica Rossi, and it comes out TODAY! Yay! I totally loved this duology. (and I so badly want it to be a series, which I thought it was when I read the first book. I thought there were going to be four books, one for each of the four horsemen, or maybe five with the seeker thrown in). I binge read books one and two, and man oh man, I forgot how much fun it is to read books from a series back to back. It makes me want to binge read some of my longer series that I have sitting on my bookshelves staring at me, all sad because I haven’t read them yet. (Like the Grisha trilogy, and then Six of Crows, Vampire Academy series, The falling Kingdom… Read more »

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May 14
{Review} Riders by Veronica Rossi @RossiBooks @TorTeen

{Review} Riders by Veronica Rossi @RossiBooks @TorTeen

Riders is the first book in the Riders series by Veronica Rossi. Riders is the story of the new incarnations of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. I found riders to be a well planned out, and super interesting read. I blew through this book super fast and immediately reached for the second book in the series. (I think I read both books in 1.5 days.) I think what intriged me the most about this story was the format it was told in. It is mostly told in flashback style. The book starts out at the end of some big event, where our main character, Gideon is being interrogated. There is so much mystery surrounding Gideon, and his interrogators. I was instantly hooked. Who were they? What do they know on their own? What is going on with Gideon. As the story progresses we get to follow Gideon as he is introduced to his new life as “war”, and we join him on the journey to find the other horsemen,… Read more »

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Oct 24
{Release Day Review} #Hades by Elda Lore @lbdunbarwrites

{Release Day Review} #Hades by Elda Lore @lbdunbarwrites

Hades is the first book in the new adult paranormal romance series, called the Modern Descendants, by author Elda Lore. Elda Lore is the alter ego of author L.B. Dunbar, and she writes mythology based romances. Which happen to be a personal favorite of mine. I really enjoyed Hades, and I can’t wait to see what Elda Lore has in store for us next. I love all greek and roman mythology, but if I had to pick one story as my favorite, especially if we are talking about a story that can be turned into a romance, Hades and Persephone take the cake for me, hands down. I just love everything that comes along with their story. I love the underworld, I love the dynamics between the two of them, and I love that there are a million different characterizations each of the characters can take. Hades does a great job at both staying true to the legends but making everything feel modern and fresh, with a big twist. What… Read more »

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Oct 10
{Review} Legendary by L.H. Nicole @LHNicoleauthor @OmnificPub

{Review} Legendary by L.H. Nicole @LHNicoleauthor @OmnificPub

Legendary is the first book in the young adult fantasy, the Legendary Saga by author L.H. Nicole. The Legendary Saga is a tale about King Aurther. I love Arthurian stories, so I knew this one would be right up my alley. I think this series will be perfect for fans of the tv show Merlin. That was the kind of King Arthur tale I was getting while reading Legendary. Legendary is a quest story. It starts out in the time of King Arthur and we watch the faerie queen put a spell on him to put him to sleep until the destined one can come and awaken him. Then we flash forward a couple hundred years when the destined one stumbles her way into Avalon. Then it becomes her quest to get Arthur’s helpers to get Arther. I love a quest story. For a while I felt like this was just going to be a solo mission, with  Aliana venturing out on her own the whole time. But she is… Read more »

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Sep 29
{Review} Broken God by @NazareaAndrews

{Review} Broken God by @NazareaAndrews

Broken God is an adult fantasy & mythology romance by author Nazarea Andrews. You all know how much I love Mythology, and with a beautiful cover like that, how could I turn this book down?! I really do love Apollo too, and the reason I love him being featured in stories is because he is the god of so many interesting things, so it is really great to see which of his talents so to speak that the author is going to play up. It gives a lot of flexibility to create many different versions of Apollo and still be true to his legend. I thought Broken God was excellent in that regard. I loved the relationship between Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. And we can’t forget about Iris, I really loved her too. It took me some time to find my groove and my footing while reading Broken God though. When I first started the book, I actually thought I was reading from Iris’ point of view (I… Read more »

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Jun 11
{Interview+Giveaway} The Du Lac Chronicles by @MaryAnneYarde

{Interview+Giveaway} The Du Lac Chronicles by @MaryAnneYarde

“An evocative, timeless saga of love and betrayal” Tony Riches, author of The Tudor Trilogy  Amazon #1 Best Seller in Young Adult Medieval Fiction Today I have author of The Du Lac Chronicles, Mary Anne Yarde here to tell us a little bit about herself and her book! Check out the interview and then enter to win a copy of this post-Arthurian book for yourself! Where did you grow up? I lived in a small Somerset village surrounded by fields and woods. My parents owned a smallholding, so it was not unusual to find ducks in the bath or sheep wandering in and out of the kitchen! I remember when I was little, the school I went to had a ‘dress-up as a nursery rhyme character’ day – the obviously choice for me was Mary had a little lamb. I don’t think the teachers were that impressed when I turned up at school with a real lamb on the end of a lead! What were you like at school? I… Read more »

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Jun 09
{Review+Giveaway} ASP of Ascension by @BR_Myers

{Review+Giveaway} ASP of Ascension by @BR_Myers

ASP of Ascension is the first in the young adult Nefertari Hughes Mystery series by B.R. Myers. I really enjoyed ASP of Ascension and I am really digging the cover of the book. It reminds me so much of an Egyptian version of the old school Nancy Drew book covers. Which I completely love. I also love all things Egypt so I found this book particularly interesting. It centers around a very important and secret exhibit coming to a small town, and a curse surrounding it- Cleopatra sarcophagus! Terry, short for Nefertari, starts at a new school because her dad, who is a famous archeologist, is bringing a secret exhibit to town. I really liked Terry. I found her trips with her parents to be fascinating, and as painful as it was for her, I really enjoyed the glimpses into her past that we got. Espically that fateful trip into the fourth chamber where she was injured, and she lost her mom. Not to mention all of the curse business…. Read more »

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May 03
{Review+Giveaway} Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo @zoekalowriter

{Review+Giveaway} Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo @zoekalowriter

Daughter of the Sun is the first book in the young adult Cult of the Cat series by Zoe Kalo. Daughter of the Sun is a young adult mythology based on ancient Egyptian mythology. I love all kinds of Mythology and the ancient Egyptians are some of the most fascinating because to me, there myths are the most rooted in history. It is so easy to believe in the magic surrounding their pharaohs because they actually existed. I just love learning about Egyptian history and imagining magic swirling around in the events. Zoe Kalo does an excellent job embodying the time period too. It was my favorite aspect of Daughter of the Sun. I love a good mystery, so when the main character Trinity has a torn piece of Papyrus and a mysterious ring leading her on an Egyptian journey, I was instantly excited. Once I started reading, I thought the book took a little bit of time to gain momentum, and the writing flt a bit young to me,… Read more »

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