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So how does it work? Basically, it’s a survey of sorts, where for the first half, I list down the major gods of Olympus, and you answer with the title of a book or the name of a character that relates to the gods’ representation.
God of the Sky and Thunder / King of the Gods
Favorite Book (Series): Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan is my favorite series hands down. His Heroes of Olympus novels are really good too, but it doesn’t really compare to PJO. I’m really into high fantasy, plus all of the humor and wit in these novels caused me to really enjoy them. My favorite book from the series is Battle of the Labyrinth, ’cause it just is.
God of the Seas and Earthquakes
Book that Drowned You in Feels: Champion by Marie Lu (you can read my review here) just killed me. I cried inside and out. The angst was everywhere and it was just so beautiful… Major bonus points for that tear-jerker ending…
God of the Underworld
Favorite Book with a Dark / Ominous Plot: I loved all of Kendare Blake’s books which all fit in this category. Her Anna books as well as Antigoddess were very dark, graphic, and oh, so lovely. I cannot wait for more creepy books by this author!
Goddess of Marriage and Family
Cutest Fictional Couple: There are much too many for me to pick a favorite, but I’ll go with a couple from a lighter novel. Addie and Trevor from Kasie West’s Pivot Point (my review can be found here) were super cute! I loved every second they spent together–how could I not, when Trevor was the sweetest thing ever? I can’t wait for Split Second. They say Trevor’s even more swoon-worthy there. *wink*
Goddess of Wisdom, Handicraft and Strategic Warfare
Series with the Best World-building: I’d have to pick either The Archived (my review of book one is here while my review of book two is over at The Social Potato) by Victoria Schwab or the Lunar Chronicles books (my mini reviews here) by Marissa Meyer. Both series had really interesting and unique worlds that would’ve been hard to create, but both authors managed to do so rather beautifully and elegantly.
Goddess of Love and Beauty
Most Beautiful Cover on a 2014 Release: So far, Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (my review here) has this gorgeously and creatively done cover. The font used was lovely as well. I mean, just look at it:
God of War and Bloodshed
Most Violent Book You’ve Ever Read: My answer for the “Hades” category fit well in this one, too. Kendare Blake’s a very talented horror author.
God of Blacksmiths and Fire
Scorching Hot Swoon-worthy Character: It’ll, hands down, be Bones from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series. This is an adult series and the only adult series that I’ve really, really enjoyed (which I hope changes soon). Bones was definitely hot. And I mean really, really hot. He also had a sense of wit and humor and the books were amazing because he was there.
Goddess of the Hunt and Virginity
Favorite Kick-Ass Heroine: Allison Sekemoto from Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden trilogy (my review of book two is here) is friggin’ kick-ass. She fought big, bad vampires and managed to keep herself and her friends alive and fed, away from the bloodsucking monsters. And she’s Asian, so bonus points!
Phoebus Apollo (Apollo)
God of Light and Healing
Sequel Book that Redeemed Its Series: I usually don’t read sequels if I disliked the first book, but I do have an answer to this one. Gayle Forman’s If I Stay was kind of boring, but its sequel, Where She Went, was absolutely gorgeous and swoon-worthy.
Messenger God of Thieves and Commerce
Book with the Best Message: Although I didn’t enjoy the novel itself (and DNFed it, for that matter), Life of Pi by Yann Martel taught me a lot. For example, as long as you are determined and your beliefs are strong, other people’s opinions won’t matter and won’t ever change you.
Goddess of the Hearth and Home
Book with the Most Relatable Story: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen was sort of relatable, since it was about the lives of two young teens. It was also adorable and I could easily slip into the characters’ minds.
Goddess of Fertility and Agriculture
Favorite Bookish Setting: The Wonderland in A.G. Howard’s Splintered (my review here) is beautifully and vividly described. I would love a chance to see all of the weird (and possibly disgusting) creatures and spend a day as Alice (okay, maybe not Alice, but you get the point)!
God of Wine and Celebration
2014 / 2015 Release You Are Most Anticipating: THERE ARE SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS COMING OUT. One of the ones I am most anticipating, of course, is the Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan. I am freakishly scared to see this series end, and I do not want to be separated from Percy, but I can’t wait to see how Riordan will end things–obviously, it’ll be with a bang, though.
Do you have answers to these categories or agree with my choices? Let’s discuss in the comments section below!