Here’s a list of my favorite young adult books based on Greek Mythology.
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Elementals, Michelle Madow
The Helicon of Muses, VJ Chambers
The Curse of the Sphinx, Raye Wagner
Percy Jackson, Rick Riordan
The Power, Jennifer L. Armentrout
Half Blood, Jennifer L. Armentrout
Dark Descendant, Jenna Black
Everneath, Brodi Ashton
Sweet Venom, Tera Lynn Childs
Starcrossed, Josephine Angelini
AntiGoddess, Kendare Blake
From Gods, Mary Ting and Maxine Bringenberg
The Gatekeeper’s Sons, Eva Pohler
The Shadow Prince, Bree Despain
The Goddess Test, Aimée Carter
Persephone, Kaitlin Bevis
The Trials of Apollo, Rick Riordan
Omega, Lizzy Ford
Pandora, Andrea Domanski
Goddess Legacy, M.W. Muse and Mandy Harbin
The Scarlet Thread, D.S. Murphy
This one is mine! And I only have part one up; it’s a mashup of fallen angels and forgotten gods, kind of Percy Jackson meets Fallen.
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Orpheum, D.S. Murphy
Orpheum is mine too – it’s based on Orpheus and Eurydice; an amazing tragic romance basis that is much less used than the more popular Persephone and Hades.
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Best books about Mythology
Oh my Gods and Goddesses
YA mythology series
Best of the YA Greek Mythology Books
Books with Greek mythology references
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Marguerite’s parents are famous scientists who not only discover that multiple dimensions co-exist all around us, but invent a small device that allows a person to travel among these dimensions and inhabit our “other dimension” self, one at a time. Needless to say, it’s a world-altering discovery/invention but Marguerite’s father is murdered immediately following the discovery. One of his two trusted lab assistants, Paul, is accused of the murder (we don’t know by what evidence), and Paul skips town. Or rather, he skips their dimension entirely using the newly invented device called the Firebird, hence the series title. Marguerite and the other lab assistant, smarmy Theo, take two more Firebirds and chase after Paul to extract revenge.
In this sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray, Marguerite races through various dimensions to save the boy she loves.
Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents’ invention, to cross through to alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurt the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked, and his consciousness is scattered across multiple dimensions.
I love this cover, which reminds me of the movie poster for Upside Down. Dreamland by Robert Anderson is about a girl who can walk through other people’s dreams. She’s not supposed to stick around to get involved, but she does. Full review as soon as I get a copy, here’s the summary.
From immensely talented debut author Robert L. Anderson comes a stunning, complex, and imaginative story about the fine line between dreams and reality that will appeal to fans of Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle.
Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person’s dream more than once. Dea has never broken the rules.
Ice Like Fire is the second book in the Snow Like Ashes series, “A striking fantasy of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self.” It’s set in a magical fantasy world, and Meira needs to find new sources of magic to continue the battle. As one reviewer says,
“SNOW LIKE ASHES was a magically enchanting world, that I fell in love with! I was swept into a world of magic, lies, destiny, raging war, an evil ruler, determined refugees, slaves bound by chains, and one girl with a light so bright that burned within her like the raging storms pulsing to be let out and unleashed on evil! To say SNOW LIKE ASHES was magical, would be an understatement! It was breathtakingly beautiful!”
Walk on Earth a Stranger is the first book in Rae Carson’s new series, the Gold Seer Trilogy. The premise is brilliant: a historical fiction set during the Gold Rush, featuring a young adult protagonist with one extremely timely supernatural power – she can sense gold around her, like a human metal detector.
I was actually planning to go to the Yukon this summer to look for gold, so I’m already hooked into this story. Of course, such a talented gift would be valuable to a prospector… valuable enough to kill for. Walk on Earth is a clever YA novel with romantic and paranormal proclivities, but it’s Old West setting and theme is sure to be satisfying.
The open, harsh landscape and long distance roaming is common in dystopian or postapocalyptic fiction, but the same mood will be reached in uncivilized America.