The day Rick Riordan announced that the Percy Jackson series would get a Disney+ show I legit burst into tears. It’s been a long long ride and that’s coming from a fan who joined the fandom when Blood Of Olympus was released so I can’t even imagine the giddiness older readers are going through.
Let me tell you one thing- Rick Riordan is a freaking angel and the PJO and HOO series are freaking masterpieces. We deserved a legendary movie series like the Harry Potter fandom but instead we got trash. Trash that everyone in the fandom refused to be associated with. We gave up hope and that’s when The Lightening Thief musical came in and all international fans cried in that biter-sweet moment because we knew we would never get to see it.
AND AFTER ALL THIS TIME WE’RE FINALLY BEING GIVEN OUR OWN FRICKING TV SHOW WITH UNCLE RICK LOOKING AFTER OUR DREAMS AND HOPES?!?!
The memes are back, the fandom is a mess and everything is just a dam happy ride.
Okay I can annoy you with lots of more backstory and my peak PJO fandom years but lets just say that Percy Jackson and I go way back and the whole series means the world to me.
Which is why I was ecstatic when May at Forever and Everly decided to make a brand new PJO tag in celebration and tagged me in her post. She’s a lovely blogger who worked really hard on this tag and made cute little graphics so please check out her blog!
Also, I know that in a previous post I mentioned that the amount of tags will be limited on my blog but obviously Percy Jackson is an exception.
- Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post.
- Link to the original creator: May @ Forever and Everly! Please note that she made the artwork/graphics, if using them.
- Match books with the given prompts.
- Tag however many people as wanted!
- Copy-paste the rules and list of prompts.
The Sound of Stars was one of my most anticipated reads for 2020 and it definitely didn’t disappoint! The characters overtook my life and the worldbuilding was begging for 5 stars. Also, this book has so many wonderful bookish references and tackles issues like consent, sex and sexuality with such ease and mastery, I’m in awe. Every single thing about The Sound Of Stars screams masterpiece and I can’t wait to see what Alechia Dow has in store for us in future! She’s definitely one of my new favourite authors 🙂
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A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna made my head explode. The whole trilogy is brilliantly written and crafted to be a sci-fi retelling of the Indian epic Mahabharata. This epic is longer than Milton’s Paradise Lost and has so many themes and lessons stuffed into it but the author cleverly manages to bring all those themes and parallels into her books leaving us all floored. The second book – A House of Rage and Sorrow – had me in tears and the unreleased third book is bound to end in a lot of destruction and grief which means that I’ll be paying the author to tear a hole into my heart. Totally worth it.
The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park is a book people seem to be missing out on which is an absolute shame. It’s a short and fluffy book about zombies and friends overcoming life challenges and a huge zombie escape maze challenge. I love how this book addresses the theme of family and financial statuses of the characters and somehow manages to provide a cutesy narrative which is perfect for anyone to read during these trying times.
As a rule I usually approach my required reading for caution because I don’t always end up loving them. And the fact that Frankenstein is a classic made me even more wary because I haven’t had a good relationship with classics but reading Frankenstein felt surprisingly as if I was reading a thriller and I just couldn’t stop reading. The tale itself is intriguing but the writing style of Mary Shelley is what really drew me in and now I’m her fan.
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I mean I cannot not choose the Percy Jackson series. Okay fine, for the sake of this tag I’m choosing The Lightning Thief, the first book of this series. I read this series in my preteen years and it paved my way to fandoms and fanfiction and Wattpad and I bonded with a lot of people over these books. No matter how many times I re-read them I’ll always love and cherish them. And I don’t care how cheesy it sounds but yes this series is what I call home.
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It’s been a long time since I actually read The Upside Of Unrequitedby Becky Albertalli but I distinctly remember loving the sibling relationship between Molly and Cassie because it was messy and real. I think their relationship was really well written on how siblings can be totally different from each other and harbor such a range of feelings in their relationship. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading about tightly-knit brothers and sisters but Molly and Cassie struck a chord in my heart.
I remember starting Lock Every Door by Riley Sagar with great expectations and I swear the next thing I remember is that I had finished the book. What a wild ride. I literally felt as if time had no meaning when I was reading this book, partly because the story takes place over a span of a week or so but mostly because the plot was so gripping. I had chills as I turned every page and the book completely suck me in. Lock Every Door has definitely been a hit with mystery and thriller fans and it definitely deserves the hype!
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord created a massive uproar in the bookish community and literally everyone was talking about it. Everyone was giving it four and five stars so I knew that I would end up loving this book but holy shit I didn’t know I would end up loving it so freaking much. Much like I want to hug Nico close and never let anything hurt him, I want this precious book to thrive and keep conquering every reader 🙂
Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston has a very similar vibe as Tweet Cute does which means it’s adorable and featuress a hate to love relationship that I stan. I’m going to be cackling and cooing over Alex and Henry on that island with nobody to judge me. Also, the amazing squad of friends is this group will definitely keep me entertained with their antics. I can read and re-read this book and really never get tired of the characters or story. It’s literally as if someone wrote my dream book.
I very recently read An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and fell in love. I’m really looking forward to the sequel, A Torch Against the Night and I’m probably going to give it 5 stars as well, especially since I’ve been told by a friends that each book in the series keeps getting better and better. My excitement scale is simply off the charts and I can’t wait to read about the adventure that Laia and Elias embark on!
I need Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar SO BADLY. It’s a debut fantasy book inspired by Hindu mythology!!!
1. LOOK AT THAT COVER
2. Say the words ‘inspired by hindu mythology’ and I’ll slit my wrists to read that book
3. Edelweiss has horribly declined me for an ARC which means that I’ll be pining for months before I get a chance to read this book -____-
I remember Shruti @This Is Lit recommending The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things and since she made it the BOTM for the Banned Book Club I obviously had to read it. And I’m absolutely delighted that I did! This book is so amazing and talks about fatphobia and the society. It’s also a nice contemporary YA novel that just drew me in with its writing and characters. I recently stumbled upon its sequel as well and can’t wait to get started on that!
I don’t usually read a lot of funny books or books that are simply in the humor genre but my funniest read will have to be Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell. It’s a hilarious compilation of what librarians, bookshop owners and assistants and interns have to hear from customers. Some of them are disturbing and others really make me pity and salute everyone who works in such places but almost all of these accounts elicited a chuckle from me 🙂
I read the Alex Rider series a long time ago, somewhere around the time that I first read the Percy Jackson series. And yet I’ve re-read the series thrice and I love it every single time. The books are action packed and carry a certain nostalgia for me. I was about Alex’s age when I read the first book in the series, Stormbreaker, and now I’m about as old as Alex currently is in the latest book 🙂
Also omg there’s going to be an Alex Rider series on Amazon Prime this June and I cannot stop screaming about it!!!!
While We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal started slow, I was absolutely terrified for it to end for multiple reasons. Firstly, I read the book around the time it had been released so I knew the sequel was far far away and that I would suffer for months. Second, a lot of stuff went down in the latter half of the book and I was emotionally scarred by the death(s) and so freaking scared for all my babies. This book was a wild ride and I honestly can’t get my hands on the sequel fast enough.
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Honestly no book comes to mind? There are a lot of books that I hate but everyone else loves bu I can’t find any that fits this prompt.
I despise Rupi Kaur’s works simply because I refuse to cal them poetry. I honestly don’t know why everyone wants to hype her up when all she writes are sentences about what everyone knows and cliches that have been repeated over and over. So yes, I wouldn’t mind punching The Sun and Her Flowers in the very least.
Oh gosh, there are so many contenders for this book! But I think I’ll go with my favourite boys, Simon and Blue from Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. In case you’re not aware, this book has my entire heart and soul and I absolutely stan the Creekwoood universe. Plus the slow-burn email relationship between Simon and Blue is so freaking adorable you can’t help but fall in love with this duo!!
That was so much fun!
I’m going to tag:
Thya @Wilted Pages
Nandini @Novels and Nebulas
Sahi @My World of Books
There’s absolutely no pressure if you don’t want to do it!
What was your reaction to the Disney+ Percy Jackson show news?
Have you read the Percy Jackson series?
If not have you put it on your TBR or started reading it yet?