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Greek is the New Vampire

April 8th, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Ok, yes I know there have always been books out there that have been based off of Greek mythology but I’ve just recently got back into the genre and thankfully the publishers are feeding my addiction.  Here are some of the fun ones I’ve read and really enjoyed:

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Oh My Gods by Tera Lynn Childs

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

For the adult romance fans I love this series!

The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter (Lords of the Underworld series)

The ones on my to be read shelf:

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Ones I’m dying to read:

Siren by Mandy Hubbard (this one is about sirens)

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Arementrout (not necessarily Greek gods but they are descendants of gods & this sounds kick ass!)

Got any other Greek gods books I should check out?

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6 Responses

  1. Michelle

    I’m ok with Greek being the new vampire, LOL. I’ve read Goddes Test and the Oh.My.Gods series and enjoyed them. I’m looking forward to getting to Starcrossed too!

  2. Jasmine (The Reading Housewives)

    Darkness Becomes Her is a great one! We actually just reviewed it today! It’s not FULL of mythology, but it’s definitely a big factor. I’m so excited about this new trend.

  3. Bibliotropic

    I have noticed a good few novels with Greek mythology as a focus point lately. I’d love to see more with slightly more varied and less well-known mythologies. Greek/Roman and Celtic have been done time and again, but you don’t often see novels involving deities from India, China, various places in South America… I know that the other stuff is more well-known in our culture, but I think authors are missing out on a goldmine by neglecting other interesting pantheons! :)

  4. Jennie

    I loved Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman.

    I can’t wait for Meg Cabot’s treatment of Persephone in her upcoming Abandon. (Supposedly, it’s quite a departure for her!)

    And it’s more juvenile than teen or adult, but the Goddess Girl series is pretty fun, and a lot of my kids enjoy the Pandora series by Hennesy

  5. Debbie's World of Books

    Bibliotropic-I agree, some mythology from other countries would be interesting!

    Jennie-Abandon! I knew there was one more title I was looking forward to. I love the cover.

  6. Sheila DeChantal

    This sounds good – I have only read The Lightning Thief out of these and would like to continue with that series.

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