The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag

Hi friends! I hope you all are well πŸ’›

In this confusing month of May 2020, the bookish community started screaming everywhere about Percy Jackson & The Olympians getting an on-screen adaptation. It is so many readers’ favorite series and such an exciting news for a whole lot of the bookish community having awaited this for SO long.

β˜‚οΈ What about me, you ask? What do I think of the Percy Jackson news?

I watched everyone scream and shout and… that’s it. I didn’t really react personally to the news, as I personally haven’t read Percy Jackson or the Heroes of Olympus series, at all. So I’m a little bit like this…


Maybe this news means it’s time for me to get started with this really, really well-loved series? I don’t know. What I do know is that some of my closest blogging friends are so excited about this they even created a themed book tag for the occasion, and I couldn’t NOT participate in this.

Both because the prompts are really great and because I want to support them and spread the love for this very fun tag, for all Percy Jackson fans out there!! Also who knows, maybe this will be the little push I need to put this series on my TBR and actually read it and see what all the fuss is about?

Thank you so much to the lovely Lily for tagging me for this!

β˜‚οΈ The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag

RULES

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post.
  • Link to the original creator:Β May @ Forever and Everly! Please note that she made theΒ 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.

 

I have been pretty lucky so far this year in terms of reading, as I’ve read some books I really, really loved, I even find it a little hard to pick one favorite book. For this question, I’ll go without surprise for the wonderful Time of Our Lives, an incredible read by two of my favorite writers of all times. It’s about figuring out where you belong, it’s about college decisions, it’s about life, it has a beautiful romance and I love it all.

πŸ“– read my review of time of our lives

OH I KNOW. I mentioned this book series before, but I feel like it’s perfect for this prompt. It’s The Reader, by Traci Chee. I just love love LOVE how incredible this series is and I haven’t even read the last book, yet. The world-building is stunning and incredible and I’m just, wow.

πŸ“– read my review of the reader

I’m sorry, but I need to scream about Nothing Left To Burn once again because this book is severly underhyped and it’s such an incredible read. Filled with tension and beautifully written and I adore it and you should just read it okay please and thank you.

πŸ“– read my review of nothing left to burn

So…. hate is such a strong word, I don’t know if there’s a book I thought I’d hate that I would actually read. I’m trying not to be too much of a masochist, aerm. Instead, I’m going to share a book I thought I’d like, but ended up loving way more than I thought I would. I’m going to mention the wonderfully underrated Just Visiting, an incredible book with great friendship, growing up and talks about college and I loved it!

Ouch that’s a tough one. I think I’ll go with an old favorite of mine, a childhood favorite and a book I’ll always hold close to my heart: the His Dark Materials series.

I’m really, really really sad to share that I had a really, really hard time finding a book with siblings relationships at the heart of the story, and siblings relationships I really love, too. I feel like they’re either really dramatic, really sad or a little bit of both. I’m going to go with My Life Next Door for this one, because, if I read this book a long time ago, I remember really enjoying the big family, siblings dynamics in that one!

I’m going to take this prompt as a “time froze because it was so so good” and not “time froze because I was so bored I thought I’d freeze in space and time forever” and I’m going to talk about Hank Green’s An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. I loved this book so, so much, I couldn’t stop reading it and not only because I was stuck at home with my foot broken at the time, but also because I was so obsessed with it.

πŸ“– read my review of an absolutely remarkable thing

I guess I will go with the wildly popular The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo for that one. I mean, saying it’s well-loved is the understatement of the century. For me, it’s like, the most hyped books of ALL times and I do not regret for a single second having read it. I’m OBSESSED with it.

πŸ“– read my review of evelyn hugo

You know what? I think in that particular situation, I’d love a book that’s comforting and warm and wonderful and for that, I’d go with something like the Lara Jean series. WHAT DO YOU MEAN that’s three books?

Okay. If you have me picking one, I’d say To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, then.

Oh definitely You Say It First, by Katie Cotugno. I feel like this book has everything in it for me to fall for it. A long distance friendship turning into something more???? I MEAN WHAT? I NEED THIS?

Obvious answer here: Recommended for You, by Laura Silverman, releasing in the second half of the year. I loved the author’s previous work SO much, Girl Out of Water and You Asked For Perfect and I just can’t wait to read more and more by her.

I could mention Evelyn Hugo again here, but… I won’t. I COULD though because everyone screamed at me to read it and they were right. Instead, I’ll go with another wildly popular title, because I’m a sheep and give me royalty romance and I’m here for it okay. Red, White and Royal Blue was such a wonderful read.

I’m really sad to admit that I don’t read funny books that much, therefore I am struggling, like, really struggling, to find an actual book for this prompt. Red, White and Royal Blue (used for the question above), made me laugh so can I maybe go with this one again?

Time to admit it: I used to be obsessed with the Mara Dyer series. This obsession waned a little bit as the wait for the Noah Shaw series stretched on, then even more as I read and felt a little underwhelmed by the Noah’s first book. Still, I loved the original Mara Dyer trilogy SO much.

Oh definitely A Torch Against the Night…. I haven’t picked up A Reaper just yet, because I am that terrified to see what happens next.

Don’t get me wrong, this is an excellent series and I love it to pieces, I just am a little afraid to read them, too, because ELIAS.

uhhhhh, good question. I ranked my read books on goodreads by average rating to answer to that and got All of This Is True as an answer. Meaning that it has kind of a low rating (around 3) on goodreads, while I rated it 4 and it was a 4,5 in my mind.

See, I get why. This book is MESSY and it’s not for everyone. Yet, I kind of loved it? I was hooked onto the premise, the unique storytelling and the drama.

πŸ“– read my review of all of this is true

Gena/Finn had so much potential, really. An unlikely friendship developing online via fanfiction and blog posts. I remember loving the formatting of the book, told through texts and everything, really liking the growth of the friendship and then.

And then the book turned into this VERY HEAVY, dramatic read and I was thrown off and so confused and kind of mad about it???

AHRHFG I had such a hard time picking one book for that prompt because I have read some great, swoon worthy, incredible romances and ahh such a tough choice. I think I’m going to go with Every Other Weekend, a recent read of mine I really fell for. It’s a contemporary that’s incredibly well written and the slow-burning, realistic friendship turning into something more with feelings and everything was SO good.

 

How do you feel about the Percy Jackson news? Are you a fan of the series?

What did you think of my answers? Are there any books you loved there, or really want to read? Let me know in comments!

 

 

 

 

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37 thoughts on “The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag

  1. Ohhh you should definitely read Percy Jackson if you want to … it’s such a good series and honestly so comforting for me πŸ₯° (there is also so much more Rick Riordan content to enjoy and his books always make me laugh πŸ˜„) I also think that The Reader has such an interesting world and book 2 is even more complex and amazing, I cannot imagine what book 3 will be like 😱

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    1. Ahh that’s so great to hear! I’ll definitely give the series a try sometime soon then! and YES! I am so eager to read The Storyteller, I was so impressed by the first two books already!

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  2. Ahh yay I remember you talking about making this post but yes you should read PJO/HoO!! RW&RB is definitely a good one for the book others convinced you to read prompt but I haven’t read it yet (I need to though) so I put Evelyn Hugo haha. Glad to see Time of Our Lives again (I just really really need to read it ahh) and a few others I’ve seen you talk about!

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  3. I’ve really been wanting to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, because it looks like such a good book!! This was so much fun to read Marie 🐨

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  4. your choices were so fun to read, i’m currently reading RW&RB and TATBILB, and i definitely think i’m going to enjoy both! Recommended For You also sounds amazing… the cover is so cute and honestly, if it’s about books, i’m going to read it no matter what. πŸ™ˆ

    i really hope you enjoy PJO if you end up reading it, it’s a childhood favorite for me and all this hype has been making me want to reread it so bad!! πŸ˜… amazing post ❀

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    1. Ahh thank you so much! I hope you’ll enjoy both books πŸ™‚ and YES! Recommended For You sounds AMAZING I am so impatient to read it πŸ™‚

      Ahh that’s so good to know, I need to read it eventually then πŸ˜€

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  5. I just read PJO last month so I totally understand feeling behind on that series but I had pretty good timing there πŸ˜‰ If you do pick it up, I hope you end up loving it !!
    This is a super fun tag and I loved your answers! I’m so glad you loved An Absolutely Remarkable Thing because I have always been unsure whether to pick it up for some reason. I don’t know why because it sounds like it has a lot of elements I would like. But you have definitely encouraged me to pick it up !!
    I really need to check out Every Other Weekend, it sounds great and the romance sounds wonderful !! I actually need to read lots of these books mentioned but I’m excited !! ❀

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    1. Ah you had excellent timing ahah I hope you enjoyed it? πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much! I’m so glad to hear this, I’d love to hear your thoughts on an absolutely remarkable thing, it was such a great book! πŸ™‚
      Thank you, Sophie ❀

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  6. Oh I’ll definitely have to do this tag soon! The Percy Jackson series was the first series I really fell in love with, and to this day it’s still in my top three favorites. When the first movie came out, I was excited for all of two minutes. I even tried giving the second one a chance, but I disliked both of them so much. I was very happy to hear about the TV series and the author’s involvement in it!

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  7. I’m super excited about the new adaptation!! πŸ˜€ I’d LOVE to re-read everything before it comes out. Unfortunately, I do not own the books, since I borrowed them from a friend to read them, so it seems like a perfect excuse to buy a box set of my own (there is the fact that I’m broke, so it’ll have to wait). This is also the perfect time to catch up with the series, and I believe you’ll love the books!! ❀

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  8. I’m super excited for the TV show! I’m a little bit scared that it won’t be good, but I’m banishing that fear to the back of my mind for now πŸ˜… Ooh, I’m also excited for Recommended for You, I adored Laura Silverman’s previous books. So far my favorite question of this tag has been the favorite under-hyped book I’ve been discovering so many great books that way! I love reading your answers Marie!

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    1. Ahh I’m curious to see if you enjoy the TV show then ahah there’s always a bit of stress with these kind of adaptations.
      Ahh thank you so much Chana! ❀ ❀

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  9. Yay I’m not the only person who hasn’t read Percy Jackson yet πŸ˜‚ I definitely do plan to though and definitely before the show whenever that is. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is definitely a book on intrigued by. It has such an unusual premise and I dont have the slightest clue what to expect from it. As for a book I loved that’s definitely His Dark Materials. I so want to reread it soon so that I can finally pick up the newer books.

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  10. me reading the beginning of your post about how you want to support me: πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί (I LOVE YOU!! and i am so happy and honored you did this tag… next up reading pjo!)

    evelyn hugo is absolutely a book everyone loves that i also love, and it deserves all the hype!! i’m glad that seeing so many people in the community reading it made me also read it. and yes it is much harder than it should be to think of books with sibling relationships 😦 (but when your book is out in the world… 😎😎) i loved reading your answers so much, marie!!

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    1. Always always alwaaaaays supporting you and your work πŸ₯°πŸ₯° and YES! It’s on my list, I hope I can read at least the first book soon!

      I’m so glad we could discover the incredible evelyn hugo, i just can’t get over that book, no matter how long it’s been, it was so so sooo good.
      Thank you!! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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