Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanTitle: The Lightning Thief
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Hyperion Books
ISBN: 9781423134947
Tags: Young Adult, Mythology, Gods, Heroes
Source: Library
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

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Blog Tour: A Beautiful Fate by Cat Mann Review

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Hello everyone and welcome to my stop of the A Beautiful Fate Blog Tour!


A Beautiful Fate by Cat MannTitle: A Beautiful Fate
Series: A Beautiful Fate, #1
Author: Cat Mann
Publisher: Self Published
ASIN: B00DPXLA7G
Tags: New Adult, Mythology, Paranormal, Romance
Source: I received a copy as part of the blog tour in exchange for my honest review
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥
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Obsessive and driven by nightmares, Ava Baio is uprooted from her Chicago home after the untimely and tragic death of her loving mother. Taken across country by her antagonistic grandmother and placed as a boarding student at a school in Dana Point, California, Ava struggles with isolation and the loss of her mother and her grandfather. Faced with having left her beloved brownstone behind and attending a new school, surrounded by new faces and unfamiliar scenery, she finds herself sorting through unfamiliar and uncharted feelings with a strange and beautiful boy, Ari – a modern day Adonis. After an unconventional start to their relationship, Ava becomes intensely absorbed by her love for Ari, and with his help and the help of his family, she discovers who she really is – a Fate descended from Atropos. She learns that the Greek mythology she grew up reading is not comprised of myth after all.

Ava faces constant challenges both in her relationship with Ari and with the fact that she is being hunted by six threatening and ruthless men who want nothing more than for her to die so that they can live forever. She has no choice but to stand up for those she has come to love. In doing so, she becomes something she hates, a killer.

A true page-turner, A Beautiful Fate is Part One of The Beautiful Fate Series. The novel is full of suspense, romance and the allure of ancient Greece. Ava and Ari will leave the reader hoping the story will never end.

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Review: Heir to the Underworld by E.D. Walker

Heir to the Underworld by E.D. WalkerTitle: Heir to the Underworld
Series:
Author: E.D. Walker
Publisher: Self Published
ASIN: B006XWFU3G
Tags: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Gods, Mythology
Source: Bought
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Feisty Frederica Fitzgerald is just one day shy of her sweet sixteen when she’s nearly run over by a tall, dark dreamboat on a big black horse. Freddy can deal with the running over part—no harm done. The problem is the rider, Mr. Sex Bomb himself: Polydegmon, son of Hades and heir to the Greek Underworld.

Freddy’s hooked on Polydegmon from the start (although dude, togas went out of style several thousand years ago), being near him is enough to make her tingle down to her toes. He’s got secrets he isn’t sharing, though, and trouble follows him closer than his own shadow: rabid dogs running around the suburbs, insane crows stalking Freddy and, worst of all, the feral fairies of the Wild Hunt trolling her hometown for their next bit of human game.

The closer Freddy gets to Deg, the weirder her life becomes, until Freddy discovers something about her own past that changes everything she ever thought she knew about herself. And her world…

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Review: Song of the Summer King by Jess E. Owen

Song of the Summer King by Jess E. OwenTitle: Song of the Summer King
Series: The Summer King Chronicles, #1
Author: Jess E. Owen
Publisher: Self Published
ASIN: B008LMQND2
Tags: Fantasy, Animals, Griffins, Mythology
Source: Bought
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Shard is a gryfon in danger. He and other young males of the Silver Isles are old enough to fly, hunt, and fight–old enough to be threats to their ruler, the red gryfon king.

In the midst of the dangerous initiation hunt, Shard takes the unexpected advice of a strange she-wolf who seeks him out, and hints that Shard’s past isn’t all that it seems. To learn his past, Shard must abandon the future he wants and make allies of those the gryfons call enemies.

When the gryfon king declares open war on the wolves, it throws Shard’s past and uncertain future into the turmoil between.

Now with battle lines drawn, Shard must decide whether to fight beside his king… or against him.

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Review: The Dig by Audrey Hart

The Dig by Audrey HartTitle: The Dig
Series: Zoe and Zeus, #1
Author: Audrey Hart
Publisher: Backlit Fiction
ISBN: 9781937704124
Tags: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mythology, Gods, Romance
Source: Bought
Hearts: DNF

Zoe Calder has always been an outsider. Stashed away in boarding schools since her parents died, Zoe buries herself in the study of ancient worlds. Her greatest thrill is spending her summers with her archaeologist aunt and uncle on digs around the world. And one day, while investigating a newly unearthed temple in Crete, Zoe discovers a luminous artifact that transports her to ancient Greece.

As Zoe quickly learns, the Olympian Gods are real, living people—humans with mysterious powers… Powers that Zoe quickly realizes she has come to possess, as well. However, when the people of ancient Greece mistake Zoe for an Olympian, the Gods must restore the balance of the ancient world… No matter what.

Zoe is forced to play a confusing and dangerous game as Hera rallies the gods against her—all except for Zeus, the beautiful, winged young god who risks everything to save her.

Out of time and out of her element, teenager Zoe Calder finds herself in ancient Greece, battling against the power of the Olympians and the vengeance of a scorned goddess—all for the strange and mysterious boy she has come to love.

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Review: Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep

Crimson Frost by Jennifer EstepTitle: Crimson Frost
Series: Mythos Academy, #4
Author: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 9780758281487
Tags: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mythology, Gods, Romance
Source: Bought
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

For a moment, a face flashed before my eyes–the most hideous face I’d ever seen. No matter how hard I tried to forget what had happened, I saw him everywhere I went. It was Loki–the evil god that I’d helped set free against my will.I should have known that my first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. If we’d gotten into a swordfight, or been ambushed by Reapers, I’d have been more prepared. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? I didn’t see that one coming. I’ve been accused of purposely helping the Reapers free Loki from his prison–and the person leading the charge against me is Linus Quinn, Logan’s dad. The worst part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos Academy thinks I’m guilty. If I’m going to get out of this mess alive, I’ll have to do it myself. . .

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Review: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

Dark Frost by Jennifer EstepTitle: Dark Frost
Series: Mythos Academy, #3
Author: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN:9780758280039
Tags: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mythology, Gods, Romance
Source: Bought
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥

I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me again. Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me? It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me and I’m in for the fight of my life…

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