Tag Archives: mythology

Aru Shah and Kiranmala

I’m always on the lookout for more books for Percy Jackson fans, especially from non-Western European cultures.  Happily, Rick Riordan has started his own imprint to do just this thing – but Scholastic also recently published a book with a … Continue reading

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Ash & Bramble and The Star-Touched Queen

Time for some teen takes on fairy tales and mythology – favorite middle grade author Sarah Prineas with her first teen book, and debut author Roshani Chokshi. Continue reading

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State of the Book Basket – April 2015

Apologies for the silence, friends. Life has been more than usually crazy – fortunately, lots of good as well as some bad. And while this isn’t the place to share it all, I now know a lot more about the … Continue reading

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Odin’s Ravens

Yesterday’s post was all about gentle reads. This is just the opposite, a fast-moving book full of violence against monsters that’s sure to grab action-loving kids. Odin’s Ravens. Blackwell Pages Book 2 by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr. Little, Brown … Continue reading

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Zeus: King of the Gods

Apologies for the day off yesterday – my daughter had her preschool graduation ceremony, which was both adorable and completely threw off normal routines. Much like young children in general, come to think of it. It seems to be kids’ … Continue reading

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The Savage Fortress for 48HBC

I finished this on Saturday as part of the 48 Hour Book Challenge. I’d read about it originally on Charlotte’s Library, and then saw it again on a list of What to Read Next: Percy Jackson from Fat Girl Reading … Continue reading

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Cruel Beauty

A story that falls somewhere between Beauty and Beast and Cupid and Psyche? How could I resist? Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. Balzer & Bray, 2014. Nyx has been raised her whole life to kill her fiancé as soon as … Continue reading

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Texting the Underworld

I first heard about this book from Charlotte and was intrigued enough to go reading multiple interviews (and enter giveaways) before I asked my library to buy it so I could read it. I’m glad I did! Texting the Underworld … Continue reading

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The Odyssey

My eight-year-old son has listened to and loved all the Percy Jackson books, plus lots of other fantasy and myths that we’ve read to him. So when I found this new, brightly illustrated edition on the back shelves of the … Continue reading

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Runemarks

Runemarks by Joanne Harris. Read by Sile Birmingham. Once upon a time the Aesir ruled the Nine Worlds from their home in Asgard.  After Ragnarok, though, both the Aesir and their fellow gods the Vanir disappeared from the worlds.  500 … Continue reading

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