the song of achilles – madeline miller | review

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller StandalonePublished September 20th 2011 by Bloomsbury PublishingAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Greek Mythology, LGBTRepresentation: m/m relationship Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their… Continue reading the song of achilles – madeline miller | review

wicked fox & vicious spirits – kat cho | duology review

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho Series: Gumiho #1Published June 25th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young ReadersAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Romance, Korean mythology, Paranormal Representation: Korean cast Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul.Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret--she's a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour… Continue reading wicked fox & vicious spirits – kat cho | duology review

race to the sun – rebecca roanhorse | review

Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse StandalonePublished January 14th 2020 by Rick Riordan PresentsAge Range: Middle GradeGenre: Fantasy, MythologyRep: Navajo (Native American) MC, African American-Navajo SC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her… Continue reading race to the sun – rebecca roanhorse | review

the fallen hero – katie zhao | arc review

The Fallen Hero by Katie Zhao Series: The Dragon Warrior #2Published October 13th 2020 by Bloomsbury USA KidsAge Range: Middle GradeGenre: Fantasy, Chinese MythologyDiversity: POC cast (Chinese-American), AOC (Chinese-American) Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Faryn Liu thought she was the Heaven Breaker, a warrior destined to wield the all-powerful spear Fenghuang, command dragons, and defeat demons. But… Continue reading the fallen hero – katie zhao | arc review

the lost hero – rick riordan | review

The Lost Hero by Rick RiordanSeries: The Heroes of OlympusPublished October 12th 2010 by Disney-Hyperion BooksGenre: fantasy, young adult/middle grade, mythology, adventure rating: ★★★★ summary: Jason has a problem.He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and a best friend… Continue reading the lost hero – rick riordan | review

the library of fates – aditi khorana | review

The Library of Fates by Aditi KhoranaStandalonePublished July 18th 2017 by RazorbillGenre: fantasy, young adult, romance, indian mythology, ownvoices rating: ★★★★ summary: No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered… Continue reading the library of fates – aditi khorana | review

the surface breaks – louise o’neill | review

The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill StandalonePublished May 3rd 2018 by ScholasticGenre: fantasy, young adult, retelling, mythology, mermaids, magic rating: ★★★.5 summary: Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a… Continue reading the surface breaks – louise o’neill | review

the dragon warrior – katie zhao | review + #DragonWarriorTour

The Dragon Warrior by Katie ZhaoStandalonePublished October 15th 2019 by Bloomsbury USA KidsGenre: middle grade, fantasy, mythology, #ownvoices links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Rating: ★★★★★ synopsis: As a member of the Jade Society, twelve-year-old Faryn Liu dreams of honoring her family and the gods by becoming a warrior. But the Society has shunned Faryn and her brother Alex… Continue reading the dragon warrior – katie zhao | review + #DragonWarriorTour

the lightning thief – rick riordan | review + discussion

The Lightning Thief by Percy Jackson Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Published March 1st 2006 by Disney Hyperion Books Genre: middle grade, fantasy, greek mythology links: Goodreads |*Book Depository - paperback / hardcover Rating: ★★★★ synopsis: Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper.… Continue reading the lightning thief – rick riordan | review + discussion