A New Kind Of Mythology...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I love Greek myths. Well, I pretty much love any kind of mythology. So this year is proving to be awesome already, with the releases of all the modernized Greek Mythology books.

I don't know about you guys, but when I was in school, we had a special semester of english that was completely dedicated to mythology. It was without a doubt my favorite part of the class all year.

So you can imagine my excitement when I read about all of the re-imaginings that are being released this year...

And here's one of them. This week's Book of the week is: The Goddess Test by: Aimee Carter.

Every girl who has taken the test has died.

Now it's Kate's turn.

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

If she fails...(summary from goodreads)

You know I'll be reading this one...

Out of all the the god's, Hades is my favorite. Many people look at me and ask why? Sure, he's dark, brooding, and is capable of wicked behavior. But, in my opinion, there's more to him than that. And I like the fact the he remains mysterious. How about you? If you love mythology as much as I do. Which god is your favorite and why?



  1. Anonymous said...:

    I remember that semester on mythology when I was in school. It was during senior year. I loved it. I've always loved mythology, so I'll definitely be reading this book. Hmm, my favorite god? I think I'd have to go with Athena. Who doesn't love a god of wisdom? Plus she's good with strategy and warfare--that's a good person to have on your side.

  1. Tabitha said...:

    I heard about this book, and I'm really excited to read it. So many books, so little time!!! :)

  1. Roza M said...:

    I loved greek mythology. The study of All the gods, and all the demi-gods was just awesome to me. We did a couple segements in our english classes about this.

  1. I was kind of partial to Apollo, but I think it was short toga that caught my eye.

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