I’m not sure how it happened, but over the course of this year I found myself drawn to books that are modern day re-telling or re-imagined versions of Greek mythology stories. I’m normally an “original is best” type of person, but I can’t get enough of these re-tooled versions! The new books have reignited my interest of Greek mythology and I can’t wait to read more. I have finished reading four and have added two more on my “to read” list.
I thought I would share the books I’ve read and am planning to read; I hope to learn about more to add to my never ending “to read” list on Goodreads. I was happy to see three of the four I read were the beginning of trilogies so I have more books to look forward to for the next year or two!
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
Kate has moved back to her dying mother’s hometown where she knows no one. She meets the mysterious Henry who claims to be Hades and offers to keep Kate’s mother alive…if she accepts his bargain. (Goddess Interrupted out April 2012)
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Helen has tried to hide who she really is all her life, but vivid nightmares are making it only harder. Once she crosses paths with Lucas, she finds out who she is exactly, but the Fates have other plans in store for her and Lucas. (Dreamland out May 2012)
Starcrossed even has its own theme song:
Abandon by Meg Cabot
Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
— Faythe Arredondo, currently reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor