Wednesday, January 11, 2017

So You've Finally: Read all of the Rick Riordan books

Welcome to the new way of doing recommendation lists. These are basically the same idea as my thematic Sunday posts, but I am going to be doing them on Wednesdays now, so I thought I'd do rename them, as well as do them a little differently.

Now the title is So You've Finally. It'll be a variety of things from watching TV shows/movies to completing that it book of the moment. These lists are to help you get an idea of where to go after you've finally done the thing everyone's bugged you about doing (and presumingly enjoyed said thing).

The first one is in honor of me catching up on Rick Riordan this past year or so. Here's where to go after you've read all the Percy Jackson books, the Kane Chronicles, the Magnus Chase books, the graphic novels, everything.

So You've Finally: Read All of Rick Riordan's Books. Here's What to Read Next:

If you want another middle-grade series with snark and magical hijinks:

The Magisterium series by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

For more fast-paced magical hijinks with humor, check out this series about a boy who gets sent to a magical school, only he doesn't want to be there.

Annabeth was your favorite (as well she should be):

The Legend of Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Origins

Honestly, any of the Wonder Woman comics will probably please you. But this recent redo of Wonder Woman's origin is probably a good way to familiarize yourself with the iconic superhero who has many ties to the Greek myths.

You want to read the myths Riordan's books were based on:

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

There are several versions of the myths out there, but for Greek myths, this is probably the most well known and widely used versions of them.

The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson

If you're looking for Norse mythology tales, this book is a great place to start.

You want more adult mythology oriented books:

Olympus Bound series Book 1: The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky

If you loved the idea of the gods still being around after all these years, this new series about Artemis now being a PI trying to solve a murder case is for you.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

A retelling of the tale of Achilles that actually remembers, Achilles liked men.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Not necessarily about Greek/Egyptian/etc. gods, but this book about old gods getting by in America should appeal to any Rick Riordan fan. Also check out his upcoming book, Norse Mythology.

You'd like some more YA mythology oriented books:

Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep

Love Veronica Mars along with Percy Jackson? This series, about a girl who goes to a magical academy and solves mysteries for people, is the perfect blend of those two things.

The Chaos of Stars by Kierstan White

For Kane Chronicles fans looking for more Egyptian gods wackiness, this short and sweet book by White should fit the bill.

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott

If you want another fast-paced adventure series to sink your teeth into, this series involving all sorts of historical figures and mythology and dealing prophecies should please.

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