15 YA Books Inspired By Greek Mythology

12425532Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy, #1)
Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom…


Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed, #155339g
Helen has always been different, and lately things have only been getting stranger. When she learn the truth about who she really is, superhuman difference may not be enough to save her.


9681214The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (Goddess Test, #1)
A boy who claims to be Hades offers Kate a way to save her dying mother – but only if she can pass seven tests that one has ever passed before.


Antigoddess by Kendare Blake (Goddess War, #1)13246736
Athena thought she could live a quiet eternity among the humans, but when the feathers start sprouting beneath her skin, she realizes the Goddess War is just beginning.


sv_hc1Swet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs (Medusa Girls, #1)
Grace, Gretchen, and Greer have never met before, but could easily pass as each other’s doppelgangers. One just moved to San Francisco to start over in a new school. Another is tired of fighting monsters at ridiculous hours (especially on school nights). The last has everything pretty well put together with her life… until the other two girls show up on her doorstep claiming they’re triplets and supernatural descendants of Medusa, destined to spend the rest of their lives fighting monsters.


Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs (Oh. My. Gods. #1omg_pb_lo
When Phoebe’s mother and new husband move the family to an island in the Aegean, Phoebe finds herself enrolled in a super exclusive academy where all her classmates are descendants of Greek gods.


Everneath_coverEverneath by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, #1)
It’s been six months (“Surface”-side) since Nikki vanished without a trace into an underworld known as Everneath. Now she’s back, but only to say her goodbyes before she is banished back to the underworld… this time forever. Can she find a way to stay? With family, friends, and the person she loves most: her boyfriend, Jack, who was most devastated by her disappearance? Or will Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to Everneath in the first place, win her over and finally make her his Queen?


Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesner (Nobody’s Princess, #1640029
She is beautiful, she is a princess, and Aphrodite is her favorite goddess, but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for more out of life. Too bad she might get more than she bargained for!


15724908Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis (Daughters of Zeus, #1)
Persephone was expecting the dreaded “talk” from her mother at some point. But how many teens hear instead, “Oh, and by the way… you’re a goddess, too!” Persephone doesn’t… CAN’T believe what she’s hearing, but that all changes when she’s nearly abducted by Boreas, the god of winter, and saved by Hades.


13640928Painted Blind by Michelle A. Hansen
Psyche Middleton is rescued from an angry mob by the mysterious Erik and is swept away to his palace in an idyllic kingdom, where the beauty and culture of his world takes her breath away. His affection comes with one condition: she may not see him. When she breaks that trust, she is left at the mercy of Erik’s controlling mother who demands Psyche  prove herself in order to be reunited with him. Psyche knows love is never easy, but this is ridiculous. She agrees to complete three impossible tasks to prove her devotion to Erik—or die trying.


thelightningthiefThe Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of school. Again. To make matters worse, mythological creatures and  even the very gods of Mount Olympus themselves have begun targeting him as the prime suspect in the theft of Zeus’ master lightning bolt. Oh — and he’s just found out he’s the son of Poseidon, too.


Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Covenant, #19680718
Alexandria may be descended from the gods, but she is just a lowly half-blood with only two options in life: become a trained Sentinel or a servant to the Hematoi purebloods. Obviously, scrubbing toilets is so not happening, but graduating from the Covenant is no easy task either! Especially with her crushing hard on pureblood Aiden.


10928022Airborne by Constance Sharper (Airborne, #1)
Avery knew she had a knack for attracting trouble, but even she is shocked when a six-foot-something harpie shows up on her doorstep. Coping with the existence of a mythological race? Okay. Unwittingly finding herself in the middle of a vicious harpie conflict? A little less okay. Having to rely on an arrogant harpie boy who gets under her skin? Now that is something Avery isn’t sure she can handle.


Fury by Elizabeth Miles (The Fury Trilogy, #19918133
Em and Chase are good kids who have both made big mistakes. Now three beautiful, yet deadly girls are here to make sure that they pay.


10044423Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett
Ariadne is destined to become a goddess of the moon, and leads a lonely life consisting of only her mother and her beloved though misshapen brothers, Asterion. When a slave ship of tributes arrives one day, she can’t help but sneak out to meet it. There, she befriends a newcomer named Theseus who isn’t afraid of her, but is ultimately doomed to either kill or be killed by the monster beneath the palace… The monster who just so happens to be her dearly beloved brother…


Super Discounted Books! $1 Finds

On today’s episode of how I managed to snag some awesome and utterly cheap hardcover books, we have as part of our book haul:

Picked them up at a local store that was having a clearance sale. Everything in the bin was a buck. 😈 I was super tempted to just grab as many books as could fit in my arms, cart, and shopping bag, AND RUN! But after some careful searching, I only came up with about six or so titles that interested me. 😐

Already started reading Alek, and it’s… interesting, to say the least. As I said, I would have gotten more books, but… well… It was either buy more books or use the two meager dollars I had left for coffee.

I went with coffee.

(I know, I’m hideous for choosing the coffee. But it had to be done. *nod nod* Don’t judge me!)