Heroic Books for Fans of Greek Mythology

With the release of the brand-new Percy Jackson series on Disney+, Greek mythology is back in its golden age. To celebrate, we’ve selected some of our favourite books featuring all things Ancient Greece!

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is having a bad week. His life has gone from totally normal to monsters-from-Greek-mythology-randomly-appearing kind of strange. Worse still, the king of the gods thinks Percy has stolen his all-powerful lightning bolt – and it seems making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.

Discover the story of Percy Jackson, half-boy, half-god – all hero.

Who Let the Gods Out?

Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans

When Elliot wishes upon a star, he doesn’t expect a constellation to crash into a dungheap on his family farm. The star is Virgo. She thinks she’s perfect. Elliot doesn’t. And together they release Thanatos, evil Daemon of Death… epic fail.

This exciting, laugh-out-loud series is a must-read for all fans of Greek mythology.

Hopeless Heroes: The Greek God 10 Book Collection

Hopeless Heroes: The Greek God 10 Book Collection by Stella Tarakson and Nick Roberts

Tim Baker is an ordinary boy – apart from the fact that he travels back in time and meets legendary Greek Gods. Only, sometimes they make his life a little complicated…

This fun-filled series is about Greek mythology, adventure and what it means to be a hero.

Odyssey, The

The Odyssey by Geraldine McCaughrean

The epic journey of Odysseus, the hero of Ancient Greece…

Discover the ancient tale of The Odyssey, retold by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.

The Girl Who Grew Wings

The Girl Who Grew Wings by Anna Waterworth

In the citadel of Appollis, the Gods bestow single gifts on a chosen few. Icari has always known she’s a Healer, while her twin sister, Sephie, is cast as an Embalmer, despite showing early promise as an Alchemist – a secret the sisters keep to themselves for possessing two skills is punishable by death.

This thrilling YA romantasy adventure is a tale of love, sisterhood, magic and the triumph of life and truth over death.

The Immortal Games

The Immortal Games by Annaliese Avery

Every Lunar Eclipse signifies the beginning of The Immortal Games: an epic set of games played by the Gods of Olympus, with randomly-selected humans as their Tokens. The stakes are high; the Gods covet entertainment and glory above all else, for the Tokens, it’s about survival.

This explosive romantasy YA is perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Lore.

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