The Percy Jackson Book Tag // ft. me attempting not to repeat books + small text

So if you didn’t know, Percy Jackson is getting an adaptation.

And I, like the entire planet, am hyped about it!

While Percy Jackson was not my number one series as a child, it was still so critical in shaping me as a baby reader and just in my reading journey in general, so I thought this was fun to do, especially since both May @ Forever and Everly and Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams tagged me in it. I love you both (and everyone needs to follow them now if they haven’t already) ❤

Note: While I did not address this last week as I had scheduled my post before everything blew up, I wanted to take a second to address the current political turmoil and the Black Lives Matter movement across the world. As someone with the privilege of having a platform, it’s so important for me to use it, so I’ve linked some organisations you can check out or donate to below:

RULES

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post.
  • Link to the original creator: May @ Forever and Everly! Please note that she made the artwork/graphics, if using them. *If you care about graphics having a clear quality, make it big enough so that the dimensions are 1103 x 175!*
  • Match books with the given prompts.
  • Tag however many people as wanted!
  • Copy-paste the rules and list of prompts.

1 percy

The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1) by R.F. KuangWe all know that I am truly one of the most indecisive people alive, and when coupled with how traditionally picky I am with giving out 5-stars, this is an incredibly hard choice for me. But I guess I would have to go with The Poppy War by R.F Kuang? This was everything I ever wanted and I am completely obsessed with everything about it. I learnt so much about the Second Sino-Japanese war and the brutality of it, and I will never shut up about this book. Someone needs to make me pick up the sequel as soon as I can.

2 annabeth

If I’m being honest, I’m so close to naming The Poppy War again, but in order to haveThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid diverse answers, I’ll refrain?

But I guess I’ll go with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo? I know everybody and their mother LOVES this book, and I haven’t talked about it in ages, despite it just being my brand at one point? I just love everything about it, especially the way Reid crafts not only Evelyn Hugo’s character but balances the dual timeline aspect. I haven’t reread in AGES, and I feel like June would be a pretty good excuse to reread it?

3 grover

Anna K: A Love Story (Anna K, #1) by Jenny LeeI know that this is a pretty new release, but I’m going to talk about Anna K for a second. While I know a bunch of my mutuals have read it, I really think it’s enjoyable, poignant and fantastic.

It is such a treat to read and we love the representation and please! just read it!

4 luke

Generally, I don’t read books I think I’ll hate, but I think I’ll probably have to go withRoyals (Royals, #1) by Rachel Hawkins Prince Charming for this one? I begrudgingly read this to read its spin-off, Her Royal Highness, because that sounded epic. While this is obviously not going to be the world’s next literary masterpiece, I can’t deny how much fun it was and what a quick read it is.

We love to see it!

5 chiron

Normally, I would probably choose something like Harry Potter, but due to the recent J.K Rowling scandal, I feel uncomfortable with giving that as an answer.

And since my brain is blanking so hard right now, I think I’m probably going to skip this question. and subsequently get annoyed when I remember a good answer for this.

6 tyson

To All the Boys I've Loved Before - WikipediaI’m seriously blanking on books with sibling relationships right now, so I’m going to go with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before! I know this is super popular, but the dynamic between Lara Jean and her sisters are the best and wow. We have to stan.

7 thalia

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha NganI knew as soon as I saw this prompt that I am 100% picking Girls of Paper and Fire for this one. It’s just so beautiful, fast-paced and we love Malaysian-Chinese influenced fantasy in this house! I literally binged this from 10pm to 2am in one sitting, and it was such an ethereal experience that I will never forget. I … just have no words.

8 nico

I’m going to use this opportunity to talk about another favourite of the year, which Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Milleris Chanel Miller’s Know My Name. This book nearly made me sob multiple times, and Miller’s writing is just so incredibly poignant and powerful. Her journey was heartbreaking, painful and she is one of my biggest inspirations. This book is deeply close to my heart, due to it inspiring me to write a whole post about her encouraging me to write about my experiences. Miller being half Chinese was also particularly meaningful. I can go on and on, but we’ll leave it at that.

9 calypso

Cassandra Clare Books in Order: 4 Ways to Enter the Shadowhunter World(Picture credit to Riveted Lit!)

For this, I’m going to have to pick the entire Shadowhunter Chronicles series? I am aware that this is cheating due to the sheer amount of books here, but ya girl has to be occupied by many books if she’s stuck on an island. Because she has the attention span of a three year old. However, we are going to ignore that and pretend this counts as an entire book because why not 😎😎😎

10 rachel

Review of R.F. Kuang's THE DRAGON REPUBLIC, book two of The Poppy ...I know I’m predictable like that, but my best bet for this would be The Dragon Republic by R.F Kuang! I have not had the best record with picking out 5-star predictions, but I’m just in love with this series. I’m currently reading this now and I am loving it, so good bet, I suppose?

11 jason

Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram: 9780593108239 ...Again, we are going to cheat and name multiple books because I am an indecisive Libra bean who’s like that … oops …

But first, we are going to talk about Darius the Great Deserves Better! <small>it also deserves a better cover.</small>Lightbringer (Empirium, #3) by Claire Legrand We all know how much I ADORE Darius the Great Is Not Okay, and I just can’t wait to be reunited with these characters along with my tears, comfort food and tissue boxes.

I seriously cannot wait to read Lightbringer by Claire Legrand because I am absolutely obsessed with this series and cannot wait to be broken to read this finale!

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa TahirAnd finally, I am literally so hyped for A Sky Beyond the Storm. An Ember in the Ashes is another one of my favourite fantasy series and I’ve been waiting for 2+ years for the finale.

Also, Helene Aquilla can step on me and I’d say thank you. That is all.

12 piper

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib KhorramI am genuinely surprised that I haven’t included this as an answer yet since this book is basically my Brand at this point … and that is to no one’s surprise Darius the Great Is Not Okay! I picked this up because May @ Forever and Everly (who created this tag) recommended it, and we all know how I feel about it. And so many of May’s recommendations have come through for me, so she’s basically my go-to for recommendations!

13 leo

I know that Red, White and Royal Blue is a pretty common answer, but it’s the one that Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuistonI had to go with here. It’s just so funny and the dialogue is just perfect? It’s not my favourite book in the world, but it’s definitely one that I enjoyed immensely.

The amount of times this made me laugh is mad.

14 hazel

The Hate U Give - National Library Board Singapore - OverDriveThis is particularly timely, but I’m definitely going to have to go with The Hate U Give for this one! I’ve reread this book so, so many times and fallen even more in love with it each time, to the point that I’m talking about it in my personal statement? (Yeah).

I’m not saying anything that doesn’t have to be said, but this book is absolute perfection, and I’ll leave it at that.

15 frank

I KNOW I said I was not going to repeat answers, but I really have no choice but to say The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1) by R.F. KuangThe Poppy War. I was just so engrossed and invested while reading it, but also simultaneously TERRIFIED because R.F Kuang has no mercy for the characters. Not to be a YA character and all that, but I was seriously holding my breath on and off for the last 20% of the book without knowing it. I am just absolutely in love and still devastated by that ending.

16 reyna

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin CashoreMaybe it’s just because I reread this, but I’m going to go with Jane, Unlimited for this one. I will be the first to say that this book is ridiculously confusing, weird and complex, but I just had SO much fun reading this? I adored the choose-your-own-adventure aspect of the book and absolutely LOVE some of the characters. While I haven’t read Rebecca in its entirety, hides face I noticed this did have quite a few parallels to that, which made me so excited because I did love Rebecca when I was reading it? I also think it will be tons of fun if I reread after having read Rebecca in its entirety.

Seriously, someone make me do it.

17 octavian

This makes me really sad to say this, but probably My Summer of Love and Misfortune 40651806by Lindsay Wong? I am really upset because I got this as an e-arc on Netgalley, but I got through like 60% in three months and could not do it anymore because the main character was absolutely insufferable. So, that was mostly for her. Because everything else about the book was solid.

18 percabeth

Tweet Cute by Emma LordI’m going to have to go with Tweet Cute for this one? This is another 5-star that I haven’t talked about very much here, but I absolutely love everything about this. I don’t remember rooting for a romance as hard as I was for this one, but yeah. Also, New York City!! (This has me wanting to re-read it, can’t lie).

 


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Have you read Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and if so, who are your favourite characters? Any favourites from this list? And what do you think about the adaptation news?

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18 thoughts on “The Percy Jackson Book Tag // ft. me attempting not to repeat books + small text

  1. Aww, I loved reading your answers for this!! I’m so excited for the adaptation and I’ve been loving reading everyone’s posts for this tag, yours included.💗 I hardcore related to “binged this from 10pm to 2am in one sitting, and it was such an ethereal experience”- I don’t remember if I binged GoPaF specifically, but I feel like those are my favorite hours to binge books and especially in summer I do it more often than I should, haha. An ethereal experience for sure! Ahh, this post served as another reminder for me to read The Poppy War, haha!! This was amazing xx

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  2. Ahh I love all your answers!!! The internet is screaming at me to do a PJO reread and I,,, am struggling to find the urge to resist. I actually lowkey need to bc I’m behind on the newer series and I OWN all of them. My siblings have all read them and I,,,
    (again shhh I still need to read The Poppy War and Anna K) (let’s add Rachel Hawkins’s books to this list now too though welp)
    Evelyn Hugo was pure genius though?? But I must say I preferred Daisy Jones, idk I think it was the music, especially the old music. It’s more my jam. Wow, pun amazing. I love them both but DJ just a teensy bit more. The plot twist at the end of Evelyn was fantastic though. AHH, you know what lets stop.
    Can I join you on the Shadowhunters Island?? Is there space on the boat??
    Also, just so you know I have given almost everyone permission to slap me in the face if I don’t read A Torch Against the Night. Because I suck and it has been TWO YEARS since I read and adored and had my socks blown off, yet still didn’t read the sequel. I know I’m terrible. I do plan on rereading it though since I forgot most of what happened. And hopefully, be caught up my December. I just KNOW Sabaa and the pain scares me.
    RED WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE!! AND TWEET CUTE!! OMG FOREVER FAVES!! They’re so good?? And clever?? And ugh adore them with my whole heart. Such brilliant modern contemporaries that just got it right.

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    1. Go for that PJO reread if you want, because tbh there’s no bad time to reread it! Yess to the Poppy War & Anna K though. I can see why people prefer Daisy over Evelyn, but I just love TJR works in general, honestly. And of course there’s always space on the Shadowhunter boat, don’t even worry about it 😊

      Ruby, A Torch Against the Night is so good like !!!! Ahahah you should be rightfully scared because Sabaa has no mercy but it’s a fun ride regardless.

      You love RW&RB and Tweet Cute too? We spot taste 👀 and seriously, +1 to everything you just said. We stan

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  3. the way I haven’t read Darius the Great OR The Poppy War . . . someone yell at me . . .
    Also ahjhfggjhghjfg gopaf truly does stop time, I swear I didn’t leave the couch the entire time I read it

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  4. Ahhhh I really loved reading this post, Taasia! ❤ This was such a fun post to read hehe. I love Red, White & Royal Blue, The Hate U Give, and Evelyn Hugo so so much, they're all such amazing books ahh. Also omg I'm so happy that you liked Tweet Cute, I've been wanting to read it for a while now because it sounds like such an adorable romance !! 🙂

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  5. Yessssss, Darius the Great is Not Okay!! I feel like it’s been forever since I read it and now that everyone is hyping up the sequel I feel like I should give it a reread! Hahahaha, I want to see a tag where you answer The Poppy War for every single question 😂😂 If it would be possible with any book, it’d be The Poppy War. I loved reading your answers for this! ♥♥

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    1. There is never a bad time for a Darius reread (or read in general) so like 👀 this actually reminds me to fit in one before August, so thanks for the reminder 😊 Chana if I felt I was allowed to, I would have 100% answered The Poppy War for nearly every single question here, because it is just THAT book! You’re really too kind and I do not deserve it ❤

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  6. I’m also so excited for the new Percy Jackson adaption, let’s hope that it’s a lot better than the movies 🙏 Also loved Darius the Great Is Not Okay when I read it recently, it’s such an amazing book and I especially loved the wholesome friendship that it contained 😊 I also enjoyed the humor in Red, White & Royal Blue, sometimes you just need a book that makes you laugh 😄

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    1. I’m glad you’re excited about the adaptation! I’ve never watched the movies and don’t think I will, especially considering the general reception it got 💀 YAY i’m so happy that you loved darius & rw&rb! They’re both wonderful and just go to show you have immaculate taste, really 😎

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  7. i’m so happy you did this tag, taasia 🥺 first of all YES to the poppy war, i don’t even need to say anything for you to understand how much i love it!!! and second of all, aahh i’m so happy you trust my book recs (especially darius!) ❤ i wasn't Super super interested in jane, unlimited, but after rereading one of kristin cashore's books and being reminded of how much i love it, and seeing you rave about jane, i might have to pick it up!

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    1. Thank you for making this tag! ❤ Your love for the Poppy War is seriously incomparable, like 😩😩😩! Of course I trust your book recs – they’re absolutely god tier. And ahhh it makes me so happy that you’re looking into Jane – it really feels underrated to me and I hope you like it if you do pick it up!

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