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The Trials of Apollo #1
How do you punish an immortal?
By making him human.
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favor.
But Apollo has many enemies – gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.
It’s Rick Riordan. It’s Apollo. No explanation needed.
Month: October, 2015
Books Read: 20
Revival Vol 3: A Faraway Place Revival Vol 4: Escape to Wisconsin
by Tim Seeley
I love this comic. Or is it a graphic novel? I am never quite sure. I’ll call it a comic since it is released in issues. These two volumes bring together issues #12-23 that follows the aftermath of a sort of zombie revival. I say sort of Zombies because besides the fact that they were brought back to life and don’t seem to be able to die (not easily anyway) they don’t feed on the living. This is such a creepy comic and it is pretty much what I was looking for when I started The Walking Dead and didn’t exactly find.
The Odds of Getting Even (Tupelo Landing #3)
by Sheila Turnage
I know these books are middle grade (and possibly even the younger half) but I LOVE THIS SERIES. Mo and Dale, with their newest inter Harm, continue to be astute detectives. I liked this third addition even more than the 2nd one (The ghostly aspect turned me off a bit). Mo is just as sassy as ever and she might just be my spirit animal.
Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No Bullshit Guide to World Mythology
by Cory O’Brien
Thinking back probably 15 years to elementary school, my favorite social studies lessons involved ancient history. So it is no surprise that I love mythology. And Rick Riordan definitely fed that love. This was a funny collection of myths from around the world. I thought it was nice that it wasn’t just Greek/Roman/Egyptian/Norse mythologies that so often get the most attention. I learned about myths from China, Japan, South America, the Native Americans, as well as “American” mythology. My only complaint is that as the focused moved from the more well known, it seemed as if O’Brien wasn’t trying as hard.