5 Greek Mythology Retellings to Read


If you like Greek Mythology, but want to read a fictional book, how about trying a mythology retelling. This list is made up of 5 Greek Mythology Retellings. Some recommendations to keep you reading.

These retellings may also have other mythology in it.

1) Percy Jackson Series:

By Rick Riordan

This series a about a demigod named Percy and his series of quests that will have him facing monsters, gods, and conniving figures from Greek mythology.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is the first of three series that follow the life of Percy and his friends.

Heroes of Olympus is second with Roman Mythology, as is Trials of Apollo – the third series.

For Percy Jackson and the Olympians: https://amzn.to/2NhGrG5

For Heroes of Olympus: https://amzn.to/2OnQmL3

For Trials of Apollo: https://amzn.to/2OSvV8G


2) Oh. My. Gods. Series:

By Tera Lynn Childs

When Phoebe’s mom returns from Greece with a new husband and plans to move to an island in the Aegean Sea, Phoebe’s well-plotted senior year becomes ancient history. Now, instead of enjoying a triumphant track season and planning for college with her best friends, Phoebe is trying to keep her head above water at the Berexclusive Academy. If it isn’t hard enough being the new kid in school, Phoebe’s classmates are all descendants of the Greek gods!

When you’re running against teammates with superpowers, dealing with a stepsister from Hades, and nursing a crush on a boy who is quite literally a god, the drama takes on mythic proportions!

For the book: https://amzn.to/3vlUI5P


3) The Song of Achilles:

By Madeline Miller

A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner.

For the book: https://amzn.to/3lf8nXE

4) Halo:

By Zizou Corder

Based on a girl named Halo, as she tries to live and discover her family history in a war-stricken Greece.

For the book: https://amzn.to/2PZ8RFP

5) Lore:

By Alexandra Bracken

Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.
Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder by a rival line, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory.
For years she’s pushed away any thought of revenge against the man–now a god–responsible for their deaths.
Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek out her help: Castor, a childhood friend of Lore believed long dead, and a gravely wounded Athena, among the last of the original gods.
The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and, at last, a way for Lore to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore’s decision to bind her fate to Athena’s and rejoin the hunt will come at a deadly cost–and still may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.

For the book: https://amzn.to/3bLBX3Q


What are some of your favorite Greek Mythology Retellings?

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