Monday, August 29, 2011

Mythology Books

Another teacher asked me about some young adult fiction dealing with mythology. I am ashamed that outside of the Rick Riordan books that I couldn't think of many. So I went to the internet and searched for books.

In my search, I ran across these two books:

Here is the blurb:
When Phoebe’s mom returns from Greece with a new husband and moves them to an island in the Aegean, Phoebe’s plans for her senior year and track season are ancient history. Now she must attend the uberexclusive academy, where admission depends on pedigree, namely, ancestry from Zeus, Hera, and other Greek gods. That’s right, they’re real, not myth, and their teen descendants are like the classical heroes—supersmart and superbeautiful with a few superpowers. And now they’re on her track team! Armed only with her Nikes and the will to win, Phoebe races to find her place among the gods.

Seems to me to be a female take off on Percy Jackson, but I may be wrong. I'm interested in knowing if anyone has read it and can shed some more light here.

So now I'm giving you homework. Can you add any more books to a young adult list of mythology themed books? Post them in a comment. I would like to compile a list. I know that Ailia did over at Paleothea a while back, but I believe that post is long gone.