Best Teen & Young Adult Greek & Roman Myths & Legends Books
Here you will get Best Teen & Young Adult Greek & Roman Myths & Legends Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
Author: by Alexandra Bracken
Published at: Disney-Hyperion (January 5, 2021)
From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love and redemption. 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.
2. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Author: by Rick Riordan
Published at: Disney-Hyperion; Reprint edition (January 25, 2011)
The momentous final book in the New York Times #1 best-selling series Percy Jackson and the Olympians is now available in paperback. All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows.
In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.”The clash of modern and classical worlds is both exciting and entertaining.” -The New York Times Book Review”Riordan masterfully orchestrates the huge cast of characters and manages a coherent, powerful tale at once exciting, philosophical and tear-jerking.
The best-selling series’ legions of fans will cheer their heroes on and rejoice in such a compelling conclusion to the saga.”- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
3. The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Five) (The Heroes of Olympus, 5)
Author: by Rick Riordan
Published at: Disney-Hyperion; Reprint edition (April 5, 2016)
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them-and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens.
She needs their blood-the blood of Olympus-in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps.
The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option.
4. Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
Author: by Edith Hamilton
Published at: Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition (January 1, 2011)
The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes. Edith Hamilton’s mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.
We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of the names of the constellations.
And we recognize reference points for countless works for art, literature and culture inquiry-from Freud’s Oedipus complex to Wagner’s Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra. Both a reference text for scholars of all ages and a book to simply enjoy, Mythology is a classic not to be missed.
5. The Odyssey
Author: by Gareth Hinds
Published at: Candlewick; Illustrated edition (October 12, 2010)
With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer’s epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it’s never been told before.”Gareth Hinds brings The Odyssey to life in a masterful blend of art and storytelling.
Vivid and exciting, this graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer’s epic.”Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians seriesFresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family.
Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunningand a little help from Mount Olympusto make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne.
Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 yearsthough never quite like this.
6. The Iliad
Author: by Gareth Hinds
Published at: Candlewick; Illustrated edition (March 12, 2019)
In a companion volume to his award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey, the incomparable graphic novelist Gareth Hinds masterfully adapts Homer’s classic wartime epic. More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War.
The Iliad, Homer’s legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature. In this stunning graphic novel adaptation a thoroughly researched and artfully rendered masterwork renowned illustrator Gareth Hinds captures all the grim glory of Homer’s epic.
Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lay bare the complex emotions of the men, women, and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome. This companion volume to Hinds’s award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey features notes, maps, a cast of characters, and other tools to help readers understand all the action and drama of Homer’s epic.
7. Lovely War
Author: by Julie Berry
Published at: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (February 4, 2020)
A New York Times bestseller! A sweeping, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates-and the hearts-of four mortals in their hands. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect turned soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S.
Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by the goddess Aphrodite, who must spin the tale or face judgment on Mount Olympus, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it’s no match for the transcendent power of Love.
Author Julie Berry’s critically acclaimed writing has been called “haunting and unforgettable” by New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea Ruta Sepetys and “utterly original and instantly engrossing” by Publishers Weekly.
8. The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Book 1)
Author: by Rick Riordan
Published at: Disney-Hyperion; 1st edition (October 12, 2010)
After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death. Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest.
But to survive the journey, they’ll need the help of some familiar demigods.
9. The Burning Maze (Trials of Apollo, The Book Three) (Trials of Apollo, 3)
Author: by Rick Riordan
Published at: Disney-Hyperion (May 1, 2018)
Friends both familiar and new will emerge in The Burning Maze, Book Three of the New York Times #1 best-selling Trials of Apollo series.”A clash of mythic intrigues and centuries of pop culture to thrill die-hard and new fans alike.”-Kirkus Reviews#1 New York Times best-selling seriesRick Riordan is considered the “storyteller of the gods” because of his five #1 New York Times bestselling series based on mythologyA continuation of the Percy Jackson saga, but it also stands aloneA new take on Greek and Roman mythology from the point of view of a fallen godBrings back beloved demigod characters from the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus seriesIntroduces new demigodsVillains are based on Roman emperorsFeatures a diverse cast with people from all kinds of backgrounds and lifestylesPerfect for middle schoolers but can be enjoyed by older readers, tooThe formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos.
10. Lightbringer (The Empirium Trilogy, 3)
Author: by Claire Legrand
Published at: Sourcebooks Fire (October 13, 2020)
The incredible conclusion to the Empirium Trilogy that started with the instant New York Times bestsellers Furyborn and Kingsbane! This series is perfect for those looking for books for teen girls and is also one of the best fantasy series for adults and teens!
Two queens, separated by a thousand years must face their ultimate destinies. Queen Rielle, pushed away from everything she loves, turns to Corien and his promises of glory. Meanwhile, whispers from the empirium slowly drive her mad, urging her to open the Gate.
Separated from Audric and Ludivine, she embraces the role of Blood Queen and her place by Corien’s side, determined to become the monster the world believes her to be. In the future, Eliana arrives in the Empire’s capital as a broken shell of herself.
Betrayed and abandoned, she fights to keep her power at bayand away from Corien, who will stop at nothing to travel back in time to Rielle, even if that means destroying her daughter. But when the mysterious Prophet reveals themselves at last, everything changes, giving Rielle and Eliana a second chance for salvationor the destruction their world has been dreading.
11. The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2)
Author: by Rick Riordan
Published at: Disney-Hyperion (October 4, 2011)
Percy is confused.When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy managed to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead.
But the camp doesn’t ring any bells with him. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn’t do a very good job of it. When the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her “gift” for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn’t say no.
Now, because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk.Frank is a klutz. His grandmother claims he is descended from ancient heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn’t see it. He doesn’t even know who his father is.
He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery-although not good enough to help the Fifth Cohort win at war games. His big and bulky physique makes him feel like a clumsy ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp.
12. Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of 'The Iliad'
Author: by Rosemary Sutcliff
Published at: Laurel Leaf; Reprint edition (December 13, 2005)
For Greek myth fans, those who can’t get enough of the D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom staple and mythology classic is perfect for learning about the ancient myths! As the gods and goddesses of Olympus scheme, the ancient world is thrown into turmoil when Helen, the most beautiful woman in all of Greece, is stolen away by her Trojan love.
Inflamed by jealousy, the Greek king seeks lethal vengeance and sends his black war ships to descend on the city of Troy. In the siege that follows, history’s greatest heroes, from Ajax to Achilles to Odysseus, are forged in combat, and the brutal costs of passion, pride, and revenge must be paid.
In the end, the whims of the gods, the cunning of the warriors, and a great wooden horse will decide who emerges victorious. Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time and Rosemary Sutcliff’s retelling of the classic saga embodies all of the astonishing drama, romance, and intrigue of ancient Greece.
13. Olympians: Ares: Bringer of War (Olympians, 7)
Author: by George O'Connor
Published at: First Second; Illustrated edition (January 27, 2015)
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe myth continues in the tenth year of the fabled Trojan War where two infamous gods of war go to battle. The spotlight is thrown on Ares, god of war, and primarily focuses on his battle with the clever and powerful Athena.
As the battle culminates and the gods try to one-up each other to win, the human death toll mounts. Who will win this epic clash of power? And how many will have to die first? This title has Common Core connections.
14. The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey
Author: by Rosemary Sutcliff
Published at: Laurel Leaf; Reissue edition (December 13, 2005)
For Greek myth fans, those who can’t get enough of the D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom staple and mythology classic is perfect for learning about the ancient myths! King Odysseus and the Greeks have triumphed over the Trojans.
At long last, they are able to set sail for home and the loving family Odysseus left behind. But for the heroic king, the return voyage holds hazards far greater than any he faced during the war. Forced by treacherous winds into unknown seas, Odysseus and his crew must face deadly perils: the flesh-eating Cyclops, Circe and her deadly enchantments, and the soul-chilling Land of the Dead and more.
Rosemary Sutcliff’s reimagining of the classic epic The Odysseus is woven through with a spectacular cast of men, magicians, and monsters. Odysseus’ harrowing journey home to his family and kingdom tests the limits of his strength, and the power of his will.
Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time and Rosemary Sutcliff stays true to the classic tale and characters in this authentic retelling rich with drama, magic, and heroism. Don’t miss Black Ships Before Troy, the companion to The Wanderings of Odysseus, and follow Odysseus and his crew as they fight in the epic battle against the Trojans.
15. El ladrón del rayo/ The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson y los dioses del olimpo / Percy Jackson and the Olympians) (Spanish Edition)
Author: by Rick Riordan
Published at: Salamandra; 022 edition (December 4, 2014)
Acompaa a Percy a travs de esta apasionante serie de aventuras sobre un mundo secreto, el mundo que los antiguos dioses griegos han recreado a nuestro alrededor en pleno siglo XXI. Qu pasara si un da descubrieras que, en realidad, eres hijo de un dios griego que debe cumplir una misin secreta?
Pues eso es lo que le sucede a Percy Jackson, que a partir de ese momento se dispone a vivir los acontecimientos ms emocionantes de su vida. Expulsado de seis colegios, Percy padece dislexia y dificultades para concentrarse, o al menos esa es la versin oficial.
Objeto de burlas por inventarse historias fantsticas, ni siquiera l mismo acaba de crerselas hasta el da que los dioses del Olimpo le revelan la verdad: Percy es nada menos que un semidis, es decir, el hijo de un dios y una mortal.
Y como tal ha de descubrir quin ha robado el rayo de Zeus y as evitar que estalle una guerra entre los dioses. Para cumplir la misin contar con la ayuda de sus amigos Grover, un joven stiro, y Annabeth, hija de Atenea.
16. Elementals: The Complete Series
Author: by Michelle Madow
Published at: Dreamscape Publishing (August 16, 2017)
This bundle includes all five books in the USA Today recommended Elementals series and is over 1,400 pages of magic, adventure, mythology, and romance. Nicole Cassidy is a witch descended from the Greek gods… But she doesn’t know it until she moves to a new town and discovers a dangerous world of magic and monsters that she never knew existed.
When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole and four others – including mysterious bad-boy Blake – are gifted with elemental powers. But the comet has another effect – it opens the portal to another dimension that has imprisoned the Titans for centuries.
After an ancient monster escapes, it’s up to Nicole and the others to follow a cryptic prophecy in time to save the town… And possibly the world. Thousands of copies sold. Over fifty MILLION pages read for the series, 2,000+ reviews on Amazon, and 10,000+ ratings on Goodreads.
Now, for a limited time, save 50% compared to buying the individual books by reading the entire Elementals series in this special bundle deal! Praise for ElementalsThis series is a must read. It has everything I look for – action, suspense, and my ultimate favorite, LOVE.