Mythology Recommendations

I’ve included tales that were inspired by myths, legends and the heroes of old – even if they’re not entirely mythos based. Just in case anyone wants to comment and say I mentioned a retelling, rather than a book based on mythology. There are so many that I have inevitably forgotten a few, but I tried to include a variety. I’d be happy to add some of your recommendations to the list – just let me know in the comments below!

In honour of Rick Riordan’s new imprint, Rick Riordan Presents – I decided to do a mythology recommendations post. I cannot wait to see the worlds we are introduced to in the upcoming Mayan and Korean mythology-inspired books that we will be getting our hands on in the next year.

And if you need more mythology in your life, you can check out my Norse Mythology Book Tag – or my – Egyptian Mythology Book Tag !

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Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

Sweet Venom, by Tera Lynn Childs

Antigoddess, by Kendare Blake

The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller

Muse Unexpected, by V.C. Birlidis

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

The Flame of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

Elementals by Michelle Madow

Medea: 

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Helen of Troy:

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Hades and Persephone Myth:

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Abandon by Meg Cabot

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Despite being inspired by Beauty and the Beast, the second book can also be compared to the myth of Hades and Persephone.

Egyptian Mythology

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

Roman Mythology

The Heroes of Olympus (Greek and Roman Mythology) by Rick Riordan

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan

East Asian Mythology

Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Other:

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Retellings: 

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Children’s:

Merlin: The Lost Years by T.A. Barron

Graphic Novels:

Olympians by George O’Connor

This ten book graphic novel series covers the main Olympians and dives into Greek mythology in a new form.

A lot of Rick Riordan’s and Neil Gaiman’s novels have been turned into graphic novels as well, which gives you another way to experience the stories.


What are some of your favourite mythology-based books or series? Let me know in the comments below!

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10 thoughts on “Mythology Recommendations

  1. bookprincessreviews says:

    This list was fantastic, Kyera!!! I loved it. I didn’t realize ACOMAF could be compared to Hades and Persephone!!! My mind is blown now, but I see it. I love reading about mythology, and I had no clue that RR was getting his own imprint. SO excited for this, and I definitely need to go through this list and pick some books out. Wonderful list, Kyera! 🙂

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