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Zeus - God of the Sky: Favourite Book of Your Own Category
My favourite vampire detective novel is the first in Tanya Huff's Blood books: Blood Price (UK - US.)
Plus, this is the series that really got me hooked on urban fantasy - though, unfortunately, it's no longer easy to get hold of copies in the UK (argh!)
Hera - Goddess of Love and Fertility: Favourite Book Couple
At the moment, I'm shipping Linda and Sarah from Robin Talley's Lies We Tell Ourselves (UK - US,) to the point where they're nearly at OTP status right now (plus, canon F/F romance!)
You can read my review of Lies We Tell Ourselves here.
Shipping = wanting characters to be in/approving of romantic relationships.
OTP = One True Pairing. A relationship you will defend to your last breath. Despite the name, most people have several OTPs.
Canon = Official.
F/F = same-sex female romance.)
Poseidon - God of the Sea: Book that Drowned you in Feels
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (UK - US.)
Athena - Goddess of Wisdom and Handicraft: Series with the Best World Building
The Hollows series by Kim Harrison does such a great job of setting up a post-tomato-apocalypse (I kid you not,) urban fantasy world, where vampires, witches, etc. are living out in the open.
Plus LGBTQ+ characters! :)
Hades - God of the Underworld: Book with a Dark Plot
OK, so many I could go for here... you know I like the gothic-y-ness...
I'm going to go with Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (UK - US.) This is definitely not one for the faint of heart.
Scandinavian horror is a step past Scandinavian noir - though (in this case at least,) exceptionally skilled. You have been warned.
Aphrodite - Goddess of Love and Beauty: 2016 Release with the Most Beautiful Cover
I don't know - a lot of the time, the UK has different covers to other countries anyway...
Oh! I know! The cover of graphic novel The Beauty, Vol 1 (UK - US.) Wow, that is still one of the most striking covers I've seen.
Ares - God of War: Most Violent Book you've Read
Hahahahahahahaha - OH MY GOD, do you know who you're talking to????
All of the gothic-y-ness often leads to the stabbage. #TrueStory.
It's really hard to measure one type of violence against another, but I'm going to go with The Crow (UK - US) here.
A legendary graphic novel, this includes rape, violence, and a core of pain, melded with James O'Barr's poetic skill and ability to somehow make bleak scenes beautiful.
Hephaestus - God of Blacksmiths: Scorching Hot Character
(When Loki is Lady Loki, she's also pretty damn hot; #JustSaying)
Artemis - Goddess of the Hunt and Fertility: Kick ass Female Character
Apollo - God of the Light and Healing: Sequel that Redeemed a Series
Actually can't think of one right now - my brain is just throwing white noise at me. Sorry!
Hermes - Messenger God: Book with the Best Message
Hestia - Goddess of the Home: Book that's the Most Relatable
Luna The Vampire: Grumpy Space by Yasmin Sheikh (UK - US,) because I, too, am a grumpy millennial space vampire.
You can check out my review of Luna The Vampire here.
Demeter - Goddess of Agriculture: Favourite Bookish Setting
I don't know - I tend to forget places pretty easily. Narnia, maybe.
Dionysus - God of Wine and Celebration: Anticipated Release
Ummmm... nothing in particular, in honesty. I have enough books to read right now!
Ooh! I know! There's a new Robin Talley book slated for 2017 called Our Own Private Universe - and I really want to read that!
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