The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag ⚡

Hi friends, and happy Sunday!

I mentioned it in my last post, but Percy Jackson has recently taken over my life. PJO was a series that has been, for lack of a better word, haunting me. After taking the jump a few years back and reading Harry Potter for the first time ever as a 21-year-old, I was more than ready to take on another beloved childhood series. That mixed with the booming conversation surrounding the story since Disney+ announced a new adaptation, I knew I had to jump on board. And boy am I happy I did.

And after seeing some of my favorite bloggers complete this tag—Margaret, Xandra, Clara, Lais, and Olivia (read their posts if you haven’t yet!)—I felt the absolute need to tackle it and to fill the void in my heart after finishing the original PJO series. And a big thank you to May for creating this tag and its wonderful graphics!

Now, this definitely does feeling like cheating because I haven’t read Heroes of Olympus yet, but we’ll just ignore that for now. Okay? Okay.


RULES

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post.
  • Link to the original creator: May @ Forever and Everly! Please note that she made the artwork/graphics, if using them. *If you care about graphics having a clear quality, make it big enough so that the dimensions are 1103 x 175!
  • Match books with the given prompts.
  • Tag however many people as wanted!
  • Copy-paste the rules and list of prompts.

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

The fact that I’m having trouble answering this question is a fantastic, fantastic problem to have. I’ve loved so many books so far this year, but Renegades has to be my top. Adrian Everhart and Nova Artino immediately stole my heart, and their story was nothing short of wonderful and the-best-kind-of-chaotic-you-can-imagine.

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Can we talk about plot twists? Honestly though, as someone newer into the thriller/suspense genre world, I was amazed by the thought process that was so obviously behind this book. From the creepy elements to the fact that this book has a book inside of it (!!!), it was pulled off so well. And I’ll tell you one thing: I didn’t see it coming.

It actually hurts my heart that Grover is not talked about very often???

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

This isn’t new. We all know I will probably scream about Alexandra Bracken books until the day I die. The thing is though, I feel as if the Passenger duology doesn’t get the kind of love it deserves. The writing is lyrical at times and sassy in others, and the characters are beyond wonderful. There’s violins, time traveling, pirates, and a love that stretches over different centuries; I mean, what more could you want?

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Hate is definitely a strong word but as far as high-school-assigned books are concerned, I never expected to actually like them because I wasn’t a big reader yet. Whether it be the potential of a character being a witch or the fantastic teacher I had for this book, The Crucible was really enjoyable for me!

Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Val Emmich

I’ve got to admit, this question had me going back and forth between a handful of books. Ultimately though, it almost feels wrong to pick anything other than Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel. I was (briefly) living in New York; I met an incredible group of people who I now consider to be some of my best friends; and I finally discovered my love for musicals. It’s hard to not feel like I’m going somewhere happy and comforting during each reread.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Holy. Moly. The Shades of Magic series 100% has one of the best sibling relationships I’ve ever read. The banter between Rhy and Kell is realistically snarky, but the amount of respect and adoration they feel for each other is *chef’s kiss.* (it’s okay to hate me for typing out a chef’s kiss; I also hate me for doing that.)

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

I’m going to go ahead and steal Margaret’s answer here, but I genuinely wasn’t aware of the concept of time when I was first reading this book. I was busy spending more time with characters I already knew and loved and characters that I didn’t; I wasn’t worried about minuscule things like what time it was.

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Not including a PJO book within this lovely PJO tag felt absolutely criminal; also, picking a book in which Percy is the center of the attention feels absolutely perfect for Nico’s category because we all know how much Nico loves Percy.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Assuming that this island is deserted, a book filled with misfits and witty banter certainly seems like a great way to keep my mind occupied and to keep me company. I also feel like I’d at least learn something about surviving against all odds?

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

I’m so, SO excited to get my hands on this book. I’ve really been enjoying middle grade perspectives recently, and I’ve heard wonderful things from equally wonderful book friends that I trust whole heartedly. I’m pretty pumped.

Lore by Alexandra Bracken

I haven’t even read the synopsis for Lore because I want it to be a surprise. It doesn’t even have a final cover yet. All I know it that it includes Greek mythology, and I will gladly be hit be a brick if it meant I could have this in my hands a second later. I’d probably even offer to throw the brick myself. Too far?

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The amount of times I got yelled at to read this book before I actually did is pretty shameful. And the reasoning behind me not picking up is probably even more so: I didn’t like the paperback cover, and it was the only version available near me at the time. BUT, putting all of that aside, what matters is that I’ve read the whole series, fell for it, and I have adopted the Gangsey as my own.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

I feel like I always call out this book for the being the funniest I’ve ever read, but I can’t help it! Monty’s sharp tongue and sarcasm will always get to me, and I will always remember trying not to laugh while listening to this audiobook at work.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird will probably forever be categorized in my head as a book that I’ll always love. I read it about 10 years ago now when I was a freshman in high school (and oh my LANTA, that makes me feel like I’m quite literally older than dust), and the story and characters have stayed in my mind every year since.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Perhaps it’s pretty obviously why I was afraid to reach the end of this book. But I somehow still managed to fall in love with characters that I knew were going to die. I still found it acceptable to become attached to them. Adam Silvera is a magician.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

So I’m definitely cheating here because I genuinely don’t think I’ve loved a book everyone else hated? And I’m 100% certain that no one outwardly hates The Polar Express book. BUT, the animated movie is pretty much hated by every single person I know, but it will forever be one of my favorite Christmas classics.

Normal People by Sally Rooney

With the amount of love and praise this book receives, I feel like this is definitely an unpopular opinion. I’m not sure if it was the characters or the story itself, but I didn’t enjoy reading this book one bit.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Yes, I’m recycling my answer. No, I don’t regret it. I could scream from the rooftops how perfect the main romance is in this series; it’s built on mutual respect, the need to protect others, and the will to survive. but I think you all should discover it for yourself. So, no spoilers.


I definitely need to catch up on reading and read some new books so I don’t mention the same five books in every single tag I do. It’s becoming a problem to not talk about the same books always.

This tag has definitely been making its way around the book blogging community, and for good reason. But if you’re seeing this and haven’t quite gotten around to doing this tag yet, please consider yourself tagged!

So, what do you think? Who is your favorite PJO character? How much do you love Grover? What books would you have included in this list? Let’s chat!

11 thoughts on “The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag ⚡

  1. I loved reading all your answers to this! I’m so happy you’re enjoying Percy Jackson, and thank you so much for mentioning my post.💗

    “I have adopted the Gangsey as my own” – that pretty much sums up my relationship with The Raven Cycle. I feel like I cannot express the love I have for the gang, but that does it very well- what I wouldn’t give to be a natural member of the group. Oh, this also reminds me that I need to read TKAM! I have a copy of it but somehow I’ve escaped ever having it as required reading.

    Wait, people hate The Polar Express movie?? That’s so sad. The creepy animation that sort of looks real but sort of doesn’t and the annoying kid on the train and the hot chocolate dance and song are nothing short of iconic. A true classic. 😉

    It hurts me too that Grover is underappreciated. He deserves all the love! I think maybe the reason why he’s not talked about *as* much is because he’s not one of the main characters in HoO the way he is in PJO, but of course that doesn’t excuse him not getting the hype he deserves as the best protector and friend ever.

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    1. Thank you so much, Olivia! You’re the sweetest! 💜

      Right?! I knew that I was going to love the stories, but I truly didn’t realize I would walk away as an adoptive parent of 5 chaotically intelligent hooligans. Oh, but how I love them so, LOL. I hope you do enjoy TKAM when you get to it! That’s definitely interesting that it was never required for you, but I thought it was a fantastic story. I certainly need to reread it!

      It’s a total crime to hate the movie!! The animation is definitely not my favorite, but like you said, there are so many iconic things in that movie that it’s impossible to hate!

      I totally understand that now. Maybe because he wasn’t a main character in HoO he just fell into the shadows? He’s so fantastic though, and I remember immediately falling in love with his character when he first appeared in TLT.

      Thank you so much for all of your kind words, and for taking the time to read my post and comment on it!

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  2. Hooray I love seeing your answers to this tag! Watching your descent into Percy Jackson obsession has been delightful 😀

    Ahhh your Dear Evan Hansen answer made me so emotional 😭 I feel the exact same way anytime I listen to any of those songs or reread any part of the book.

    Ahaha I love that you chose Percy Jackson for the Nico question 😂 I think he would approve. And OMG I’m so excited for you to read In Other Lands – I think you’ll love it!! I’m so glad that you were convinced to read TRC (can’t blame you for not liking the cover tbh…) and I relate to having adopted the Gangsey as my own children.

    I’m very excited for you to get into Heroes of Olympus and understand who all these new characters are!

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    1. Ah! Thank you, Margaret! I definitely feel like it’s late in my life to be obsessed with PJO, but better late than never!

      MY HEART! I would gladly rewind to that summer so long as it didn’t involve two huge group projects that my GPA solely relied on, LOL.

      Nico would, without a doubt, approve. His love for Percy is just so obvious, I couldn’t resist. I’m SUPER pumped for In Other Lands! Your recommendation of it just makes me want to pick it up now!! And right? I absolutely hated the paperback cover, so I was bitter and bought the hardback (the only book of the series I own in hardback, might I mention).

      HoO is my next read after my current book, and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am!! I’m certainly intrigued about the getting hit with a brick remark…

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  3. YAYYYY! i hope this tag inspired you to read heroes of olympus, because even though it is not my favorite series in the riordan verse, there are still some great elements there, plus the characters really make it worth it.
    (thank you so much for the shoutout, btw!)

    and it’s amazing you’ve had so many great reads this year it was almost hard to narrow down. to me, it was the complete opposite, but i am hopeful that the last second half of this year will bring more amazing reads. i feel like this past month alone was already much better than the previous five, hahah.

    i am so surprised people hate the polar express????? i ADORE that movie, it’s one of the few christmas movies i love to rewatch every time is on TV. it’s a sad one, but great nonetheless.

    i am curious about normal people because it can be such a polarizing read! i’ve seen so many people who love this book and the TV show, but others that can’t stand it at all. i want to read it but i think will contain triggering topics, so i haven’t yet. i think it’s funny you chose it as the one to punch though, hahah.

    and, yes, grover totally deserves more appreciation! i love him! i recently finished the burning maze, which is in the trials of apolo series, and he makes an appearance there. i didn’t even notice how much i had missed him! he’s such a great & protective character.

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    1. It definitely did! I’ve officially finished the first two books, and I’m so happy to have met the new characters!

      I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t had a great first half of your reading year! But I suppose that just means the second half will be double good?? I’m sending you all of my well wishes that you read fantastic books only, LOL!

      RIGHT?! The whole meaning of the story about believing in magic, even if you can’t see it, will always tug on my heartstrings. I guess it just means there’s more for us to enjoy if people are going to hate on the movie!

      I couldn’t agree more! I’ve seen people rave about Normal People as if it’s the best novel ever written, and I’ve seen people have similar opinions to mine. I wish I remembered more points of it so I could let you know if there were a lot of triggering topics, but I’m afraid to say I don’t remember much of that book. But, thinking back to the plot and the main storyline, it definitely does seem that there were be triggering topics brought up; I’m sorry I couldn’t be more help!

      AH! I guess I’m going to having to read that series now too just to see the Grover appearance??? I mean, I can’t not.

      Thank you so much for your comment, and for being so kind! And I sincerely apologize for being the worst and it taking forever for me to respond 😂

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      1. Hahah, no worries, Lauren! Recently, my sister watched Normal People and she hated it, so… Hahahh, I definitely don’t think I’ll be reading or watching it any time soon.

        The Grover appearance definitely makes it worth it, though the whole series is pretty awesome and hilarious.

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      2. Oh dang! That’s definitely a strong opinion, and I have the feeling that I’d feel pretty similarly. I actually haven’t heard much about the TV show, so thank you for sharing that with me!

        And I haven’t even read his appearance yet, but I whole heartedly agree. Grover is wonderful.

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