Location Author Title
J ABB Abbott, Tony Revenge of the Scorpion King

Loki is waging war, and Pinewood Bluffs is about to become his battlefield. Owen, Dana, Jon, and Sydney know they have to stop him. They'll do whatever it takes.

But when they stow away in Loki's sledge and emerge in a new, mysterious underworld they know nothing about, things get complicated. The Babylonian underworld is dark as night and full of vicious monsters, including the dreaded Scorpion King. Will Owen and his friends ever make it back to Pinewood Bluffs?

 

Also in the Underworlds series: The Battle Begins; When Monsters Escape; The Ice Dragon.

J ARM Armstrong, Kelley and Marr, Melissa Loki’s Wolves

In Viking times, Norse myths predicted the end of the world, an event called Ragnarok that only the gods can stop. When this apocalypse happens, the gods must battle the monsters - wolves the size of the sun, serpents that span the seabeds - all bent on destroying the world. But the gods died a long time ago. Matt Thorsen knows every Norse myth, saga, and god as if it was family history - because it is family history. Most people in the modern-day town of Blackwell, in fact, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt's classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke. But knowing the legends and completely believing them are two different things. When the rune readers reveal that Ragnarok is coming and kids - led by Matt - must stand in for the gods in the final battle, Matt can hardly believe it. Matt's, Laurie's, and Fen's lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team to stop the end of the world.

 

Also in The Blackwell Pages series: Odin’s Ravens.

J DEA Deary, Terry The Fire Thief

A reinvention of the myth of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods’ revenge, Prometheus travels through time to a murky metropolis called Eden City. There, he befriends a motley assortment of comic characters and learns what humans have done with his gift of fire.

Enter our narrator: Jim, a young orphan, actor, aspiring novelist, and petty criminal who rids the wealthy of their worldly possessions. The action jumps at a whirlwind pace from Mount Olympus to the seedy taverns and elegant mansions of Victorian Eden City. Prometheus has a soft spot for humans in need, but using his powers to get his new friends out of trouble will betray his hiding place to the gods!

 

Also in the Fire Thief series: Flight of the Fire Thief; The Fire Thief Fights Back.

J GAI Gaiman, Neil Odd and the Frost Giants

In a village in ancient Norway lives a boy named Odd, and he's had some very bad luck: His father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on and shattered his leg; the endless freezing winter is making villagers dangerously grumpy.

Out in the forest Odd encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle - three creatures with a strange story to tell.

Now Odd is forced on a stranger journey than he had imagined - a journey to save Asgard, city of the gods, from the Frost Giants who have invaded it.

It's going to take a very special kind of twelve-year-old boy to outwit the Frost Giants, restore peace to the city of gods, and end the long winter.

Someone cheerful and infuriating and clever…

Someone just like Odd.

J HEN Hennesy, Carolyn Pandora Gets Jealous

13-year-old Pandora Atheneus Andromaeche Helena (or Pandy, for short) has no idea what she'll bring for her school project. By accident she discovers a simple box, said to contain something so terrifying and horrible that no one must ever, ever touch it for fear of inflicting all of mankind with the wrath of the Gods and Goddesses. This, of course, makes the box the perfect thing for Pandora to bring for her school project. Unfortunately, things don't go quite the way she was hoping, and the box accidentally gets opened, unleashing all kinds of evil and misery into the world. Hauled before Zeus, Hera and the rest of immortals, Pandy's given the task of collecting all the evils within a year's time.

 

Also in the Mythic Miss-Adventures series: Pandora Gets Vain; Pandora Gets Lazy; Pandora Gets Heart; Pandora Gets Angry; Pandora Gets Greedy; Pandora Gets Frightened.

Series Goddess Holub, Joan Athena the Brain

Athena learns that she is a goddess when she is summoned to Mount Olympus by her father, Zeus, and she must quickly adjust to her new status, make friends with the other godboys and goddessgirls, and catch up with all the studies she missed while attending mortal school.

 

Also in the Goddess Girls series: Persephone the Phony; Aphrodite the Beauty; Artemis the Brave; Athena the Wise; Aphrodite the Diva; Artemis the Loyal; Medusa the Mean; Pandora the Curious; Pheme the Gossip; Persephone the Daring; Cassandra the Lucky; Athena the Proud.

J HOO Hoover, P.J. Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life

You’d think it would be great being an Egyptian demigod, but if King Tut has to sit through eighth grade one more time, he’ll mummify himself.

Granted the gift of immortality by the gods—or is it a curse?—Tut has been stuck in middle school for ages. Even worse, evil General Horemheb, the man who killed Tut’s father and whom Tut imprisoned in a tomb for three thousand years, is out and after him. The general is in league with the Cult of Set, a bunch of guys who worship one of the scariest gods of the Egyptian pantheon—Set, the god of Chaos.

The General and the Cult of Set have plans for Tut… and if Tut doesn’t find a way to keep out of their clutches, he’ll never make it to the afterworld alive.

J KER Kerr, P.B. The Akhenaten Adventure

When twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their Uncle Nimrod, who takes them to Cairo where he starts to teach them about their extraordinary powers.

 

Also in the Children of the Lamp series: The Blue Djinn of Babylon, The Cobra King of Kathmandu, The Day of the Djinn Warriors, The Eye of the Forest, The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan.

J LAF LaFevers, R.L. Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

Twelve-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work.

 

Also in the Theodosia series: Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris; Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus; Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh.

J MCM McMullan, Kate Have a Hot Time, Hades!

Think you know the real story behind the Greek myths? Think again. Most people only know what Zeus wants them to. But the truth is, Zeus is a total myth-o-maniac. Hades, King of the Underworld, is here to set the record straight on how he ended up as Ruler of the Underworld and Zeus became King of the Gods.

 

Also in the Myth-O-Mania series: Phone Home, Persephone!; Say Cheese, Medusa!; Nice Shot, Cupid!; Stop That Bull, Theseus!; Keep a Lid On It, Pandora!; Get to Work, Hercules!; Go for the Gold, Atalanta!; Hit the Road, Helen!

J RIO Riordan, Rick The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse -- Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon, a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

 

Also in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Sea of Monsters; The Titan’s Curse; The Battle of the Labyrinth; The Last Olympian; The Demigod Files.

J RIO Riordan, Rick The Lost Hero

When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods - despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practicing archery with flaming arrows and explosives. But rumors of a terrible curse - and a missing hero - are flying around camp. It seems Jason, Piper and Leo are the chosen ones to embark on a terrifying new quest, which they must complete by the winter solstice in just four days’ time. Can the trio succeed on this deadly mission - and what must they sacrifice in order to survive?

 

Also in the Heroes of Olympus series: The Son of Neptune; The Mark of Athena; The House of Hades.

J RIO Riordan, Rick The Red Pyramid

Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.   One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.

 

Also in the Kane Chronicles trilogy: The Throne of Fire; The Serpent’s Shadow.

J RUT Rutkoski, Marie The Cabinet of Wonders

Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But it's never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. Petra's life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home - blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesn't know, but she knows this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her father's eyes back.

 

Also in the Kronos Chronicles series: The Celestial Globe; The Jewel of the Kalderash.

J URS Ursu, Anne The Shadow Thieves

Oh, it's not the very cute kitten that appears out of nowhere and demands to go home with her. It's not the sudden arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he's the cause of a mysterious sickness that has struck his friends back in England. It's not her creepy English teacher Mr. Metos, who takes his mythology lessons just a little too seriously. And it's not the white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedoes, who follow Charlotte everywhere. What's so extraordinary is not any one of these things...It's all of them. And when Charlotte's friends start to get sick one by one, Charlotte and Zee set out to find a cure.

 

Also in the Cronus Chronicles series: The Siren Song; The Immortal Fire.

J YOL Yolen, Jane Odysseus in the Serpent Maze

Odysseus believed the age of heroes was over.

Then he and his friend, along with a spoiled princess named Helen and her cousin Penelope, are kidnapped by pirates!

Their journey leads them to Crete, where Odysseus must face the secret at the heart of the Labyrinth. There was a time when the Minotaur devoured all who entered, but now an even deadlier monster roams the maze. There Odysseus discovers the hardest part of being a hero: living long enough to tell the tale.

 

Also in the Young Heroes series:Hippolyta and the Curse of the Amazons; Atalanta and the Arcadian Beast; Jason and the Gorgon's Blood.

Last Updated: 12/11/2014