Percy Jackson Book Tag — Sprinkles of Dreams

The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag // In Which I’m Back, Screaming About Books

Hi, my absolute favorite people on the internet! ✨

It’s been literal ages since I’ve done a tag.

Trust May (thanks for tagging me!!) to be the only person in the world who’d be able to get me to do one again.

You’ve probably seen the news already, but just in case you haven’t—Percy Jackson & the Olympians is finally getting the on-screen adaption it deserves, and I’ve been (re-)reading the series ever since the news broke four days ago. (I’m on book four so far … don’t ask me how.)

The title of my blog post promised book-related screaming on my part, so here we go~

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  • 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.
  • Match books with the given prompts.
  • Tag however many people as wanted!
  • Copy-paste the rules and list of prompts.

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1 percy

Know My Name by Chanel Miller

This is a  really hard prompt for me to find a book to match, because as you are all well aware, I’m the worst™ at making decisions, and deciding on which book I consider to be my favorite this year?? Way harder than deciding on whether Gale or Peeta is Katniss’ soulmate.

But there is only one book I gave five stars to so far this year, and it’s Know My Name by Chanel Miller. No words needed.

2 annabeth

Circe by Madeline Miller

No one will be surprised about my choice for this prompt, but it’s a simple fact—much like the fact that the earth is round, and that eating chocolate makes you happy—that you haven’t experienced true ingenuity until you’ve read Madeline Miller’s Circe.

I’m just … speechless, and forever in awe of the beauty that is her writing, and the sheer magnitude of a masterpiece that she created.

3 grover

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

I will never stop screaming about Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta; it’s not merely under-hyped, it is criminally under-hyped. 99.9% of the time, people tell me that they have never heard of this book before, when I recommend it to them—and besides the fact that that makes me want to cry, it is simply unacceptable.

Not only does it have the most amazing, wholesome family vibes, something that is pretty rare in YA contemporaries, the depression rep is pure gold.

4 luke

[inserts my rebel self]: “I’ll just sneakily replace “book” with “book series”

When I started reading the All for the Game series, I may have almost lost my mind wondering about the cult following that it was able to amass—reading book one really had me going “???“.

But by the end of book two, I got it. Because while it might not be the most well-written book series (I almost gave up on it during book one, and struggled a little in book two), nor have a realistic/believable plot, nor be entirely … unproblematic … the characters and the spin on the found family trope is everything.

5 chiron

The Thief Lord by Cornelia FunkeThe Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke. I haven’t read this book in years, but it had a huge impact on me during my childhood years, and I love both the book and its movie adaption. I have such dear memories tied to it, and I used to reread bits and pieces every night before going to sleep.

It’s just so fun, and heartwarming, and magical, and on top of everything, it pretty much invented the found family trope. (Also, Scipio was one of my first book crushes.)

6 tyson

This Winter by Alice Oseman

I just [clenches fist] really love Tori and Charlie’s relationship, and its portrayal in This Winter by Alice Oseman. On top of that, this novella is just all-around heartwarming.

Tori and Charlie both have their own problems, issues they’re working through, relationships they’re working on, but they’re always there for each other where and when it counts, and I love how they both know that they have each other’s back.

7 thalia

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People by Sally Rooney. I read it in one single sitting (both times), and I was in a daze when I finished the last page, and looked up from it to find that time had passed and the world hadn’t stopped turning while my heart was being ripped into shreds.

(And the on-screen adaption is just as heart-breaking.)

This novel really doesn’t need my endorsement, but I’m going to say it anyway: read it. 🤍

8 nico

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I was incredibly lucky and honored to have been sent an ARC of Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston last year, and I immediately felt deep inside my soul that it would be so, so incredibly loved by readers—and I turned out to be right. :’)

I don’t have a whole lot of luck when it comes to books that are universally “well-loved”, but I really adore this one with my entire heart and soul. (And I think I’m ready for another re-read … again.)

9 calypso

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Muse of Nightmares by Laini TaylorLet’s continue the trend of going with an entire book series instead of just one book yet again!

If I was marooned on an island, I’d definitely need something uplifting, heartwarming, and magical, but still dramatic, exciting and action-packed, and Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer series fits all these criteria perfectly.

10 rachel

(I’m so sorry, but I will make no such prediction, because these things never work out for me.)

11 jason

These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights #1) by Chloe Gong

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong.

I really can’t wait to fall in love with the Shakespeare retelling of Romeo and Juliet that the world deserves … I mean, if there was one book I’d bet my money on being a future five-star read of mine (which there isn’t, because as I said above, these things never work out for me), it’s this one.

(@ Simon Teen, please mail out your physical ARCs soon?)

12 piper

The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerThe Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Let me just [rolls up my imaginary sleeves]:

“I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.” & “When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.” & “We were like gods at the dawning of the world, & our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.”

13 leo

Red, White & Royal Blue

Going with Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston again, because books rarely make me laugh, but this one did, and I really, really love it.

(What did I say about wanting to reread it again-again …)

14 hazel

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I only read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern two years ago, in 2018, but it’s definitely a book I see myself loving forever. It’s not a book for everyone, but it put me under its spell with its magical, lush, and lyrical writing, and it’s absolutely mesmerizing setting right away.

I’ve rarely felt as absolutely heartbroken as I did when I finished the book and had to live with the depressing knowledge of this story being set in a fictitious world.

15 frank

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Saying that The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang was a book I was afraid of reaching the end of would be a lie—a lie by omission, to be exact. Because I was quite honestly afraid of reaching the end of almost every single chapter??

It’s the first adult fantasy I pretty much inhaled, and I can’t wait to read the conclusion of this series. Also, I’m in complete and utter awe of R.F. Kuang, in every imaginable way.

16 reyna

I’m notorious for disliking books everyone loves (😔), but the inverse has never happened??

17 octavian

(I plead the fifth on this one, because I’d feel way too judgmental, since I know that a lot of you love these books … anyway, I wrote this post to spread positivity, and that’s what I’ll do!!!)

18 percabeth

The Rose Society by Marie Lu

I have a very special, very precious place in my heart for Magiano and Adelina from The Rose Society. And I shall not elaborate further on it, because this is one of those instances where talking about something would feel like reducing what it is to … mere words. I sincerely hope this makes sense. Anyway.

They own my soul.

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I TAG …

Emma @ Emma Reads 🔱 Olivia @ Purely Olivia 🔱 Tiffany @ Read By Tiffany 🔱 Kate @ Your Tita Kate 🔱 Rain @ Bookdragonism 🔱 Aentee @ Read at Midnight 🔱 Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books 🔱 Kat @ Novels & Waffles 🔱 Annie @ Blossoms and Bullet Journals 🔱 May @ My 1st Chapter 🔱 Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink 🔱 Xandra @ Starry Sky Books 🔱 Caro @ Bookcheshire Cat 🔱 Tiffany @ String of Pages 🔱 Taasia @ Librae Paints Pages 🔱 Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea 🔱 Shri @ Sun and Chai …

AND YOU! 💗

If you see this tag, please do it & tag me so that we can gush about our favorite books together
okay thanks.

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Who are your favorite characters in Percy Jackson & the Olympians? 🥺
Which cabin do you belong in?
(Do you have a favorite PJO book?)

love, lily — Sprinkles of Dreams
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74 thoughts on “The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag // In Which I’m Back, Screaming About Books”

  1. Your making me want to read Circe right now!! and I’ve heard of Saving Francesca and have it on my TBR! Hopefully I can download the ebook from my library sometime soon. Great answers!

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    1. Ahhh yes please, Jamie! It’s absolutely stunning, gorgeous, breathtaking, [inserts all the most glowing adjectives]. And you don’t even know how happy that makes me to hear—I hope you love it! (If you need someone to talk to when you get around to reading it, I’m always here. 🥺👉🏻👈🏻)

      Thank you so much! 🤍

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  2. seeing your love for normal people makes me really want to read it! (especially with you including that quote in your twitter bio…) and wow, the way i thought of you and our discussion about circe when i was filling out that prompt myself… we are so powerful ❤ also adelina and magiano!! i need to reread tye really soon because i miss it, but the ending of the midnight star broke me 😭😭

    thank you so much for doing the tag, i feel so honored — and especially since you did it so quickly!! 🥺💙

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    1. Prepare yourself for a lot of pain + I know it’s not for everyone, but it really made me heart go “💓”. (I can’t believe you know that it’s in my Twitter bio, I only changed it a little while ago??). a) yes we are, and b) me too—can you believe I started re-reading the series several times, but never made it to book three a;sdjnfds.

      I LOVE U. 💖

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  3. I loved reading this, Lily! You have such a way with words and it makes reading all of your blog posts like viewing a work of art, so thank you for that💛Also, thank you so much for tagging me in this! I’m so looking forward to participating as soon as I can. (:

    I can’t believe I still haven’t read Strange the Dreamer! I feel like I’ve heard you mention in a few times before, so I’m going to make reading it more of a priority. You’ve also made me want to read Normal People! I’d never heard of it before but now it’s on my TBR and I hope I love it even a fraction of the amount you do!! Lovely post Lily, I hope you’re doing well! xx

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    1. OLIVIA, I’M— thank you so, so, so much for your kind words, this really means the world to me, this legit made my entire day 💛😭

      Ahh I can’t wait to see your answers to this tag! I hope you can get to Strange the Dreamer sometime soon, it’s really beautiful & magical! (Have I mentioned that the protagonist loves to read. 🤫) I’d be really curious to hear your thoughts on Normal People (if/when you get around to it)! It’s definitely not a book for everyone.

      Thank you so much, I hope life is being kind to you, especially given the current situation. xx

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  4. ahh this was so fun to read!! the percy jackson series was one of my favorite series growing up, and i’m so excited for the new adaptation (i really need to reread it asap haha). i haven’t read any of the books you mentioned 😭, but a lot of them are on my tbr and now i just want to read them even more!! i loved this post so much 💖💖

    (also, hello!! i’ve been a silent follower of your blog for a while, but i just wanted to say that it’s so beautiful and i love your writing style!! i’ll definitely be sticking around ❤)

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    1. Thank you so much, Ash, I’m so happy to hear that!! 🥰 If you need to scream about legit a n y of them when you read them, I’m always here to listen. 😇

      And ahh hi hello, that’s so sweet of you & really means a lot to me. 🥺💗 I hope you have a wonderful day & I’m looking forward to chatting more about books with you xx

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  5. LILY YOU ARE ZOOM ZOOM SO SPEEDY AT WRITING THIS!! ❤

    I am also screaming so much and am so so freaking excited to do this tag too!! I have been wanting to read Know My Name for the longest time and have been trying to get subtle asian book club to read it too T___T I also know that it's going to be an intense and powerful book too.

    I feel so so ashamed that I haven't read so many of the books that you've mentioned?? I think I've only read Red, White, & Royal Blue, Night Circus, and Poppy War in this list #tiffanyisal00ser. and AHHH I FEEL THE SAME ABOUT THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS. I really want to read this book so freaking bad!! Pls S&S show me mercy!!

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    1. TIFF YES, PLEASE SUGGEST THIS BOOK (and force me to finally be active in the subtle asian book club, it’s time)—intense and perfect are exactly the right words for it. I really loved it, even if it was hard to read at times.

      If you ever get around to any of these books, please drop into my DMs!!! And I’m crossing all my fingers for us to be lucky, maybe this book can be the buddy read of ours that Loveboat, Taipei was supposed to be. 🙈

      (also … VERY EXCITED TO READ YOUR POST.)

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  6. Thank you so much for the reminder that I need to read This Winter! I love Tori and Charlie, and that sounds exactly like what I need right now. 😌 I also need to read the The Night Circus! I’ve had it for years but I’ve just… not felt like reading it, I guess. Maybe soon? Basically, I need to read every book on this list. Except Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares – I love those books so much and I’m very close to rereading them!

    I love that you immediately started your reread! I did too, but I’m also in the middle of a few other books, so it’ll be a while until I finish the series, haha. Anyways, thank you so much for thinking of me and tagging me for this!! I hope you have a lovely day and a fantastic time rereading the series! 💕

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    1. I’m so excited to hear that, Xandra! It’s short and sweet, and more than worth the half hour (at most) that it takes to read. 💕 I’m so beyond ready to reread the Strange the Dreamer series as well! And I totally get that, you should definitely wait for the right mood to read The Night Circus (preferably, when you’re looking for something slower, and very descriptive writing).

      Ahh of course, I hope you’re enjoying your current reads & have the best time rereading PJO! ☺️

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  7. ahh I need to read Know My Name and I’ve heard a lot of good things about Normal People, both the book and the adaptation, so I really should check it out 🙂 I can’t wait for These Violent Delights and Adelina and Magiano can’t be described by words but I love them so much?

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    1. Ahh yes to you reading both of these books!! I know Normal People isn’t for everyone, because it has a very particular mood, but it really worked for me. Can These Violent Delights just be in our hands already,,, please.

      Same. I will always, always, always love Adelina and Magiano. :’)

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  8. omg red white & royal blue is everything. alex and henry are my OTP and i love them forever they’re just so cute!! and they love each other so much!!! and the emails and texts they send to each other!!! and how they fight against all the hate in the world!! i just…love them. i also really loved the night circus! apart from like the romance, it was so beautifully written?? but the starless sea is like >> somehow even better and my favourite. i didn’t love circe as much as everyone else and definitely liked the song of Achilles but it was so gorgeously written and everything Madeline miller writes is just genius, so! i really want to re-read The Young Elites i miss that series so much :((

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    1. Please, I adore them, they deserve the world 🥺🥺 I’m so happy you loved The Night Circus too, this book really means a lot to me!! And ahh for some reason I didn’t connect with The Starless Sea the same way? But maybe I need to reread it, because I was in a little slump when I did … & you’re definitely not alone with your feelings about TSOA and Circe! (I had the same conversation with May snfjhdsk.)

      ILSA, YES DO IT. I Need to re-read The Young Elites too, but I’m not ready for the ending to break my heart again. 😭

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  9. There are so many book I love on this list and it made me so happy to read! I read Circe a couple weeks back (or maybe a month ago I have lost all sense of time at this point) and I really need Song of Archilles in my life too now

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  10. this was so fun to read! I adore Magiano and Adelina so much – just thinking about them makes my heart cry a little. I’ve read Circe but I haven’t picked up The Song of Achilles yet but that description!! Time to put a hold on it for my library because I am ready

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  11. omg I loved this post Lily!!! There’s just something super captivating about the way you words things, and I’m literally in love with it ❤

    and these violent delights!! i cannot express how HYPED i am for it! romeo & juliet except more violent and diverse??? sign me the hell up!! i just can't wait for it!
    and circe! it's been on my tbr forever (like most books are lol) and you mentioning it was actually the final push i needed to read it!

    anyways, loved this post <333

    (also hi, you probably don't know me! i'm new to the blogging community & i love your blog! a lot! <3)

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    1. Thank you so, so much for this compliment, Sara! I’m so flattered 🥺🥺

      Every single person on this planet who adores gorgeous writing should read Circe. :’)

      Thank you, thank you, your comment made me smile so much!! And welcome to the blogging world, I hope you have the best time 💕💕

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  12. Thank you so much for tagging me, Lily! As a fellow Percy Jackson fan I’m so excited to do this tag and get a new adaption, we have truly been blessed 🥰 I think I would definitely belong to Athena’s cabin, what about you? 👀

    And omg Adelina and Magiano!!! 🥺🥺🥺 I miss them!! I loved their romance so so much and I definitely need to do a Young Elites reread at some point 💕

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    1. Of course, Caro!! ☺️☺️ I can’t wait to see your picks for the prompts. I did the test and I’m in Apollo’s cabin! I can totally see you in Athena’s. 🥰

      I miss them so much, I can never reread the series past the second book. 😭😭 If you reread it, please come scream @ me about it, I’d adore you forever. xx

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  13. Love this tag! I loved Thief Lord and Song of Achilles. I need to read Circe.
    I can relate to disliking books that people loved, but I can’t think of a book I loved that others hated. I can, however, think of books I loved that I feel are underrated or haven’t gotten enough attention!

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  14. WHAT?! HEROES OF OLYMPUS IS BEING ADAPTED TO TV?! Tell me more please! 😂 It’s low-key favourite series ever, every character is different and ahh I’m freakin’ out here!!

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  15. I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS. My friend and I were literally talking about this during Nutcracker season because apparently there was a photo/tweet of Rick meeting with Disney people and we predicted a Disney+ show. Surely it will be better than the movies! 😍

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  16. Thank you so much for tagging me, Lily 🥺🤍 I’m so excited for These Violent Delights too, and I’m so sad that I don’t request arcs anymore, because I want one of TVD :(( This might seem weird to say, but based on the author’s social media presence, personality, and book marketing, I just have a feeling that she won’t disappoint me. 😌 Also, I’m so excited to read something by Madeline Miller!! Everyone always raves about her books, but I think I’m putting off reading TSOA because I know how it ends (lol, let’s just ignore the fact that anyone who knows Greek mythology does) & I’ve been disappointed by so many hyped books lmao

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  17. omg lily!!! you’re back!! and i’m late but that’s okay!! the foxhole court is EVERYTHING and i am in love with the found family in that – i am desperate to reread even though i just read it and akdhgk i want to!!! this winter sounds excellent since i love tori and charlie and hopefully i find it!! and red white and royal blue is a GEM of a book i’m so glad you love it ❤ i also am debating reading the song of achilles – would you recommend?
    amazing post lily xx

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  18. I absolutely love this tag! I completely agree that Madeline Miller is a genius and even tho I found Circe a bit slow-paced, I loved it (and loved TSOA even more!!!). And Red, White and Royal Blue is amazing!!! 😀

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  19. Lily, this was so fun to read and I missed seeing you and your posts! Know My Name is just absolutely fantastic and it makes me so happy that you love it! Also, the Poppy War and all the books here – the sheer taste popped out 👀 Thank you so much for tagging me – I can’t wait to finish my answers! I hope you’re doing well and safe, ily ❤

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  20. It is my first instinct to legit only comment that there is only one answer to who is Katniss’s soulmate (and if your answer is Gale then you’re wrong) and then leave. But that’d be mean, so I won’t do that.

    idk Lily I’m in a weird mood today

    I WANNA READ THE SONG OF ACHILLES SO BAD AGHHHH!!! I have a copy of Circe but MUST find Achilles first because I… want to break my own heart?? Sounds about right.

    Red, White and Royal Blue,,, is just a blessing to this earth tbh.

    Also I really really really want to get on the All For The Game hype train and see what everyone’s talking about

    Hmm, I actually don’t remember my cabin. My brain is telling me its Poseidon but it’s obvious why and is also probably incorrect. Amazing

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  21. Wonderful post Lily!! This was such a fun post to read hehe 💓 Haha this post makes me want to reread Red, White & Royal Blue (for the 3rd time) even more !! I love that book so so much, it makes me extremely happy and laugh so much too hehe ☺️ And aahhh I want to reread Madeline Miller’s books now too, both TSOA and Circe, her writing is just too beautiful 😭💕

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    1. oh!! also!! i’m also rereading the PJO series rn and i’m enjoying it so much, it’s genuinely making me very happy 🙂 i think my favorite book in the series is The Last Olympian!! and my cabin is either Poseidon or Athena hehe

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  22. This tag is so cool! I actually avoided Saving Francesca because it was supposed to be a book for English in Year 10 at my old school, and the seniors would always complain about it :’) But I think I definitely should give it a go and open my mind!

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  23. […] Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams is another very, very friendly soul in the book community. Every interaction I’ve had with her has been nothing but so, so kind and sweet! She’s always willing to have a conversation, let me fangirl about a book with her (cough Strange the Dreamer), and I very much appreciate her continued friendliness over the years. […]

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