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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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