Welcome to my stop on the Hopeless Heroes blog tour! I was lucky enough to receive proof copies of the first two books in this adorable series, and I cannot recommend them more. Whether you’re a kid or an adult, anyone who loves Greek mythology is sure to enjoy these books.
For my part of the blog tour, I’m going to be doing the Hopeless Heroes book tag! Check out my answers below.
Tim Baker, a character that is thrown out of his depth — name another character you like that is thrown into an adventure.
Bilbo Baggins, of course! I particularly love his character arc over the course of The Hobbit. Also, you guys probably know how much I love Lord of the Rings — how could I pick anything else?
Hercules, a loveable character — name a book you love to love.
I cannot speak more highly of Becky Chambers’s Wayfarer books. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and A Closed and Common Orbit are two spectacular novels that just feel like a warm hug.
Zoe, representing some girl power — name a book with an impressive female character.
There are few books I’ve recently read that have more impressive female characters than Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Not only are Inej and Nina incredibly strong and capable, they’re the best of friends too! I love seeing female friendships in my books, and I’d love to split a plate of waffles with them.
Hera, Goddess of marriage and birth — name your favorite book with a bit of love, it could be love between a family, friendship or romance.
Katie Khan’s Hold Back the Stars is an incredibly unique and bittersweet love story that I cannot stop shouting about. Max and Carys are trapped in space with 90 minutes of oxygen remaining. During this period, they reflect on their past together and how they got into that situation. I love to love this book!
Hermes, the messenger — name a book with a great message.
I’m going in a slightly different direction with this one, but I love the message in Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan. Although Cosmos is a nonfiction science book, Sagan’s infectious optimism for the future is such a wonderful message to hold onto, particularly when the world is a little scary.
Theseus, just a bit vain — name a character you thought was too self obsessed.
Sorry guys. My answer here is Alina from the Grisha trilogy. I’m so happy I read Six of Crows before I read this, otherwise I might have never made it! Alina’s obsession with her looks was a major turn off for me — she embodies so many of my problems with YA heroines.
Perseus, turned to stone — name a book that shocked you.
The easiest answer here is Storm of Swords, the third book in the A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series. I rarely have outbursts from books, but I nearly chucked this one across the room (you know why).
Hera’s peacocks — name some books with beautiful covers.
Tim’s Mum is always there for him. Name a book that you’ll always go back to and keep rereading.
I rarely reread books, but Middle Earth is a world I will always happily return to. In fact, I often pull Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit off the shelf when I’m feeling a bit down. For me, it is the ultimate comfort read.
Stheno is terrifying — name the most terrifying book you’ve ever read.
Stephen King is, of course, the king of horror, and The Shining and IT are probably two two most frightening books I’ve ever read. In fact, I didn’t even finish IT (something I plan to remedy soon) because it was so completely terrifying.
That’s it for today’s tag! Thank you so much to Jess from Sweet Cherry Publishing for organising this tour and coming up with the book tag questions.
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