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Hullo bookdragons!

I’ve been on hiatus for so long and honestly I didn’t have plans to post something again because I still have a lot of academic obligations on my plate. However, I am breaking my silence to SCREAM ABOUT PERCY JACKSON because who I am really if not a long-suffering demigod. I have May @ foreverandeverly to thank for coaxing me out of my cave. If not for her book tag, I wouldn’t be here.

Before we get to the book tag, let me get this off my chest:


When I woke up to the adaptation news a few days ago, my legs literally felt weak and I cried on the floor. This is not even an exaggeration. I don’t have enough words as to how much I love the Riordanverse and I’ve waited for this news FOR SO LONG so when it finally came, I was overcome by a plethora of emotions. There are people who are skeptical about the news because what if Disney+ ruins everything all over again? I am a huge fan of PJO but this time, I am confident about this new adaptation. I don’t trust a man more than I trust Uncle Rick and I know that he will do everything to make his fans happy.

Okay. I still have A LOT of things to say about this but we’ll be here for another three years if you let me run my mouth for a moment longer. Thank you to my fellow long-suffering demigod May for making this tag and to Lily for tagging me (you’re the sweetest!). Now let’s get to the tag, shall we?



  • 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 you’re going to use them.
  • Match books with the given prompts.
  • Tag however many people as wanted!
  • Copy-paste the rules and list of prompts.


1 percy


I haven’t read quite as much books as I expected (so far) this year but I’ve discovered so many favorites already! However, for now, I’m giving the spotlight to a book that is criminally underrated it breaks my heart to think that not many bookdragons have read it yet. I am talking about The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang. This is a book about a legendary family of warriors who are tasked to fight for their Empire even at the cost of their own lives. It’s a story of war but at its core, it’s a tale of bravery, love, and family. PLEASE READ THIS BOOK YALL. It’s going to be one of the greatest books you’ll ever read. I swear it.

2 annabeth


I HAD A DIFFICULT TIME THINKING OF AN ANSWER TO THIS PROMPT. But since I’m feeling nostalgic I’m going to say The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo. This is still the best short story collection I have ever read. It’s dark and magical and perfect for rainy days. It’s mind-blowing and heart-aching and AESTHETIC. Aside from being pure genius, the book is the most beautiful thing I own. I will never stop screaming.

3 grover


Bear in mind that The Sword of Kaigen is also a perfect answer to this prompt. READ IT NOW YOU COWARDS.

But also, YALL SHOULD READ IGNITE THE STARS BY MAURA MILAN. This space opera duology is one of the most underrated gems out there. You want good character relationships, slow burn romace, and a compelling plot? This baby has it all. READ IT NOW. AND SWORD OF KAIGEN TOO.

4 luke


When Daisy Jones came out, I had many misgivings because I was hearing mixed reviews left and right. I mean, of course I had my doubts. What book could ever top Evelyn Hugo? I listened to Daisy Jones on audiobook and by the end, I was a heaping pile of tears. Evelyn Hugo remains superior though.

5 chiron


Just staring at my Rick Riordan books gives me a fuzzy feeling I will never get tired of. When I read The Lightning Thief six years ago, my life irrevocably changed. To this day, I have read the entire PJO series three times and opening The Lightning Thief will always feel like home. ALWAYS.

6 tyson


The Bone Witch trilogy features one of my most favorite sibling relationships in fiction. Tea literally raises her brother Fox from the dead and if that doesn’t scream sibling goals to you, I don’t know what will. This is just one of the stellar aspects of this series. If you haven’t picked it up yet, please reconsider your life choices.

7 thalia


This book. This book. THIS BOOK. Every time I think of If We Were Villains I spiral into a world of pain and awe and more pain. This book has impacted my life so much that I even considered reading SHAKE FRIGGIN SPEARE when I finished it. It also made me appreciate theater when I hardly cared about it before. This book definitely lives in my mind rent free.

8 nico


Need I say more?

9 calypso


I have read The Poppy War twice already and I wouldn’t mind reading it over and over again if I were to be stuck on an island with nothing left to do. I am sure every Poppy War reread will give me different feelings and lessons to unpack. That’s how great this book is.

10 rachel


We’re really winning 2020, aren’t we? I AM FINALLY GOING TO READ SOMETHING FROM CARDAN’S POV THAT IS NOT AN AO3 FANFICTION. It still feels surreal. I wish Holly Black writes 800-page bricks like Cassandra Clare and Sarah J. Maas but alas, I can’t have everything. Even if this book is going to be 200 pages or less, I still know that I’m going to give it five stars. I will call this as The Cardan Book forever because the title is a mouthful.

11 jason


I really don’t have to explain this. I’ve been yearning and dreading this book since I finished reading the bomb that is The Dragon Republic. It’s painful to think that one of my most favorite series is going to end this year but I think the book itself is going to give me more pain than any thought of series withdrawal. I am not even considering delusions of a happy ending at this point. I just KNOW that my children are all going to suffer. I need to harden my heart until this book comes out.

12 piper


I read Jade City because a lot of my bookdragon friends are obsessed with it and I wasn’t disappointed. There are a few books that can make my heart thump loudly against my chest and Jade City is definitely one of them. Reading it was one hell of an adrenaline ride. This is one high stakes fantasy everyone should read.

13 leo


There’s no book that can make me laugh harder than Persassy’s Greek Gods. Only Rick Riordan can tell Greek mythology with humor without taking away its tragic undertones. I pick up this book whenever I want to cheer myself up.

14 hazel


I can’t even remember the year I read The Night Circus but the feels are still there. I can hardly remember the content of this book but I will think about it forever as the one that made me love fantasy. I hope to reread it someday.

15 frank


I was afraid while reading every single page of The Dragon Republic. You know that feeling of dread when you just know that everything is going to go wrong real soon and your life will be destroyed forever? That’s what I feel for TDP in a nutshell. The Burning God will end my existence for sure.

16 reyna

Everyone dislikes Shadow & Bone but loves Six of Crows. That’s the gospel. However, I can say with all my chest that I love the two series equally. S&B gave me Nikolai and SoC gave me the Dregs. Both series are important to me.

17 octavian


I AM SORRY BUT I REALLY DIDN’T LIKE THIS BOOK. I was very disappointed considering that this was one of my most anticipated releases of the year. I put it down at 17% because I didn’t have brain cells to spare anymore. I found everything about this book annoying and thinking about it leaves a foul taste in my mouth. I’m sorry.

18 percabeth


Percabeth remains superior but let’s give the other ships a chance. Sarai and Lazlo from Strange the Dreamer gave me all the feels in the world. Lazlo Strange is my soulmate but he and Sarai are too perfect so I’ll let them be happy forever. I’m still waiting for the next Laini Taylor book. I swear everything that woman touches becomes gold.


And that’s it! See you in another decade or less.

Just kidding. I might post another thing soon in celebration of my blog’s second anniversary! How fast the time flies.

I’m tagging my dearest demigod friend Thya and every single one of you! I hope you enjoy doing this tag just as much as I did. Writing this made me rediscover my love for blogging. See yall soon.

Edit: The original version of this post featured a book called Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger. I took the liberty of removing that book in this post following harassment complaints against the author. The Filipino representation in Steel Crow Saga made me feel seen but I cannot support the author or his works any longer. I believe in victims and will always stand by their side. I rescind my recommendation of Steel Crow Saga and I will not be promoting any of Paul Krueger’s books moving forward.

tell meeee

What was your reaction when you found out about the new PJO adaptation? Are you excited, scared, or both?



  1. This is such a fun tag! I will definitely do this and percy jackson is finally getting the adaptation it deserves!


  2. yasssssss another shadow and bone fan!!! I don’t love it AS much as six of crows, but it’s genuinely such a good series still!! also khjghfghh the fact that you managed to fit all three poppy war books in here is honestly iconic (also wow I need to read that series still hahahahahahahha)



      you’re also one in a million for loving s&b more than soc! they’re both good ngl

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        and ikr, like just!! s&b doesn’t deserve the hate!!

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  3. I don’t think I have a reaction yet. I need to at least see the cast before I have any kind of feeling towards it. I didn’t read Percy Jackson until 2017. Before that I liked the movies but after reading them I really hope the books get the adaptation they deserve and hopefully in the end even involve some characters from the spin off books, mainly from my favorite Rick Riordan series Magnus Chase.

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    1. i will cry if we get riordanverse spinoff tv series. also i get what you feel! i really hope that casting goes well. the only thing making me confident is that uncle rick is taking the reins. looking forward to more developments!

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  4. The PJO news was magical, the book community really needed it and I finally read PJO last month and it was so much fun !! I’m excited for the adaptation– I have a lot of faith !!
    I’m excited to pick up The Dragon Republic this year finally, will my emotions ever be ready?? Probably not but I’m going to read it anyway !!
    Six of Crows is wonderful!! I enjoyed the grisha trilogy as well especially the last one. It was a good time reading it !!

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  5. This is so cute! I’ve been so excited since they announced the new series. And the cast will be age appropriate and WRITTEN BY RIORDAN thank goodness! I was so disappointed by the movie, PJO needs this.

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  6. SORRY BUT NIKOLAI IS THE ONLY THING I LIKED ABT THE SERIES,,, I didn’t even read the last book butttttttt :////////////// SIX OF CROWS IS EVERYTHING THŒ!! and omg the poppy war booksssss I NEED THEM IN MY LIFE SO BAD,,, I didn’t even know they existed until like,,, 2 weeks ago bc I’ve been living under a ROCK for so long!!


  7. so many people are putting the burning god for the jason prompt, including me!! i’m so excited to read it… can’t tell if it’s a good or bad omen that it’s releasing on my birthday lmao. and oh i had no idea steel crow saga had a good sibling relationship! i’ve heard so many other great things about it, but this makes me even more excited for it 🥺 thank you so much for doing the tag and i feel so honored to have brought you back to wordpress 😎💕


    1. aaahhh nothing could have convinced me to go back to blogging if not for this amazing tag you’ve made! omg the burning god releasing on your birthday is a good omen for sure (but maybe bad for your heart 💀). so excited for you to read steel crow saga! it’s one of the best books i’ve read this year

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  8. it’s so great to hear from you again, rain!
    the adaptation was of the best news of 2020 so far, hahah. i am super happy that rick will be able to participate on it, because i definitely trust him to make this one good!
    i’m glad that you’ve already found a lot of favorites this year! i have been the opposite, lol. i’ve literally only read one five star so far, and it’s hard finding the motivation to read more lately, but i’m really trying not to fall into a slump because of it.
    i finished percy jackson and the greek gods in february and i completely agree it is hilarious. i think rick riordan was so genius by using percy’s voice to tell these stories. it made it super interesting, but also easy to follow, and it also transported it really well to the 21st century by talking about some of the more “questionable” things of the greek myths – like the amount of non-consensual sex, lol.

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  9. i was so happy to read a post from you rain, especially it being my tag aahh!! good job with furthering the poppy war agenda and mentioning all the books in this post 😎😎 (but also we were all right to be afraid of tdr’s ending because just LOOK at how that turned out) i’ve seen so many of my friends absolutely adore sword of kaigen, and it makes me so intrigued… i feel like i might love it as well? and i’m not a fan of s&b but yes to nikolai 🥺 the only ray of light in that series!!


    1. OMG MAY YOU WILL LOVE SWORD OF KAIGEN! it’s too underrated and yet it’s one of the best books i’ve ever read. we can scream about it once you’ve read it. ALSO GOOD LUCK TO OUR SOULS WHEN THE BURNING GOD COMES OUT 😭


  10. Welp look who’s back. Psssttt if nobody’s asked about a buddy read then I’m available. Not talking online dating sites obviously. Idk what I’m saying, back to post lmao

    I have to disagree, but purely on personal taste and because I like music a lot, on Daisy Jones. Evelyn was still brilliant and we love our bi-con but Daisy DID THINGS TO ME. I wasn’t sure if I’d like because of the format and I’d heard mixed things but WOW SO WORTH IT. I def want to reread via audio to experience that masterpiece too

    Also I really want to try out dark academia and MUST get my hands on If We Were Villains asap. As well as see what the fuss is about when everyone talks about The Poppy War. Give me a few 100 years though bc yikes high fantasy scares me welp.


    Also, I haven’t gotten to the series yet (see above: high fantasy) but I have already predict to meet the new loml Nikolai and I’m okay with that. We’ve accepted it.


    1. im glad to know that you loved daisy jones! it made me feel A LOT of things too. OMG YOU NEED TO READ IF WE WERE VILLAINS AND THE POPPY WAR. i will not stop screaming about these books so u better get your hands on them. oh and nikolai is absolutely the best i love him so much 😭

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