Friday Face-Off: Greek

This is a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy, but up-kept by Lynn’s Book Blog.

“The only true wisdom is to know that you know nothing”

This weeks theme: A cover featuring something from Greek mythology.

My Choice: The Sea of Monsters

Not gonna lie this was a tough one for me to find a cover for.  At first I couldn’t think of anything except Hermes and his winged shoes, but I couldn’t think of a book that I have read that would have a picture of him. (I know it doesn’t have to be a book I have read but I like it to be) Next I thought of “cheating” a bit and just using a cover with a sword, but that felt like a cop out.  After that I came up with “An Ember in The Ashes” which has a Greek Vibe or “The Odyssey” which is Greek but I have used both of those covers already.  My next thought was Hercules but google told me he was Roman.  Finally I remembered Percy Jackson was the son of Poseidon and Poseidon is Greek! So those covers have to count! I chose the second book because it has a cyclops which is cooler than just some lightning.




This is hands down the winner for me.  My favorite three covers are the first, second and sixth.  The rest don’t have monsters which I think is a waste (tho I do like the blues and greens)  I like this one best because the monster is HUGE but kind of hidden as well.  I like that the kids are silhouetted so you can still use your imagination on what they look like.  Finally I like the ship on this cover way better than on the second cover.


      1. The first books I thought of were the Fury’s. I read and enjoyed the series but the covers didn’t really depict anything to do with Greek myth. The Immortals was one I spotted last week when I was looking through my GR shelf. But that didn’t work because it had only one cover. Gods behaving badly was the other that I thought of. I remembered that from a few years ago and it does have a few covers.

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      2. I quite often find that I have a book in mind but there’s only one cover. Or, more annoying I can think of a book I’ve read that suits the theme but can’t remember the title. Which is most frustrating.
        Lynn 😄

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  1. I adore this serie!! Its funny, has mythology in it and overall the stories are full of action and you can bond with the main characters. Thats always a plus with me 😊 also agree on your choice of cover! Love it!

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    1. I loved this series too, but never finished it because I had to wait for new releases and then just never picked it up again. Now its been so long that I would have to re-read the first ones to remember what was going on, and I just don’t have the time haha 🙂

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      1. I find that the serie is a real good pick me up if you’re in a bad or sad mood. Or if you’ve read a really dark tale that leaves you a little gloomy or heavy, this is the precise counterpill you could take! 😊 so take that as a tip that you won’t regret! 😊😊

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  2. That fourth cover is the stuff of garbage and nightmares. It. Is. Terrible.
    I’m on a fence about whether the first or sixth is my favorite. I’d probably go with one just because it is the version I own…and have read probably a dozen times since it was published.

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