Mythological Fiction (Teen)

Almond, David.  A Song for Ella Grey.  Y FIC Almond
Claire witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if Ella Grey has been captured and taken from her, but the loss of her best friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to the loss she feels when Ella is taken from the world in this modern take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set in Northern England.

Angelini, Josephine.  Starcrossed.  Y FIC Angelini  (SERIES)
When shy sixteen-year-old Helen Hamilton starts having vivid dreams about three ancient, hideous women and suddenly tries to kill a new student at her Nantucket high school, she discovers that she is playing out some version of an old tale involving Helen of Troy, the Three Furies, and a mythic battle.  SEQUEL:  Dreamless (2012).

Ashton, Bodi.  Everneath.  Y FIC Ashton (SERIES)
Regretting her decision to forfeit her life on Earth to become an immortal on Everneath, a world between Earth and Hell, teenaged Nikki is given the chance to return to the Surface for six months, in this story loosely based on the “Hades and Persephone” myth. SEQUELEverbound (2013) & Evertrue (2014).

Barrett, Tracy.  Dark of the Moon.  Y FIC Barrett
Retells the story of the minotaur through the eyes of his fifteen-year-old sister, Ariadne, a lonely girl destined to become a goddess of the moon, and her new friend, Theseus, the son of Athens’ king who was sent to Crete as a sacrifice to her misshapenbrother.

Barrett, Tracy.  King of Ithaka.  Y FIC Barrett
When sixteen-year-old Telemachos and his two best friends, one a centaur, leave their life of privilege to undertake a quest to find Telemachos’s father Odysseus, they learn much along the way about what it means to be a man and a king.

Cabot, Meg.  Abandon.  Y FIC Cabot  (SERIES)
A near-death experience, a horrible incident at school, and a move from Connecticut to Florida have turned seventeen-year-old Pierce’s life upside-down, but when she needs him most John Hayden is always there, helping but reminding her of her visit to the Underworld.  SEQUELS: Underworld (2012), Awaken (2013).

Childs, Tera Lynn.  Oh. My. Gods. : Goddess Bootcamp.  Y FIC Childs
Seventeen-year-old Phoebe, unable to control the powers inherited from her ancestor Nike, must attend summer camp with a group of ten-year-olds, while coping with her boyfriend’s apparent betrayal and mysterious messages about her deceased father.

Despain, Bree.  The Shadow Prince.  Y FIC Despain
In this modern retelling of the Persephone myth, Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, is sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead.

Druitt, Tobias.  Corydon and the Island of Monsters.  Y FIC Druitt
Corydon, an outcast Greek boy with the leg of a goat, learns that he is part of an old prophecy and joins forces with Medusa and other “monsters” known in Greek mythology in a confrontation with mortal heroes fighting for the Olympian gods.

Durst, Sarah Beth.  Vessel.  Y FIC Durst
When the goddess Bayla fails to take over Liyana’s body, Liyana’s people abandon her in the desert to find a more worthy vessel, but she soon meets Korbyn, who says the souls of seven deities have been stolen and he needs Liyana’s help to find them.

Estep, Jennifer.  Touch of Frost.  YPB Estep  (SERIES)
Some weird things–worse than the usual weirdness–have been going on at Mythos Academy, a school of myths and magic. After mean girl Jasmine Ashton is murdered in the Library of Antiquities, Gwen Frost is determined to figure out what’s going on, especially since she was the one the killer wanted. SEQUELSKiss of Frost (2011)

Friesner, Esther M.  Nobody’s Princess.  Y FIC Friesner  (SERIES)
Determined to fend for herself in a world where only men have real freedom, headstrong Helen, who will be called queen of Sparta and Helen of Troy one day, learns to fight, hunt, and ride horses while disguised as a boy, and goes on an adventure throughout the Mediterranean world.

Geras, Adele.  Troy.  Y FIC Geras
Told from the point of view of the women of Troy, portrays the last weeks of the Trojan War, when women are sick of tending the wounded, men are tired of fighting, and bored gods and goddesses find ways to stir things up.

Hahn, Rebecca.  The Shadow Behind the Stars.  Y FIC Hahn
Chloe, Serena, and Xinot, the Fates, live on a secluded island spinning, measuring, and cutting the threads of human life but when Aglaia, a mortal, finds them Chloe must try to keep her sisters from getting attached to the girl and involved in her dark fate that could unravel the world.

Houck, Colleen.  Reawakened.  Y FIC Houck
A visit to an Egyptian exhibit brings teen Lilliana Young face to face with a recently awakened mummy-turned-handsome-sun-god as she gets caught up in an adventure with more twists and turns than the Nile itself.

Kindle, Patrice.  Lost in the Labyrinth.  Y FIC Kindl
Fourteen-year-old Princess Xenodice tries to prevent the death of her half-brother, the Minotaur, at the hands of the Athenian prince, Theseus, who is aided by Icarus, Daedalus, and her sister Ariadne.

Knight, Karsten.  Embers & Echoes.  Y FIC Knight
In Miami, Florida, seeking her younger sister, sixteen-year-old Ashline Wilde, a Polynesian volcano goddess, joins forces with other reincarnated deities but trickster Colt’s diabolical plans threaten them all.

McLaren, Clemence.  Aphrodite’s Blessings :Love Stories from the Greek Myths. Y FIC McLaren
Atalanta, Andromeda, and Psyche, three female characters in Greek mythology, tell the stories of their marriages. Includes information on love and marriage in ancient Greece.

Mebus, Scott.  Gods of Manhattan.  Y FIC Mebus
Thirteen-year-old Rory discovers a spirit world that thrives alongside his contemporary New York City, filled with fantastical creatures and people from the city’s colorful past who have become gods and goddesses and who have chosen Rory to perform a dangerous mission. SEQUELSSpirits in the Park (2009), The Sorcerer’s Secret (2010).

Morris, Paula.  The Eternal City.  Y FIC Morris
Laura Martin is on class trip to Rome when Mercury, a dark-eyed boy with wings on his heels, appears to give her a message, and Laura soon realizes that she is at the center of a brewing battle between the gods and goddesses–and only she and her friendscan unravel the mystery behind what is happening.

Napoli, Donna Jo.  The Great God Pan.  Y FIC Napoli
A retelling of the Greek myths about Pan, both goat and god, whose reed flute frolicking leads him to a meeting with Iphigenia, a human raised as the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra.

Napoli, Donna Jo. Sirena.  Y FIC Napoli
The gods grant immortality to the mermaid Sirena when she rescues a human man from the sea and they fall in love, but his mortality creates great conflict between love and honor when he is called to defend Greece in the Trojan War.

Papademetriou, Lisa.  Siren’s Storm.  Y FIC Papademetriou  (SERIES)
Strange things have been happening in seventeen-year-old Will’s Long Island resort town, where his brother died last summer, but now their life-long summer friend, Gretchen, is in danger and the alluring, mysterious newcomer, Asia, may be involved.

Riordan, Rick.  The Lost Hero.  Y FIC Riordan (The Hero’s of Olympus Series)
Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for “bad kids,” find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.  SEQUELSThe Son of Neptune (2011), The Mark of Athena (2012).

Riordan, Rick.  The Red Pyramid.  Y FIC Riordan  (The Kane Chronicles SERIES)
Brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane accidentally unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes the doctor to oblivion and forces his two children to embark on a dangerous journey, bringing them closer to the truth about their family and its links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs. SEQUELSThe Throne of Fire(2011), The Serpent’s Shadow (2012).

Riordan, Rick.  The Sword of Summer.  Y FIC Riordan  (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard SERIES)
Magnus Chase, a homeless boy living in Boston, finds out he is the son of a Norse god.

Spinner, Stephanie.  Quiver.  Y FIC Spinner
When her father commands that she produce an heir, the huntress Atalanta gives her suitors a seemingly impossible task in order to uphold her pledge of chastity, as the gods of ancient Greece look on.

Taylor, Laini.  Daughter of Smoke and Bone.  Y FIC Taylor  (SERIES)
Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters–the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.  SEQUELSDays of Blood & Starlight (2012) & Dreams of Gods & Monsters (2014).

Tomlinson, Theresa.  The Moon Riders.  Y FIC Tomlinson
When thirteen-year-old Myrina of the Mazagardi tribe joins the Moon Riders, a revered band of warrior women, she becomes caught up in the life of the Trojan princess Cassandra and the epic, ten-year Trojan War.

Yolen, Jane.  Odysseus in the Serpent Maze.  J FIC Yolen
Thirteen-year-old Odysseus, who longs to be a hero, has many opportunities to prove himself during an adventure which involves pirates and satyrs, a trip to Crete’s Labyrinth, and the two young  girls, Penelope and Helen, who play a major role in his future life.

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