Book Review: Goddess Power

Goddess Power by Yung In Chae  PhD
Goddess Power: A Kids’ Book of Greek and Roman Mythology: 10 Empowering Tales of Legendary Women
by Yung In Chae PhD

4 out of 5 stars

These tales of Greek gods are rewritten and simplified for children, giving a broad overview of the legends that made Greek and Roman myths famous throughout the world. The stories of both Greeks and Romans are combined, instead of being told twice with different names.

The stories include the legends of Gaia, Rhea, Hera, Artemis, the Fates, Demeter, Athena, the Muses, Aphrodite, and Circe. Of course, the male gods and heroes are included as part of the stories too, but the main focus is on the ladies. Continue reading

Book Review: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another hilarious retelling of Greek myths from Rick Riordan! I can’t get over how irreverent and silly these stories are with Percy narrating them. I was laughing through every page!

I especially loved all of Percy’s little aside comments to the reader. So funny!

I also thought that the myths were really well organized, one myth story flowing into the next in each chapter. Greek mythology is one big mess of conflicting stories with no real timeline to follow, so being able to make some kind of sense out of that nonsense… simply brilliant job!

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