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Books to read if you can't wait for the next Percy Jackson episode

If you've been watching the Percy Jackson and the Olympians TV series, the wait between Tuesdays feels like an eternity. But don't worry, we've got you covered!

In the spirit of appeasing your fix for epic tales, we've curated a list of five captivating books. These stories will transport you to a world filled with magic, monsters and the extraordinary. So if the wait for the next episode is testing your patience, pick up one of these enchanting novels...

The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan 


While waiting for the new episode, what better series to fill the time than a book by Rick Riordan himself? The Maze of Bones is the first book of The 39 Clues series and introduces you to the high-stakes world of the Cahill family. Siblings Amy and Dan are on a journey to uncover the *actual* truth of what happened to their parents. Just like Percy's quests, this story is low-key addictive and fast-paced.

Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen


This beautifully written fantasy features morally gray characters, a prophecy and an enemies-to-lovers romance. Violet is a deceptive royal court prophet who faces a pivotal choice: Should she secure her destiny by manipulating Prince Cyrus' future or succumb to the pair's growing attraction? She soon sets off a curse that could either doom or save the kingdom. This gripping tale of love, deceit and destiny is the perfect way to pass the time until next Tuesday.

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani


For those who want the fantasy elements of Percy Jackson but a darker twist on fairy tales, The School for Good and Evil is a must-read. This story follows the adventures of two BFFs (Sophie and Agatha) who are unexpectedly transported to a magical academy where students are trained to become fairy-tale heroes or villains. With themes of morality, friendship and destiny, this book will make the perfect page-turner for the next week.

Whispering Pines by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski


Stranger Things vibes + school drama + crime investigation = what's not to love? Set in the Victorian era, this novel follows Rae, who is haunted by her father's disappearance. She moves to a new town called Whispering Pines, where supernatural secrets abound. Providing a truly immersive experience, this book beautifully blends magic with the relatable challenges of being a teen.

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

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Magical mysteries and fantastical beings come to life in this world. When 13-year-old Amari Peters' accomplished older brother Quinton mysteriously vanishes, Amari competes for a spot at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs. There, she faces mythical creatures, magical challenges and a dangerous villain, all while trying to find the truth behind her brother's disappearance. 

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by Catherine Wang | 1/18/2024