A round-up of YA books based on mythology (part 3)

Here is the final part of my YA mythology book list. Today, I found some books based on Egyptian mythology. Egyptian myths (like Norse myths) fascinate me because they tend to be more gruesome and less romantic. There's something about a giant hippopotamus half beast waiting to devour your soul in the afterlife that can strike certain fear into everyone's heart.

Without further ado, here is my Egyptian mythology list:

Another PanSixteen-year-old Wendy Darling and her insecure freshman brother, John, are hitting the books at the Marlowe School. But one tome consumes their attention: THE BOOK OF GATES, a coveted Egyptian artifact (here's where the mythology gets its big break) that their professor father believes has magical powers. Soon Wendy and John discover that the legend is real—when they recite from its pages and descend into a snaking realm beneath the Manhattan school. As the hallways darken, and dead moths cake the floor, a charismatic new R.A. named Peter reveals that their actions have unleashed a terrible consequence: the underworld and all its evil is now seeping into Marlowe. Daniel Nayeri and Dina Nayeri return to reimagine Peter Pan as a twisty, atmospheric, and fast-paced fantasy about the perils of immortality

Sisters of Isis Volume 1Based in Egyptian mythology and set in modern-day Washington, D.C., Sisters of Isis follows the lives of Meri, Sudi, and Dalila, three fifteen-year-old girls who have just discovered they are descendants of very powerful ancestors—Egyptian pharaohs. From these ancestors they’ve inherited magical powers of transformation, the ability to cast spells from the Book of Thoth, and, as they will soon learn, the responsibility of protecting the world from the evil forces of Chaos. (This is a 4 book series) 

Sisters of Isis #2: Divine One Sisters of Isis #3: Enchantress The Sisters of Isis #4: Haunting

 I figured that I don't need to mention the Rick Riordan books, since we all know about those.

Alrighty, this is all I have for the moment. It's rather hard to find books on Egyptian myths. Check back later in the month. I will have a guest post on Basque mythology by the author Rebecca Lynn, which is the foundation of her new book The Descendants. You can see my review of that awesome (and creepy) book by following this link.

2 comments:

A Backwards Story said... .

I didn't read that Lynne Ewing series, but I used to have her DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON books! I didn't realize ANOTHER PAN was Egyptian. I remember not even flipping it over to look at the summary when first seeing it in my store since ANOTHER FAUST didn't ever catch my attention.

Have you read adult author Michelle Moran? She wrote NEFERTITI, THE HERETIC QUEEN, and CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER? I have a bargain copy of NEFERTITI, but I haven't read it yet.

Also, have you read teen author Esther M. Friesner? She has two Egyptian books also about Nefertiti, SPHINX'S PRINCESS and SPHINX'S QUEEN. She also has two books centered around Helen of Troy, NOBODY'S PRINCESS and NOBODY'S PRIZE :)

August 8, 2011 at 11:16 AM
flashlight_reader said... .

I wanted to read another Faust, but I forgot all about it. The book Faustus was so creepy. I haven't read the other books you mentioned, but I've seen them around. They sound good.

August 8, 2011 at 1:41 PM

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