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Lore Olympus: Volume One
Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
Experience the propulsive love story of two Greek gods--Hades and Persephone--brought to life with lavish artwork and an irresistible contemporary voice. Scandalous gossip, wild parties, and forbidden love--witness what the gods do after dark in this stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of mythology's most well-known stories from creator Rachel Smythe. Featuring a brand-new, exclusive short story, Smythe's original Eisner-nominated web-comic Lore Olympus brings the Greek Pantheon into the modern age with this sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel. This volume collects episodes 1-25 of the #1 WEBTOON comic, Lore Olympus.
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Light_of_Aether
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Leila has been wanting me to read this series for quite a while now. I finally started it last week and I love it! The modern take on the Greek gods is interesting. So far I've enjoyed all of the scenes between Hades and Persephone. I'm looking forward to the next episodes!

Catsandbooks I knew you would! 😉 1d
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TracyReadsBooks
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A vibrant, propulsive, romantic retelling of the story of Persephone and Hades. Gorgeous illustrations with wonderful colors bring this Eisner nominated comic to life and if you like your Greek mythology sassy, modern, full of complex political maneuvering and relationships that tie things up in knots, this book is for you. A really fun read and I look forward to reading volume 2 which is out in July. Definitely recommended.

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Lauredhel
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This graphic novel is quite a bit of fun. Warning for a sexual assault scene though.

Oh my hook : still Ardith blanket in Hobbii Twirls Pastello. It still will be for a good while yet! #litsycrafters

Linear I read this on webtoon and my husband found out. So he got me the hard copy for my collection for Christmas 5d
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nitalibrarian
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I'm reading this graphic novel today. Heard very good things about this one.😁

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Sharpeipup
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A colorful take on mythology!
#pantonereadingchallenge

monalyisha This is neat! Do you know where I can read more about the challenge? 1w
Sharpeipup @monalyisha it‘s hosted by @clwojcik and available on storygraph for tracking purposes 1w
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Zoes_Human
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A sexy, fun, and modern retelling of the Persephone and Hades myth. Vivid and charming art brings the story to life with emotional context.

See comments below for the content warning. Although, if you've any familiarity with Greek mythology, there should be no surprises as it's all the same stuff except acknowledged as being the fuckery it is.

Zoes_Human CONTENT WARNING Themes of physical and mental abuse, sexual trauma, and toxic relationships. 1w
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EclecticBookLover
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Looking forward to finally diving in to this beautiful book! I tried to follow the web version, but I couldn't focus enough.

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everlocalwest
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Finished the book and immediately downloaded Webtoon to keep reading. So glad the continuing story is there because volume one ends in the worst possible place. I adore the illustration style and the ways Smythe engages with and modernizes the mythology. Her play with the dress and style of the characters in Olympus vs the mortal realm is clever and super fun.

I don't know how I'll feel about the serialized format once I catch up though. 😱

GondorGirl I've been reading LO for ages, and the way I deal with the serialized story is to only read it once a month or so. That way I have multiple chapters to read at once. 2w
everlocalwest @GondorGirl Excellent idea! I'll probably have to do something similar; I can't imagine navigating these cliffhangers week by week!! 2w
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Pogue
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I enjoy this take on the Greek gods in the modern world.

Sharpeipup Just picked this one up from the library 2w
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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I love this series on WEBTOONS and I was beyond ecstatic when I found out it was going to be physically published! You can read everything that‘s available on WEBTOONS, but it‘s definitely worth owning physically if it‘s something you can afford. Plus you get a previously unpublished chapter that was cut for pacing purposes but makes for a great Easter Egg! Definitely check CWs - but it's all very thoughtfully and well done, and worth the read.

MadelineMcCrae I was so excited to be able to add this one to my shelf! A definite favorite! 3w
Oldschool_millenial I just got my copy! 3w
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Catsandbooks
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My #Top21of21 with the bigger books being my favorites of the favorites and everything else is no particular order.
I didn't count any rereads either.

Bookwormjillk Great list! 3w
Cinfhen Such a great list!! I see a few on there I loved too plus a few I‘m looking forward to reading in 2022 😍 3w
Chelsea.Poole I loved the Goodall 🦍 3w
Catsandbooks @Chelsea.Poole She's such an amazing person! 3w
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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1. Started Lore Olympus this morning! The rest of my Current Reads I started in December.
2. I‘m going to Disney World for the first time next week! (I think I‘m looking forward to and fearing this in equal measures - fingers crossed that all my vaccinations and precautions do their jobs!)
3. Trying to get more comfy with bailing on a book I‘m not enjoying. I really need to get over my DNF shame - life‘s too short!
@ozma.of.oz #SundayFunday

Bookishgal71 My biggest suggestion to you about Disney is to keep your mask on at all times. It worked for us this past summer. You will see lots of people without their masks on (and in the heat of summer it was soooo tempting to join them) but don‘t do it. Have a blast!! 3w
ozma.of.oz Yay! Disney World sounds fun! Stay safe and enjoy your visit! Thank you for sharing! 3w
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Bookishgal71 thank you! That‘s definitely the plan! 3w
Nessavamusic Have fun at Disney! I have tried to embrace the DNF also. There are so many good things to read, no reason to suffer through a book. 3w
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Lauredhel
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Graphic novel bonanza in my library book haul today! #graphicnovel #comics

AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie have u read any of these? 1mo
ElizaMarie @akashavampie Copying this pic to look some of these up!!! 1mo
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie ur welcome sweetie. 1mo
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guinsgirlreads
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I enjoyed the writing and the illustrations in this one. It caught my attention since it is based off of Greek mythology.. I‘ve never even heard of Webtoons 😂 🤐..

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BriannaT
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My birthday gift to myself! Yes I‘ve already read it online, but do you ever get the urge to just own something so you know you‘ll always have it?? Re-read it all in one sitting 😊

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IndoorDame
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Incredible fantasy art really brings this story to life and brings the cast of Mt. Olympus into the present moment. I can‘t wait for the next installment! #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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danimgill
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An absolutely gorgeous graphic novel and a cool take on the Hades/Persephone myth. Can't wait for volume two!

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AshleyKorinE
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If this isn‘t the prettiest book I‘ve ever read I don‘t know pretty. I love and adore the webcomic so I had to hold the hard copy in my hands. Persephone and Hades meet in uncomfy circumstances and slowly strike up an adorable friendship. I‘ll give warning for sexual assault that happens towards the end but it‘s handled in such a way I need to know more of Persephone story and admire her strength. It‘s a 5 star graphic novel I want more of now!

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rsteve388
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Wow what an amazing start to this series I read the comic on Webtoons and thought it would follow that but I either don't remember the Webtoons very well or the book and the online version go in different order. It's beautiful and amazing and I loved it. Can't wait for part two!.

Alfrazier21 Do you have to be familiar with the web toon to read the book? I keep seeing this and it looks beautiful!! (edited) 2mo
MadelineMcCrae I just got my copy too! It‘s one of my favorite webtoons and it looks absolutely gorgeous on my shelf🥰 @Alfrazier21 I think it‘s worth reading the webtoon, since volume one only has about 20 panels and a bonus chapter, but it‘s not completely necessary 2mo
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rsteve388
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Started Read This Wonderful Graphic Novel but now it's time to finish my most recent Non Fiction Breathing Fire. Not sure how to track my progress for the graphic novel, as I don't see any page numbers. But I think I am almost half way through.

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rachelsbrittain
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Been a real day so this is where we're at 👍

mdemanatee Jeni‘s is always the answer 3mo
Emilymdxn What a beautiful cover! 3mo
rsteve388 I got this today as well and haven't been able to put it down so good!!! 3mo
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Branwen
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Mini book haul! 🎉🎉🎉 I had to run to Barnes and Noble last night to pick up some manga for my niece for Christmas! Of course I had no shelf control and also left with these little lovelies! 😍 I am obsessed with the artwork and art style of Lore Olympus! It's so beautiful! 💕📚💕 #bookhaul

vivastory I love buying books for family 📚📚 3mo
MadelineMcCrae I‘m hopefully going to get my copy of Lore Olympus tomorrow! I‘m obsessed with it on webtoon! 3mo
Branwen @MadelineMcCrae I love the artwork so much! I hope you get your copy today! 😃 @vivastory Me too! It's so much fun! And also super fulfilling! Plus, she's into some of the same anime that I used to watch back in the day, so the nostalgia factor is pretty strong! 💕📚 3mo
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Violetsunrise84
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Just arrived today. #LoreOlympus

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Nessavamusic
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Today‘s #LittensDressedinBlood prompt:

“Don‘t fear the reaper”

Going in a similar vein to @MidnightBookGirl with an amazing Hades & Persephone story. This webcomic has been amazing and I‘m excited I snagged an Illumicrate preorder of the print version.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm IT‘S COMING OUT IN PRINT?!?!?! ❤️😱❤️ 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, I‘m glad to hear that! I really want to read it but struggle with the Webtoons format. 5mo
MidnightBookGirl Ohhhh, I might have to check it out since it's going to print! 5mo
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