Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson
Sixteen-year-old Ariadne’s whole life is curated and shared with the world. Her royal family’s entertainment empire is beloved by the tabloids, all over social media, and the hottest thing on television. The biggest moneymaker? The Labyrinth Contest, a TV extravaganza in which Ariadne leads fourteen teens into a maze to kill a monster. To win means endless glory; to lose means death. In ten seasons, no one has ever won.
When the gorgeous, mysterious Theseus arrives at the competition and asks Ariadne to help him to victory, she doesn’t expect to fall for him. He might be acting interested in her just to boost ratings. Their chemistry is undeniable, though, and she can help him survive. If he wins, the contest would end for good. But if she helps him, she doesn’t just endanger her family’s empire―the monster would have to die. And for Ariadne, his life might be the only one worth saving.
Ariadne’s every move is watched by the public and predestined by the gods, so how can she find a way to forge her own destiny and save the people she loves?
Ever since I read Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, I have fully been invested in Greek mythology again. I finished Greek Heroes and instantly dived right into the Trials of Apollo series. Now I’m even doing podcasts featuring it??? When I saw this and recognized the myth, I was SO pumped for it. This sounds like such an intriguing retelling, and that cover is so captivating. I’m ready to bask in more mythologyyyyyyy.
✔️ THIS BOOK IS MERIDA APPROVED!
Ariadne is determined to take on her predestiny and change her fate – much like Merida. Merida didn’t believe in sticking with what her parents and history said, so I think she’ll be rooting for Ariadne.
What do you think? Is this on your book TBR as well?