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    If You Loved "Eternals," Here Are 10 Books You Should Try

    So many characters, so many books.

    Spoiler warning: There are spoilers in this post (mostly for #10). Please proceed with caution.

    1. If you love Makkari, you should read The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

    Marvel, Wednesday Books

    Since Makkari has spent a very long time collecting texts and artifacts, it seemed fitting to put a book about a found family searching for artifacts on this list for her. In 1889 Paris, a group of treasure hunters, including an engineer, a historian, and a dancer, led by hotelier Séverin, must attempt to find an artifact for a shadowy organization so that Séverin may claim his true inheritance.

    And if you are looking for a book with a badass Deaf lead, make sure to also add Kelly Andrew's 2022 title, The Whispering Dark, to your TBR!

    Get it from Bookshop or your local indie through Indiebound here.

    2. If you love Phastos, you should read Slay by Brittney Morris

    Simon Pulse, Marvel

    Technology innovators dealing with both the positive and negative results of their projects? Sounds like Phastos to me! Slay follows honors student Kiera Johnson, who is one of the only Black kids at her school. She's also the developer of a secret online multiplayer role-playing card game called Slay, where Black gamers can duel as Nubian personas. But this is a secret no one knows — not her family, not her friends, and especially not her video game–hating boyfriend. When a dispute in the Slay world enters the real world, ending in a murder, the game enters the mainstream media, labelled as exclusionist, racist, and violent. Kiera also has to deal with a troll who infiltrates the game anonymously, threatening to sue Kiera for "anti-white discrimination."

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local indie through Indiebound here.

    3. If you love Kingo, you should read Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

    Daw Books, Marvel

    The coexistence of superpowers and celebrity definitely makes this a Kingo book! Aveda Jupiter is the most beloved superheroine in San Francisco. Evie Tanaka is her childhood best friend and personal assistant, posing as her boss for one night and discovering that she has powers as well. As an unexpected romance slides into her path, along with murderous cupcakes and Aveda's demands, Evie will need to balance it all. Don't even mention the whole demonic invasion thing — she'll take care of that too.

    Get it from Bookshop or your local indie through Indiebound here.

    4. If you love Sprite, you should read The Lost Girls by Sonia Hartl

    Page Street Kids, Marvel

    Sprite and Holly Liddell have a few things in common: immortality, loneliness, and being stuck at a young-looking age. Holly was promised eternal love by Elton Irving all the way back in 1987. But 34 years later, Holly is still a 16-year-old (albeit a vampiric, single one). But things change when she meets Rose and Ida, both also turned into vampires by Elton and then cast away in 1954 and 1921 respectively. They plan on killing Elton and want Holly's help. Though initially reluctant, when Holly meets and begins to fall for a girl named Parker, whom Elton has his sights set on, she begins to reconsider.

    Get it from Bookshop or your local indie through Indiebound here.

    5. If you love Ajak, you should read Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

    Tor Teen, Marvel

    Xochital is a cuentista who delivers people's stories to the sun god Solís and the desert and forgets them immediately after. Though Xo wants to share her heart with a kindred spirit, she is destined to wander the desert alone with just the stars as companions. But Xo's wish unexpectedly comes true when Emilia, the cold and gorgeous daughter of the town's murderous mayor, joins her for a journey across the desert, where stories come to life. Xo and Ajak are both acting as information vessels for larger figures, and trying to redefine destiny.

    Get it from Bookshop or your local indie through Indiebound here.

    6. If you love Sersi, you should read Circe by Madeline Miller

    Bay Back Books, Marvel

    The myth of Circe is based on Sersi, at least in the MCU, so this one might not be too much of a surprise...Circe possesses the power of witchcraft, an ability that comes with the power of transformation. Zeus, threatened by her power, banishes her to a deserted island. But on the island, Circe hones her talents, while crossing paths with many famous figures (the Minotaur, Odysseus, Medea, and more) and drawing the wrath of a terrifying Olympian.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local indie through Indiebound here.

    7. If you love Gilgamesh, you should read Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

    Clarion Books, Marvel

    Strong warrior with a big heart who cares deeply for a woman with deadly abilities? If Gilgamesh/Thena was your jam, check out Beast/Sybella in this book! Sybella is an assassin in 15th-century France, trained by a convent of nuns who serve the god of Death, who is under orders to return home to her father's rage and monstrous brother. While there, she finds an unexpected ally in the dungeons, and hatches a plan to help him escape.

    Get it from Bookshop or your local indie through Indiebound here.

    8. If you love Druig, you should read The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

    Harper Voyageur, Marvel

    Even when beginning things with noble intentions, Rin and Druig both take things into their own hands forcefully. Rin is a war orphan peasant who has just passed the Keju and is now heading to Sinegard, the most elite military school, for training. While there, she learns she possesses an aptitude for shamanism...a near mythical art. And as she tries to master her powers, the Third Poppy War is looming on the horizon.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local indie through Indiebound here.

    9. If you love Thena, you should read Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

    Marvel, Grove Press

    Thena lovers will fall in love with Ada and Freshwater. Ada's parents prayed her into existence, but she's grown into a splintered child. As she comes of age and moves from Nigeria to America for college, her group of selves, including Asụghara and Saint Vincent, begin to crystallize and gain further control of her mind.

    Get it from Bookshop or your local indie through Indiebound here.

    10. If you love Ikaris, you should read Vicious by V.E. Schwab

    Marvel, Tor Books

    Destroying other powerful people out of the belief that you are right? Ikaris all the way. Victor and Eli were college roommates, eager to explore the idea that under the right circumstances, someone could develop superpowers. But after they began experimenting, things went wrong, and a decade later Victor breaks out of prison to try to find Eli. And Eli is trying to destroy every other superpowered person he can find.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local indie through Indiebound here.