Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Dig (Zoe and Zeus Trilogy #1) by Audrey Hart Review

Name: The Dig (Zoe and Zeus Trilogy #1)
Publisher: Backlit Fiction
Release Date: November 7th, 2011

Thanks to Backlit Fiction and Audrey Hart for giving  me review this book in exchange for an honest review!

Zoe Calder has always been an outsider. Stashed away in boarding schools since her parents died, Zoe buries herself in the study of ancient worlds. Her greatest thrill is spending her summers with her archeologist aunt and uncle on digs around the world. And one day, while investigating a newly unearthed temple in Crete, Zoe discovers a luminous artifact that transports her to ancient Greece.

As Zoe quickly learns, the Olympian Gods are real, living people—humans with mysterious powers… Powers that Zoe quickly realizes she has come to possess, as well. However, when the people of ancient Greece mistake Zoe for an Olympian, the Gods must restore the balance of the ancient world… No matter what.

Zoe is forced to play a confusing and dangerous game as Hera rallies the gods against her—all except for Zeus, the beautiful, winged young god who risks everything to save her.

Out of time and out of her element, teenager Zoe Calder finds herself in ancient Greece, battling against the power of the Olympians and the vengeance of a scorned goddess—all for the strange and mysterious boy she has come to love.

My Review:
What an awesome interpretation of Greek mythology!! As it is already known, one my favorite subjects to read is Greek mythology! This novel definitely stands out in the many Greek mythology books that I have read and I highly recommend!

One of my favorite parts of this book was the plot! It was very unique and It was fun to read about Zoe, a strong willed character, and see how she reacts when she goes back in time! I also really liked the archaeological component to this book! It was really fun to read about digs and uncovering artifacts!

Another aspect of this book that I really enjoyed was Zoe interacted with the different Greek g-ds! I really liked Ms. Hart's take on the g-ds and show them in a different light then they are normally seen!

Overall, this book was a really fun read and I am looking forward to the second book in this series!

My Rating:
Five out of Five Stars

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