Sunday, January 5, 2014

Antigoddess (Goddess War #1) by Kendare Blake Review

Name: Antigoddess (Goddess War #1)
Author: Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
 Release Date: September 10th, 2013
Format: E-Book
Buy the book on Amazon
333 pages

Summary: The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake.
Old Gods never die…

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.

Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god. 

These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning. 

Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out. 

Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

The Goddess War is about to begin.


My Review:
A really great start to a series that I definitely see myself loving as it progresses! I haven't read any other books by Kendare Blake but I know many people who love her writing style..and I gotta say I really enjoyed it too!

As most of you may know, I seriously LOVE LOVE mythology when I heard about this book I knew that I had to pick it up! What I liked about this book was that it was very original..I haven't heard of any mythology books where the gods are dying/fighting for their lives, which I thought was very interesting to read about. I also really liked how Kendare Blake added in Cassandra and other characters from the Trojan war. I thought that really was a great twist to add in to this book.

Another aspect of this book that I really liked was the characters! I definitely thought that they were relatable and I could see myself being friends with them in real life. I thought it was interesting to see the gods in sort of a humbled state-especially since they are very limited in their powers and have to rely on others for help. It was different to see them in this state and I really liked seeing them limited in their powers.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! After the cliffhanger ending, I seriously can't wait for the next book! If you are a mythology fan, definitely definitely check this book out! You won't regret it!

My Rating:


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  2. I love Mythology books too!! I like when I read books and feel like I could be friends with the characters. Those are the most fun for me!! I think I'll add this to me TBR pile.

  3. I really enjoy mythology! I'm glad there have been a few books coming out that include mythology. I want to read this! Adding to TBR

  4. Ah, I read other books from this author, but my first time hearing of this. I like the horror she wrote, and would like to see her to on mythology. Looks promising, thanks!


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