Author: Alexandra Bracken
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
January 2022 Book of the Month!
What a fantastic read! I’ve always been interested in Greek mythology. It’s a really interesting topic to study. This story brings the Greek gods in to the modern world. There’s Greek language, fighting scenes, betrayal, and a little bit of love. I was in love with the story from the beginning but don’t get me wrong, there were still some points that were frustrating, like the characters. But as far as the story goes it was so well written and there were twists and turns that felt like a roller coaster. It was great.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes reading stories based on Greek mythology and fantasy reads set in modern times. There’s a ton of action and there’s a ton of great interaction between characters. No spice but there’s a bit of love. There is a lot of dying though and gore if you’re okay with that. But I recommend this book whole-heartedly.
This book is definitely in my reread pile. As a matter of fact, it was my Book of the Month for January. My top pick for the month. I’d reread it in a heartbeat if I wasn’t so busy trying to read 50 books this year. Once I hit that goal, I don’t mind rereading my 5 star picks.
I really enjoyed the author’s writing style. There was suspense and I was hanging on to every word as I was going. I took 7 days to read because I was reading it for a reading challenge and needed to read at least one hour every day. If I had my way I think it would have taken me two or three days tops. It is definitely a page turner for me. I had to physically stop myself from continuing on to the next chapter most times to drag out the story.
As far as characters go, Lore was a great main character. Her tragic past and the story building up the past seven years of her life. Castor was surprising and also a bit annoying to me. I’ll leave it at that. Miles may be my favorite character, I was really worried about him throughout the story. Athena was so frustrating and I have really strong feelings about her. She’s so wise and yet so dumb.
All in all, I think it’s a great read and I don’t like to give away too much about some stories. I think you just kind of have to read the synopsis and read the story for yourself.
2022 Reading Goal
Book #4 out of 50