Friday, 28 February 2014

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Title: Antigoddess
Author: Kendare Blake
Release date: September 10th 2013
Rating: 4.5 stars
Summary: 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.

And why is this book BOOK OF THE WEEK? 

If you have read Kendare Blakes 'Anna Dressed in Blood' books, you'll be familiar with her amazing talent of writing some of the creepiest, yet amazing and mesmerizing books and unforgettable characters.
Antigoddess is her best work yet. The Twilight of the Gods has arrived. What is that you ask? Well the gods are dying in horrific ways. And slowly, which makes it even worse. What's causing it? Well, that remains to be seen.

This book is one of those heart-pounding books that you have to read at least once in your life. Greek mythology? Horrific deaths involving Greek Gods? An adorable couple? Mystery and soul-tearing, tear duct destroying ending? What else do I need to say that assures you that this book is one of the best books I've read this year so far? I have a special love of Greek mythology books, and this one is right near the top of that list. If you've never tried Greek mythology books, I strongly suggest you try this one. You will be blown away and left stunned by the ending. Specifically, the last line. Oh god that ending 

Cassandra is one kickass heroine. Aidan aka Apollo you will never forget.Athena and Hermes are now a former shadow of themselves, but all the more deadly.

The Twilight of the Gods is pretty crappy for the gods. But for us readers? It's the best thing ever.

Book two MORTAL GODS is out this year! Know what this calls for? A Misha Collins GIF
plus some 11th Doctor
...oh go on. And finally
I do, John. I do.

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