Genre: Greek Mythology

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

  I had a lot of hopes for this book, especially with the way it started out.  I really liked the atmosphere at the beginning, and I remember feeling similarly about Anna Dressed in Blood at the beginning as well, but like her other novel, Antigoddess is a lot of conversation and cheesy love story, and less excellent aesthetics. The beginning, like I said, is great.  We start in a desert with Athena and Hermes, searching for Demeter.  We know that the gods are dying, each in their own way.  It’s creative and the atmosphere is spot on.  It’s slow moving, […]

Posted December 12, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Olympian Challenger by Astrid Arditi

Olympian Challenger by Astrid Arditi

Covers like Olympian Challenger draw me in.  It’s a guilty pleasure – I see a brunette on a cover in a pretty dress and magical lightning and think to myself – yes, I would like to be her.  And I request a galley.  Sometimes it works out, usually is doesn’t  Olympian Challenger is somewhere in the middle. It’s the story of a girl with a mother who is suffering what appears to be early onset dementia.  Her mother has good days sometimes, but the bad days are quickly beginning to outweigh them.  Then, a strange phenomenon occurs:  every teen in NYC gets […]

Posted June 27, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  The Lightning Thief is AWESOME. This is a delightful book and I am SO GLAD I READ IT.  I’ve also vaguely infuriated because, seriously, where was this when I was a kid?  HOW DARE IT BE PUBLISHED WHEN I WAS A JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL. … … To be honest, I would have read it then if it had come across my path, but unfortunately I didn’t hear about it until college and by then I was trying to be cool and read mature books.  LOLOL.  Who care about fancy mature books when there are excellent adventures to embark upon! […]

Posted August 5, 2017 in Reviews // 7 Comments //