Tor Teen, 2013
Audience: All Teens
So, unfortunately, this one was a do-not-finish for me. I like my books to make sense, and this one didn't really - to me anyway. I didn't understand why they were teens. If they were reincarnated, why did they have everything happen then? Why not when they were kids, like in Percy Jackson? Or when they grew up and had more power to do what they wanted when? Or if they were just gods living in our time, shouldn't they have been a little bit older?
I began to realize that all I really wanted to do was read Percy Jackson, which is not confusing.
This one was well-written and I loved Anna Dressed in Blood, but this one wasn't for me.
What did you guys think? Did you like it?
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.