“He was Apollo, the sun, and he’d burn down anything that tried to hurt her… Cassandra and Aidan are just your average high-school couple. Or so Cassandra believes. Blissfully unaware that she was once a powerful prophetess, Cassandra doesn’t even know that god exist…Until now.
Because the gods are dying – and Cassandra could hold the answer to their survival. But Aidan has a secret of his own. He is really Apollo, god of the sun, and he will do anything to protect the girl he loves from the danger that’s coming for her. Even if it means war against his immortal family…”
Firstly I’d like to thank Hachette for sending me this book to read and give an honest review. It sounded like my kind of read because I’ve always enjoyed anything to do with Greek Mythology so I was really looking forward to getting started. Unfortunately I struggled to become truly hooked during the first half of the book but the second half was fantastic and captured my attention completely!
When I first met Cassandra and Aidan it was clear there was something special about them and I wanted to know more, although I did have a pretty good idea as to who they were. To begin with their story ran alongside the tale of the Gods – I was intrigued by all the ailments of the Gods and Goddesses, feathers and stretching were just two of the horrible ways they were being tortured! Eventually the two stories intertwined and that is when it got really interesting for me.
I loved the idea of bringing the powerful Gods and Goddesses into the present day, I enjoyed finding out about their modern characters and imagining them living in today’s world (lets just say that I certainly wouldn’t want to meet some of them in a dark alley). They brought a feeling of power to the storyline but also created a feeling of desperation, it was like I could feel them through the pages.
There were a few humorous moments that lightened the intense atmosphere, the excitement and tension grew massively towards the final pages leaving me wondering just how it was all going to end. Then came a completely unexpected event that I just hadn’t seen coming, I hoped something would happen that would tell me it wasn’t true but the epilogue confirmed it and left me shocked! I’m now hoping the next book in the trilogy (Aristeia due to be released in 2014) will bring more on this event.
This was an enjoyable read that would make a great movie, if you enjoy Mythology this is definitely one for you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kendare Blake is an import from South Korea who was raised in the United States. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Ithaca College and a Master’s degree in Writing from Middlesex University in London. She brakes for animals, the largest of which was a deer, which sadly didn’t make it, and the smallest of which was a mouse, which did, but it took forever. Amongst her likes are Greek Mythology, rare red meat and veganism. She also enjoys girls who can think with the boys like Ayn Rand, and boys who scare the morality into people, like Bret Easton Ellis.
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