4 stars to Antigoddess (Goddess War #1) by Kendare Blake

Published November 19, 2013 by katheryn13

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 thats 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…

 

Review:

I’ve read a few books based on Greek Gods and they can be hit or miss. Since I’d read Anna Dressed In Blood, I had a vague idea of what I’d be getting into, and I wasn’t disappointed.

Antigoddess starts off fairly straight forward. You have Cassandra and Aidan, two  normal teenagers but whom are far from it. Cassandra has small visions, is able to do coin games to win money, and is in love with Aidan. And Aidan is…Apollo.

Then you have Athena and Hermes, the other side of this story, who travel the ends of the earth for a cure to their suffering, as they are dying. The deaths come in different forms, but they are gods. They refuse to be defeated. When they find out their weapon could come in the form of Cassandra of Troy, they know what they have to do.

But there’s a war coming, and though they’re dying, they still need to fight off enemies because some gods aren’t quite as humble in their existence. Hera and Aphrodite, not to mention Poseidon are on the war path to get to Cassandra first.

I love the interactions and the diversity between characters. I adore Aidan and the fact he is Cassandra’s protector. The fact that they’ve hidden in the human world all this time as reincarnations…and that most of them don’t even remember who they used to be. Andie and Henry are two brilliant examples that you don’t need to know your past, and you can still fight. The loyalties and trust that comes with allies and oh oh my favourite (asides from Aidan) has to be Odysseus. That dude is cool.

I didn’t particularly like Athena and Hermes at first, but they soon grew on me. I could understand  their reasons behind their actions, however ugly their actions were.

Compared to other certain series, this is a much more in-depth story, more solid in its delivery and a lot more action.

I look forward to the sequel.

Kat

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