Monday, February 9, 2015

Mortal Gods by Kendare Blake Review

*This is a review of the sequel to Antigoddess by Kendare Blake, so there will be spoilers for the first book in the synopsis and review. You can check out the first book on Goodreads using the link above or see my review of Antigoddess here.

Ares, God of War, is leading the other dying gods into battle. Which is just fine with Athena. She's ready to wage a war of her own, and she's never liked him anyway. If Athena is lucky, the winning gods will have their immortality restored. If not, at least she'll have killed the bloody lot of them, and she and Hermes can die in peace.

Cassandra Weaver is a weapon of fate. The girl who kills gods. But all she wants is for the god she loved and lost to return to life. If she can't have that, then the other gods will burn, starting with his murderer, Aphrodite.

The alliance between Cassandra and Athena is fragile. Cassandra suspects Athena lacks the will to truly kill her own family. And Athena fears that Cassandra's hate will get them ALL killed.

The war takes them across the globe, searching for lost gods, old enemies, and Achilles, the greatest warrior the world has ever seen. As the struggle escalates, Athena and Cassandra must find a way to work together. Because if they can't, fates far worse than death await.

Rating- 3 Stars

Today's review is about a sequel to a book I read and loved back at the end of 2013, Antigoddess by Kendare Blake. This series is all about Greek gods in the modern day facing their doom, and was narrated by a tough, gritty Athena and a mysterious girl named Cassandra. I loved the first book- it was fast paced, with unique characters, and a story that combined modern day with the city of Troy and Greek mythology. The ending left me reeling from the feels and the plot twist. 

Unfortunately, I was somewhat disappointed by Mortal Gods, although there still were some of the great qualities from the first book in this sequel. My main problems with this book were with the character development and pacing of the story. This installment saw the characters facing a lot of issues from the last book. However, to me the characters lacked the compelling narration and character development that had told the story in Antigoddess. In addition, I wasn't a fan of the pacing in this book. It didn't feel like much was going on in the story until an ending that I thought was a little rushed.

However, this story was still an interesting read and a good sequel to the first book. There are some plot twists and development of the main story that I couldn't predict, and by the end I am wondering what will happen in the next book. I think that there are some really great moments in this book, and that the characters are still well written and engaging. 

In general, I did enjoy this sequel. I had some issues with it, but it still had some really great qualities to it. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

What are some of your favorite series with Greek mythology?

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  1. Aww bummed that you didn't love it. I LOVED Antigoddess and have been meaning to get around to this one, but I kind of feel like it has slipped through the cracks. I didn't really hear much about it and I think that's why I haven't gotten to it yet. I definitely still want to read it though. Thanks for the review!

    1. I hope you enjoy it! I'm still excited for Ungodly and continuing on with the series. I haven't heard much about it either now that I think about it. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

  2. I'm still so pissed about the cover and name change.... hahaha but I probably will read this at some point when I'm thirsting for my greek mythology fix. One good book I did just read about the Trojan war was the song of achilles, which I recommend highly! :)


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