Friday, 11 October 2013

Review: Antigoddess


Publication Date: September 10th 2013
~A copy was provided by Hachette, in exchange for an honest review.~

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.

Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

The Goddess War is about to begin.

*Note: I was doing a giveaway with the review, but I've had too much caffeine and after this am going in a dark room because I have a migraine coming on. Giveaway will start tomorrow!*

I would love to tell you I hated this. I would, and gladly do so. I had this huge expectation in my head since I finished the Anna series and heard about Antigoddess, and though I had this expectation, I didn't know what to expect. It was nothing like my expectation, in the best way possible.

I read this slower than usual, because I wanted to read it but then I didn't. I just had this feeling, and as soon as I started I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. I am, and then again, I'm not. Not because it didn't live up to my expectation, because it did and a lot more, but maybe disappointed is not the right word. I'm feeling like I did after The Girl of Nightmares, that same bitter sweetness.