Thursday 24 March 2016

"Mortal Gods" (The Goddess War #2) by Kendare Blake

Book Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

My Review
I was super excited to start reading this book because after that ending in the first book I just had to find out what would happen next. Needless to say, this book was awesome, except that there was an aspect that really, really annoyed me.
I love the whole concept of the Greek gods walking among humans and that their time is up. They are dying their own unique deaths despite them being immortal. Besides that, ancient heroes are also reincarnated as normal humans, who are about to get mixed up in a godly war. 

So, this is a continuation of the first book Antigoddess (I also reviewed it on this blog, link is here)
I love books about Greek gods, so I might be a bit biased. However, I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first book. I mean, it was still really good and all but one character in particular really annoyed me throughout the entire book.
Cassandra needs to control herself, like big-time. She hates everyone in the world just because she is over-protective of her very dead boyfriend. And she blames it all on Athena. While I was reading this I was sitting there thinking: "Well, you should be glad that Hera didn't find you first, she is the one killing all of the innocent people after all!"
Athena and Odysseus were great characters. I loved there personalities, even though Hermes is still my favourite character. You really get to see the sibling relationship between Athena and Hermes develop and it is really cute. I also really liked Hermes' quirky attitude and sarcasm, it's awesome.
The entire book was action packed and I didn't expect the giant plot twist/cliffhanger at the end. I have to get my hands on the next book soon

Because I was very annoyed with Cassandra's behaviour throughout the book, but I loved the rest of the book. I give it 4 out of 5 stars!

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