Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
Published: September 10, 2013 by Tor Teen
Summary: “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.”
My Thoughts: Kendare Blake has done it again! I have been a fan of Kendare since 2011 when I read Anna Dressed in Blood. She is amazingly talented and she’s one of my favorite authors. I have yet to meet her, but when I tweet her, she always tweets back. When I heard about Antigoddess, I was so excited. I absolutely love everything she writes and I definitely was not disappointed.
First I want to talk about the plot. I usually write the “Summary” section of my reviews myself, but I just couldn’t do this one justice, so the summary is from the book jacket. The summary is so enticing! As soon as I read that summary, I knew I had to read it and I’m glad I did because it does not disappoint. There’s adventure, there’s a little romance, there’s suspense and gore. I loved this story!
There’s one thing that I love about Kendare’s writing that may seem odd to some. The following is a line from Antigoddess: “A human mouth that opened to reveal a second set of mandibles.” She uses technical terms! I love anatomy and refer to my bones with their proper names. My family hates it and never understands what I’m talking about. I just love that Kendare does that in her writing. Also, that line is a great example to show how chilling the writing is! I love it!
There is a reason I don’t normally read a book in a series until the entire series has been released, because if it’s a really great series I don’t want to have to wait a year for the next. With Antigoddess, I just couldn’t wait and now I’m sad because I have to wait a year for the next one! It’s going to be the longest year of my life!
As you can see, there’s not one bad thing I can say about this book. I loved everything about this and I recommend everyone read this book. It’s Thriller done right! I could not put it down, and when I did have to put it down, for eating and sleeping, etc, I was cranky about it.
Goodreads Rating: 5/5.
Up Next: I don’t know, but I will keep you updated. I’m currently suffering from a Book Hangover.