Author: Alexandra Bracken
Published: January 5, 2021
This was book number 1 for my OwlCrate readathon. I was really looking forward to this one because it just sounds amazing. I might have had high expectations because it really did fall flat for me.
The premise is so interesting and reminded me of The Hunger Games, which I’ve seen referenced a lot. The Greek gods were casts out of Olympus and every seven years have to walk the earth as mortals. The descendants then hunt the gods to kill them and take their power. Awesome, right?!
I think what was lost for me was that it wasn’t quite explained in the right way. For a while, I really had to think and kind of put it together on my own. It slowed the pacing down for me and kind of got in the way of what was going on. We would get moving in the plot and then clumps of information would be dropped in. It could be very disorienting and confusing. I think this was the biggest part of the book that I disliked. It just needed to be executed in a easier and better way. What we did get and I could understand was fascinating. I just kept feeling like I was missing something pivotal.
The characters were fun and I really enjoyed a lot of our supporting characters, like Miles. Leave it to the only “unblooded” to actually bring in the humor. He was definitely a lot of fun. I really loved Cas. He was just so good and his love was so pure. I would have loved to get some of the chapters in his POV though. Lore was also a great character that I really was pulling for.
The ending was absolutely really rushed and it was so disappointing. I needed a lot more explanation and time with the ending. I wish we would have gotten more of the gods and more answers from that part of the story.
Overall, it’s not a bad story but it’s not my new favorite read. It literally was just an okay read for me. If you like Greek mythology you will probably still enjoy this.