Last December Kendare let me reveal the cover for her newest book, Antigoddess, and of course because I love her and her books I was SO excited to do it. I know some of you feel a little blah about this cover after the amazing covers Tor gave to her debut novel and it's sequel, but it really captures the essence of the book. After reading the first sentence I was hooked, and although it took me more time than usual to read this book it was amazing in every way. I think the reason it took me so long to read it was because the chapters were so long. That made it feel like the book was longer than it really was, and I was having an off couple of days because it was crazy hot. Having said all of this it's time to talk about basically how much I adored this book. First there was the concept. Dying Greek gods? Uh, YES PLEASE! I'm not a huge history fan, actually, that's a crazy understatement, unless it has to do with World War II or ancient Egypt I don't really care, but this book has a whole bunch of Greek gods and references a whole bunch of events from history, which I thought would be a problem, but I liked the way that Kendare brought it into the now. She kept her signature humor and snark as well as not pulling punches when it came to violence, language, sex, or death. The characters were so much fun and the story so unique I was just pulled in and immersed in the world that Kendare had created. She really hit the head on the nail when it came to how the gods, now stuck in today's world, would likely act. Fans of Kendare's previous novels will enjoy this book, as well as bringing in an entirely new set of fans who love Greek mythology and the gods that go along with it. I can't wait to see what happens next, but I'll basically read anything she writes because I love her and her books, but seriously this book, it's awesome and will hopefully be the next Percy Jackson (or something like that, seeing as I've never actually read those books so maybe I shouldn't make that comparison).
Out September 10, 2013
4.5/5 dust spirits
*Thank you to Kendare for providing me with an ARC of this book in return for an honest review (and a magnet)