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October 8, 2013

Blog Tour: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake – Review and Giveaway

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 Antigoddess (Goddess War #1) by Kendare Blake

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The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake.

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.

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Publication Date:  September 10, 2013
Publisher:  Tor Teen

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Gabby NewI was so excited to start reading Antigoddess by author Kendare Blake when I first saw it on Goodreads. It sounded unique and awesome. Greek Gods that are dying and a human main character who can somehow change that? That sounds awesome! While I haven’t gotten the chance to read Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood novels I had heard nothing but great things about her writing and was eager to see what all the fuss was about.

After a mysterious illness attacks the remaining Gods, Athena and Hermes both find each other suffering from ailments that will result in their deaths. Hermes’ body is slowly killing itself while Athena’s body is filling up with feathers. Desperate for a way to continue living forever, Athena and Hermes both discover that there is one girl who may be the key to saving the Gods from the Twilight. However Athena and Hermes aren’t the only two Gods who are looking for a way to save themselves.

Meanwhile Cassandra has lived her entire life able to see and predict the future but she knows that her ability won’t last forever. With her boyfriend Aiden and her best friend and brother, everything looks fine for Cassandra. Until she discovers that Aiden isn’t who she thought he was and that she lived an entirely different life before this one. Eventually Cassandra learns that she’s the key to helping the Gods and that there are others like her who lived past lives in ancient Greece.

Right off the hop I fell in love with author Kendare Blake’s writing style. Personally I enjoyed how her descriptions of certain things would come off as very dark and give me goose bumps. When she first described Athena pulling out a feather from the roof of her mouth I got shivers and winced at how perfectly I imagined it. All of her darker more gritty descriptions had me falling in love with Antigoddess. I could easily see the story playing out in front of me and when things got disturbing or gory I saw everything clear as day. Completely awesome-sauce.

The characters in Antigoddess are ones that I don’t think I’ll be forgetting anytime soon. Every character is very memorable there are little things that each one of them did that left a mark on me. From Athena and her feathers and her badassery to Cassandra and her discovery of her past life in Troy, I loved this cast of characters and will remember them. What I didn’t expect was for myself to be yelling at the characters after I started to get so attached to them. Athena would choose to turn her romantic feels away and I would start shouting at her all angry, characters would die and I would start screaming in protest. These are characters that readers will get attached to and be able to relate to.

Antigoddess is the first novel in a series and I’m looking forward to getting to read the next novel. After Antigoddess’s explosive and seriously unexpected ending I am absolutely dying for the next novel in this series. I need to know what happens next and I need to know now. Readers who want a read that will have them on the edge of their seat and begging for the next novel (like I am) are definitely going to want to check out this addictive read.

I would recommend Antigoddess to fans of Greek mythology who want a novel with a twist, readers who are looking for something that is dark and thrilling at the same time and to readers who are looking for an addictive supernatural read.

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Kendare-Blake

Kendare Blake is an import from South Korea who was raised in the United States by caucasian parents. You know, that old chestnut. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Ithaca College and a Master’s degree in Writing from Middlesex University in London. She brakes for animals, the largest of which was a deer, which sadly didn’t make it, and the smallest of which was a mouse, which did, but it took forever. Amongst her likes are Greek Mythology, rare red meat and veganism. She also enjoys girls who can think with the boys like Ayn Rand, and boys who scare the morality into people, like Bret Easton Ellis.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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