Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Antigoddess

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to read!

My pick is Antigoddess by Kendare Blake!

Goodreads 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:

I LOVE Greek mythology.  I've read tons of YA Greek mythology books: Half-Blood, The Goddess Test, Touch of Frost, Abandon, Starcrossed, Sweet Venom, and so many more.  They're so good and so much fun to read!  I already know I'm going to love Antigoddess!

That summary is amazing.  It looks so unique and different from all the other mythology books out there.  Plus, Athena is my favorite Greek goddess, so I'm thrilled that she's in it!  Antigoddess sounds fantastic.

And that cover is awesome!  It's simple, but striking.  I like it.  It's different from the usual "girl in a dress" covers!  I can't wait to read Antigoddess.  Why does it have to come out in September?  That's too far away!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?  Leave links to your WOW in the comments so I can check them out! :)

~ The Bookworm


  1. Whoooah, that sounds amazing. I guess I need to read Anna Dressed in Blood.

    I'm not a huge YA fan but some are great, you have me intrigued.

    1. I know, doesn't it sound great? I haven't read Anna Dressed in Blood either, to be honest it doesn't sound like the type of book that would appeal to me, but I'm very excited for Antigoddess!

      Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks! Too bad the release date is so far away, right?! It must come out sooner! :)

      Great WoW and giveaway!! Thanks for sharing!