Kendare Blake’s Antigoddessis an inventive, sleek, and wonderfully executed book that displays an ingenious take on Greek mythology.
Told in alternating third person point of views, readers are first introduced to Athena as she and Hermes set out to figure out why the gods are dying and the cause behind their painful deaths. Athena, for example, is sprouting feathers inside her body. Their search leads them to Cassandra, a teenage prophet who remembers nothing of her former life involving the gods. But she may be the key to stopping the war waging between the gods, who are turning on each other to survive.
Blake’s writing is smooth, clear, and vivid. Her delivery is flawless and packed with punch, which makes for an engaging and satisfying read. She unravels the plot at an even pace and has unified the action, drama, and romance into a single, balanced element.
Overall, Antigoddessis a sharp and addicting start to what is sure to be a game-changing series. Kendare Blake demonstrates an inherent talent for storytelling and proves she is a force to be reckoned with. This is a must-read!