Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mortal Gods

Book: Mortal Gods
Series: Goddess War #2
Author: Kendare Blake

Ares, God of War, is leading the other dying gods into battle. Which is just fine with Athena. She's ready to wage a war of her own, and she's never liked him anyway. If Athena is lucky, the winning gods will have their immortality restored. If not, at least she'll have killed the bloody lot of them, and she and Hermes can die in peace.

Cassandra Weaver is a weapon of fate. The girl who kills gods. But all she wants is for the god she loved and lost to return to life. If she can't have that, then the other gods will burn, starting with his murderer, Aphrodite.

The alliance between Cassandra and Athena is fragile. Cassandra suspects Athena lacks the will to truly kill her own family. And Athena fears that Cassandra's hate will get them ALL killed.

The war takes them across the globe, searching for lost gods, old enemies, and Achilles, the greatest warrior the world has ever seen. As the struggle escalates, Athena and Cassandra must find a way to work together. Because if they can't, fates far worse than death await.-Goodreads

Review: The first book in this series was a wonderful surprise and I was so excited to read this.  I love the premise of this series and Athena and Hermes are awesome. I wish I could say the same about Cassandra but she was insufferable in this book. I was actually rooting for Athena to kill her on multiple occasions. I realize she lost Aiden/Apollo and she is grieving but she was so selfish it was infuriating. I also felt like the book, while well-written, was a tad boring considering Athena traveled to Asia and Australia in her quest to find Apollo and her sister. 

Overall, not as good at the first book but I will definitely continue with the series. 

Grade: 2/5

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