Everyone knows I love mythology, so you can imagine my excitement when I found this book. Unfortunately, I didn't exactly love it.
My favorite Greek god is Apollo, and in this book Apollo was, well....sometimes he was just so adorable and made me swoon over him, but then he'd go all arrogant and was a total jerk-face. Not exactly how I like my fave Greek god being portrayed. But it is what it is.
I never really liked Aphrodite, and this story proves exactly why. She is SO self-absorbed and doesn't care if she hurts other people. Whatever she wants she MUST get. (Although, some other gods are like that, too.)
I LOVED Artemis! She has never really been one of my fave goddesses, but not because I don't like her! She was just a strong character, and so very likable!
Eros, oh Eros (AKA Cupid), he really amused me. He was just so funny with his Christianity stuff when he himself is a freakin' god!
Okay, this is really more about the writing, but it bothered me that the word "Underworld" was not capitalized. Because it should be, right? I mean, it is a place, after all.
Because I prefer YA over Adult, I felt that there was just too much sexual stuff in the book, kinda explicit too. Because of that, I liked the second half of the book with Artemis was MUCH better! Less sex, more action! But the sex stuff is just my personal opinion.
I did have high hopes for this book simply because it was about Greek mythology, but I didn't really live up to my expectations. Don't get me wrong, because it was a good book! It was very entertaining and action-y (more so the second half of the book). Lots of diverse and interesting characters (some I just plainly did not like, but yeah).
So if Adult books are your thing and you like Greek mythology as much as I do, I say give this one a try!
Have you read this book? If so, leave me a comment telling me what you thought about it! If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read?