Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake.

Antigoddess – Tor Teen

Hermes sighed. “A few hours. Everything used to be so much easier. Do you remember when I could fly?”
She laughed. “Of course I remember. It isn’t easy to forget someone running all over the place like the damned Flash. It was pretty geeky, frankly.”
— Chapter 2

“What? What are you looking at?”
“I’m not sure. To be honest, you aren’t quite what I expected. I thought you’d be taller. Or that you’d be sparkling.”
— Chapter 11

This book is addictive. If life didn't demand attention, I would probably read the whole day and despair the night, because the next book doesn't come out until 2014.
Meeting all these characters however is worth it. My favorites are Athena and Odysseus, but I quite like Cassandra as well. Looking at her history, I'm torn between fear and hope for her. Maybe history doesn't have to repeat itself? Odysseus however is the cocky adventurer with a soft heart I always fall for in books. ;)
Because they are slowly dying, the gods are either more human than I've seen before, or very much the opposite. In Athena's case it's fascinating to read about her doubts and thoughts, when until now I only knew her depicted as aloof and above it all.

Have you grabbed an addictive read as well this week? Leave us a comment and your teaser!


Vonnie said...

Gods becoming human? Ooh this sounds good!

My teaser

Dark Franny said...

That looks like fun, thanks for sharing!
Here's mine!

Karen and Gerard said...

Hm, tall and sparkling? Good teaser.

Book Blather said...

The gods are dying? That's a really interesting premise. I shall keep this one in mind, but I might wait to read it until the 2014 sequel is publishing. Love the extracts honey. :-)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Your Teaser made me curious. Why are the gods dying? Aren't they supposed to be immortal?
My Teaser is from a YA fantasy - SMOKE, WINGS & STONE.

Unknown said...

Oh, I read this last week, it is so...no words for it I loved it, from start to finish. I really liked Athena, too. What I loved most though, was the interactions between them all. 2014 is a damn long time. :(

Heres my TT

Kirsty @ StudioReads

Greg said...

I always liked Greek mythology so this sounds like a lot of fun. Like the first quote a lot.

Anonymous said...

I always loved mythology this sounds interesting with the modern twist.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Aaaah, I do want to try this book. :) Thank you for the teaser!

If you'd like to stop by, I have a teaser up as well...

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