Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (64)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. 
My pick this week:

Antigoddess

Kendare Blake
Release date: September 10th 2013
 by Tor Teen

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.

Honestly, I don’t really care what it’s even about, Kendare Blake is a mastermind! You know it, I know it. This will be epic!

What are you waiting on, this week?
Link me up! 🙂

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43 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (64)”

  1. Nick

    I still haven’t read the second book in Anna, but I really enjoyed the first book! This one sounds pretty epic as well! Can’t wait! 🙂
    Great pick, Giselle!

  2. Jaime Lester

    If anyone can make this story kick butt, it is Kendare Blake. Without a doubt. The cover is one of the best covers I have seen all year long, and I am counting down the days until this book is mine. Amazing!!!

  3. Leigh

    Oh my goodness. Thanks for sharing this one. I’m in love with greek mythology retellings and this one sounds like a good read!! Will be adding this to my TBR pile. Also, I have this event on my blog called OVEREXPOSED BOOK 2012, a book that has been talked about, featured, reviewed by almost every book blogger. You can vote your favorite YA book, and might win it! I thought you might be interested since you read YA. http://wp.me/p2Da8V-iH

    Leigh
    Little Book Star

  4. lisseth Torres

    LOL, i will take your word that Kendra is a mastermind. I haven’t read her other books, and I really NEED to get them! This book is about gods and I AM OBSESSED with books circling around gods and such! Great pick Giselle!

    -keep on rocking, =D
    Lisseth @ Read-A-holicZ [My WoW]

  5. Maji Bookshelf

    I was so excited when I heard about this new series by Kendare Blake, but the cover disappointed me very much!! But the story still sounds interesting, and like you said its written by a mastermind ;)!
    Our WoW

  6. Amy

    I almost used this for my WoW this week but changed my mind. I am super excited for this book too. I love horror and love mythology, so combine them and I am sold!! This sounds like it’s going to be creepy awesome!!