Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming books.

This week's WoW selection is:

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
Date: September 10, 2013
Pages: 352

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.

I'm mostly intrigued with this title because Kendare Blake has come out with some cool books over the last couple of years (Anna Dressed in BloodGirl of Nightmares) and I'm really interested to see what she does with Greek Myth. "Antigoddess," like her other books, sounds like it's going to have a strong dark side too.


speculatef said...

I'm also waiting on Antigoddess, the cover and premise are both so cool!

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Petra Poet said...

Sounds very interesting.


Leeanna said...

I'm super excited about this one, even though I haven't read the author's other books yet. Anything with Greek mythology (or any mythology, actually) is a win for me!

Natalie Bell said...

I'm really excited for this one, too. I adore Greek mythology and think this ones sounds so interesting and original. Great pick!
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Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Now this looks goooood. I've never heard of it until now, but I like the premises. And loving the cover too!

Book Sake said...

I can't freaking wait for this one!!

Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica