Mortal Gods

By Kendare Blake

Source: Received from the publisher

Series: Goddess War #2

Received from the publisher, for free, for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Publication Date: October 14, 2014

Published by Tor Teen

My Rating: four-stars

Mortal Gods

Cover image and summary from Goodreads:

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.

Mortal Gods by Kendare Blake was one of my most-anticipated fall reads: I loved its predecessor, Antigoddess, and I am a huge fan of the author’s Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares.

I was slow to start this book, but the action and intrigue picked up really quickly. I loved the story, as well as the new characters who were introduced in this sequel.

The book ended with betrayal, battle, bloodshed, and our main characters scattered. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book!

If you enjoyed Antigoddess, Mortal Gods is a must-read!

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