Ungodly

By Kendare Blake

Source: Received from the publisher

Series: Goddess War #3

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: September 22, 2015

Published by Tor Teen

My Rating: three-half-stars

Ungodly

Cover image and summary from Goodreads:

As ancient immortals are left reeling, a modern Athena and Hermes search the world for answers in the final Goddess War novel by the acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood

For the Goddess of Wisdom, what Athena didn’t know could fill a book. That’s what Ares said.

So she was wrong about some things. So the assault on Olympus left them beaten and scattered and possibly dead. So they have to fight the Fates themselves, who, it turns out, are the source of the gods’ illness. And sure, Athena is stuck in the underworld, holding the body of the only hero she has ever loved.

But Hermes is still topside, trying to power up Andie and Henry before he runs out of time and dies, or the Fates arrive to eat their faces.

And Cassandra is up there somewhere too. On a quest for death. With the god of death.

Just because things haven’t gone exactly according to plan, it doesn’t mean they’ve lost. They’ve only mostly lost. And there’s a big difference.

I should note that I was about halfway through this book when I moved, and with a delay in our occupancy of the new place, this stayed packed up and unread for a long time. A big chunk of time passed between the time I started the book and when I finished. Because of that giant pause and some life changes that were taking place during the time I was reading Ungodly, I think I struggled to get through this book.

Overall, I liked the book, and the series, but I don’t feel like I have much else to say about it. My favourite characters were Athena and Hermes; I was confused at times by the mythology; I enjoy Kendare Blake’s writing; and my feelings on the ending are mixed.

I think this is certainly worth reading if you’ve enjoyed the series so far!

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