ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Publish Date: July 3, 2018
Fantasy | Young Adult
What is it about?
Every high school senior in New York receives an invitation, but only a few can actually read the riddle written on it. Hope is one of these special people, and ends up dragged to Mount Olympus to compete in a tournament to become the next great Greek hero.
Was it good?
I enjoyed the study of mythology in school, and was always fascinated by the stories. I’ve forgotten a lot of the information since then, so I was hoping this book would include some of the mythology behind the gods. I was disappointed that this book glossed over that goldmine of story telling.
Also, I thought the characters seemed flat and their relationships were not believable. All the friendships and love seemed instant, and the love one did not speak to a healthy future relationship.
Still, the book WAS interesting, and it was a quick and easy read. If you like competition, finding strength in love, Greek gods and monsters, then this might be the book for you. (I noticed when writing this review that you can pre-order this for $0.99 on amazon.)