Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (106)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Antigoddess
Author: Kendare Blake
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Tor

From Goodreads:

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. Honestly honestly. Who do I have to punch to read this book earlier than September? It sounds all kinds of awesome and I hope Kendare Blake has really tweaked the Greek myths because there are so many retellings out there.


  1. This does sound awesome! I can't wait to read it. I also LOVE the cover. It's different enough to really stand out. Great choice!

  2. I didn't know that they finally came out with the cover for this one! I've been waiting on it for a while. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. Holy crap! This one sounds absolutely amazing! I'm a huge Greek Mythology fan (Because of Percy Jackson!)and am almost 100% sure that I'll love this one! Plus, I've never read a story in a actual goddess's POV so that'll be interesting as well. :)

    Here's my WoW.

  4. This ones sounds really good and interesting. I love books that have mythology in them.