Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A step beyond the Percy Jackson-type books, these are the real Greek gods and goddesses at war (along with some reincarnated humans). For readers who don't know the Homeric epics, or the twisted allegiances and bloodlines on Olympus, there's enough explanation but not too much.
The idea that the gods are dying - killing each other, to be accurate - and not immortal is an interesting one. The problem is that the why isn't really clear. Hera's anger and desire to rid the world of Apollo, Athena, Hermes and more is never explained (or hinted at) which possibly means that it will be covered in the next book. I hate that, to be honest. Cliffhangers are one thing (will they get to Achilles? who will he side with? what happened to Zeus?) but not giving out important information just feels too manipulative.
Copy provided by publisher.