Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Antigoddess (Antigoddess, #1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

I was wondering what Kendare was up to after the Anna series was over! I guess now I know! I am so excited to get my hands on this book.

Goodreads Book Description: 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.

 Why I Am excited: How awesome does this book sound? With all the goriness that we loved from Anna, along with some intriguing characters and world building, wow!

Why I am Worried: I just hope that the references to the ancient Olympians amplify the book and not detract from it. I'm not too worried though, Kendare definitely has the chops to pull this off!

What are you waiting for? Also, check out my giveaways-- I have tons! :-)


  1. This book looks pretty scary! Love the cover.


  2. This books sounds great, especially because it is written by Kendare Blake. I've always been passionate about Greek mythology and this novel seems to bring a new twist.

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  3. I loooved Anna Dressed in Blood and finally got my copy of Girl of Nightmares in the mail this week (probably going make that my Easter read). I'd probably read whatever Kendare Blake writes next but I'm particularly intrigued because she brings up the Cassandra myth and I've always found her to be an interesting figure in the Trojan war :)

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  4. I loved Anna Dressed in Blood so much, and I love mythological books so I can't wait to read this. I picked it as my WOW at the beginning of the year

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  5. I am looking forward to this one too. I have similar worries but I too loved Anna Dressed in Blood and have confidence in Kendare's writing ability to make this a good one. Great pick!

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  6. I am really looking forward to this one too. I have similar worries but I too loved Anna Dressed in Blood and am confident in Kendare's writing ability to make this a good one. Great pick!

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  7. Sounds really interesting! Hope you enjoy it when it comes out!

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  8. Soooo cannot wait to read this one!! Loved Anna and still have to read the last one in that duology! Looking forward to this one!!

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  9. Well I will be reading this book. I did enjoy Anna Dressed in Blood but not as much as other people did. The goriness was there and I hope this book has that too.

    I love books about Gods! For author to make a book were Gods die well that is interesting.

  10. Very excited about this one! I enjoyed Anna Dressed in Blood and Greek mythology so I have high hopes for this.

    Also I'm having problems with the poll-I voted for Scarlet but it shows results with just one vote for Angelfall.