This is all kinds of twisted. I spent 1/3 of the time reading it wondering if I should be hating this book instead of loving it. It inspired all kinds of conflicting emotions, and I had no clue how anything was going to work itself out or if it even could.
I have to say I have never read anything quite like this, so Penelope Douglas continues to surprise me. This is one unexpected revenge themed story.
I think my mixed emotions and reactions to this story can best be summed up using GIFs.
Wow. This was just as good the second time, and I’m so happy I reread it before going on to book 2, as there were several things I had completely forgotten about.
This was delicious. Yum. The world. The characters. The exciting plot. I just ate this book right up, and I love how fantastic YA Sci-Fi is these days. It makes my heart trip in all kinds of good ways.
It has some of the flavorful undertones of Ready Player One, which I adore, but this has less pop culture geekery/nerdery, which actually may make this story even more approachable by a wider audience.
This was something else, and I enjoyed every layer and nuance. It adds depth, complexity, and a full range of human emotions to a previously known story (Achilles and the Trojan war). It was not at all what I expected, in the most rewarding sort of way.
Everything about the style and voice was so honest, that it took me back in time, to a place where honor is often valued above all else. I can’t wait to pick up and read Circe next. I hope it’s as worthwhile as this read.