I've had my eye on this series for a while now and patiently waited for it to hit audible so when it did I snatched it up. First, the synopsis and co..Show More »ver grabbed my attention. I thought we would have this young girl struggling through grizzly unthinkable situations in order to save her mom, wrong! There are some bad things that happen to the main character (Kate) but the tests she was administered were ones she didn't even know she was taking. I was really looking for a nice angsty gritty read but got an overly super sappy sweet read instead. The narrator did a really good job with the characters, but some parts in this book are just way too unbelievable for a person to go through what Kate went through and react the way she did to the situation and the characters that treated her a certain way, I just couldn't buy into the believability of the story. I know some people have said they have issues with the mythology being wrong and getting facts wrong but honestly it didn't bother me, I don't have a good knowledge base in mythology to know better anyway. So my opinion is, it's a nice easy laid back read, don't get your hopes up for a bunch of ups and downs, it was mainly a very constant storyline, I never really felt any connection, emotion or believability towards any of the characters. That being said, I will try the next book ONLY because I bought this on the buy 3 for 2 sale and feel I should get my $$ worth. HAPPY LISTENING!!!
This was a fun little follow up to the first book, and while it wasn't a full story it was a fun in-between tale that lead to a little more character ..Show More »building before moving on to the second book in the series. It was really great to get a little more background on Zeus' character, and follow along in the twists of Kate and James, even though you still want Kate to be with Henry the whole time.
This was another audio book finish for me, but I listened to it so consecutively that I'm sure I finished it in less than a day.
When I first started listening to this audio book I thought it would be my least favorite in the series, probably because it starts out with Hera who ..Show More »is just a character you can't feel much sympathy for at all because she's so... Whiny? I just dislike Hera, even though the background is supposed to make you feel a little bad about the way she was treated by Zeus (going off quite a bit of history here) and there was nothing the author could do to make me feel bad for her at all-she was that unlikeable.
However, I enjoyed all of the other stories and listening to the background on some of the other characters-it was a fun little addition to the series!