This had so so much potential, but it kind of fell flatish! I'm sure I'll be using the "ish" term a lot in this review because while I did enj..Show More »oy this, it just didn't wow me. I felt a bit "meh" the whole way through.
Plot wise, I felt like I missed something when I first started reading this. I had to check see if there was a prequel or something since we seem to be thrown into the world with no explanation. "In a modern world ruled by territorial Greek gods, the human race has been oppressed, exploited, and now nearly destroyed by the constant infighting of gods." OK, but it isn't ever really explained. Yes, there is a series of prequels so I'd recommend maybe reading them first.
Apart from thee feeling of missing something, the plot was good..ish. There was a lot to like but also a lot that frustrated me no end!! The most frustrating thing was the MC, she was ..... I don't even know what to say about her, maybe silly, naive, didn't use her head, etc! would suffice but she was also kinda kick ass, sort of competent, and frustratingly trusting.
Eg, Alessandra lives in a compound with "silly" nymphs who are only worried about make up and boys, yet so many times she laments the fact that she doesn't have a boyfriend. She trains hard and is really adept at doing challenging things, yet she makes such stupid decisions when she is outside the compound that she felt like a different character. I just wasn't enamoured with her because it felt like two different characters, with the same name, depending on the situation. Going by her training at the start, I really thought we'd have a strong young heroine, instead she made incredibly stupid decisions and was whiny and with a "whoa is me" attitude.
The book is over 11hrs so quiet a long one. I did think about putting it aside about 30% of the way through because of the MC but I persevered and listened to it all, and honestly, I'm kind of glad I did, as I think I would have felt like maybe it got better and I was missing out. I enjoyed parts of it and even with me not liking the MC, it was an OK story but I'm not sure if I'll continue on with the series yet, maybe one day!!
This review probably doesn't make a lot of sense as I'm trying to keep spoilers out of it and if I was to reference any of the parts that annoyed me, there would definitely be spoilers in them, so sorry if it's a bit vague!
Shiromi Arserio did a good job with this. She was clear and concise and told the story really well. I had no problem with her narration.
*Thanks to Audiobook Boom for my copy. All thoughts are my own and weren't influenced in any way.*