I can not believe it is August - this year is flying by. Christmas will be here before we know it. :)
I was fortunate to find a couple of new to me authors this week and I have to say I was pretty pleased.
This weeks theme: Gods and Monsters
In the Veil of Chaos by Logan Keys & Nadia Blake
4 Stars ****
He will claim a thousand souls to save her. Hades, King of the Underworld, offers Persephone an escape from death...but it comes at a price.
The loss of Persephone's father brings her two choices, wed the man who murdered her family, or die. But Hades has another plan, one that will bring a sweeter pain than death. But to bring this plan to fruition, the two must face their tragic differences once again... in Marriage.
The King of the Underworld offers the ultimate sacrifice, but the questions is... will she burn for him?
In The Veil of Shadows by Logan Keys & Nadia Blake
4 Stars ****
He claims the souls of the living for the Underworld... and she is next. Thanatos, God of the Dead, meets his match in Warrior Princess Gaea, making him question his entire existence.
Warrior Princess Gaea seeks revenge against the King of the Gods, Zeus---a path that leads her to the underworld and right into the arms of Death himself. Justice has nothing to do with the battles waged beyond the veil and when she shows up naked in the Lands of Gods, ready to make Zeus pay, Gaea's not given the ending that she deserves.
Thanatos, King of the Dead, has lived his life to serve those in the transition of passing. A long and lonely existence consoling those who face eternal suffering or bliss. But when he meets with the fiery and brazen Gaea, it makes him question his life of solitude and the part he plays in human fate.
Together, these two will learn that love can break all boundaries---both mortal and immortal. That it can conquer all...even death.
Daughter of Persephone by Helen Scott - 4 Stars ****
Poppy is nothing special.
She was making ends meet and trying to enjoy life. But a strange necklace caught her eye at the thrift store. Now, three gorgeous men have stumbled into her life, and she's torn between being terrified and excited. That is until they tell her she is the future queen of the Underworld.
Not only that, but she needs to bond with her hellhounds, the three heads of Cerberus, and protect the Underworld from a goddess who wants it for herself. Forced to face unnatural enemies, and too-sexy-for-their-own-good men, Poppy must choose: keep the life she's always had or take her rightful place as queen.
If she survives.
The One Who Eats Monsters by Casey Matthews - 4 Stars ****
Long ago, before history broke in half, elder gods exiled the vengeful deity Erynis to a far corner of Earth. When Ryn is found weakened after saving the life of an innocent villager, the U.S. military mistakes the battered immortal for a feral teenager and places her in New Petersburg, a decaying city full of monsters.
In her clash with the city’s demons, Ryn is confused by her intense emotional connection with Naomi Bradford, a senator’s daughter she has sworn to protect. But while her claws can kill anything that dies (and a few things that cannot), she must also contend with the human race. They lie, they speak in riddles, and to protect her friend, the immortal must navigate the senseless rules of their flawed civilization. Worse, they are fragile—and giving her heart to one makes Ryn afraid for the first time in her eternal life.
Omega by Lizzy Ford - 4 Stars ****
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.
However, a human girl with the power of a goddess is coming of age. Alessandra is the Oracle of Delphi – the last prophesized – and bears the mark of the double omega. Soon after she turns eighteen, Alessandra is told her destiny: to step between the warring gods and the human race and save her world from certain ruin.
For the gods, her appearance marks the beginning of the end – their end. They and the Triumvirate – leaders of the human elite – who serve them will stop at nothing to preserve their power.
Alessandra emerges from the forest where she spent her life hidden from gods and men and immediately plummets into a race against time, gods, and herself to discover who and what she is in a world where everyone she meets has a hidden agenda, and those pulling the strings remain in the shadows.
Before she can determine exactly what kind of savior her world needs, she must first master her power by completing three trials devised by the Triumvirate to enslave her.
One lone girl stands between warring gods and the people she’s destined to protect, but it’s the battle to understand who she is that she must win first.
I very much enjoyed these reads. I hope you are reading something wonderful.
As always, thank you for stopping by.