Friday, June 27, 2014

Book Recommendation: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

I'm so glad I decided to re-read Antigoddess before I start the sequel; Mortal Gods. Because it turns out I had forgotten so much. Which I do not understand, as I love this book so much. It's amazing. Different. Good. Heartbreaking. Yet perfect. Yeah. I really love Antigoddess. And this second time reading it was just as good as the first time I read it. If not better. Sigh. Kendare Blake is such an amazing author. I adore her books. And her. She's an awesome person as well. Can't wait to read even more from her. <3

I don't think I'm ready to talk much about this book. I just want to talk forever about what happens near the ending. Because it broke my heart beyond healing. Sniffs. But I will not. Because it is an amazing twist. And I don't think any of you would see it coming. But yes. It is evil. And it is heartbreaking. And I will forever wish it did not happen. But it did. And I'm working on forgiving Kendare for it, lol. But even so. I did love the book. So much. Because it is all kinds of amazing. And the writing is stunning. Sigh.

There are three different covers of this book. The UK paperback. The US hardcover. And the new US paperback coming out soon. I have chosen to use the new one for this post, as it fits with Mortal Gods that I'm reading next. <3 Though I did read my hardcover of the book. But I adore all three covers. They are gorgeous. And so happy to own them all. Okay, not yet the new paperback, as it isn't out yet. But I have ordered it, and I cannot wait to get it. The art for this book is gorgeous. So pretty. So creepy.

Antigoddess is told from many different point of views. But mostly there is Athena and Cassandra. Both whom I really loved. Athena is tough. But she is also soft at heart. I think. She does some awful stuff. But I don't really fault her for it. And I liked getting to know her. She's awesome. And I loved her relationship with her brother, Hermes. He was amazing to read about too. He's fun. And dying such an awful way. Sniffs. Also, Ody. I'm excited about him and Athena. They would be beautiful together. Sigh.

And Cassandra. I adore her. I loved reading about her life. Her brother. Her best friend. And her boyfriend. Sniffs. Aidan was awesome to read about too. Though there is little focus on their romance. Grrr. There is so much I want to know about it, hih. But I loved what there was. Their love was real. And honest. Sigh. Anyway. Cassandra is an awesome main character. Strong. Brave. Broken. A little bit, at least. And oh. I cannot wait to read even more about her. And all her friends. Sigh. I'm so excited.

I will not talk much more about this book. Just saying that I loved it. So much. Antigoddess is amazing. I loved reading about all the different characters. I loved how dark the book is at times. How sweet it is too. I loved reading about the Gods. It was interesting. I still don't know enough about them all, lol, but I know a little via Percy Jackson, which doesn't really count, I know, lol. But it made me love these Gods even more. Ack. Yeah. Antigoddess is full of creepy things. I loved every moment. This book is perfect.

As I said, I'm so glad I decided to re-read Antigoddess. It made me remember how much I loved it. How much I loved Cassandra and Aidan. Even Athena. Just all of them. But oh. Mortal Gods. I have such fears to begin reading it. I know what I want more than anything. And I know it will probably never happen. Sobs. But I also know that I will love the book; because I love the story. Sigh. I'm just a little nervous, lol. But I'm starting it right away. My ARC copy looks so gorgeous. Sigh. I'm so thankful. And happy.

I need more people to read Antigoddess. To read all the books by Kendare. Because they are all stunning. They are all written so well. The characters are all amazing to read about. And the stories in these books. Heartbreaking. Yet beautiful and perfect at the same time. Yes. You all need to read books by Kendare Blake. You will not regret it. And I need someone to fangirl with, lol. But first. If you have yet to read Antigoddess, then go do so! You must. Because oh, how it is a good book. Despite the heartbreak :)


Color rose into her cheeks, visible even beneath the smear of white makeup.
She swallowed. Being touched by him was different now, even if she didn't want to admit it.
The heat in his hands, and the strength, made her heart pound. He kissed her and she forgot
where she was wrapped her arms around him. He lifted her like she weighed nothing.
When her feet hit the floor it took an extra second for her brain to catch up.


  1. This one sounds great, I will have to check it out!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. I love Kendare so very much! Her stories are all so beautifully written and I love her unique voice. I can't wait to start Mortal Gods. Soon now and I can!

  3. I adored Antigoddess as well! And even though I'm not sure I'd have time to re-read it before Mortal Gods... I feel like I need a refresher from everything that happened, in case I have forgotten something important!
    Surely not that awfully cruel ending!

  4. I read Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed In Blood and loved it, so I definitely need to check out her newer works. This book sounds fantastic!

    Great post!


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