30 August 2013
The Woken Gods
Bond, Gwenda. The Woken Gods. Strange Chemistry, 2013.
All of the gods/goddesses have awakened and are now running amok across the planet. Kyra lives in D.C. with her parents. Her mom is a Seer and doesn't live at home anymore. Her dad has just been taken by a god for stealing a relic. And Kyra has to figure out what to do. Can she recover the relic and save her dad in time?
I thought this book would be really interesting. It sounded a lot like the Percy Jackson series. It is very similar to that series, except the plot is more complicated, similar to one of the later Harry Potter books. The problem is that the reader doesn't have much backstory to go on, and the main character is not remotely sympathetic. I didn't get to know her well enough, or figure out what's up with all the gods being everywhere (all of them? Where do they all live? How does this work? I never found out), to really enjoy the story. This book kind of feels like Percy Jackson fan fiction meets NaNoWriMo. I just was not impressed.
Recommended for: teens who read Percy Jackson and want a similar story
Red Flags: violence, lots of language
Overall Rating: 2/5 stars
I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley for the purposes of review.