Title: Athena: Goddess of Heroes
Author: Ashli Edwards & Trisha Edwards
Published: July 16th 2018
Genre: YA | Greek Myth
Series: Olympus Earthed 1/8
How did I end up in this infuriatingly-mortal situation? The Earth is in danger once again and my father, Zeus, has sent me to this god-forsaken planet to find a hero to protect it. Only then will I be allowed to return to my rightful place on Mount Olympus.
I, along with several of my siblings, are living among the mortal hoard. Each of us has a mission; mine is to find a modern-day mortal worthy of joining the ranks of Odysseus and Achilles. This Hero must be strong, courageous, clever, and unwaveringly loyal. Even if I find one, and that’s a big if, how am I supposed to get them to trust me? Let alone, willingly follow me into mortal peril? Where might I find such a person? Who could they be?
Athena Goddess of Heroes takes the Athena of myth and legend and leads her down a path to discover the value of humanity. With her siblings ever present, a few old enemies who come out to play, and the developing love of a Hero, Athena is dragged on an action-packed journey that turns her own world up-side-down. Will the goddess of Wisdom choose the logical path that ensures the safety of the world as we know it? Or will she choose to save the one who has awakened her heart, no matter the consequences?
Disclaimer: Let me start of by saying that I received a physical copy of this book from the authors themselves and this in no way effects my thoughts and opinions (also THANK YOU!!)
Athena: Goddess of Heroes is the first book in the Olympus Earthed series out of EIGHT! The first being done from Athena’s point of view (obviously) and the other seven will be, Dionysus, Aphrodite, Artemis, Apollo, Ares, Hermes and Persephone. I love a good series thats going to be longer than two or three books as I feel like this is rare nowadays!
Athena is sent to Earth by Zeus to find a modern day Hero, however it’s not as easy as it once was as no-one no longer worships the Greek Gods/Goddesses any more and she finds it difficult to tell him she’s a Goddess.
I love books about the Greek Gods/Goddesses but I feel there aren’t as many of them around in the YA world two that come to mind is Rick Riordan’s books and Roshani Chokshi’s The Star Touched Queen and now this one! I really enjoyed this and loved the different kind of take on the Gods/Goddesses, I thought that it was refreshing and such a fun read. I found that it was fast paced and detailed, I actually devoured it within a day I liked it so much I just couldn’t put it down nor did I want to..
a fair warning to you all, the ending will give you all the feels! I honestly didn’t see the ending coming, I had some ideas but I sort of shoved them out of my mind just because I knew it wasn’t going to be something I wanted.. my heart you guys, I can’t say what happens because spoilers but I highly recommend this book to you all! You will fall in love with this version of Athena, her siblings and even the Hero!
I’m so excited to get my hands on book two which is going to be from Dionysus’s point of view and I can’t wait because he was my favourite character in this one, he’s funny, sarcastic and the perfect character. For me this book had the perfect amount of romance, I ship them so much. The perfect amount of action to keep you hanging on for more and for me it was laid out really nicely as well! I also love how that this is a modern take on it as well and that Athena and her siblings still aren’t entirely sure how to blend in properly.
So overall, great characters with good development too, I easily grew attached to them all, except Ares. I also couldn’t stop picturing him as Remus Lupin (David Thewlis) after seeing him play Ares in Wonder Woman.. anyone else or is that just me?
It has taken me like six days to gather my thoughts to even put this review together.. It was just so good it’s one of those books that you’re gonna think about until the sequel comes out like ‘oh that was a good story, what book was that?? oh.. right the one with no sequel yet 😭’ (I’ve been doing this all year with The Glass Spare, I’m desperately waiting for The Cursed Sea to come out! SOOOOON!!!)
Okay so overall, buy this book, it’s so worth it and you definietly won’t regret it! Links below for places to buy and the authors website 🙂