Thursday, 9 February 2017

Early Review: Winter of the Gods - Jordanna Max Brodsky

Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself. 

Winter in New York: snow falls, lights twinkle, and a very disgruntled Selene DiSilva prowls the streets looking for prey.  But when a dead body is discovered sprawled atop Wall Street's iconic Charging Bull statue, it's clear the NYPD can't solve the murder without help. The murder isn't just the work of another homicidal cult -- this time, someone's sacrificing the gods themselves. 

While raising fundamental questions about the very existence of the gods, Selene must hunt down the perpetrators, tracking a conspiracy that will test the bonds of loyalty and love.

My thoughts:
So I just read the blurb, aha, so it is a trilogy. I so wondered about that when finishing this book. It had a feeling of being the final book, but at the same time, it was so obviously not over. And I worried that it was indeed the end because more should have been told, and will be told ;) So yay for that.

In this one, Selene finds out that someone is hunting gods to kill them. Why is this? Who is doing it? So many questions, but at least she has Theo by her side. I like their relationship, they take it slow (because the myth is true so...) He is more relaxed now, he jokes, and he does love her. And she, I do feel sorry for her, she cares for him, but she is a Goddess, she has her issues.

I like this series. The gods running around, well some have faded away long ago, they are not as they used to be. They need worship in some form or another. I do like this mythology, and I would love to see it explored more, as one god does mention other gods, but are those still around too?

Conclusion:
Anyway, this one feels darker, or maybe I just do not remember the darkness in book 1, because people died there, and people sure die here too. It was sad.

I am glad there will be another book because more is sure to come.

Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Expected publication: February 14th 2017 by Orbit
Olympus Bound #2
Urban fantasy
NetGalley


44 comments:

  1. Ooh I like that cover a lot! I love books about Gods so I'm interested!

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  2. Is this the installment to The Immortals? If so, I definitely need to read this!

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    1. It says Olympus bound...was the series called something else before?

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  3. I was very curious about this one and eyeing it when it put it in a Friday Forecast. I think I might have to check it out.

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  4. Like the sound of the characters and their slow relationship developent and the gods would be okay too.

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  5. Sounds like an author I need to read.

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  6. Sounds good. I love a good mystery, and mixing that with gods could be really interesting.

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  7. Glad you have another book to read and this wasn't the end hehe

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  8. I'm really looking forward to this one! A bit more darkness isn't liable to bother me :)

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  9. I like the sound of darker! I loved the first book, and I can't wait to dive into this one.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  10. oh no! I am so bad too at reading books midway or final books. LOL

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  11. Lovely cover. It's been a while for a mythology read for me.

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  12. I haven't heard of this before but thanks for putting this on my radar!

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  13. Any time the gods are running amok in a fantasy novel, I'm sure to enjoy it!

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  14. I think I'll really enjoy the series :) I love reading Greek Mythology based books!

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  15. I knew that cover looked familiar. I still need to read The Immortals.I love Greek Mythology!

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    1. Oh right that was the name of book 1 *headdesk*

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  16. This sounds good! I saw this on netgalley but the gods in modern world made me sceptic.

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  17. Sounds interesting. I like god mythologies and I like dark. Hmm. Might have to add this series to my TBR.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  18. Oooh. This does sound good. I'll have to look into book 1. :)

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