“Antigoddess” by Kendare Blake

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The Greek gods are living unknown among the humans. They have starting dying and must find a way to survive. Athena and Hermes have discovered from Goddess Demeter that a prophet can become a weapon against those seeking to destroy them. Meanwhile in Kincaid, New York, the woman once known as Cassandra of Troy begins having horrifying visions filled with death and violence. Can Athena and Hermes reach Cassandra before the dark images haunting her disrupt her peaceful life?

Why I picked it up: I thought the plot sounded intriguing. Also, Greek gods! Yea!

Why I finished it: I really enjoyed the book. It moved quickly and didn’t lag in any spots. The action pushed the plot forward at just the right pace. I really had to find out if Athena and Hermes would get cured.

I’d give it to: Anyone who likes strong female leads (especially for Athena), anyone who liked the Percy Jackson series, or anyone who likes mythology.

Check this book out or put it on hold.

-Natalie Martinez

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“Tyger, Tyger” by Kersten Hamilton

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Teagan Wylltson is a girl with a good head on her shoulders and big plans for her future. When her free-spirited friend Abby tells Teagan about strange, frightening dreams she’s had, Teagan wants to brush her off. But Abby dreams about the paintings Teagan’s dead mother created–and in those dreams, the nightmare creatures in the pictures come to life and try to harm Teagan.

Things only get stranger when Finn Mac Cumhaill shows up at her house and claims to be of the mythic Celtic line of Mac Cumhaills. Now Teagan must confront the truth about her family’s history, protect her little brother from goblins, and deal with her growing feelings for Finn.

This story is such a pleasure to read. It has plenty of twists and turns in the plot (including one big jaw-dropper), but is very character-driven. The relationships between the characters are rich, loving and full of life. Great for teens who love reading mythology and fairy tale retellings.

Check this book out or put it on hold.

-Amanda Coppedge Bosky