Waiting on Wednesday - Antigoddess

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where we post upcoming releases we're highly anticipating. My pre-publication selection for this week's Waiting on Wednesday is Antigoddess by Kendare Blake.

Kendare Blake
Series: Goddess War, #1
Released: September 10th, 2013
Publisher: Tor Teen
Waited on by: Melanie

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Old Gods never die…

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.

Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.

These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.

Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out.

Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

The Goddess War is about to begin

Being a full on Greek Mythology nerd, it is just another reason why I am so excited for Antigoddess. I haven't read a single book by Kendare Blake, but I heard her Anna series is really good and well, the synopsis and cover are amazeballs. It's so simple yet creepy and beautiful all at once. *grabby hands* 

What are you waiting on?

 Let me know in the comments!


  1. READ A KENDARE BOOK THIS INSTANCE. I loved Anna Dressed in Blood.

    I agree about being creepy yet beautiful. The cover is pretty basic but I love the feather and the... blood? *shudders* Awesome pick this week, girl.

  2. I've seen this book popping up on my feed quite a bit lately, and although I'm not a huge Greek Mythology fan, (I'm still waiting for a book to totally wow me!) I think Antigoddess would be a great introduction into this genre! Wonderful pick Blythe!

  3. I am dying for this one too!! Great pick!!

  4. I hope you like this one! I read it a couple weeks ago and liked it but didn't love it. Kendare Blake is so talented though. Thanks for sharing!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert
    my WoW

  5. I love Kendare Blake! Great pick. I read this last week and it was wonderful :-)

    My WoW @My Friends Are Fiction

  6. Ooh, I was THIS close to choosing this as MY WoW post this week!! Doesn't it sound so awesome? I'm a lover of mythology, and Kendare Blake can WRITE. I definitely agree about the cover- it's simple, creepy, and all around amazing.

    Lovely pick, Mel! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  7. I want to read this one so bad! I haven't read anything by Kendare Blake, but this one just sounds so good! I'm stressing emphasis on the good in my head, but gooooooooooood looks weird. That's how good it sounds.

    My WoW: http://vampireandotherparanormalthingsqueen.blogspot.com/2013/06/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

  8. Wow, this seems so completely different from the other series. It certainly sounds like an exciting epic! :-)

  9. Blythe, this one seems so good! It was actually my WoW last week, so yup I'm SUPER excited. :D Kendare's Anna series is one of my favourite, and the fact that it's based on Greek Mythology is a huge bonus, not to mention the fact that my favourite Greek goddess, Athena, seems to be the MC! YEEEP! GREAT pick, Blythe! I'm so excited for this one as well. :) <3

  10. Oh, yes yes yes. This sounds fantastic and I love anything that has to do with Greek mythology. Have you read her Anna Dressed in Blood series? FANTASTIC. Still have to read the 2nd one though. Great pick!

  11. This looks so good, and I LOVE Blake's voice in her books. Also, that cover is to DIE for.

  12. I just sent this book off to Lyn so she will be reading it before I do, but yeah, I am totally looking forward to this one as well. It looks super amazing. Anna is awesome. I hope you decide to read her work soon!

  13. I actually had a chance to read this and I was not that impressed. I think I was just expecting something very different than what I got. Looking forward to your thoughts, which will hopefully help me to reevaluate this in a more positive light.


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