Thursday, August 1, 2013

Review of Hera, Queen of the Gods by TD Thomas

Synopsis: "The Fates are missing. Hera has no choice but to lead a handful of gods to the human world to search for the missing goddesses, even though it means giving up her powers and temporarily becoming mortal. But mortality begins to change Hera in unexpected ways, and it gets much worse after she meets Justin, a boy who defies every prejudice she once had about mortals. Torn between who she's becoming and who she needs to be in order to fulfill her duty, Hera must survive a horde of murderous creatures sent to exploit her new weakness. In the end, only she can stop a traitorous plot conceived by a secret alliance of ancient and new enemies, a plot that threatens to destroy not only the order Hera is sworn to protect, but all of existence itself.

This fast-paced, action-packed adventure plunges you into a world of myth, monsters, and magic, where no one is safe and nothing is what it seems."
My Review: Hmm, I am going to have a hard time with this review. I loved the concept of this book but it was just too long. I really enjoyed the characters and I felt like Hera's personality was nailed as well as the dynamic between her and Zeus. I am not really sure how I feel about the loss of their godliness over time in the book.  As I said I really enjoyed the concept behind the story, the Fates being missing and the potential disaster was the underlying storyline throughout but I felt like the search for them got a little drawn out. I felt like an entire battle sequence and the drama that went with it could have been removed and accomplished the same result, if not more of a connection to the story.
My Rating: I guess maybe I have gotten use to books that only take me a short amount of time to read but this was really long (I always track my reading time when using my Kindle and this one was over 10 hours). That said the characters were very strong and I really enjoyed Hera, especially at the beginning. I give this one a rating of Two Paws.
Hera, Queen of the Gods was sent to me by the author for an honest review.
You can find out more about TD Thomas and Hera, Queen of the Gods on Goodreads or his Website.
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