Review--Ungodly by Kendare Blake

For the Goddess of Wisdom, what Athena didn’t know could fill a book. That’s what her opponents said.

So she was wrong about some things. So her carefully planned assault on Olympus left her team beaten and scattered and possibly dead. So they have to fight the Fates themselves, who, it turns out, are the source of the gods’ illness. And sure, Athena is stuck in the underworld, holding the body of the only hero she has ever loved.

But all is not lost. Hermes is still topside, trying to power up Andie and Henry before he runs out of time and submits to his death, or the Fates arrive to speed it along.

And Cassandra is up there somewhere, too, on a quest for death…with the god of death himself.

Just because things haven’t gone exactly according to plan, it doesn't mean they’ve lost. They’ve only mostly lost. And there’s a big difference.


After a very busy week, I’ve finally managed to finish Kendare Blake’s Ungodly! It was quite a surprising end to the trilogy. I had so many theories and possibilities all planned out in my head and I don’t think any of them turned out right! LOL!

The start of this book was chaos, as in everything was chaotic with all the characters separated and doing their own thing. It was crazy! Yet I was enjoying it! We have Cassandra on a mission with Calypso trying to find Hades, because basically, Cassandra just wants to kill all the gods now. She’s mad and she’s planning to get even! Their first stop is to find Thanatos, god of death because who better to help kill a god then a god of death and a god killer of course!

Then we have Athena who is in the underworld as she protects a dying Odysseus. Hermes, Henry, and Andie who are topside are trying to find Athena. And of course everyone is still reeling with the betrayal of Achilles as he joins the Fates. There’s a war on the horizon, one that’s been coming for a long time now and its outcome will change everything!

This book was filled with so many surprises! I don’t want to get into the nit and gritty details, but let’s just say the characters were making surprising decisions that I didn’t see coming at all!

The beginning part of the book was perhaps the most chaotic as our group was so heavily divided. We basically hop from group to group to see what they’re doing and the chapters had the tendency to always end with some sort of cliffhanger! Then we’d go right back to another person and we’re left waiting to read through two more groups to see what they’re doing before getting back to group 1 and their cliffhanger! It made for suspenseful reading that’s for sure!

I think what surprised me the most by this series (and really can only go off of these last two books since I can’t remember the first book!) was the lack of romance. It’s rare that I come across a book with very little romance in it. Sure there was always tension between Athena and Odysseus and Calypso was in love with Odysseus as well. Though there was rarely ever any stolen moments. Perhaps a kiss here or there, but other than that. Nada. And oddly enough I was okay with that! Would’ve I had liked more? Well sure, but romance didn’t really fit with the story when you think about it. It was about survival and when it came down to it, family. And that’s a whole other kind of love, and one I was happy to see in this one!

Characters you thought you had pegged down will surprise you completely in this book. You think you might know what they would do in X situation, but again, the outcome will definitely throw you through a loop! I loved that! I loved how many twists and turns this one took! It wasn’t out bloodshed and tears though. So prepare yourselves! This will be an ending you won’t see coming!

 


Overall Rating 4/5 stars




2 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great series. I love that there were a lot of surprises in the final book. Great review!

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