Sunday, July 23, 2017
The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
Olympus Bound - Book One
A paranormal mystery/thriller with a dollop of romance, The Immortals was a fun read and a good introduction to the series, I think. Since I was a little girl, elementary school little, I've been fascinated with Greek mythology, so this author and her books were a cool find for me.
We follow the heroine, Selene DaSilva who is, in fact, Artemis, goddess of the hunt, forests, hills, the moon, archery and a ton of other things. It's modern day and the gods of Greek mythology have gone through The Diaspora and are now living as part of human society. Artemis, in her latest guise as Selene, with her faithful hound Hippolyta at her side, is a protector of women, sort of a hit person for abused women.
There's a particularly gruesome murder that Selene stumbles across to start the excitement and that brings her to meet Theo, the professor of mythology who is particularly knowledgeable about his chosen subject.
I enjoyed the book. I enjoyed the chase and how Selene came to understand a lot of things about herself and her family. I really liked how Theo grew into the hero of the story and I especially liked hi sense of humour and wry observations. I liked the members of Selene's 'family' that we got to meet - well, most of them. And I liked their present-day premise. I loved Hippo, Selene's wonderful hound (I pictured a huge Irish Wolfhound in my reader's eye) and I loved Theo's friend Gabriella.
Were there things that I could have liked more? Maybe. I'm not a huge paranormal fan though, so the fact that I'm pleased I got Book 2 on sale a couple of weeks ago is HUGE! *LOL* I think The Immortals is a good summer read. :)