OMG y’all can you believe that it’s already June?! How the heck did May go by so fast? Onto the summer though! Speaking of the summer, let’s talk about my first official summer post- my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours tour for The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild and A.C. Harvey! And thank you to Swoon Reads for making this tour happen. I love Greek Mythology- I’ve always been fascinated by the Greek Gods and all of the stories around them, so I was the most excited to read this book! The Immortal Game came out on May 25th, so make sure you go grab it now- and if you’re in the US, we’ve got a giveaway to go along with this blog tour too, so definitely go enter that before it ends on June 7th.
The Immortal Game 4/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:
An exiled goddess goes on a quest to clear her name and save Mount Olympus in Talia Rothschild & A. C. Harvey’s action-packed young adult debut, The Immortal Game!
Galene, daughter of Poseidon, desperately wants to earn her place among the gods. But when a violent attack leaves Mount Olympus in chaos and ruins, she is accused of the crime. Banished from Olympus, Galene sets out to prove her innocence and discovers a more deadly plot—one that threatens even the oldest of Immortals.
Fortunately, she has allies who willingly join her in exile:
A lifelong friend who commands the wind.
A defiant warrior with deadly skill.
A fire-wielder with a hero’s heart.
A mastermind who plays life like a game.
All-out war is knocking at the gates. Galene and her friends are the only ones who can tip the scales toward justice, but their choices could save Olympus from total annihilation, or be the doom of them all.
The Immortal Game was such a fun book. There was so much action throughout the book, starting with Galene’s immortality trial to the attack on Olympus to the crew going on exile and their quest within their exile to the final battle of Olympus. There was never a dull moment! I thought it was really interesting that we had 4 main characters and 4 points of view- I didn’t mind it too much, but I could see some people finding it either confusing or too much. You never had to guess how anyone was feeling, because there was a POV that told you exactly how they were feeling, which I enjoyed, but I know some people are not the biggest fans of being told all of the information right off the bat like that. In terms of characters/POVs, I really liked the girls (Galane and Iyana)- they had such a great relationship and I’m all about strong bonds/friendships. It was really obvious very early on where the authors were going to have the romantic storylines go (with the love triangle on one side and the other pairing how it was). They weren’t built up/too in depth relationship wise, but at the same time, the romantic relationships weren’t key to the story, so that didn’t bother me too much. In general though, The Immortal Game was a fun, fast paced, action packed YA fantasy filled with Greek Gods and monsters- definitely check it out today! Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository | Indigo | IndieBound
Favorite Quotes: *note, these quotes are from my e-arc, so they may not appear in the same form or at all in the final version of the book, so be aware* (also, my e-arc doesn’t have page numbers, so I’ll be putting percentages by my quotes)
“Today, the fight for immortality was hers.” 1%
“Failing wasn’t an option.” 1%
“She’d done nothing but fail.” 4%
“Feeling others’ emotions certainly had its disadvantages.” 5%
“Beyond the shimmering barrier lay the clear, faraway world.” 18%
About the Authors:
Talia Rothschild, Italian American, is passionate about stories in many forms—music,dance,photography, film and, of course, great novels. She believes in thick hot chocolate and creamer in your tea. When she’s not happily writing, she’s mothering the sweetest baby girl and making memories with her husband. Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads
Ashleigh Harvey is teaching high school physics and bringing her writing dreams to life. English-born and world-traveled, she loves filling her life with new adventures, such as visiting a new country or exploring the Wild West with her husband. She also finds escape in movies, music, literature, and yearly comic convention. Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads