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review 2017-07-23 20:22
The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky - My Thoughts
The Immortals - Jordanna Max Brodsky

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. 

So...

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.  :)

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review 2017-03-08 08:06
Winter of the Gods (Olympus Bound) - Jor... Winter of the Gods (Olympus Bound) - Jordanna Max Brodsky

A fun twist on typical urban fantasy.  You might want to start with the first book in the series. RIYL American Gods, Kevin Hearne.

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review 2016-06-05 04:18
Review - The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
The Immortals (Olympus Bound) - Brodsky, Jordanna Max

My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!!!

***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review

 

The cover is beautiful and sort of haunting at the same time.

 

This is the first book in the series and the first book by the author.  It is based on Greek mythology which is what drew me to the book :)

 

I liked this book, and I think the series will get better.  This book for me had a lot of slow parts, but this happens when I am reading a new series when it is building a new world.  I will definitely watch for the next book and keep an eye on this new author.

 

Selene is interesting because you have a unique perspective on getting to know Artemis in this book and other Greek gods who live modern times.  Theo is a college professor and definitely interesting and tends to get himself into trouble.  This is like a murder mystery Greek style.  It will be interesting to see where this series goes next.

 

I recommend this book to mythology lovers who love a murder mystery.

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review 2016-04-10 04:35
Review - The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
[ Immortals Olympus Bound By ( Author ) ... [ Immortals Olympus Bound By ( Author ) Feb-2016 Hardcover - Jordanna Max Brodsky

My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!!!

***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review

 

The cover is beautiful and sort of haunting at the same time.

 

This is the first book in the series and the first book by the author.  It is based on Greek mythology which is what drew me to the book :)

 

I liked this book, and I think the series will get better.  This book for me had a lot of slow parts, but this happens when I am reading a new series when it is building a new world.  I will definitely watch for the next book and keep an eye on this new author.

 

Selene is interesting because you have a unique perspective on getting to know Artemis in this book and other Greek gods who live modern times.  Theo is a college professor and definitely interesting and tends to get himself into trouble.  This is like a murder mystery Greek style.  It will be interesting to see where this series goes next.

 

I recommend this book to mythology lovers who love a murder mystery.

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