Monday, February 20, 2017
After Reading: THE IMMORTALS by Jordanna Max Brodsky
SOME ARE OLDER THAN THE CITY ITSELF.
The city sleeps. Selene DiSilva walks her dog along the banks of the Hudson. She is alone-just the way she likes it. She doesn't believe in friends, and she doesn't speak to her family. Most of them are simply too dangerous.
In the predawn calm, Selene finds the body of a young woman washed ashore, gruesomely mutilated and wreathed in laurel. Her ancient rage returns. And so does the memory of a promise she made long ago. To protect the innocent-and to punish those who stand in her way.
With the NYPD out of its depth, Selene vows to hunt the killer on her own. But when classics professor Theo Schultz decodes the ancient myth behind the crime, the solitary Huntress finds herself working with a man who's her opposite in every way. Together, they face a long-forgotten cult that lies behind a string of murders, and they'll need help from the one source Selene distrusts most of all: the city's other Immortals. (Goodreads)
As I mentioned a few posts ago, I've been wandering into the adult fiction arena more, which means I've been trying to pick up books that fit into the category I enjoy most: urban or paranormals. I love the real world with a good twist :) And this one absolutely fit the bill for what I wanted. Selene is the goddess Artemis, and I really enjoyed the way she was portrayed--lonely, frustrated, and always trying to right the wrongs against women. The story Brodsky has crafted is fast paced, fun, and fascinating for a geek like me who loves all things Greek mythology. Theo Schultz, the professor in the novel, did annoy me a bit (yeah, he's the subject of another blog post ;), but as the story progressed as his position became less of a focus, I could ignore my annoyance more and it didn't detract from the story. Honestly, this story was awesome and I'm really looking forward to the sequel!
Definitely a good read for anyone who's enjoyed American Gods or the Percy Jackson series (this was the blurb that sold me on this book in the first place!).