Friday, 25 March 2016

Review: The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky

The Immortals
by Jordanna Max Brodsky
Publisher: Orbit
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: February 16th, 2016
Purchase: [Amazon] [Chapters/Indigo]

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.

Murders. 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.

Gods. 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.

Much like Lev Grossman's The Magicians spoke to a generation of adults who grew up with Harry Potter, THE IMMORTALS will enchant anyone who loved American Gods or Percy Jackson.

When Hachette Canada emailed me about reviewing The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky, it was a completely new title being put on my radar. I hadn't come across The Immortals during my hours of browsing Goodreads, but was pleased to have it introduced to me with an exciting pitch about a fast-paced, action packed fantasy with an interesting mythological aspect, perfect for anyone who loved American Gods or Percy Jackson.

"No mortal could have infiltrated the museum like that. And only Olympians knew the truth behind the Caledonian Boar. The cult's hierophant must be one of the Athanatoi. But why? There's only one reason an immortal would bother with a long-forgotten ritual."

The Immortals, Jordanna's first in the Olympus Bound series, delivered it's promise - It was unique, fast-paced, and unbelievably action packed. Furthermore, although I agree it was very similar to the Percy Jackson series, I was pleased to discover that The Immortals was refreshingly unique with it's own twists on myths we've grown to love. Selene, The Immortals' fierce protagonist, was an interesting female heroine to read. Intuitive, bright, and inspiring, Selene was a breath of fresh air. Overall, without going into further detail about the title's plot and completely spoiling it for you,  I can honestly say that readers who pick this title up will be very surprised. It's cover nor it's synopsis does it justice. If you're looking for a brand new series that will keep you on your toes, The Immortals is an absolute must.

4 / 5 Cupcakes

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  1. Percy Jackson? Now I'm curious!

  2. I like the sound of The Immortals. Thank you for reviewing it this Morning.:)

  3. Wendy, I loved Percy Jackson. So I'm always looking for something that comes even close to how amazing that series was. Thanks for sharing your review on The Immortals. It's been added to my list!

  4. Shailene Carson25 March 2016 at 11:16

    I completely dislike the cover and feel I would have walked right by the book without giving it a second thought. Covers make or break a book a lot of the time. Reading your review makes it sound like a good fantasy book. I'm sad that the cover looks so dull.

  5. Thank you for putting this on my radar. I read the summary and IMMEDIATELY added it to Goodreads so I am glad you also really enjoyed it! Great reivew!

    Jamie @ Books and Ladders