- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Posted September 18, 2014
Having a romantic relationship with a Greek god could be temptin
Having a romantic relationship with a Greek god could be tempting. I liked the premise of this book since I wanted to know how Greek gods played a role in Ireland. While I read the book, my feelings for it became confused. Do I love it or do I hate it? Perhaps it was a little bit of both.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I was completely hooked the first couple of chapters of the book. It had a very strong beginning. I immediately liked the main character, Siobhan, and I was thrilled to read about a world with music. When Liam was first introduced, I enjoyed the love-hate feelings that occurred within Siobhan. I found her thoughts towards Liam to be fun at the beginning.
As the story progressed, I began to have issues. Liam's true character was revealed. I did not like his "all-mighty" attitude and his sexist thoughts. I had to keep reminding myself that he was a god and this was the reason why he acted the way he did. However, I couldn't make myself like him like I did in the beginning. What irritated me the most was how easily Siobhan fell for him. I could not understand how a strong female character like her would fall for someone like Liam/Apollo.
Another thing that did not sit well with me was Siobhan's parents' attitude towards her virginity. I found it unsettling how the parents did not blink an eye when Apollo came to them requesting their daughter. They even encouraged Siobhan to "please" Apollo no matter what. Yes, Apollo was a god and perhaps the parents felt obligated to agree to his wishes, but they did not show any signs of remorse about the decision. This made me a little sick.
Though I did find myself slowing down with reading this book, I couldn't help but continue it. A. Star did a fantastic job in creating all the tension between Siobhan and Liam/Apollo. The sexual scenes were steamy hot. I kept getting drawn to them because of how well they were written. I also found myself wanting to know when and how Siobhan was going to lose her virginity. I kept imagining all kinds of scenarios.
What I also appreciated about this book was how it was set in Ireland. Even though these were Greek gods, I found it weird yet fascinating how it did not take place in Greece. It really made it feel that these gods existed and were a big part all over the world. It also gave the sense on how Greek mythology has had an influence in many countries. Thus, it was not a hard thing to imagine Apollo being in Ireland.
As a whole, this book showed a lot of promise but it did have its issues. A. Star showed signs of being a very talented writer. This book seems to be the prequel to a series and I am actually interested in reading the rest it.
*I received the book from the Author in exchange for an honest review*
Posted March 20, 2014
The Greek gods are real - living in a realm called Myth. They ha
The Greek gods are real - living in a realm called Myth. They have human agents on Earth, families that help them do their business in the "real" world. The members of these families are called Influentials; they have power, pretige, and loads of wealth. Siobhan Law is the daughter of one of these families. Protected and cherished, it is her destiny to marry the son of a family and run their household. Too bad, Siobhan has more modern ideas of how she wants to live her life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
While attending a practice for the orchestra (she's first chair violin), a new musician shows up and challenges her for her place. Liam Argyros is beautiful - too beautiful and Siobhan instantly knows that he's not an ordinary mortal. What she doesn't know is that he's really the god Apollo come to earth to win her heart.
Their relationship is a strained one. Siobhan hates that he lied to her about who is, and it repeatedly come up (a little too much). They are on agian and off again throughout the book, but their feelings for eash other always seem to trump their problems. Parts of their relationship were very touching and sweet, and parts were very overbearing and I was surprised Siobhan put up with any of it.
It ends with a bit of action that was very nicely placed and wrapped up many of the loose ends in the story and brings in some more of the mythology. With a happy for now ending, it still had enough resolution to leave me satisfied, but enough untold to keep me wondering "what next".
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
Posted March 16, 2014
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Fate has decided that Siobhan is to fall in love with the greek God Apollo. He is the god of Music and the Sun. From the moment they met, he has been trying to get her into his bed. He desperately wants to have sex with her. Siobhan tells him no time and time again. She is a virgin at 22, and is not ready to give it up just yet. She knows that he is a God and if he wanted to he could just take her and she wouldn't be able to stop him. However he has left it up to her, to decide when she is ready for him.
After a night out seeing a local band, she tells him she is ready. He takes her away to Sol, his house on the Sun. After that night she could not get enough of him. They made love every chance they got for weeks. After a conversation with her parents, she finds out that she is now the heir of the family estate and no longer her brother, at the request of his lord Apollo. This causes issues between her and her brother, and she is pissed. When Apollo arrives she tells him she no longer wants to see him and that she does not want to take her brothers birth right away from him. That she no longer chooses to do this, since he always told her that the choice would be hers. Apollo tells her it is to late, that she can not stop what has happened. She looks at him confused, as he walks out the door.
Since the weeks Apollo has been gone, she has found out that she is pregnant. She is wishing she wouldn't of told him to leave, that she loves him and doesn't want him out of her life. As these thoughts are going through her head, Apollo appears. Knowing she wants him, she stands her ground. My lord why are you here. I have missed you Siobhan, I love you and it is killing me to be away. I was also wanting to know when you were going to tell me. You knew, when you were here last time didn't you. That's what you meant when you said I had already chosen. Yes my love. Not to worry I will be here for your whole pregnancy.
They attend her families annual ball, where everyone is shocked and happy about her pregnancy with Apollo. Except her brother's fiancee Melissa. Siobhan is cornered by her and told if she wanted to see her friends alive again that she would follow her outside and not to scream for anyone. Once outside she can see her friends tied up and she looks at Melissa trying to figure out what this is all about. Melissa reveals that she is not really a human, but in fact Medussa the goddess cursed. She has been sent to kill Siobhan, but wants her to suffer first by seeing her friends get killed. Before Siobhan can tell Rupert not to look at Medussa in the eyes it is too late he is turned to stone and explodes. Vicky is freaking out crying and jumps on Medussa's back. One of the snakes in Medussa's hair strikes Vicky and she goes down. Siobhan is freaking out not knowing what to do. She can't feel her connection with Apollo, and is thinking she is going to die. All of a sudden she hears something come flying past her. It is sword and it has taken Medussa head clean off. She turns to see her brother coming rushing to make sure she is okay. Apollo comes rushing out to find her hysterical and crying over Vicky. She turns to him and begs him to save Vicky, he denies her nothing, knowing he is not suppose to save a human but does it anyways.
Siobhan found out that she is having twins, and that her children will be protectors in the up coming Myth war. She has not seen Apollo since a week after their birth, it has been 6 months. He has returned to tell her that it is time for them to come and live in Sio, where they will be raised has demigods. She knew this day would come but didn't expect it so soon. She is upset, and knows there is no other way. Apollo tells her, he sees more children in their future, and the next one will come in 4 years.
This was a good read. You find yourself loving and hating Apollo all at the same time. You would think that this book takes place back when the greek gods actually ran the earth, but it doesn't. It takes place in this day and age, which makes it a completely different book.