Zoe Calder has always been an outsider. Stashed away in boarding schools since her parents died, Zoe buries herself in the study of ancient worlds. Her greatest thrill is spending her summers with her archeologist aunt and uncle on digs around the world. And one day, while investigating a newly unearthed temple in Crete, Zoe discovers a luminous artifact that transports her to ancient Greece.
As Zoe quickly learns, the Olympian Gods are real, living people—humans with mysterious powers… Powers that Zoe quickly realizes she has come to possess, as well. However, when the people of ancient Greece mistake Zoe for an Olympian, the Gods must restore the balance of the ancient world… No matter what.
Zoe is forced to play a confusing and dangerous game as Hera rallies the gods against her—all except for Zeus, the beautiful, winged young god who risks everything to save her.
Out of time and out of her element, teenager Zoe Calder finds herself in ancient Greece, battling against the power of the Olympians and the vengeance of a scorned goddess—all for the strange and mysterious boy she has come to love.
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This book really surprised me. I didn't expect it to be that good and I'd never heard of it.By the end of the very first chapter ,I was hooked!
I have to say I really enjoyed this book because of the main character i.e Zoe. I love this girl! I could relate to her ,I didn't want to kill her and I didn't think she did anything really stupid in this entire book!
I was snorting and smiling throughout the book because of this lovely character! You know how some characters just click with you? Zoe really clicked with me.
My favorite scenes and lines are those in which Zoe tries to convince herself that she isn't really in Ancient Greece.They're so refreshing! Usually the main character believes the unbelievable far too quickly for my taste. Let me give you an example.....
Bella finds out Edward is a vampire...... She tries to be rational and thinks that he can't be a vampire for one page tops....then *bam* off course he's a vampire ...Even though he hasn't shown off any supernatural skills!
Zoe,thankfully is a very rational person and it takes her an acceptable amount of time to believe that she's in ancient Greece and then like any normal person she goes into full freak out mode.
I really enjoyed the story too.There were twists and turns and even though some people might have been able to predict the ending,I was quite surprised.I'm also a huge Greek mythology fan and even though I would have loved it if there was more of Greek mythology,I enjoyed how the author tried to add her own twist to mythology by trying to compare the gods to the cliques in high school.
My only wish is the fact that I'd have liked to find out a little bit more about Zeus.I didn't get to know as much as I wanted about his personality and what makes him so amazing.I couldn't really connect with him.I think this wish will be fulfilled in the sequel,A book I can't wait to get my hands on!
Overall,a fun and entertaining read that will appeal to fans of Greek mythology and normal heroines .