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Review: Secrets of Artemis by C.K. Brooks

Secrets of Artemis by C.K. Brooks

  • Published by: Elphame Press
  • Publication Date: October 29th 2015
  • Genres: YA Romantic Mythology
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 204
  • Date Read: July 6th 2019
  • Links: Goodreads 

Not even the god of gods could command my heart not to love… 

In Ancient Greece, the goddess Artemis was venerated as a maiden huntress, swift with her bow and arrows, and eternally chaste. But could there be more to her story? Perhaps Lady Artemis had envisioned quite a different destiny than the one her father, Zeus, had chosen for her. What if she hadn’t merely pined after the giant huntsman, Orion, but had secretly partaken of a forbidden romance with him? 

From prolific fantasy writer C.K. Brooke comes an original divine novel, in which Artemis’s classic myths are retold as never before, in her own voice, as the young goddess sets the record straight and reveals the true account of her immortal life – and love. 

– Synopsis,
Goodreads

I received a copy of Secrets of Artemis for Review Purposes. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

This story is told entirely from Artemis’s point of view. A retelling of sorts of her entire life. The author took apart the myth and reassembled it as her own. A new take on the life of Artemis and different tales of the Greek Gods. I absolutely love the Greek Gods and love reading about them. I love the stories of the twelve Olympians. This is a look into the Goddess of the Hunt told in first-person perspective.

Artemis is a well known Greek Goddess and seeing her story told in the first person in a different perspective to that in the history books was refreshing. I love Greek Mythology but this book was really not for me, It was slow paced, I found myself becoming bored of it and even skimming parts of it. The general plot of the book is interesting. Artemis’ character read as if she were human and relatable to the reader. The relationship between Artemis and Orion was interesting to read about. Overall, this could have been an enjoyable book that provided a new perspective on the story of Artemis but I just couldn’t get into, it fell flat for me, it didn’t hold my attention at all. I do still appreciate the effort and what the author was going for, it just really wasn’t for me.

That’s all for this Review, I didn’t really have much to say about this one! Sorry for bombarding everyone with all these reviews, but I’m finally catching up with the Backlog, and I’m enjoying writing these, even the less than Stellar ones. Have you read this book? What are your thoughts on it? Do you agree or disagree with any of this?

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