The Book ✯✯✯
I really, really wanted to enjoy this one. It features Artemis, Apollo, and Atalanta. What couldn't you love?
Turns out, I didn't care for most of it. It doesn't have an ancient Greek feel. It doesn't feel like Hercules or The Odyssey. If that's what you're expecting, don't go there with this one. The characters are all fairly 2D, snarky, and unlikable. But I guess that really does fit ancient Greek tales, to a T.
The relationship featured was done with a light hand, and artfully crafted to show a realistic budding lesbian relationship. Friendship was the true base, and I appreciate this portion fully.
Apollo was nasty. Honestly, so was Artemis. And it is pretty difficult to see Apollo as the main antagonist when most literature has him as one of the kinder Olympians.
In all, it was an okay read, but nothing truly special.
Thank you to NetGalley, Elizabeth Tammi, and North Star Editions for this free ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.