The Immortals (Olympus Bound #1)

The Immortals

Summary:

Manhattan.
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.  (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Please note: I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher and I voluntarily chose to write a review

Review:

This was a book that I had low expectations on that ended up blowing me out of the water.  I found the exploration of the Classicist’s views on mythology fascinating.  If you didn’t find the topic interesting in its own right it might have been a bit much for you, but as I was unfamiliar with the more in-depth mythology, it was all new to me.  Because it was new to me, it also meant that many of the reveals had more of the “Ahah!” moments that someone more familiar might have.

Selene is cut off from the world as begrudgingly allows herself to have assistance through the investigation of the mystery.  I enjoyed that she’s not exactly likeable, but slowly becomes more relatable throughout the book.  Theo reminded me a lot of Robert Langdon in a good way.  He’s somewhat bumbling, but means well and does his best to apply his knowledge towards figuring out the mystery.  This combination of the two had me continuously guessing as to which directions things were going to go and I loved how the final showdown towkred out.

Warning: Contains repeated violence and sexual content.

Rating: 4 stars!

Who should read it? Fantasy fans who think the idea of myths come to life sounds fantastic.

Want to read the whole series?

  • Winter of the Gods (Olympus Bound #2)
  • Olympus Bound (Olympus Bound #3)