Waiting on Wednesday #56: ‘Antigoddess’ by Kendare Blake


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.



Goddess War #1

Kendare Blake

Publication Date:
September 10th, 2013

Tor Teen

Hardcover, 333 pages

The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake.

Old Gods never die…

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.

Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.

These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.

Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out.

Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

The Goddess War is about to begin.

Good Reads


I love Kendare’s writing, and I knew that this was going to be a Waiting on Wednesday pick..Can’t wait!

What do you think about my pick for this week?


  1. Jay @ Vailia's Page turner

    July 19, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Hmm, I keep debating on this one. 1, It is yet another series to start. 2, I am picking about how Greek gods are portrayed.

  2. amy lovell

    April 30, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    love this series

  3. amy lovell

    April 26, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    wanna read it

  4. Erika

    April 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    I’m excited to read this too! Enjoyed her other books and love Greek mythology stories. Thanks for the post!

  5. may

    March 8, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    love greek myths so this is going to be on my tbr list!

  6. Cali W.

    February 28, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    I love Greek Mythology, I must find this book so I can read it too! <3

  7. Kamla L.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    Me Too! Me TOO!! AntiGoddess is on my fiending list. It just sounds like a great twist on the Greek Gods and the cover is just gorgeous.

  8. Filia Oktarina

    February 24, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Great choice!! I love read about mythology, but hard to choose where good book. Thanks for this post, now i know what i must add on my list 🙂

  9. Leeanna

    February 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    I adore mythology inspired books, and since I’ve seen this one mentioned a few times, I’m eager to read it too!

  10. Anne C

    February 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Ooh, I love this! I’m a fan of mythology and I can’t wait for this one!

  11. Judy Peterson

    February 23, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    THis is a great review. I will have to look up this book and add it to my TBR pile soon.


  12. Olena

    February 21, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Hi Giselle,

    I love your blog and the content that you provide. Just wanted to let you know I’m nomating you for the Booker Award.

  13. Lisa Richards

    February 21, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Love the sound of this. New one for me to add to the wishlist.

  14. Lynn K.

    February 21, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    Yeah! So far I’m not a fan of a lot of those already released YA mythology novels but I have a feeling this will be different! Anna was great!

  15. Jaime Lester

    February 20, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    The cover is beautiful, and Kendare Blake can do NO wrong in my opinion. This book is going to be fabulous!

  16. Janita

    February 20, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Wooooww…ok kinda speechless. This sounds phenomenal! Amazing pick, don’t even have to think twice about putting that on my TBR list!

  17. Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

    February 20, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Awesomeness. I am really looking forward to it even though I haven’t had a chance to read any Kendare Blake as yet. Great pick.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  18. Halee

    February 20, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    This sounds like a great book. Especially since you get the perspective of the gods as well. Great pick!

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

    My WoW

  19. Dani C

    February 20, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    I have to say you picked out an interesting book for this week. Hope you enjoy it! Here is my WoW for this week!

  20. RIN

    February 20, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    This sounds really cool. Percy Jackson got me interest in mythology books again (a few years ago), and I haven’t lost interest since then! It’s nice to see some more mature myth-based books in the mix,

  21. Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea

    February 20, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    I’m loving the sound of Antigoddess! I’m really excited to get my hands on a copy. Great pick!

    My WoW

  22. Gin Bryant

    February 20, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    I can’t wait for this one either! Kendare Blake + Greek mythology has to equal awesomeness. Nice pick!

    My WoW

    Happy Wednesday!
    ~Gin @Addicted to Words

  23. Kristin@Blood,Sweat,and Books

    February 20, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    I’m super excited for this one as well, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

    My WoW

  24. Arianna

    February 20, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    I love books that revolve around mythology. I will definitely look for this one. Great pick. Please check out my WoW!

  25. Ashley

    February 20, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Yes! This book sounds so totally awesome! I’m not a fan of the cover (I honestly think it looks like a self published book that didn’t spend much money hiring a cover artist, or just made it themselves), but I do think the plot sounds fabulous!

  26. Alyssa Susanna

    February 20, 2013 at 6:44 AM

    OOOOOO, great choice!!!! I actually have not read anything by Kendare Blake, but this is a new series, so I am ready to give it a try! And I love anything Greek-mythology-related, so this should be a good one! Great choice!

    My WoW Post!

  27. Zino

    February 20, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Great pick, I love Greek mythology and I’m so adding this to my TBR pile 🙂

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