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Divine Uprising is a paranormal/fantasy read of epic proportions. I think many readers will enjoy the way Rachel Van Dyken brings together Greek mythology, vampires, fallen angels and aliens all in one place. The characters were definitely the real spotlight in this book. It was wicked cool how they liked to switch sides back and forth, from light to darkness. Who to trust? Who is good or bad?
Our kick-butt heroine Athena is my favorite character. This is mostly her story as the gorgeous half-breed seeker (part human, part angel) that fights against phantoms who endanger human lives. Her sarcastic thoughts and comebacks are hilarious without her meaning to, no wonder everybody loves her. Athena is lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful people and even have two of them insanely in love with her. Adonis or Seth? I’m team Adonis right now, but as Seth is so alluring as well, I might change my mind in the future. Now this is what I call a good love-triangle.
While it’s exciting to have so many characters, I do think it’s a bit overwhelming trying to keep up with the chaotic mess of the never-ending war between good and evil. As many alliances are made with other “beings” to help out in the war, smaller battles will have to be fought and won to gain leverage over the bad guys. I hope I get to see them actually struggle, and to not always endear their way to get what they want.
I absolutely look forward on reading the next book and see what Rachel makes Athena, Adonis, Seth and everybody else go through. I’m guessing down, maybe? I bet Athena would love that.
Rating: 4 out of 5 Hearts (Book Ratings Guide)
About the Book:
Freedom always comes at a cost…
The fallen were never named, therefore we go by our human names, names given to us by people who use to worship us. I’m Athena, one thing you need to know about me? I hate having to protect the human race, but my job as Seeker asks me to do just that—so that one day, I can earn a spot in heaven.
My father is the leader of the Phantoms, so I’m pretty sure that the archangels think of me as a flight risk, maybe that’s why they gave me the most gorgeous and annoying partner in all of Halceyon, Adonis.
His kisses give me strength, his presence soothes my soul—but our love, is completely forbidden.
There is a war coming, and now that the Titans have been released, it’s been brought to my front door. One thing is for certain—I’m going to have to make a choice, and I’m not sure I have the strength to make the right one, not anymore. Not after meeting Seth, not after my best friend’s betrayal, and not after I meet my father face to face and learn the truth—I may be exactly like him.
- Title: Divine Uprising
- Author: Rachel Van Dyken
- E-book: 198 pages
- Publisher: Astraea Press
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I received a complimentary copy of Divine Uprising in exchange for an honest review.