(I received a free copy of this book, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Since I absolutely adore ancient mythology – and comic books at the moment – I pretty much jumped at the chance to read this, because it sounded absolutely fascinating and definitely like something I would be interested in.
It turned out that that was entirely accurate… but I still don’t really understand why the twelve gods were reincarnating and then dying after two years. Yes, they were pop stars… but it didn’t really make a lot of sense exactly why they were there and how they were supposed to affect so much chance in humanity.
The entire concept in this book was really pretty cool. I found myself empathising with Luci, even if I would have liked to learn some more about her past and exactly how she (and the others) realised they were the deities… and not completely insane.
Although the friendship between Luci and Laura did seem disjointed at first, I did find myself believing in it by the end of the book, which affected me more than I thought it would. I think, in many ways, it showed just how damaged a person Luci truly was.
One of the things I found really interesting was how the three aspects of the Morrigan were shown. I would have liked a bit more detail about the interpretations of the different gods. There’s one point where Laura’s looking up information on her phone and I felt that could have been utilised in a much more effective way.
I did also really like the artwork in this book. There were some quite creepy moments, particularly in the first scene. There was a lot of violence (quite over the top most of the time), but I felt it was shown in really effective ways.
I’d probably read the other volumes in this series at some point in the future. I’d really like to see where the characters end up going next.