The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
Olympus Bound #1
February 16,2016 -Orbit
464 pages – Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Series, Greek, Mythology
Purpose: Review, Netgalley
A copy of this title was given to me, free, in exchange for m honest opinion.
From Goodreads: MANHATTAN HAS MANY SECRETS.
SOME ARE OLDER THAN THE CITY ITSELF.
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.
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.
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.
Much like Lev Grossman’s The Magicians spoke to a generation of adults who grew up with Harry Potter, THE IMMORTALS will enchant anyone who loved American Gods or Percy Jackson.
My Thoughts: This is not the adult version of Percy Jackson. But, the same thing that lured readers to that series, will hook them with this story. It’s the ability to see the Greek gods in a different way. They are no longer off in the distant land of Olympus. They walk beside us, they go to school with us and some even bed us. They are not playing at being mortal, they are slowly becoming one. Not everyone is happy about it.
Theo Schultz and Seline Sidilva team up, an unlikely bubmling duo, to catch the killer of innocents. They don’t trust the police to understand all of the greek clues, and they shouldn’t. This pair was almost always bumbling, sometimes it was awkward but other times it was adorable. Looking back, was everything believable? No, but neither was the premise to be honest. Brodsky navigates through this unbelievableness smoothly with plausibility. I enjoyed being lost in this world of olympian god what if.
4 stars ****