TOUR: Sons of Gods

by - 8:35 AM


| ISBN: 978-0988891678 | Pages: 444 |
Publication Date: January 24, 2018 | Source: Xpresso Book Tours
| Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars |
★★★☆

Long ago, the wrath of the three God brothers marked the onset of the Great War. The other Gods watched in horror, until they, too, were forced to take sides. Their beloved Mt Olympus collapsed, ruin was brought to all Divine, and the Age of Darkness gripped the world in its clutches. But a group of Gods was wise, and before their impending deaths, they had crafted a pact, committing to one day rebuilding the Territories - the Heavens, Seas, and the Underworld. It would usher in the world they protected and honored out from its darkness. And from it would rise the new Greats: the Sons of Gods. 
Cienzo has always had an affliction for metal and fire; never did he anticipate it would one day translate to wielding dormant powers. It is during a journey to fulfill a promise to his dying sister, that he is plunged into a dark and magical world, and where great responsibility is bestowed upon him. 
Is he worthy of assuming the throne of the Territories? Can shattering steel and splitting fire change his mind?
I am slightly sleep deprived because the semester is wrapping up so I'll try to keep this brief because my mind keeps zoning out.

This book was massive...when I first started, I was not expecting 400+ pages that would keep me awake and away from sleep. It has honestly been so long since I've read a YA book that dealt with Greek mythology (aka it's been centuries since I've read Percy Jackson) so this felt so familiar and new at the same time.

On the topic of Percy Jackson, this is nothing close to that so don't come into Sons of Gods with that expectation. This novel is more of a Greek mythology retelling and feels more like an epic fantasy novel. We are introduced to Cienzo and Kayana who have been friends since they were young. They live in a world where the "Big Three" have declared war on each other and the world is paying for their argument.

While the plot itself takes a while to get to action, the characters become imprinted in your mind from the beginning. Cienzo is this incredibly talented forger who will do anything to provide for his younger sister Isla. The dedication and love he has for his sister is incredibly admirable and automatically wins him brownie points in my book. Kayana is this fierce huntress who is incredibly headstrong and just fills you with all the woman empowerment feels.

Once the story gets started, everything happens. This was 400+ pages (something I'm still not wrapping my mind over) but it flew by so quickly. There is just so much that happens within this novel and by the end it feels like you've just been on this incredible journey. As much as I am regretting my loss of sleep, this was quite worth it in the end.




Arthur J. Gonzalez is a YA author of the Photo Traveler series. Originally born in Miami, FL, you can now find him living on the West side in Los Angeles. If he's not drinking coffee or playing with his adorable Schnoodle, Sookie, then he's probably enjoying a nap. Also, he forgets the lyrics to nearly every song.

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1 Comments

  1. Great review! This sounds like a fun read and unique, too!

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