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Sera’s nightmare are getting the better of her. She doesn't understand why her parents want to know every detail about them. It turns out the demons that she has been dreaming about weren’t entirely fictionalize and that she herself is a goddess.
A big shout out to Sky Pony Press for sending me this book!
What first caught my interest was the Hindu mythology. There have been so many supernatural and fantasy stories that use Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology that it is refreshing to see something besides western mythology.
And while I thought the author did a great job exploring the seven realms of hell, discussing the celestial realms, and depicting so many different gods the rest of the book didn’t seem to match up. I could tell that there was so much love and research poured into the fantasy side of this book but everything else seemed to take a backseat.
Instead of having well rounded characters, the author reduced her characters to cliches and tropes that I thought YA has long left behind. I am really tired of the “not like other girls”, love triangles, and the classic “I’m a plain, ordinary girl” main character (even though she is 6ft tall and has two love interest) cliche.
Because this book was so action packed there wasn’t enough time for character development which also really hurt this story. We didn’t get to dive deeper into these characters’ stories even though this was a multiple POV story.
I wanted to love this book. I wanted this to be my first great diverse read of the year but sadly it just wasn’t there.
I gave this book a D.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.