I'm so excited to be on the tour for THE IMMORTAL GAME by Talia Rothschild and AC Harvey. This tour is hosted by Xpresso Tours! Read on for my review and the giveaway!
Meet Tali and A.C
Ashleigh Harvey is teaching high school physics and bringing her writing dreams to life. English-born and world-traveled, she loves filling her life with new adventures, such as visiting a new country or exploring the Wild West with her husband. She also finds escape in movies, music, literature, and yearly comic conventions. The Immortal Game is her debut novel, created alongside Talia Rothschild, her close friend.
Talia Rothschild, Italian American, is passionate about stories in many forms—music, dance, photography, film, and, of course, great novels. She believes in thick hot chocolate and creamer in your tea. When she’s not happily writing, she’s mothering the sweetest baby girl and making memories with her husband. Her debut book The Immortal Game, co-authored with A. C. Harvey, hits the shelves in May 2021.
Meet their book!
The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild & A.C. Harvey
Published by: Swoon Reads Publication date: May 25th 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
An exiled goddess goes on a quest to clear her name and save Mount Olympus in Talia Rothschild & A C Harvey’s action-packed young adult debut, The Immortal Game!
Galene, the daughter of Poseidon, desperately wants to earn her place among the gods. But when a violent attack leaves Mount Olympus in chaos and ruins, she is accused of the crime. Banished from Olympus, Galene sets out to prove her innocence and discovers a more deadly plot—one that threatens even the oldest of Immortals.
Fortunately, she has allies who willingly join her in exile:
A lifelong friend who commands the wind. A defiant warrior with deadly skill. A fire-wielder with a hero’s heart. A mastermind who plays life like a game.
All-out war is knocking at the gates. Galene and her friends are the only ones who can tip the scales toward justice, but their choices could save Olympus from total annihilation, or be the doom of them all.
The beginning of this review is not going to be eloquent because I am so EXCITED about the release of this book. I mean, THE IMMORTAL GAME deserves all the praise,. All the accolades. I don't get to read many books based on Greek myths (I am not a Percy fan so don't even try with me) so this was a breath of fresh air that kept me up way too late.
Fun fact: I originally typed breast of fresh air, so there's that for how out of my mind I am after reading this book.
In the blurb, we know that a group of teen gods have to save Mount Olympus from a threat outside their borders, but you're not prepared to read not one, not two, but four POVs, and all of them unique and fierce and lovable in their own rights. That being said, you have a lot to love about this here book.
We open the story with Galene as she preps for a high stake challenge to earn immortal status. But things so awry and she's blamed for an attack on Mount Olympus and subsequently banished. Her best friend exiles herself as well, as does her boyfriend and boyfriend's friend so we have our little fellowship who journey outside their home to locate Galene's exiled brother to find a way to retrieve their status. But as with most books at their ACT 1 stage, things don't go as planned and the four friends embark on an adventure filled with non-stop action, mythical creatures, and magic.
Did I mention the boys in this book are swoon-worthy and fierce?
Galene finds herself in a race for her life and the life of her family back in Mount Olympus. But can she trust those around her?
What I have been rambling about is a fine example of superior storytelling. I cannot get over how fast-paced and heart-wrenchingly good this book was. I wasn't prepared. I feel attacked.
The world-building is superb. The stage is set for a good ol' monster of Greek myth and it was so nice to see the gods at their classic cruelness. I think it's the same with the fae; I like my higher powers mean and nasty, yet harboring a soft spot for love.
If I don't get multiple copies of this book I may just die.
Let's circle back to the family. Galene is hell-bent on proving herself even after her banishment but soon realizes her family is not only by blood but by friendship and by those who are loyal and willing to fight for justice right along with her.
There's some romance, but it's not overpowering to the story. I believe in Galen's case, it's a slow burn.
Final thoughts: Um, loved it? Read if you love reading and books and plots that make you cheer and feel things.
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