This review is for the third book in the series Gods & Monsters. There are spoilers for the first two books in the blurb. My review for the second book is here and my review for the first book is here.
Her fate is not set in stone.
Having temporarily defeated Athena, Ari races to break the gorgon curse that has plagued the women in her family for centuries. Her one lead sends her on a quest for the Hands of Zeus, an ancient relic last seen in the charge of New 2′s ruling elite, the Novem. But if there is one thing that Athena desires as much as revenge, it’s the Hands of Zeus – and Athena always gets what she wants.
Before either can locate the Hands, the statue goes missing, and a trail of blood follows those who once protected the relic’s secrets. Ari knows that her city, her friends, Sebastian – her life – depend on her finding the statue before Athena. And with rumors an ancient power is on the rise, that may not be her only concern…
OMG THE SERIES ISN’T OVER AFTER ALL. AHHHHHHHH. SO EXCITED. FEBRUARY 17TH CANNOT COME SOON ENOUGH!
I love the cover of this book so much. I love the covers of all of them, but there’s just something about this one.
The Wicked Within is another book with a slightly slow build in the beginning, but once it gets going, it hits the ground running. It differs from the first two books in that it switches from Ari’s POV to Sebastian’s every once in a while. I had mixed feelings about that at first, but at the same time, it was really cool to see stuff from Sebastian’s POV. The second book in the series set a lot of things in motion, so there’s a lot here to enjoy.
There was one thing at the end that really bugged me, but other than that, I was pretty happy. I also kind of felt like things were left pretty open-ended, without everything necessarily tied up – but that’s solved now that I know a fourth book is coming! YAY.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who thinks they won’t be too turned off by the combination of paranormal stuff in the series. It took me by surprise, but I absolutely loved it, and I recommend that anyone else who thinks they wouldn’t mind at least give it a shot.
I’m really glad that I discovered this series thanks to PulseIt!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars