A review on a newly released fantasy and Greek mythology book, Young Power which will soon be a series.
Fantasy has always been my favourite genre so when I heard of this newly released book, Young Power and the author (Andrea Blythe Liebman) sent me the eBook I knew I had to review it after that. I always will be honest with reviews and write about the good and bad points of the book. Luckily for me, there aren’t many bad points in this book and for me the good points definitely overpowered the bad. I’d say I have high standards when it comes to liking a book and this one is up there.
Young Power Series Review: Fantasy and Mythology Book
Young Power is a book that gives a twist to Greek mythology and focuses on modern Gods, legacies and finding the right path in a world where everything isn’t black and white and the difference between evil and good becomes unclear. The idea of there being Pure Gods and Dark Gods is clever and it’s a lot more complicated than it sounds.
The book started off in a familiar setting for readers, inside a cafe and already I grew a strong liking towards the main character, Liv as she just seems like the average student struggling with fitting in and who has an addiction to coffee. However this isn’t the case, secrets and mysteries are slowly unraveled and I liked how the author kept the suspense without blurting out a lot of information so that readers won’t struggle to get their head around it.
When Liv is introduced as someone who is recovering from a bad breakup, she thinks that Hayden (who is her ex boyfriend) presence is around all the time. She finds out the real reasoning behind the breakup and she is thrown into an entirely new world where fitting in is even harder than it is in the mortal world. From the first chapter the plot intrigued me as well as the characters who were introduced who played major parts to the plot and didn’t just exist.
Hayden was a little protective, however his character development changed that and it’s understandable why as he struggled to put work first and relationships second.
Although a little slow paced in the beginning, all characters were introduced within a few chapters and I loved how much detail there was with description. The action does pick up after the first few chapters and that’s when the pace picks up and when the book does become more interesting than it already was. The attention to detail Andrea put into this book is amazing! From having a Spotify playlist for each chapter and the research that was put into it as well as the depth of the story I know as a reader I appreciated the small things that made the book even better.
Overall, this book is a great read and I’d recommend to anyone who loves YA fantasy and mythology! This book is a part of a trilogy and the next two books will soon be released and I can’t wait to see how the plot flows. I’ve always been a fan of Greek mythology and I liked how intricate the world is and how engaging the book is.
If you’d like to find out more about the author and this story in general, I have done a blog post which features Andrea answering some questions about Young Power as well as writing and reading in general.
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