Hey guys! I’m so glad to welcome you all today to my stop for The Immortal Game Book Tour. Thank you so much Xpresso Book Tours, along with the author and publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! You can take a look at the tour schedule by clicking on the banner below!
Title: The Immortal Game
Author(s): Talia Rothschild and 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, 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.
“Being a hero is about fighting for something bigger than yourself, despite the obstacles, despite the fear.”
The Immortal Game is an action-packed story about the daughter of the Greek God of the sea, Poseidon, and how she strives to prove herself worthy of being an immortal goddess. It traces the adventures of four friends (kind of) and their quest to save the Olympians.
I knew, going into this, that I would get major Percy Jackson vibes from the story. And I did. It incorporates Greek elements in the best way possible. The friendships in this book are so precious and we can see how tight they all are with each other.
The romance was definitely not my favourite part. I have a love-hate relationship with love triangles, and sadly, this one didn’t do it for me. It was pretty clear who the girl was going to choose from the very beginning so I wasn’t really surprised when it actually happened. Though it was refreshing to see a love triangle the main character had no connection to.
Galene and Kostas, however, have the cutest relationship ever and I can actually see that they care for each other a lot. Their friendship that slowly blossoms into something more is heartwarming to read and I honestly love them so much! I have to admit, the plot twists were quite predictable. I feel like there wasn’t enough buildup to that moment and hence I figured it out long before it occurred.
This was a fast-paced read, which I absolutely flew through. There wasn’t a single moment where the pacing slowed or I felt like I was losing interest in what was happening.
Overall, this was a marvellous Greek retelling and the authors did an amazing job of bringing these characters and their personalities to life.
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, coauthored with A. C. Harvey, hits the shelves May 2021.
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.
And that’s all for today! What did you think? Have you read The Immortal Game? Will it be added to your TBR? Let me know in the comments!