Sage is 18 years old, homeless, and living with her best friend Ziggy on the streets of LA. When she is offered a chance to go to a party, take a hot shower, and get some free food, she takes it. This party wasn’t just a party, but it was a way for the people working with the Celtics to get their hands on her. She finds out that she is a child of a Celtic goddess, and that she must pledge her service to one of the five gods. She keeps getting sidetracked by the prince named Faelan, and she is also losing control of her fire powers.
When I first heard about this book, I read that it was supposed to be an older, female version of the Percy Jackson series. I had high expectations. This book didn’t exactly meet them.
I couldn’t get into this story very much. The pacing was rather strange, it felt as if it kept changing from fast to slow to fast to slow. I felt a bit connected to Sage, but I felt that there could have been a bit more character building for her. I also felt as if Faelan was kinda thrown in there for romance, but he eventually started to have an actual role in the novel. He did grow. I also wish that Ziggy had some parts in the story from her POV. This would have definitely spiced up the plot a bit in the dead areas.
The main thing that kept me going in this story was the world-building. I thought that it was amazing. The story flawlessly switched from the streets of LA to a life of opulence as a child of a goddess. I wanted to live in some of the scenes as everything was described perfectly. I feel that if the POV didn’t keep switching constantly, I would have lived in the scenes for longer, and gotten closer to both of the characters.
Overall, I think that if I hadn’t been expecting something such as Percy Jackson, I could have liked it better. I also always struggle with stories in more than one POV, which I was definitely not expecting. If you are like me in that sense, you might struggle with this book. However, if you can overlook those things and just enjoy the amazing worldbuilding and fun plot, you would enjoy this book.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a new YA fantasy read, and anyone who doesn’t mind more than one POV.
I received a free copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.
Overall Rating: 3/5