Secrets of Artemis
(Teen Goddess #1)
Genre: YA Romantic Mythology
Release Date: October 29th 2015
Summary from Goodreads:
Not even the god of gods could command my heart not to love…
In Ancient Greece, the goddess Artemis was venerated as a maiden huntress, swift with her bow
and arrows, and eternally chaste. But could there be more to her story? Perhaps Lady Artemis had envisioned quite a different destiny than the one her father, Zeus, had chosen for her. What if she hadn’t merely pined after the giant huntsman, Orion, but had secretly partaken of a forbidden romance with him? From prolific fantasy writer C.K. Brooke comes an original divine novel,
in which Artemis’s classic myths are retold as never before, in her own voice, as the young goddess sets the record straight and reveals the true account of her immortal life–and love.
This goddess has a story to tell; and she wants to set the record straight by telling it herself–the other’s, have it all wrong!
When she was far too young to understand, Artemis’s father, Zeus (god of the sky, lightening, thunder, law, order and justice) bestowed upon her several gifts–along with a curse.
The story started off slow but soon propelled into the island of Crete intrigue. C.K. Brooke’s storytelling captures those who are the least knowledgeable or interested in Greek Mythology, while also pleasing those who are fans of Greek Mythology. Artemis has a giant crush–literally. Stop! Wait! This can’t be. What about Artemis’s, chastity? It probably is in the wind with her custom silver arrows as the fearless goddess of the hunt risks everything, going against her father’s wishes and her brother’s advisement; falling in love with her hunting partner and only friend.
I enjoyed reading Secrets of Artemis; I’m anxiously anticipating the titles to follow. The story is well rounded, evoking a range of emotions. My interest never waned, I read the book from cover-to-cover in just a few hours. Not being astute with Greek Mythology, I found the glossary pretty handy; a great addition to the novel. I will definitely place the book on my readers advisory list as I give the Secrets of Artemis (Teen Goddess #1), 4 books out of 5.
About the Author
C.K. Brooke is a 2015 Shelf Unbound Notable Indie author with a five-star rating by Readers’ Favorite. She holds numerous fantasy and romance publications with 48fourteen, Limitless Publishing, and Elphame Press. Her lifelong passion is books – reading, writing, editing, publishing and blogging about them. When not blissing out in literary land, she enjoys info-tainment podcasts, singing, songwriting and playing the piano. She lives in Washington, Michigan with her husband and young son. There’s tons to check out at the new CKBrooke.com, so come and see what she’s up to! Check out her V.I.P. Readers Club (Subscribers get a free eBook!)