A hero’s tournament. A defiant contender. Does one girl have the courage to take on Mount Olympus?
Hope’s world doesn’t have room for heroes. She barely has time for schoolwork, swim team, and taking care of her ailing mother. But when she’s invited to a mysterious tournament, the all-powerful hosts won’t take no for an answer.
Transported to Mount Olympus, Hope comes face to face with her new trainers—the pantheon of Greek gods. While other contenders train hard to gain a fighting edge, Hope searches for a way out. Instead, she finds a gorgeous shadow god who may just convince her to stay…
As each round unfolds, the ultimate prize draws closer—the granting of her heart’s deepest desire. If she survives the final challenge, her mother’s cure would be within reach…but only if Hope can ignore the tournament’s dark purpose.Olympian Challenger is the first book in a bold YA urban fantasy trilogy. If you like Greek mythology, forbidden romance, and feats of courage, then you’ll love Astrid Arditi’s heroic coming-of-age tale.
I was so excited with the description of this book. Ever since i read the Covenant series by Jennifer L Armentrout I have been needing another Greek god book and this book by Astrid Arditi has really satisfied my need for a little while at least. I was not let down with this book.
There was so many characters and so much going on but it was never overwhelming. The characters were so diverse that it was almost impossible to not relate to at least one of the characters. I really loved the descriptions of the Gods the most. They were all so funny and they felt non human and human at the same time.
I like the romances in this book because the plot is so exciting that the romance story line is sort of secondary to the main plot which is great because that makes romances more enjoyable to me. Without spoiling anything for anyone I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed one romance in particular, I found it very amusing.
The only negative I have is that some of the chapters jump around a little bit too much for my liking but I think that is a personal preference thing.
Olympian challenger has definitely made me want to read more mythology books and more by Astrid Arditi.
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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