Olympian Challenger | Astrid Arditi

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.

“If I ever needed to pick a place to hide, I would seek refuge inside a book. There’s something about the musty smell emanating from the yellowed pages and the perfect alignment of printed words that appeases me. It is orderly, in massive contrast with my out-of-control life.” 

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Book:
Olympian Challenger
Series: Olympian Challenger, #1
Author: Astrid Arditi
Format: eBook, 348 pgs
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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.

Spoiler Free Review:

You’re cordially invited…
To embark on a singular journey.
If your heart is true,
And your soul heroic,
Dare to face your fears,
And your most precious wish will be granted.

If these words you can read,
Don’t breathe them to a soul,
The punishment would be severe,
That confidant may disappear.

You have until midnight.

Thank you for accepting the invitation to join this review… and remember.. hush.. don’t tell a soul about it..

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hahah.. fun over..

Greek Mythology.. is an obvious and automatic win for me.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The vibe that I got was something between Hercules, Hunger Games and Percy Jackson. So if you were into those books then this is the book for you.

Our main protagonist, Hope, is interesting and maybe a little annoying at times. But what teenager isn’t? Don’t worry, she isn’t annoying to the point that you wouldn’t be able to read. Kieron, our male protagonist is the cliche brooding type but who doesn’t like that?

Astrid strikes a good balance between teen angst, mythology and action. Which made me very appreciative to her because romance and pure teen angst is an anti-trope for me.  It took me a day to finish Olympian Challenger, that’s how amazing it was. 38104178It’s worth mentioning that there is character growth! Yup, something rare to find sometimes.

Let’s not forget the gorgeous cover, Astrid did a wonderful job picking it. Since, the main reason why I picked this book was due to the amazing and breathtaking blue cover. Making it a double win for her. Look at it again!!

All in all, yes. Go for it.

Until Next Time!

BookBye!

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Final Rating:

★★★★★

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What did you think of this book, have you read anything similar to it? Or do you have any recommendations for me to try? Lets chat, don’t worry, I don’t bite. ^^

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