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Review: Hera, Queen of Gods (T.D. Thomas)

The Deets:
Audience: YA
pages: 536
Published: October 3rd 2012
available on Amazon
genre: mythology
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review




Hera couldn't care less what the other gods think, even when it's about her. And it often is. Frankly, Hera couldn't care less about anything, except doing her duty as queen - protecting order and defending the mortal world against any threats. But when the Fates go missing, Hera and a handful of other gods must temporarily become mortal to search the human world for the missing goddesses.

Hera finds that mortality begins to change her. It's not just the loss of her divine powers. She expected that. It's deeper somehow. It's affecting how she thinks, how she feels, what's important to her. And it gets much worse after she meets Justin, who defies every prejudice she once had
about mortals. At the worst possible time, and despite all her efforts, Hera's black-and-white world starts …

The Lost Girl read-along: Week 1

First off, let me start by saying how excited I am that you decided to participate in my first ever read-along. It makes me giddy with anticipation. I always love discussing books as I read them (and after), but it's so hard to find someone to discuss them with!

So, without further ado, lets begin this amazing journey together.


Your homework this week is to read the first 54 pages in Sangu Mandanna's The Lost Girl. Now, if you're like me, you will be sucked away instantly into the story and probably read waaaaaaaaaaay past page 54. That's ok. BUT, you have to promise not to spoil it for those that might not have read ahead. (I am going to practice my own preaching, because I am the worst about dropping hints.)

As you read this week, think about this question:

What power does a name provide, and how does being denied one devalue a person? What does your name mean? If you could choose your own name, what would it be and why?


For week 2, we will be finishing up part 1 o…