~ Goodreads Monday: Daughter of Sparta (Daughter of Sparta #1) ~

This is a weekly meme where any one can choose a random book from their Goodreads TBR and highlight it. Once you choose a book and create your post, make sure you link and reference the creator, @Lauren’s Page Turners. Eventually, I will try to find a rhyme or reason to my choices, but for now, each week will feature a random one that I mean to read soon!

This Week’s Selection:

Daughter of Sparta (Daughter of Sparta #1) by Claire Andrews

Published June 8th 2021

Sparta forged her into a deadly weapon. Now the Gods need her to save the world!

Seventeen-year-old Daphne has spent her entire life honing her body and mind into that of a warrior, hoping to be accepted by the unyielding people of ancient Sparta. But an unexpected encounter with the goddess Artemis—who holds Daphne’s brother’s fate in her hands—upends the life she’s worked so hard to build. Nine mysterious items have been stolen from Mount Olympus and if Daphne cannot find them, the gods’ waning powers will fade away, the mortal world will descend into chaos, and her brother’s life will be forfeit.

Guided by Artemis’s twin-the handsome and entirely-too-self-assured god Apollo-Daphne’s journey will take her from the labyrinth of the Minotaur to the riddle-spinning Sphinx of Thebes, team her up with mythological legends such as Theseus and Hippolyta of the Amazons, and pit her against the gods themselves.

A reinterpretation of the classic Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo, Daughter of Sparta by debut author Claire Andrews turns the traditionally male-dominated mythology we know into a heart-pounding and empowering female-led adventure. 

This novel is a very similar situation to The Jasmine Throne (last week’s Goodread’s Monday pick). However, this one will only be a duology instead of a trilogy, which means, at least, the conclusion will be published next year. Both Jasmine Throne and Daughter of Sparta are on my shortlist for TBR novels, so most likely I will get to both in July. I am slightly sidetracked in my backlog reads as I have been doing The Dark Elements and Goddess War series and then I still have the Three Dark Crowns one to finish, but I think I might fit both of these in-between. I am not sure when in July I will get to all of these novels, but I am confident I will get to them.

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