Friday, January 20, 2012
The Dig by Audrey Hart
Release Date: November 11th, 2011
Source: PDF from author (Thank you so much!)
Zoe Calder has always been an outsider. Stashed away in boarding schools since her parents died, Zoe buries herself in the study of ancient worlds. Her greatest thrill is spending her summers with her archeologist aunt and uncle on digs around the world. And one day, while investigating a newly unearthed temple in Crete, Zoe discovers a luminous artifact that transports her to ancient Greece.
As Zoe quickly learns, the Olympian Gods are real, living people—humans with mysterious powers… Powers that Zoe quickly realizes she has come to possess, as well. However, when the people of ancient Greece mistake Zoe for an Olympian, the Gods must restore the balance of the ancient world… No matter what.
Zoe is forced to play a confusing and dangerous game as Hera rallies the gods against her—all except for Zeus, the beautiful, winged young god who risks everything to save her.
Out of time and out of her element, teenager Zoe Calder finds herself in ancient Greece, battling against the power of the Olympians and the vengeance of a scorned goddess—all for the strange and mysterious boy she has come to love.
Let me just tell y'all something, this right here is pure awsomeness! I loved The Dig and Ms. Hart's writing that hooked me from the very first page and had me laughing out loud all along the story!
I loved Zoe as a character, she was brave, nice and (very!) emotional, when needed. She wasn't afraid to tell the people around her what she really thought! She was just great. I loved reading about the thoughts she had on Blondie, I really liked the name she gave him. Blondie was very a very calm person, that's what I liked the most about him. The plot itself was original and it had some great twists!
Ms. Hart's writing was amazing and I appreciated the humour she threw in with the rest of the ingredients to create this awesome story! I can't wait to find out what happens next in Zoe and Zeus story.