April and the others have arrived at Mount Olympus, where Christopher rejects his offered immortality as repayment for failing to save Ganymede. The group are beginning to realise that they might prefer their life in Everworld, even though April still fights it. She also has ulterior motives which are made much clearer in this novel, as the dragging over of the EverWorld four in her wake was very deliberate and in the hopes that she might become an ultimate ruler through them. It was an interesting concept to see that the difference between immortals and mortals is that immortals can not and do not change, and even Athena, who seemed to be the darling of this book, was aware of that. Thankfully the Old World group was around to call them gods idiots for even considering it.
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Post a Comment Thank you for leaving a comment! I picked this book up at a garage sale, not realizing it is book 7 in a series. She tells the backstory so well that it took me several chapters to finally figure this out! That's impressive. Or just pathetic about me. The story is of four friends and one other girl who are trapped in another universe, Everworld, where the Greek gods are.
They are trying to save Zeus and crew. They have their "other selves" that are still living on Earth, doing their daily stuff, which is an interesting thought, and when they sleep, they go back in their minds to that self.
At first, I wasn't sure if this was MG or YA, which is always a fascinating topic for me since it's what I'm struggling with most in my own manuscript right now. The voice of the girl feels like a middle grader to me or young YA , but she could be older and I just didn't realize it.
I think I was thrown by the similiaries in basic plot Olympians to Percy and the Olympians, which even though I sometimes see as a YA, I argue is really a middle grade. BUT in this story, the girl is wrestling with her faith in God she is Catholic verses her ability to trust in Athena She might have a crush on one of the guys, but it's subtle in this book. I can't speak for the earlier books.
Based on the excerpt from book 8, the narrator rotates among the character, which is interesting, but I'm not sure I'd love it. As a female, I immediately connected with April-- her voice felt very realistic.
The action moved along quickly and I found the book to be an enjoyable read. Final note: the cover is creepy for small children. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.
Gateway to the Gods
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Project Everworld: Book #7 Gateway to the Gods
Everworld is a fantasy novel series written by K. Applegate and published by Scholastic between and Many gods were in the Everworld series. Nearly all the gods shared similar characteristics such as shape shifting, physical perfection, superhuman strength and immortality. They could only be killed by the weapon of another god such as Thor's hammer Mjolnir or through severe injury.