{Book Review} The Dig by Audrey Hart (@ZoeandZeus series)

August 4, 2012 Reviews 5

The Dig by Audrey Hart
Pages: 208
Publication Date: November 11th 2011 by Backlit Fiction
Age Group: YA
Source: Author
Series: Zoe and Zeus #1
Buy this Book: Amazon
Summary(from Goodreads):

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.

This book was a really quick read for me. And its another mythology book for me. I am loving that mythology is a recent trend in YA fiction. The Dig is a fun read, and even though there were a few slightly hard to believe things, I really enjoyed it. For example, in this recently uncovered archeology site there was a giant “iphone” stone, which was magical. It was actually the vehicle for the time traveling. But when you are reading magical books you can’t take things like that too seriously. I thought it was really creative. I liked it.

And while I really liked Zeus, I wasn’t completely in love with him. I didn’t dislike him or anything but I wasn’t swept away by him. I actually liked him more at the start when I didn’t know who he was exactly. And I think that Zoe is awesome- maybe just a little more awesome than Zeus. He has so much potential though, I know I could come to love him.

The gods and goddesses are all teenagers in The Dig, and they act like teenagers. They get jealous and sometimes act petty or immature. I have no idea how I would be able to just be around the same small group of people forever. It would drive me crazy, especially if most of the people have “paired up”. But most of the Gods and Goddesses are pretty accepting and nice. Obviously there is going to be a little competition and hating going on from Zeus’ ex, Hera. (I totally think Zoe could take her btw)

I thought the storyline was really interesting and a different take on mythology than your average tales. I really enjoyed the flow of the story and I can’t wait to see where Audrey is going to take them next. Anyone who likes mythology should check out the dig. It’s kind of like god and goddess high school. Light hearted, fun and entertaining.

4/5 gavels

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5 Responses to “{Book Review} The Dig by Audrey Hart (@ZoeandZeus series)”

  1. witchmagsboekenplank

    Looks like an interesting book! I love mythology, although I don’t know if I will like a teenage Zeus… I’ll definitely add it to my to read pile ^^ Thanks for the review!

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