{Review+Giveaway} By Jove by Marissa Doyle

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{Review+Giveaway} By Jove by Marissa Doyle

{Review+Giveaway} By Jove by Marissa DoyleBy Jove by Marissa Doyle
Pages: 351
Published by Entangled, Entangled Edge, Macmillan on June 24, 2014
Genres: adult, Greek & Roman, mythology, Paranormal, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher

For Theodora Fairchild, returning to graduate school after three years of teaching Latin to unenthusiastic middle schoolers is a dream come true. The professors in the Classics Department at John Winthrop University in Boston are the best in their field; the classes are varied and intellectually stimulating…and she meets brilliant, sweetly nerdy post-doc Grant Proctor.

As she gives in to her feelings for Grant, someone seems determined to keep them apart—no matter the consequences. Things are not quite what they seem in the Classics Department, and someone there has plans for Theo that don’t include Grant. When Grant disappears, surviving the semester becomes only one of Theo’s worries; her wits and wisdom may be the only things that can save the man she loves.

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.


My Thoughts

By Jove is a mythology romance that takes place in a Boston University. Theo is a graduate student studying Latin (and greek and roman get woven in through other members of the classics department.) It is a mythology and history nerds dream book. I loved the academic setting, and the mythology buff in my squeed over the idea of a whole classics department being taught by actual gods and goddesses. How cool would that be? I loved guessing who everyone was. Some were easy to figure out, and others were a little tougher, but it all made reading the book more fun. Marissa Doyle did a fantastic job with her attention to detail. Even the clothes and food and drink were added into the story properly. It was excellent. It is just how I would imagine Gods living in the modern world. I loved the opulence of their parties.

Theo is my kind of girl. Nerdy and not at all ashamed by how interested she is in learning. It was such a joy to watch her passion for Latin ooze out of her. Those were honestly the only thing I liked about Julian as well. Julian and Theo did have some interesting conversations about the Gods. I enjoyed watching them in that aspect, but I was a lot like Grant. I just never did trust Julian. But I can understand how easy it was for Theo get swept up in it all.

Grant is an interesting one. It was easy to see that he behaved differently than the rest of the staff and faculty. I thought it was simply because he was new at the university, but as the book went on, I figured out the real reason for his strangeness. It took me a while to figure out who he was, but there were enough clues for me to puzzle it together a ways before it was revealed. Grant is so easy to like. At times, I wished Theo was more patient with him. Their journey together had so many bumps and roadblocks.

I am not going to spoil this book for you at all. The twists and turns make reading this book so much fun. I loved every single page, and at times I genuinely had no idea how it was going to turn out. It has all of the makings of a classic mythology story. There is even a quest. How does the quest end? Who does Theo end up with? Does she end up with anyone? This book is not at all predictable- it is brilliant. By Jove is a must read for fans of new adult/adult mytholgy. I want more Marissa!!




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About Marissa Doyle

Marissa Doyle graduated from Bryn Mawr College and went on to graduate school intending to be an archaeologist, but somehow got distracted. Eventually she figured out what she was really supposed to be doing and started writing. She’s channeled her inner history geekiness into a successful young adult historical fantasy series, and is now also happily writing contemporary romantic fantasy. She lives in her native Massachusetts with her family, including a pair of bossy but adorable pet rabbits, and loves quilting, sailing, gardening, and collecting antiques. Oh, and coffee.

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19 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} By Jove by Marissa Doyle”

  1. Cameran

    Well, the title of this book would have caught me immediately because I LOVE Greek mythology. And now that I have read about it and read your review I am sure this will be a book I need to have. Thanks for putting it on my radar.

  2. Christina R.

    This sounds awesome! I’m a total geek like you and the whole idea of real mythological figures teaching classes sounds awesome!

    Love the characters 🙂

    Lovely review 🙂

  3. Desiree

    Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂
    The book sounds intriguing!!
    Wonder where Grant went!

  4. Christine

    Love, love, love the sound of this book! Definitely going on the TBR 😀

  5. Zonell Conant

    I added this to my shopping list, can’t wait to start reading

  6. Melanie S

    Sounds like it will be a good read.. I love books with a mythological theme and you can’t go wrong with mixing in some romance

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