The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Publication Date: September 3rd 2013
Source: Publisher [Netgalley]
The Woken Gods was actually a big disappointment for me. I started off really enjoying it and I was intrigued to find out more about Kyra, but as the book went on I started to lose interest. It just seemed to go on forever and I started to get really bored. At about 75% I started skim reading because I just wanted to know how it was going to end and I didn't care about the rest of it.
Kyra was an alright main character, but she was nothing special. She was just the usual curious teenage girl who realised that she had a big part to play in saving the world and got distracted everytime a hot guy was near her. I just couldn't connect with Kyra at all.
The whole idea of this book was what attracted me to this book in the first place. I was interested to see what a world where Gods and humans worked together (sort of) was like. At first, I found it interesting and I was excited to learn more about it. But, as the book went on, I just started to get really bored and couldn't be bothered reading it anymore. It actually felt like I was reading this book forever. I honestly didn't care about Kyra or what happened to her dad, I didn't care about her mother, her friends or the Gods by the end. I just wanted to know whether they would be able to save the world or not.
To be honest, the ending was kind of anti-climatic for me. I guessed exactly how it was going to play out so I was kind of disappointed with the ending.
Overall, this was an OK book. I enjoyed the first half, but the second half dragged for me and I just lost interest. I know there are a lot of people who enjoyed this book, but sadly I wasn't one of them.