Pantheons (book I) by E.J. Dabel
**WARNING** May contain some spoilers!
Before I start I wanted to say I LOVED this book and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. It was hard for me to write my review without giving some key information away. That is why some of my description sounds so general. I hope through my review you’ll be excited to go out and read this book.
Isaiah Marshall is a 15 year old street thug and the leader of the gang called the Redrovers. His gang thinks he’s a mute. But little do they know he can talk but chooses not to because he can’t pronounce his letter “s”. The Redrovers learned street smarts and they don’t like anyone pushing them around, they stick up for each other and support each other even if they think one of them is going too far.
The Redrovers are angry at a kid that almost hit them with his car and follows him to his school. Little did they know this would lead to them joining school and liking it. Isaiah wasn’t as easy to convince to join but soon he sees he needs to be at this school and learns a lot about his past. Including his connection with the gods of the Ancient World and how they are all teenagers right now. There is a battle and Isaiah must save his own life and tries to save those around him.
The book leaves you with Isaiah declaring his ultimate revenge to the one who has hurt his family and friends. I really can’t wait for my chance to read the next book in this series. And I really hope a movie series will come of these books.
While reading I had the feelings of books like Harry Potter, meets Twilight, meets Hunger Games, meets the gods of the Ancient World. It’s a wonderful, fresh look at the gods and the battle they must fight. The battle Isaiah fights there must be only one survivor, but he does not want to be the one to kill his competitors. I found myself rooting for Isaiah and hoping he can win the battle, not only against the other teens but also the battle that is in his heart.
This is a must read book. I guarantee you won’t be able to put this book down. And I guarantee you’ll want to get the next book in the series, “Pantheons: The Game of the Gods”. Each book is under $2 for the kindle on Amazon(as of March 21, 2013). You can’t loose with that price and this amazing story. I would love to go into more detail about this book but I don’t want to give away the really great twists and surprises. Just trust me it’s a book you’ll love to read. If you love learning about Ancient gods, a good teen adventure and the similar books mentioned above I really believe you’ll love this book.
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