Gods of Chaos by Jen McConnel Review

gocTitle: Gods of Chaos

Author: Jen McConnel
Publisher: Month9Books

Format: eBook
Publication Date: March 31, 2015 

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

Source: Publisher

The gods of chaos cannot be trusted.

Since battling her best friend, Darlena’s grip on Red Magic has been shaky. She heads to Scotland after the Winter Solstice in search of another Red Witch.

On a sightseeing excursion with girls from her hostel, Darlena arrives at The Vaults, a mysterious underground city beneath Edinburgh. But there is something there that make Darlena’s instincts go haywire, as she lets loose a defensive burst of Red Magic, putting everyone around her in danger.

If there was ever a time when Darlena needed the help of another Red witch, it was now. But beware the witch who wields Red Magic.

 

review

This book picks up right where Daughter of Chaos left off, except for some reason Darlena has turned into a hermit. Which really confused me considering the first book she seemed okay at the end. I mean it was sad that Rochelle went off the deep end, but Darlena wasn’t really beating herself up for it. This installment also felt like it was moving alot faster. It was like one major plot point after the other without any breaks or time to process. It all felt very impulsive.

Darlena also seemed way more whiny in this book, and I think that had to do with the fact she just wanted someone to teach her. Darlena isn’t by nature a Red Witch, I’m not really sure what she is but considering how much she struggles I would guess she might not be a White, Green, or Black Witch, but I don’t know that Red is the right fit. It is unfortunate that there are a bunch of gods/goddesses basically trying to use Darlena as a power grab.

This book did introduce some new characters, and I found myself really liking Izzy. Marcus was harder because he was a jerk in the beginning, but then he turned out to be okay. Everything with Marcus came as a surprise for me. I thought maybe when they first met, but then he became such a jerk that I thought that there was no way a friendship could form between them.

The writing almost seemed to regress in this book. What I liked most about the first book were the characterizations of the gods/goddesses. The new ones we’re introduced to in this book seem just like Hecate, with the exception of Freya. I liked Aphrodite, Persephone, and Freya because they were a different take on Chaos Goddesses. Still though it was a fun read, but I would only give this book 3 out of 5 stars. It just failed to wow me like the first one did. I’d still recommend this for readers who love mythology, history, and urban fantasy.

 

 

 

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3/5 – Worth Reading

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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Happy Reading!

Kasey