Monday, September 10, 2012

Book Review: Whom The Gods Destroy by DC Belton

Whom The Gods Destroy

Author: DC Belton
Pages: 300 pages
Publisher: Flying Lion Press (May 31st 2012)
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Note: I received a review copy of this book free from the author, DC Belton. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.

Ratings: ★ ★ ★

My thoughts:

Whom the Gods Destroy is the second book to the Divine Masquerade Series. 

I loved the first book, The Gods Among Us but didn't quite enjoy this sequel. Okay - I still loved Pallas, she's smarter, stronger and a very likable character. I just didn't care about the other supporting characters in the story. Like Pallas, I hated the politics in all the "houses", I can't understand any of it. I was skimming almost the whole time, wasn't interested in any other things unless if it's about Pallas' and her mother's true identity. 

Another thing I didn't really care about is the school-related drama. This was supposed to be a "Greeky" myth but it turned out an ordinary book this time around. To read positive reviews of the book, click HEREHERE and HERE

About the book:

Is she the Dawning of the Age of the Aquarians – or a deceitful pretender? 
A daughter of Atlantis – or a wicked witch?

The teen who doesn’t the difference between eyeliner and blush, is thrust into the arena of jealous nobility. 
Battling a deadly prince and her own unwanted fame, 
she’s sentenced to the scorn of a ruthless, snobbish school. 

Pallas seems destined to break every rule,
as she braves the tempests of the mighty capital. 
Every word is scrutinized – every encounter, fraught with peril, as she learns a wonderful, yet horrible secret…

…the truth about her mother.

The conniving cat, architect of the labyrinth of lies she’s trapped in, suddenly abandons her. 

Just as the Volcano god reaches out to slay her…

Book Two of The Divine Masquerade Series follows Pallas and Othello as they journey to Greenstone.

About the author:

D. C. Belton was born in the Philippines to a submarine officer. He's lived in four different countries and visited more than fifty.

Dave earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma. He flew as a Naval Aviator and then an Air Force pilot, fighting in the Lebanese Civil War, the Liberian Civil War, the Persian Gulf War, Operation Provide Comfort, and the Bosnian conflict.

When a friend's son died in a texting-while-driving accident, Dave campaigned for a law to prevent further tragedies. Appealing to state legislators for months, Dave came up with the novel idea of enlisting high school students to directly lobby state senators. Due to their efforts, as well as an aggressive television campaign, "Caleb's Law" was passed in Georgia in a just one year.

Dave's been married to his college sweetheart for over 23 years. He lives in Buckhead, Georgia on Lake Oconee with his ravishing wife and three beautiful children. He's currently an International pilot with Delta Air Lines and a Public Affairs officer in the United States Air Force Reserves. He's a banjo player, a thespian, and an elected politician (Morgan County Board of Education).


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