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Review Dark Olympus 2: Electric Idol

Electric Idol by Katee Robert 

  • Titel: Electric Idol
  • Author: Katee Robert
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Pages: 384 Pages
  • ISBN: 978-1728231761
  • Price: 13,19 €

Blurb:

In the ultra-modern city of Olympus, there’s always a price to pay. Psyche Dimitriou knew she’d have to face Aphrodite’s jealous rage eventually, but she never expected her literal heart to be at stake…or for Aphrodite’s gorgeous son to be the one ordered to strike the killing blow.

Eros has no problem shedding blood. Raised to be his mother’s knife in the dark, he’s been conditioned to accept that he’s more monster than man. But when it comes time to take out his latest target…he can’t do it. Confused by his reaction to Psyche’s unexpected kindness, he does the only thing he can think of to keep her safe: he binds her to him, body and soul.

Psyche didn’t expect to find herself married to the glittering city’s most dangerous killer, but something about Eros wakens a fire inside her she’s never felt before. As lines blur and loyalties shift, Psyche realizes Eros might take her heart after all…and she’s not sure she can survive the loss.

My Opinion:

Since I discovered Katee Robert for myself, I’ve fallen in love with her books. Volume one of the Dark Olympus series (Neon Gods) blew my mind and that’s why I was extremely excited for the next part of the series. I really like the cover and it goes very well with the plot. As soon as I read the blurb, I knew I had to read the book. My expectations were very high and after reading this book I can say that all my expectantions have been fully met.

I love the setting of this series, the plot was exciting from the first time i opend it and the characters were always on my mind. The tension kept building until the a big bang in the end. There were a few similarities to the first book, but volume two can stand completely on its own. The book also has a good dose of drama, but that never was too exaggerated. The erotic scenes are damn hot and well and authentically written. They blend in wonderfully with the plot and never dominate it. Katees writing is so beautiful, emotional and its easy to read. I just flew through the pages and couldn’t put the book down. It was an amazing read.

This time it’s about Eros and Psyche. She is the sister of Persephone and she has a very different personality. Psyche knows how to play the game, but she doesn’t get lost in it and she remains true to herself. Eros and Psyche are both broken characters. The scars of both their pasts still linger today. Nevertheless, they have both grown and they go through a great development in the course of the story. Eros in particular is learning that he is worth so much more. He’s so much more than just his mother’s hit man. Psyche and her love for him helping a lot. In addition to the two main characters, Hades, Persephone and the new Zeus also reappear. I love the whole dynamic of the thirteen and their balance of power.

„Electric Idol“ was an absolutely brilliant sequel and I can’t wait for the third part to come out. The setting and the characters just offer so much potential for more great stories. If you like Greek mythology, lots of well written smut and fascinating new stories, you should defiantly read this book.

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