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IntriguingI could barely tear myself away An amazing book Time flew as I was reading One of the best books I ve ever read The Secrets of Artemis is the story of the coming of age of the Greek goddess Artemis, told through the imaginative lens of fantasy writer C.K Brooke I wish I would have had something like this to read when I was in the 9th grade and trying to learn about Greek Mythology I was never able to care much back then about the Greek gods and goddesses because their stories never touched my heart That all changed with this book, when the 16 year old Artemis, goddess of the hunt, came to life for m The Secrets of Artemis is the story of the coming of age of the Greek goddess Artemis, told through the imaginative lens of fantasy writer C.K Brooke I wish I would have had something like this to read when I was in the 9th grade and trying to learn about Greek Mythology I was never able to care much back then about the Greek gods and goddesses because their stories never touched my heart That all changed with this book, when the 16 year old Artemis, goddess of the hunt, came to life for me, and the legendary details of her life were expanded upon through Brooke s capable storytelling The story of Artemis told throughout history is that she remained a virgin through the decree of her father Zeus, the King of the Gods, despite her great friendship with the giant, handsome and kind hunter Orion But this story proposes that she and Orion were secret lovers despite her father s wishes.Many of the characters of Greek mythology came to life for me in Secrets of Artemis I think this would be a great book to share with young people if you want to captivate them with the stories of the gods and goddesses worshiped at at time when civilization was young.Like all successful young adult novels, it s an entertaining and satisfying read for adults as well Not even the god of gods could command my heart not to love In Ancient Greece, the goddess Artemis was venerated as a maiden huntress, swift with her bow and arrows, and eternally chaste But could there beto her story Perhaps Lady Artemis had envisioned quite a different destiny than the one her father, Zeus, had chosen for her What if she hadn t merely pined after the giant huntsman, Orion, but had secretly partaken of a forbidden romance with him From prolific fantasy writer C.K Br Not even the god of gods could command my heart not to love In Ancient Greece, the goddess Artemis was venerated as a maiden huntress, swift with her bow and arrows, and eternally chaste But could there beto her story Perhaps Lady Artemis had envisioned quite a different destiny than the one her father, Zeus, had chosen for her What if she hadn t merely pined after the giant huntsman, Orion, but had secretly partaken of a forbidden romance with him From prolific fantasy writer C.K Brooke comes an original divine novel, in which Artemis s classic myths are retold as never before, in her own voice, as the young goddess sets the record straight and reveals the true account of her immortal life and love.Rating 4 5 PenguinsQuick Reasons new and intriguing subject matter for C.K Brooke complex, well rounded characters LOVE the mythology interesting experiment in a different type of writing this read a bit like a diary I was SO ANGRYand then the ending happened, and everything was betterHuge thanks to C.K Brooke, Elphame Press, and YA Bound Book Tours for sending me a free digital copy of this title in exchange for an honest review This in no way altered my read of or opinions on this book You are beautiful, Orion told me one morning as we lay ashore, my head on his chest while we watched the sluggish tides The most beautiful of all the goddesses Don t let Hera hear you say that, I warned him, though with a smile.He skimmed my cheek with the bulb of his thumb If she sent you to Hades, I would follow you there And ever should I dwell with you down in the Underworld This was a different sort of read from C.K Brooke Of course, this doesn t mean EVERYTHING was different the characters, particularly Artemis, were still super snarky, independent, and well rounded In fact, I ADORE how strong willed Artemis is throughout this entire read she doesn t bow down to anyone s wishes, but instead charges full speed toward what she wants There are so many awesome moments woven throughout this journey that prove women don t HAVE to be meek and mild we can, and should, forge our own paths and create our own rules.The plot is fast paced, though a little bit weird in places I felt like this readas a diary format than as a linear story, though the sequence of events IS in order There was something a little weird about C.K Brooke s writing in this particular book I m not sure if she was trying something different, or what, but it felt a bitstiff than her usual work This isn t necessarily a bad thing, though it gave this read asubdued, darker tone and atmosphere, which really worked with the mythologies C.K Brooke drew inspiration from.Humans were peculiar creatures While speaking directly to them had worked with the Cretan women, direct communication didn t work with everyone Especially if men were involved Because men all of them, even gods aren t likely to do as they re told.I will be honest this book made me SUPER angry Of course, I wasn t well versed in Artemis s story to begin with, so the things that angered me are probably well known and unsurprising Those bits of the story, though Several times I felt like throwing my Kindle out the window and screaming my heartache to the winds, because goodness, those moments hurt Just be warned, penguins I won t go into TOO many details, because spoilers, but this book is bound to hurt you at least three times At least.I am always super impressed with C.K Brooke s world building and character creations, and this title is no exception While some of the plot points made me angry because GRRRRR , the read was filled with new material for C.K Brooke in terms of writing, and for me as well in terms of mythologies I really enjoyed breaking the mold with this read, and recommend to lovers of Greek mythology, strong willed women, and slightly tragic journeys Put down your skirts and take a walk through the stars, penguins with this book, the mountains will feel like home Book ReviewTitle Secrets of ArtemisAuthor C K BrookeGenre YA Mythology RomanceRating Review The opening prologue to this book was great, it was written from the perspective of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt basically telling us that what is to follow is the true account of her life not the lies that have been spread by mankind Artemis tells us of her birth and what a wonderous thing it was with Artemis herself born fully grown who helped her mother deliver her twin brother Apollo Fro Book ReviewTitle Secrets of ArtemisAuthor C K BrookeGenre YA Mythology RomanceRating Review The opening prologue to this book was great, it was written from the perspective of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt basically telling us that what is to follow is the true account of her life not the lies that have been spread by mankind Artemis tells us of her birth and what a wonderous thing it was with Artemis herself born fully grown who helped her mother deliver her twin brother Apollo From the offset I enjoyed the frank writing style of this novel and I am a major sucker for Greek mythology and retellings.In the first chapter Artemis clears up the misconception that she asked Zeus her father for six wishes but rather he bestowed them upon her and only three did she actually desire She also briefly takes about her chastity and how if she had beenaware of what it meant she wouldn t have agreed to it at the time Artemis feels guilty about her youth as she didn t immediately take on her position as Goddess of the Hunt allowing humans to starve and die for years unknowingly in her name before she goes to her half brother Hephaestus to craft her iconic bow and arrows The book is written as if Artemis is talking to someone about her life which I enjoyed immensely as most novels I have seen like this aren t written from a perspective like this.One of my favourite scenes was when Artemis met Orion son of Posiden for the first time, this is also her first time encountering someone of the opposite sex as Zeus has ensured her Chasity and surrounded her with only women for company Artemis immediately feels an attraction to Orion and she greatly enjoys his company, especially when Orion shares his hunting secrets with her allowing Artemis to acquire greater skill and accuracy when hunting As we past the 1 4 mark in the novel we begin to see Artemis in a different light, not the blood thristy huntress she is portrayed as but as someone who only wants to help and protect others this is one of the main reasons she became the Goddess of childbirth and maiden to protect them.I loved learningabout Pan as well, after reading the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan I was fascinated with Pan especially as he is such an elusive character so it was nice to see an author flesh him out a bitWe gradually begin to see a relationship although non physical develop between Artemis and Orion, even though Apollo tries to drive a wedge between them telling Artemis lies about Orion s past, and the tension seems to grow ever darker between the twin dieties By the time we reach the half way point the novel, Apollo is once again interfering in Artemis life with Orion by bringing a man called Actaeon to her island in Crete While she loves Orion she must first get rid of Actaeon who Apollo has made her new hunting partner, so sets him three tasks she considers impossible for any hunter But to her surprise and disappointment Actaeon completed the first two tasks due to her unclear wording but she is quietly confident he won t complete the third In doing this Artemis is defying Zeus in bonding herself to Orion with the intent to take him as a husband in every sense the word.While Actaeon completed Artemis tasks shows no favour towards him and secretly pines for Orion who left Crete for her safety although he does return When comes back Artemis bolder and now refers to Orion as her lover, at one point they are caught by Actaeon who secretly lusts for the maiden goddess but she deals with him and he is never seen again making Artemis very happy but she knows sooner or later her brother will come back When Apollo does return he sets Artemis a challenge a huntress to hit a target very far away, the target she hits turns out to be her love Orion and got her brother s deceit she vanishes him from her island, she buries her lover with a vow to love another and even find him in the underworld when her time comes By this point in the novel I was practically weeping for Artemis and her lost love Orion and was cursing Zeus for his selfish ways by imposing her chasity upon her.Artemis soon learns the true joys and equal sadness that comes with womanhood especially when she cares for Atalanta, and this proves the Artemis would have been the perfect mother and caregiver if given the chance to be As we reach the 3 4 mark in the novel, Artemis has returned to Crete and gained a new companion in Aura the wind goddess, who unlike Artemis takes pride in her voluntary chasity and is slightly outraged at the fact that Artemis lays flowers on the grave of a man, but she doesn t know what this particular man meant to the huntress Things take a very sour turn when Aura implies that Orion raped Artemis to which she tells her the truth that she gave her maidenhood willingly to a man she loved and Aura wastes no time in going to tell Zeus who still boosts of her purity on Olympus.Artemis soon sees the result of her rash decision by employing Nemesis justice when she learns that Aura was raped and is now pregnant with twins for questioning her honour even though Artemis knows she has none in these circumstances I do feel sorry for Aura as she is driven mad by the loss of the thing she treasured the most and she even goes as far as killing one of her twins, Artemis luckily manages to get the second twin to Demeter who gratefully takes him in and gives him a home to call his own Apollo despite all of his past mistakes comes through for Artemis and restores her heart but the challenge for her comes now in the form of telling her father that she is no longer chaste and has found a man with whom she wants to spend all her years.Despite their fears everything works out well in the end and we also see the reasons behind the creation of the Orion constellation, and for the first time in many moons Artemis is truly happy with her new husband by her side although to have this she had to sacrifice any chance she had at motherhood but for him it is enough Overall I really enjoyed this book and I can t wait to seefrom this series and author I highly recommend this book to all who love Greek mythology and retellings I loved this book and it definitely deserves the 5 rating Once again, C.K Brooke has impressed me with this incredible, breath taking romance I loved how each of the Greek Gods Goddesses retained so much of their traditional myths, but had fresh, almost human qualities about them as well Complex, well developed characters made me their friend When the unthinkable happened, I gasped When tragedy struck, I mourned And when it all came together for a happily ever after, I celebrated The love story between Orion and Artemis was unique yet classic, Once again, C.K Brooke has impressed me with this incredible, breath taking romance I loved how each of the Greek Gods Goddesses retained so much of their traditional myths, but had fresh, almost human qualities about them as well Complex, well developed characters made me their friend When the unthinkable happened, I gasped When tragedy struck, I mourned And when it all came together for a happily ever after, I celebrated The love story between Orion and Artemis was unique yet classic, intimate and rebellious I ve mentioned this in another review for C.K Brooke, but I feel it warrants repeating her writing style is what truly draws me into her stories There s such an natural flow to the story line, and every word, no matter how simple, plays on your heart strings Secrets of Artemis is a beautiful tale that I would read again and again I received a complimentary copy and voluntarily gave a honest review This story is told entirely from Artemis s point of view A retelling of sorts of her entire life The author took apart the myth and reassembled it as her own A new take on the life of Artemis and different tales of the Greek Gods I absolutely love the Greek Gods and love reading about them I love the stories of the twelve Olympians This is a look into the Goddess of the Hunt told in first person perspective.Artemis is a well known Greek Goddess and seeing her story told in the first person This story is told entirely from Artemis s point of view A retelling of sorts of her entire life The author took apart the myth and reassembled it as her own A new take on the life of Artemis and different tales of the Greek Gods I absolutely love the Greek Gods and love reading about them I love the stories of the twelve Olympians This is a look into the Goddess of the Hunt told in first person perspective.Artemis is a well known Greek Goddess and seeing her story told in the first person in a different perspective to that in the history books was refreshing I love Greek Mythology but this book was really not for me, It was slow paced, I found myself becoming bored of it and even skimming parts of it The general plot of the book is interesting Artemis character read as if she were human and relatable to the reader The relationship between Artemis and Orion was interesting to read about Overall, this could have been an enjoyable book that provided a new perspective on the story of Artemis but I just couldn t get into, it fell flat for me, it didn t hold my attention at all I do still appreciate the effort and what the author was going for, it just really wasn t for me This is a nice recount of the myth of Lady Artemis, retelling her story from her point of view, the hardships she passed, how she fell in love with Orion and loved no other, Apollo was a jerk and deceiving her into killing her love was a dick move but then he repented, and she found a way to stay with her love and kept her status as a maiden goddess intact and that ending was so cute I had to punch my brother to feel manly again. This was such a good retelling of the Artemis myth and for once Zeus is not a jerk but instead Apollo is like always But back to our main goddess I loved this story because it was hilarious reading about something you already know about and have the protagonist literally dismantle it and tell you that what you know its pure lies This book highly reminds me of Eva Pohler s Gatekeepers Bride where she retells the Hades and Persephone myth. Much that is believed about me is only partially true, or twisted in some way I have always enjoyed reading Greek mythology and reading about the Gods and Goddesses who inhabit those myths and this is a story about Artemis, Goddess of the hunt The story of Artemis is familiar to most readers who have sampled the Greek myths She is usually portrayed as the goddess who is chastised Unable to be joined with a man, to be pure for all ages But this story has a different direction for us to explo Much that is believed about me is only partially true, or twisted in some way I have always enjoyed reading Greek mythology and reading about the Gods and Goddesses who inhabit those myths and this is a story about Artemis, Goddess of the hunt The story of Artemis is familiar to most readers who have sampled the Greek myths She is usually portrayed as the goddess who is chastised Unable to be joined with a man, to be pure for all ages But this story has a different direction for us to explore The story is written all the way from when she was born with her twin brother Apollo and we begin to learn how she acquires her power, her independence but what makes this book different than just a regular mythology book is that it s told through Artemis s voice herself and I love that I think this is a really well crafted tale for the book ish reader who likes Greek mythology and it s tales A fun and charming story with a very strong female protagonist that you instantly fall inlove with The writing is absolutely beautiful and you cannot put it down C.K Brooke is definitely a top author of mine that I think deserves waycredit ^BOOK ⇗ Secrets of Artemis ☔ Not even the god of gods could command my heart not to love In Ancient Greece, the goddess Artemis was venerated as a maiden huntress, swift with her bow and arrows, and eternally chaste But could there be to her story Perhaps Lady Artemis had envisioned quite a different destiny than the one her father, Zeus, had chosen for her What if she hadn t merely pined after the giant huntsman, Orion, but had secretly partaken of a forbidden romance with him From prolific fantasy writer CK Brooke comes an original divine novel, in which Artemis s classic myths are retold as never before, in her own voice, as the young goddess sets the record straight and reveals the true account of her immortal life and love