I love Greek mythology. It is easy to say that Rick Riordan and the Percy Jackson series did an amazing job introducing and making me fall in love with mythology. I seen an Instagram post from the publisher and knew the moment I seen it I HAD to read this book. Then I was lucky enough to also receive this as an ARC from the Publisher and NetGalley. Let me tell you that I was so excited! This book did not disappoint me at all, I read the entire book in 2 days and it left me wanting more of the story and to see what else the author could do. This was the author's debut book and she does have book 2 slated to publish in fall of 2022, needless to say that I will be keeping a close eye on that book until it releases. Now that you guys know how much I love this book, I should probably tell you what it is about besides Greek Mythology.
Seventeen-year-old Daphne has spent her entire life honing her body and mind into that of a warrior, hoping to be accepted by the unyielding people of ancient Sparta. But an unexpected encounter with the goddess Artemis—who holds Daphne's brother's fate in her hands—upends the life she's worked so hard to build. Nine mysterious items have been stolen from Mount Olympus and if Daphne cannot find them, the gods' waning powers will fade away, the mortal world will descend into chaos, and her brother's life will be forfeit. Guided by Artemis's twin—Apollo—Daphne's journey will take her from the labyrinth of the Minotaur to the riddle-spinning Sphinx of Thebes, team her up with mythological legends such as Theseus and Hippolyta of the Amazons, and pit her against the gods themselves. A reinterpretation of the classic Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo, Daughter of Sparta by debut author Claire Andrews turns the traditionally male-dominated mythology we know into a heart-pounding and empowering female-led adventure.