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The Dig (Zoe and Zeus Trilogy #1)

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Zoe Calder has always been an outsider. Stashed away in boarding schools since her parents died, Zoe buries herself in the study of ancient worlds. Her greatest thrill is spending her summers with her archeologist aunt and uncle on digs around the world. And one day, while investigating a newly unearthed temple in Crete, Zoe discovers a luminous artifact that transports he ...more
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Published November 11th 2011 by Backlit Fiction (first published November 7th 2011)
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I tried really, really hard to like this book. I wanted to, I wanted to so badly. Around the point where our heroine, Zoe, was using her newly-discovered powers to single-handedly take down the Hydra, I found myself thinking, Oh my God, this is what The Goddess Test should have been. Hallelujah, someone answered my prayers. I was excited - here is a book about a modern girl, who is told that she has to face a series of actual life-or-death trials to maybe become a god or something, IDK, but look ...more
Ana Banda
Que me ha encantado! Si,fueron 100 paginas para conocer a Blondie pero oh como lo ame!
Amo totalmente libros sobre dioses, no soy experta en ellos,es mas solo se lo que representan(algunos) pero es que tienen unas batallas de lo mas interesantes!
Obviamente tenia otra imagen de los Dioses; Sherrilyn hizo de Artemisa una diosa perra, guaperrima pero super mala; aquí es mala & hippie..loco pero le queda Jajaja.
Ares lo acabo de leer, bueno por el que tomo el nombre pero que odioso '
Apolo es un c

- Zeus is adorable. I never ever thought that I would ever say/type/think that but there it is. He's a hottie with a sensitive side that makes me want to ship him and Zoe until I can't possibly fangirl anymore!
- Zoe is so strong, internally. She's a great heroine and I admire her selflessness and wonderful modern way of thinking!
- The jokes were hilarious
- Every story I read about the Greek Gods, Hera is always the nasty *itch. Always. And this book is no different!

I can't
Zoe Calder tiene diecisiete años y como todos los veranos, desde que sus padres fallecieron, se va con sus tíos de excavación a Creta. Desobedeciendo a los adultos y movida por la curiosidad (y la vergüenza), entra al templo recientemente descubierto, en dónde encuentra un extraño objeto que la lleva a la Antigua Grecia. Desorientada y con ganas de ponerse a llorar, las cosas empeoran cuando al salvar una ninfa ocurre un extraño accidente y los habitantes de Grecia la consideran una diosa ¿Puedo ...more
Katie Stout
I don't venture much into self-published territory, but I had to after reading the synopsis for The Dig, by Audrey Hart. Time travel? Mythology? Sexy Zeus? Yes, please! But I've got to say that I was really disappointed in this one. While the MC had a cute, spunky voice, I just couldn't get behind the intense insta-love, the egregious historical inaccuracies, and the mismatched plot and pacing.

First, let me give you my schpeal on historical fantasy and time travel novels - yes, this is fantasy.
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I adore the cover. It's cute and represents the story. The little wings on the feet is CUTE!! I love how the way the title and the picture is set on the cover!

4 Forget-me-not flowers for the cover!

Indiana Jones meets Percy Jackson with a sweet romance! When Zoe first arrived in Ancient Greece, the book progressed quite slowly, with Zoe meeting some new characters and trying to adapt with her new situation. I almost didn't enjoy it since I really wanted Zeus to appear and re
Misty Baker
**A 3.5 Review**

My son once asked me why I love to read. He sat there, perched on the edge on my bed, (me sprawled out with my Kindle,) and just laid it on me. “Tell me mom…tell me the truth.” So I did. “I like to read because it takes me away from here. First of all…not the best response when you are talking to a 5 year old. I meant…”I get to visit cool and exciting places from the comfort of my own bed.” He heard…”Mommy doesn’t want to be here…with him.” Not a fun thing to back peddle from, I
I have always had a love of Greek mythology. I don't consider myself an expert on it or anything, but the stories of the gods and all the crazy creatures has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. I've seen a whole lot of interpretations of the stories, and the The Dig is definitely one of my favorites. All of our favorite gods are there--Zeus, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Hermes--but they're human teenagers. I really love this idea, because I always felt like the gods seemed like big ...more
C.C. Thomas
Finally--a female Percy Jackson! I have been waiting and waiting and wondering when an enterprising author would hit upon the idea and I have finally found it. Zoe is all the best of Percy--funny, spunky and prone to a lot of trouble which made for one great read.

After wandering into a forbidden temple while on a trip with her archaeologist uncle and aunt, Zoe is transported to ancient Greece. Really ancient Greece-1000 BC or so. To find her way back, she must travel to the oracle (isn't there a
La Mala
Mar 06, 2015 La Mala marked it as desafio-no-recomendaciones
No-recomendado por Violante.


Me propongo leer de principio a fin libros considerados "malos". Mi intención es encontrar al menos UNA cualidad buena en ellos y reseñarlos objetivamente siguiendo 20 puntos a desarrollar brevemente. (Los puntos varían según el género del que se trate.)

Si tienen ganas de No-recomendarme otros libros
pueden comentar acá o ACÁ. ¡Cualquier género es bienvenido! Cuanto más variado, mejor :)
Omg! I love it! It has everything, its funny, romantic, tastable, easy to read, interesting, everything! An of course really recommendable. I like the aptitude of Zoe and Zeus, and also the aptitude of the other gods .A really interesting topic and a really GOOD book.
Dig is perhaps the most annoying and ridiculous book I'd ever read. And I read over thousands of books, so this is saying something. (Of course, there are tons of annoying books, but none of them are as ridiculous as this one. Oh, by the way, I'm following the genres of Greek Mythology or stories/books based on Greek Mythology. I'm going back to Percy Jackson. There is a bunch of fangirls and Percy Jackson fans).

Dig ignores everything of Greek Mythology. The author horribly bashed Greek Myth in
Powerful and passionate. The Dig brings such life , such mystical creativity and vibrance with a unique ancient twist. I just loved how different this one is and sank right into the storyline. Audrey really knows how to capture her readers.

Every year Zoe always goes across seas to visit with her aunt and uncle, Sophia and Alex. Not only does she go to visit, she goes to dig. She loves to find artifacts hidden away from years ago. All the other kids find this weird. All the kids at school seem t
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You’ve seen Disney’s Hercules.

You’ve read Percy Jackson and The Olympians.

You’ve marveled at the special effects of Clash of the Titan‘s remake.

Greek mythology is not new. You must have heard the gods mentioned at some point; Athena’s intelligence, Hera’s jealous wrath, Zeus’s power.

Zeus. What with his scraggly beard, eternal state of irritability and fatal lightning bolts, he is definitely the world’s oldest bad boy.

But take away the age, the sourne

My own speedy summary…

Zoe...young...just a tad different from an average high school student...does not really fit in…not at school, not with her “friends”, pretty much not anywhere. She is studious and quiet and prefers to sort of watch life as opposed to being a real participant. Zoe doesn’t get a lot of things…why she has a cowlick in her curly hair, why relationships are so hard, why everyone else has more cosmetics than she does. She spends most of the year away at school and spends summers
Scimone Jackson
2.5 Stars

So let me start off by saying I am a huge Mythology buff. It's to the point where i wonder myself why i haven't sat down to write my own spin on the infamous Greek Gods...I remember picking up one book of Percy Jackson and the Olympians...finishing it and the second one...but by the time i reached the third book i couldn't take it anymore...It lost me. Why? No was probably the only book/movie that tried to stick to the century old stories...yet it failed somehow during the en
The good: the heroine actually has to work at getting her powers working, is tested and it's not the kind of tests like in the awful The goddess Test. She's likable, she's smart. The plot moves fast. The action scenes are good. The premise is great. I love time travel, mythology and seeing how someone from our times would fare in the past. And Zeus- it's hard to write a romance with Zeus, so I was curious.

The not so good: some language struck me as too modern. While the ancient folks in the b
I'm just going to put myself out there and open by saying this is a tough review to write. I hate being a "bearer of bad news. Hate it. I wanted so much to love The Dig. The cover is adorable, making me smile everytime I looked at it. The synopsis sounds like a great deal of fun. But sadly, things just didn't work out that way. So, instead of me sitting here stalling, let's get to it!

Typically, I don't give an overview of the story in my review. That's what a synopsis is for, right? But in this
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Oh God - Not Hera - !! What a great book.I don't have a huge expectations but I like the book.It's a wonderful story. In the Greek myth,My favorite God is The Hades but now maybe I can change my mind...
I like,Looking like seventeen year old but five hundred year old Zeus - Blondie -.
I've always image The Zeus Like a Black hair but here He's Blonde.But ı like this either.

Everybody talks about falling in love like it‘s
the greatest thing in the world. All the songs,
all the movies, all the books—the
Amethyst Soul
Buscando libros de dioses me topé con este. Quería leer algo distinto a lo que suele encontrarse por allí. La sinopsis me pareció llamativa pero me equivoqué... y mucho. Para empezar, ¿Que obsesión tiene la autora con los IPhone? Y muchas otras marcas comerciales que fueron nombradas a lo largo de la historia. En ciertas ocasiones me sentí identificada con el personaje de Zoe: una chica introvertida que es vista como el bicho raro. Pero luego la odié. Es demasiado dependiente. Y eso me exaspera. ...more
It's a great book! I love it.

Zoe is a cross between Percy Jackson and Lara Croft. She's not the usual teen-ager who uses Facebook and tweets her daily routine. Instead of going to summer camps and having summer flings, she spends her vacation in the ruins of Greece digging artifacts with her aunt and uncle.

What I love about the plot?
* An interesting love triangle
* A twist in the gods & goddesses - Hart has an amazing perspective about Greek Mythology
* Iphone & Petros has something in c
Ok, where do I begin? Let's start with our main character, Zoe. Zoe's that typical loner girl who has that friend that gets all the boys and that Zoe seems to have NOTHING in common with. Sure friends have differences, they like things the other person doesn't like, but generally there has to be at least ONE thing they have in common, one thing that they first bonded over. CeeCee and Zoe don't have that, or at least we don't get shown that, so that makes me feel like that friendship was utter bu ...more
Liza Wiemer
Nov 26, 2011 Liza Wiemer added it
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For those who love Greek mythology, come travel back in time to 1000 AD and enjoy a romance by an awkward teen who discovers her powers and a love with a boy who has his own "skills" and friends to contend with when they feel threatened by the newcomer, Zoe. Lots of familiar characters from ancient Greek mythology presented in a whole new way, reminiscent of the kids found in high schools today. The nymph is a fun character that adds an interesting spark to this story. A fast, easy read.
Celine Garcia
The Dig, by Audrey Hart is for someone who likes movies like Indiana Jones who always escapes at the last minute and readers of the Percy Jackson series who want to take the next step into a different interpretation of Greek mythology. The Dig takes what we all have read about Greek gods and puts a young sassy twist to their myths and legends that teens will love and identify with. The Dig is available as an eBook only so download it now!
I sadly cant review this, i tried to read it, i really did but i had to give up about 25% in.
i usually devour any book on Greek mythology but this one was just too weird for me.
i didn't manage to connect with the characters, the story was confusing and as a general rules if i was not requested to review a book and I still don't care 1/4 in I have to stop.

I expected a lot and felt let down :(
I wanted it like it, heck I wanted to finish the book but I couldn't. The main character Zoe gets on my nerves, I think her character is random. One minute she is okay with being a loner to why is the world so cruel.The backflashes are annoying, and so is Zoe's best friends voice. Zoe voice sounds younger, like a 13 or 14 year old instead of a 17 year old. Just not my type of book.
Elizabeth Grant
Very original but a tad confusing

Very original but a tad confusing

I wasn't sure how I would respond to this book. I love the Goddess Test series and so I decided to try this take on gods and goddesses. I found it enchanting. However, it was very skimpy on details and reasons. I really couldn't follow some of the storyline and was confused how some of the characters that were focused on even fit into the story. There were a few pages of material that sort of hung out on a limb. The whole being fr
The Dig is a fun story that I enjoyed reading. It that had me hooked from the first page and left me with a great cliffhanger ending.

Zoe is a typical teenager with a not so typical life. Her parents died when she was young and she was left in the care of her archeologists Aunt Sophia and Uncle Alex. Every summer Zoe gets to travel to other countries to go on "digs" with them. So when school lets out for the summer she is excited to see what she will uncover in Greece. Not long after arriving at
Julie (Books and Insomnia)

This is why I tend to shy away from Greek myth retellings. (With the sole exception of Rick Riordan's books, of course.) Some books just twist the myths into bizarre and unrecognizable tales that you can't connect them to the original stories anymore. And then you'll just feel like you're reading an entirely different story from the one it's supposed to be based from. That's exactly what happened with The Dig.

I really wa
I was contacted by the author and received a pdf copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Zoe has always been a bit of an outcast, she doesn't really seem to fit in anywhere, but during the summer she goes to Greece with her Aunt and Uncle who are both archaeologists. She's been going with them to 'digs' for years and she loves to help them, exploring is exciting, all the things you can find.
When Zoe goes through a tunnel and finds a mysterious item that takes her back in time. At first
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