*i won this book from member giveaways program*
I always love mythology, and it could only get better with a dose of Christianity…
The story is moving and I cried along with Arethusa, I can completely feel myself being in her shoes, and all those horrible things happening to her..
I find myself surprised at each turn of the story, things which I didn’t know would fall into…I especially appreciate the ending, I was thinking the same lines all along, but I ...more
Oh my gosh, Cheri Lasota has done it again!
Artemis Rising blew me away.
Artemis Rising and Echoes In The Glass have become my two favorite books. Trying to describe these two books and Cheri's writing....... I just can't put it all into words. Cheri is a brilliant writer, her books are fabulous and brilliantly written. I'm hoping for more in the near future :)
When I first saw this book as a giveaway I was immediately intrigued by it. The cover art was beautiful, the name and summary promised something new and exciting, and it seemed to be well written. It seems this is one of those rare occasions where 'first impressions' ri ...more
Rendered with a lush and lyrical touch, this Y/A historical fantasy depicts the romantic yearnings of two innocent lovers, both dedicated to and trapped by the belief that they embody tragic figures from myth and legend.
Born of a pagan mother and a strict Catholic father, fifteen-year-old Eva Maré learns the hard way that when the two religions clash, catastrophic results follow. Aboard a ship bound for the Azores, Eva undertakes a ritual to transfer the role of Arethusa, a sea nymph dedicated t...more
I love YA fantasy-esque books that break the current "paranormal creature" mold, and I'm a particular fan of novels that use elements from mythology. Artemis Rising is a blend of two myths: Arethusa and Alpheus from Greek mythology, and Tristan and Isolde from the Arthurian legends.
I absolutely loved Artemis Rising, from start to finish. Lasota took the typical teen identity crisis and turned it ...more
This is one of my top five favorite reads of 2011. Artemis Rising is simply magical, literally as well as figuratively, although the way it's written, the magic is completely believable.
Eva is torn between the opposite beliefs of her father and mother. Her mother, Mãe (Maria), believes in the Goddess of the Moon, and secretly passes on her faith to her daughter. Why secretly? Because Pai, her father, is a Catholic, and in 1890s New Bedford, pagan religions are frowne ...more
I love the main character's struggle between her parents differing belief systems. The Catholic and the pagan. The ancient and the even more anc ...more
One thing Lasota did that was truly exceptional was to immerse me in this foreign world without once talking down to me. She put me, as a reader, in the world of her creating and taught me what I needed to know along the way without ever stopping to TELL me.
A truly unique and enjoyable story from st ...more
The narrator has an incredibly expressive voice and is extremely talented at voice acting. I felt like I WAS Eva and not just witness to her trials and tribations. I would definitely both listen to more work by this amazing narrator and read or listen to more books by this inventive and talented author! I hope they work together again in the future as they do so well together :)
To Myth Or Not To Myth
This is a stand alone novel. I wish the ...more
It is a hard to kind of understand but as you read more it get easier, it have nothing to do with her writing, I just think it the story line itself. But I did still enjoy the story. But of course, there was still a few parts of the book what I didn't understand as I read more and more of her book. But please don't let this put you off reading her book it is great, and honestly, it just might be me.
Diogo and Tristan, both of these characters have done some c ...more
This is a mix of 2 myths Tristan & Isolde and Arethusa & Alpheus and how your beliefs can set you on a path of tragedy and/or love and how outsid ...more
When PageTurnersBlog was contacted to review Artemis Rising, I jumped at the chance. "Mythology?" I thought. "Romance? Magic? Count me in."
Artemis Rising is the story of Eva, who takes the name Arethusa at the very beginning of the book. Eva is doomed to live out the myth of Arethusa and Alpheus (who is embodied in Diogo). Diogo and Alpheus are fearful characters and though she wants to serve the goddess Artemis, who she has taken a ...more
The book is well-written and filled with scenes between Arethusa and the two young men who might ...more
And thus begins a masterfully w ...more
While the plot does not include a ton of physical action, there is more subtle action that drives the story forward. It progressed well throughout the book. It was easy to follow and enjoyable to read. I was a little confused the first time there was a dream sequence but then figured it out afterwards, I needed to reread it to better get clues to the story.
The idea of a myth completely dominating the choices a person makes rubbed me the wrong way. Even in the historical setting, I felt it was far-fetched to think a girl would base her life around a myth her mother told her. Also, why wouldn't you choose a happier myth if you were going ...more
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