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Aphrodite

(Daughters of Zeus #4)

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Being perfect isn’t easy, but Aphrodite is determined to live up to the ideal. So when Poseidon asks her to investigate strange happenings on several cruise ships, she jumps at the chance to prove herself. Demigods are going missing, and no one remembers them having been on board. Aphrodite charms herself into the best room on the ship, prepared to investigate in style. Un ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published March 18th 2016 by ImaJinn Books
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Kaitlin Bevis It is. It's the same world, there's lots of cross-over characters (Persephone and Hades do play a role), but it's a new conflict, and Aphrodite is the POV character.

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Helena of Eretz ✰
I just want to say that I CALLED IT!!! A+ reader over here!!! Look at me go!!! xD

I really appreciate that Bevis decided to also incorporate a trilogy from Aphrodite's perspective, which isn't very common because she's not necessarily a mythological fan favourite. However, it's hard to follow up her story with Persephone and Hades'. They're just so much more compelling.

I will say that I really enjoyed how she portrayed Ares, though. In fact, I surprisingly even ship them! I do hope, in the futur
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Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~
UPDATE 2016:
Check out my full review HERE: https://escapingrealitybookreviews.wo...

Please don't judge this book by it's cover.
Kaitlin masterfully weaves each new mythology retelling, and I will continue to read everything she writes. She is a phenomenal author! Aphrodite was a nice addition to the Daughters of Zeus series. It was well-paced, suspenseful, and full of surprises. If you’ve read the other books in the series, absolutely read this one! But I don’t think it’s the kind of book I despe
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Kayla
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Being perfect isn’t easy, but Aphrodite is determined to live up to the ideal. So when Poseidon asks her to investigate strange happenings on several cruise ships, she jumps at the chance to prove herself. Demigods are going missing, and no one remembers them having been on board. Aphrodite charms herself into the best room on the ship, prepared to investigate in style. Unfortunately, the room belongs to the one man immune to her charm.
Adonis.
When Aphrodite realizes that he could be the next tar
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Gaelle ✨ (asparklingchapter)
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Oh Gods ! That book was amazing, I wasn't a fan of Aphrodite in the previous books, but here she's a marvellous character. This world, Kaitlin Bevis created is awesome, and everything is connected to Greek mythology so precisely, it's amazing !

I absolutely love Ares, and I hope Aphrodite will choose him over Adonis in the next book, because he's got a huge past, he's just too endearing to me. And I can't stand Adonis, really I can't ^^' I couldn't in the mythology so I can't in any retellings u
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Tiffany Marin
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ya, romance, mythology
It's not easy being perfect.
Zeus may have created Aphrodite to be a living doll, but she's determined to prove to everyone that she's far more than just a pretty face. So, when she's asked to investigate a series of strange events that have been happening on cruise ships, she doesn't hesitate for a moment. Little does she guess just how much this mission is going to cost her. The problem is that demigods are disappearing at an alarming rate. Determined to find out what's happening to the missing
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Bowey
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Becky Burciaga
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is quite a different story with a twist...the Greek gods are attempting to locate missing demigods from a Cruise Line. Aphrodite is the newest (youngest) goddess, and volunteers to find out why they're missing and where they've been taken to. I've always been enthralled by Greek Mythology, so I already knew all the gods and what they represented...but someone not having that knowledge, might spend time playing catch up. Even then, there are a lot of factors about each god and demigod about ...more
Megan
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm a sucker for mythology and this story really sucked me right in. This was my first taste of this author and I'm looking forward to going back to the beginning of this series.

Aphrodite is a fascinating character who in this version is living in the modern world and has her own issues to deal with especially after no longer under Zeus's thumb. When demigods go missing on a cruise ships, Aphrodite is sent to investigate. She will soon realize that there's a sinister plot going on, enemies are n
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Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 4.75

This was a fantastic read. This was the best book of the series. I am very happy with this book. It contained all of the excitement that the first two books had. I think Aphrodite became her own in this book and it is very interesting to see. I love how the first three books were about Persephone/Hades relationship. Now, it is time to find out Aphrodite's story. I loved the story. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved the way Kaitlin Bevis knows how to incorporate Greek
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Tiffany
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: greek-mythology
Greek mythology has long been my favorite and Kaitlin Bevis made Persephone & Hades my favorite couple with this series. Other series have featured the love story of Ares & Aphrodite so I was excited to continue this series with their story.



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Katie Scarlett O Hara
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
It didn't quite have the grip as the other books in the series and Aphrodite simply doesn't work for me as a main character. ...more
Molly Ringle
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
While the first three books focused mainly on the Persephone/Hades relationship (and a lovely ride that is, too), this one embarks on new territory by sticking exclusively to the point of view of Aphrodite. It’d be easy to dislike the “Barbie Goddess,” as one character calls her—she’s physically perfect, she’s occasionally clueless, she may often come off as shallow and self-serving…she’s, well, Aphrodite. But I thought Kaitlin Bevis did a marvelous job with the character, showing us her sufferi ...more
Nia Ireland
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**thank you to netgalley for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**
HELL YES.

This is the fourth book in the series and given how many references there are to the history of the characters, I think that I would probably have benefitted from reading the previous books (I’m going to have to go back to them now to make sure they’re as good as this one!).
The general premise of the story is that pantheon of Greek gods are having a reshuffle following the defeat of Zeus and
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M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
After immensely enjoying Ms. Bevis's Persephone trilogy, and how Aphrodite was presented in it, I was eager to start this new story arc. If you've read the Persephone stories, you know what happened, and even after the big bad is dead, there is still plenty to deal with.

Ms. Bevis's take on the gods is not one I've ever seen before. Or demigods, for that matter. She manages to skillfully weave together the modern day world with past myths, I loved Aphrodite's interactions with Adonis and the auth
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Edit~A
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was the best book out of the 4!
Aphrodite is definitely one of my favourite Goddesses, and it was nice to know her and find out in this way.
I loved how she "fought" with Adonis and defended herself. Actually I shipped them together, but it was nice to see Ares be the good guy for once, Hallelujah, still I do not like him. lol
It was thrilling, it was nice to see how she grew into this character, and as a Goddess loved everyone(not in that way...)
The thing that I did no like was how Adonis rui
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Hunter Finlay
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Aphrodite has captured my heart and I have no intention of resisting! Kaitlin Bevis has a true talent for bringing mythology to life and making it dance into your everyday life. This is truly a wonderful series! So much love to the series and the brilliant author!
Merida
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fun-read
It's three in the morning when I write this review so excuse me if my thoughts are jumbled. I just finished reading Aphrodite and I wanna get my thoughts down before I forget.
I recently finished rereading the previous three Daughters of Zeus books when I found out there were more. You would not believe my excitement. Add in the fact that I would be getting more info on Aphrodite?! I love Persephone and all but I really did wonder how Aphrodite was dealing with the whole post-Zeus thing. It's kin
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Andrea
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Maybe I would have liked this book more if I had read the others in the series. I didn’t like Aphrodite as a main character and her whatever with Ares and Adonis was annoying. The thing I did like was the mystery about the missing demigods.
Ipshita
2.5 stars
More of a let down compared to the previous books of the series.
Tamara
I was initially disappointed when I discovered that the fourth book of the Daughters of Zeus series switched from following Persephone to Aphrodite. She wasn't exactly my favorite character in the previous books, but I actually ended up liking her in this one. I understood her more, and that helped. The other gods (Persephone, Hades, Ares, Poseidon, Artemis, Athena, am I missing anyone?) from the other books play a part in this one, too, but the story does follow Aphrodite.

I was suspicious of ce
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Amanda
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, i-own, kaitlin-bevis
This was awesome! So much crazy has happened in this book...I just can't wait to finish this series, I think it's gonna be both mind blowing and bittersweet. I definitely did not expect this outcome. I am greatly looking forward to the next book. ...more
Jessica Arce
Sep 29, 2013 marked it as to-read
Being perfect isn’t easy, but Aphrodite is determined to live up to the ideal. So when Poseidon asks her to investigate strange happenings on several cruise ships, she jumps at the chance to prove herself. Demigods are going missing, and no one remembers them having been on board. Aphrodite charms herself into the best room on the ship, prepared to investigate in style. Unfortunately, the room belongs to the one man immune to her charm.
Adonis.
When Aphrodite realizes that he could be the next tar
...more
Tabby Shiflett
A continuation of the YA series Daughters of Zeus (Book 4) and the first one in which Aphrodite is the MC. A new mystery and many of the wonderful characters from the previous novels, although not enough of Hades. Alas, we finally get to see more of Ares, which kind of makes up for it. A good contemporary interpretation of the love goddess and the god of war. The reader also meets some new mythological characters that are interesting. I look forward to the next one! For fans of YA adaptations.

Ne
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Ela
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
WE HAVE THE COVER AND THE RELEASE DATE! I AM SO EXCITED, THIS LITERALLY MADE MY EVENING!

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I will probably write a bit more coherent review later but for now I just want to say that this is a great start for a new series. I was honestly surprised what a complex and sympathetic character Aphrodite became and I am glad she is the heroine of the new trilogy.
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Michelle
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was a LOT better than I was expecting. I honestly didn't care for Aphrodite throughout the entire series wherein Persephone was the main narrator. In this book, Aphrodite becomes surprisingly less vapid and more likable. It also carries on from the Persephone-themed books quite well; although if you're looking for more Hades-Persephone interest, you won't find much more. ...more
Cass
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book! Loved the start of Aphrodite's series and can't wait to see where her story goes from here. Great character arc for Aphrodite and what an ending! So enjoyed reading this book and getting the next installment in this series. Can't wait for the next novel! ...more
Cherese Boyd
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great read.

Glad there is more to the story. Didn't want it to end. Love the Aphrodite/Ares match!

If you like mythology modernized, this is a must read!
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J.A. Cintron
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
why you do this to me I didn't wait almost a year so you could do this yo me and what's with that damned ending? *breaks down crying* ...more
Paola A Calderón Sánchez
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Samantha
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Popsugar 2017 Reading Challenge: a book based on mythology.

This was a Netgalley book, which means pre-publication, which means it's not necessarily the final version. When granted the right to read such books, there's usually a note asking you to keep this in mind, to not quote the book or judge the copy too harshly, basically.

That's the first disclaimer I must include. The second one I didn't know about until a) I added the book here, and b) until I actually started reading: that is book is not
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