Monday, February 22, 2016

Book Spotlight, Excerpt, & Giveaway: The Immortals

Top Three Reasons This Looks Like a Great February Read:

1. Mythology has always fascinated me.
2. This one is supposed to appeal to those who loved American Gods and Percy Jackson, but are craving a more adult read.
3. I love mixtures of magic and mystery.

Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself. 

The city sleeps. Selene DiSilva walks her dog along the banks of the Hudson. She is alone—just the way she likes it. She doesn't believe in friends, and she doesn't speak to her family. Most of them are simply too dangerous. 

In the predawn calm, Selene finds the body of a young woman washed ashore, gruesomely mutilated and wreathed in laurel. Her ancient rage returns. And so does the memory of a promise she made long ago—when her name was Artemis.


"The Immortals is a lively re-imagining of classical mythology with an engaging premise, a page-turning plot, and an eye for the arresting and uncanny in contemporary urban life." ―Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches

"Brodsky's writing has claws...They sink in with the first word and don't let go until you are finished with the book." ―Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author

"Irresistible...a page-turner that deftly weaves action, romance, and a dash of intellectual heft into one seamless whole." ―Dustin Thomason, New York Times bestselling author

"Plays with more modern mythology, employing New York's own secret places and storied history to great effect. This intelligent, provocative fantasy breathes exciting new life into old, familiar tales." ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)


*Photo credit Ben Arons*

Jordanna Max Brodsky hails from Virginia, where she spent four years at a science and technology high school pretending it was a theater conservatory. She holds a degree in History and Literature from Harvard University.  When she's not wandering the forests of Maine, she lives in Manhattan with her husband. She often sees goddesses in Central Park and wishes she were one.


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We have a Goddess Prize Pack up for grabs thanks Orbit Books who partnered with us for this giveaway. The Goddess Prize Pack includes a copy of The Immortals and a Goddess sweatshirt. This giveaway is open to US residents. You must be 18+ years of age to win. The prize pack will be provided by Orbit Books. Reading Lark is not responsible for prize delivery.

The giveaway runs from February 22-29. Winner will be notified via email on March 1.


  1. This sounds great, partly for the mythology (I like it, but I'm not nearly as familiar as I wish) and especially the mystery. Thanks for the great chance!

  2. I want to win (and read) this book for the same three reasons mentioned above. I love love love mythology and am thrilled someone has created an adult series filled with magic and mystery.

  3. I love the mythology connection combined with a really intriguing mystery.

  4. I want to win this because it sounds like a great book and I am interested in reading it


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