Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Dig by Audrey Hart Review

"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 her to ancient Greece.

As Zoe quickly learns, the Olympian Gods are real, living people—humans with mysterious powers… Powers that Zoe quickly realizes she has come to possess, as well. However, when the people of ancient Greece mistake Zoe for an Olympian, the Gods must restore the balance of the ancient world… No matter what.

Zoe is forced to play a confusing and dangerous game as Hera rallies the gods against her—all except for Zeus, the beautiful, winged young god who risks everything to save her.

Out of time and out of her element, teenager Zoe Calder finds herself in ancient Greece, battling against the power of the Olympians and the vengeance of a scorned goddess—all for the strange and mysterious boy she has come to love."

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 the head and changed everything. The gods became annoying insecured teenagers. Hello? They are thousands of years old and most of them, especially Athena, are much wiser than that. Honestly, if the Olympians were real, they would had bashed Audrey Hart's head. Athena, especially. That girl is toasted by the time Athena, the goddess of wisdom and owls, is through with her. Then Hera is going to send cow poop.

Zoe Calder reminds me of Gaia. Her powers over the earth is relatively similar to it. However, I have no idea why she is hanging out with Olympians. She should be a hippie. Okay, maybe not a hippie, but she definitely doesn't deserve this great and awesome power. She is an idiot. Remember how Zeus always cheat on his wife (or girlfriend in this book)? Well, guess what will happen if you get involved with him. Or any of the gods. None of them are truly faithful to their marriage, with the exception of the virgin goddesses and Hera.

World building is terrible. Like I said before, nothing is really based on Greek Mythology. It is only the names that were taken. Oh, I forgot! Apparently, Athena is the girlfriend of Ares while Poseidon is dating someone who is not his wife. Even Artemis is dating. Artemis! Can you believe it? Hello? Athena and Artemis are two virgin goddesses. It means they don't date and they could barely tolerate the male species. So, in short, Audrey Hart (the author of this damn book) really bashed the head of Greek Mythology.

The writing is terrible, too. I couldn't stand it. Don't know why I even bothered.

Was there anything good?

Hmm... There was this part... Actually, I'm just joking. I hate The Dig. And it somehow ripped off archaeological reasoning, too!

Ridiculous! (And I remember why I bothered to finish this book. It was because I felt like I abandoned too many books).

Rating: One out of Five

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