Fun Twist on Greek Mythology

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"Tolerating wickedness seems to me just a slow kind of death."

I usually know how I am going to rate a book within the first 30%, but THREADS THAT BIND pleasantly surprised me by completely changing my mind.

Descendants of the Greek gods? Yes, please. That being said, I would have loved to see the magic system, albeit fascinating, more fleshed-out. A basic overview is provided, but how does it work? Hatzopoulou introduces the “quilt” and the "lines" that Io and the other moira-born can see/manipulate, but what are they? What are they made of? What is the history behind the descendants and where do they come from? Also, a glossary would have been very helpful when trying to keep track of the various other-born.

The world itself was well-illustrated, and it was easy to imagine Athens becoming Alante in the future. I appreciated the mystery. I found myself thinking about the book whenever I wasn't reading it, and after the aforementioned 1/3 mark, I didn't want to put it down. Other notable factors were the sisterly dynamics and the discussions around consent as it pertains to the idea of "fated mates", the latter being an interesting/refreshing take on the familiar trope within the genre.

The audiobook was fantastic! Mia Hutchison-Shaw's voice performance was spectacular, and I hope to listen to books read by her in the future. Thank you to Penguin Teen for the early copy in exchange for an honest review!