Teaser Review: Lifestyles of Gods and Monster by Emily Roberson

Title: Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters
Author: Emily Roberson
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Retellings
Source: ARC provided by Publisher
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: October 20th 2019

Sixteen-year-old Ariadne’s whole life is curated and shared with the world. Her royal family’s entertainment empire is beloved by the tabloids, all over social media, and the hottest thing on television. The biggest moneymaker? The Labyrinth Contest, a TV extravaganza in which Ariadne leads fourteen teens into a maze to kill a monster. To win means endless glory; to lose means death. In ten seasons, no one has ever won. When the gorgeous, mysterious Theseus arrives at the competition and asks Ariadne to help him to victory, she doesn’t expect to fall for him. He might be acting interested in her just to boost ratings. Their chemistry is undeniable, though, and she can help him survive. If he wins, the contest would end for good. But if she helps him, she doesn’t just endanger her family’s empire―the monster would have to die. And for Ariadne, his life might be the only one worth saving. Ariadne’s every move is watched by the public and predestined by the gods, so how can she find a way to forge her own destiny and save the people she loves?

*Thank you so much to Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Fierce Reads for the opportunity to read LIFE STYLES OF GODS AND MONSTERS!*

I love Greek Mythology retellings so a modern day retelling of the Minotaur myth? Sign me up! Now lets add in reality TV and fight to the deaths and its basically a kick ass book. Lifestyle of Gods and Monsters was a refreshing take on a timeless myth and a breathe of fresh air in the fantasy genre. If you are looking for a fun but dark quick fantasy read this is the perfect book for you. 

  • Keeping Up With The Kardashians meets The Hunger Games meets Greek Mythology retellings! SIGN ME UP!

  • Really cool world building, dark twists and plot twists that you aren't expecting! Even if you aren't familiar with the Minotaur myth Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters puts a unique modern day twist on the story. 

  • A fun quick read that is both refreshing and dark and that leaves you wanting to know more 


Overall I really enjoyed Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters and can't wait to read more from Emily. Her debut novel is a taste of something different in YA fantasy. A modern day retelling with a reality TV and dark twist that will keep you turning the pages until you reach the last one. 

Make sure to check back on September 20th for my full review of Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters

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