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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Dig by Audrey Hart

Title: The Dig (Zoe & Zeus Trilogy #1)

Author: Audrey Hart

Publisher: Backlit Fiction

Pages: 208

Reviewed by Sabrina and Pat

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.

Our Thoughts

Pat: Hey there, I'm Pat! I'm a new reviewer here in Cup of Tea Reviews and I hope I get to post a lot of reviews here.

I thought that 'The Dig' was a great book. I enjoyed reading it and I didn't want to stop reading. I love Greek Mythology and when Sabrina told me about it, I thought that it seemed like an interesting read. When Zoe went through her journey through Ancient Greece, I felt like I was in the story. I felt like I was in the period of Ancient Greece. I love how Audrey Hart described what people were doing, how she described the setting, and how she described the creatures.

The cover is beautiful and, well, I can't seem to find other words to describe but beautiful and gorgeous. I loved the characters. They were hilarious and were fun to read, especially Zoe. I think I loved Zoe the most among all of the characters because I find her a pretty brave character and she seemed to get stronger as she progresses through the book. She makes me laugh every time she says something witty, like...

"You do know I mean Greece the place and not Grease the movie, right Cee?"

I found the Greek gods funny too. I felt like they were all human and they have flaws just like humans do. They weren't perfect and all powerful over the world, they had traits that didn't make them really great and it reminded me that even the most perfect beings have flaws.

"She just wants to be loved, and deep down she knows she cannot find that in this room."

Overall, it was an amazing book, I just wanted to keep on reading it and the scenes of the book were well written. I can't wait to read more of Audrey Hart's work.

Sabrina: It's my time to review!
The Dig was a very lovable light and fluffy novel. It was a great change from all the darker stuff I've been reading recently. Zoe lifted me up from my melancholy mood with every line she said and every giggle she got from me. She is easy to connect with and is fun to read about.

The Gods and Goddess were, surprisingly, like teenagers. The way they acted made them seem more down to Earth. It's another change from most mythology books I've read and an interesting new view to read.

There was maybe a bit too many "today" references (but I also like them too since it gives a splash of reality to the story) and that Zoe keeps saying she's different from the others and how, which starts to become a tiny annoyance in the beginning because I already get her point.


  1. I'm in the middle of reading this one for review as well and I'm finding that the voice is very funny. I'm glad that both of you enjoyed it as well. Great reviews.

  2. @Lan I hope you'll like reading The Dig! Good luck with NaNoWriMo btw!

    @roro Thank you :D

  3. Audrey Hart has her own style. I loved reading about these characters. She made a book about mythology interesting and lively. There was adventure and danger and excitement.


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