Review: Olympian Challenger

Review: Olympian Challenger

Olympian Challenger (Olympian Challenger #1) by Astrid Arditi

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Official synopsis

A hero’s tournament. A defiant contender. Does one girl have the courage to take on Mount Olympus?

Hope’s world doesn’t have room for heroes. She barely has time for schoolwork, swim team, and taking care of her ailing mother. But when she’s invited to a mysterious tournament, the all-powerful hosts won’t take no for an answer.

Transported to Mount Olympus, Hope comes face to face with her new trainers—the pantheon of Greek gods. While other contenders train hard to gain a fighting edge, Hope searches for a way out. Instead, she finds a gorgeous shadow god who may just convince her to stay…

As each round unfolds, the ultimate prize draws closer—the granting of her heart’s deepest desire. If she survives the final challenge, her mother’s cure would be within reach…but only if Hope can ignore the tournament’s dark purpose.

Olympian Challenger is the first book in a bold YA urban fantasy trilogy. If you like Greek mythology, forbidden romance, and feats of courage, then you’ll love Astrid Arditi’s heroic coming-of-age tale.


I was obsessed with Greek mythology as a child and this book brought back the love I had for it. This was such a fun read! The characters were easy to like from the beginning, especially Hope, Gabriel and Kieran (I have to say I fell for Kieran when she did.). It was well-written, flowed perfectly and kept my interest throughout with the descriptive challenges that continued to spark my imagination.

It was the perfect blend of Percy Jackson and Hunger Games.

Thank you for the privilege of getting an eARC. I'm so happy to have found another trilogy to look forward to reading. I can't wait for the next one!

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 

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