‘Wings of Olympus’ by Kallie George Review

Wings of Olympus

by Kallie George

Publisher: Harpercollins
Date: 2019
Pages: 224
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Mythology
Days to Read: 2
Purchase Locations: Amazon & Kindle Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks

Take flight with Pippa and her winged horse in this heartfelt two-book series about a young girl who must win the hardest race in ancient Greece in order to stay with her closest friend.

High on the slopes of mighty Mount Olympus, among the sun-splashed meadows and sparkling waters, glide the winged horses of the ancient gods. Here up high is normally no place for a lost, parentless girl like Pippa. But once every hundred years, the gods and goddesses descend to the mortal realm to choose jockeys for their winged horse race—and Pippa is one of the lucky children chosen to ride.

With her undersized, impetuous winged steed, Zephyr, by her side, Pippa has to confront the greatest challenge of her life: achieving victory in a race across the sky.

No one expects Pippa and Zephyr to win, or even finish, this death-defying race. A poor orphan who’s spent her life working in stables, Pippa doesn’t seem to belong in the world of the gods. And while she loves Zephyr with all her heart, he’s smaller than the other winged horses racing. But if Pippa and Zephyr don’t find a way to win, the gods will separate them—forever.

To stay with Zephyr, Pippa will have to work harder, train longer, and dare more bravely than her competition. In a race filled with petty, jealous gods and goddesses and a host of ruthless riders, Pippa must prove that love is greater than might.

Find me a book with a pegasus on the cover and honestly I am completely and utterly in, I don’t care if it’s a middle grade. I genuinely heard about ‘Wings of Olympus’ on Youtube and bought it as soon as I could. Because I am crazy for anything Greek Myth!

In the story we follow mostly Pippa who is an orphan who wishes for more from her life and is an avid horse lover. Pippa along with other children are selected by different Gods to compete in a race to choose then next pegasus that will assist Zeus. Obviously everyone wants to win.

The middle gradeness of the story really comes through not only in the cast of characters being children but also the gorgeous moral storyline and the ultimate story of trusting yourself and your instincts. its honestly so cute!

Pippa is a determined mine character. We don’t get to experience much of her really with the book being so short but I love her dreamer quality. I love reading from a dreamers point of view an the selflessness that comes along with that. I was really on her side from the get go.

One this I wish was different about this story would be the length, I want more!

Wings of Olympus is a quick and fun read that is so light hearted and whimsical that I can always get around it.

Plot: 5/10
Ease of reading: 10/10
Character Development: 6/10
World Building: 6.5/10
Quality of Writing: 7/10
Stars: 4/5


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