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Lovely War by Julie Berry

Part historical fiction, part Greek mythology, it would be no stretch to refer to this book as an Epic. It weaves together three different love stories: one involving the Greek Gods and the other two revolving around two couples during World War I.

The story begins with the blacksmith god Hephaestus addressing his wife and the goddess of love, Aphrodite, about her affair with Ares, the god of war. In response to her husband’s accusations, she offers up two of her favorite love stories and how she helped four people allow for their love to thrive in a time of darkness and despair. With special appearances by the other gods of myth, this is certainly one of the most remarkable books to be released this year.