Quick Thoughts: “The Wicked Within”

“The Wicked Within (Gods & Monsters #3)” by Kelly Keaton

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

Source: Library

Other Gods & Monsters books

Summary from Goodreads:

Ancient lore leads to present danger in the final book in the dark and sexy paranormal romance trilogy about a descendent of Medusa, set in a richly reimagined New Orleans.

Her fate is not set in stone.

Having temporarily defeated Athena, Ari races to break the gorgon curse that has plagued the women in her family for centuries. Her one lead sends her on a quest for the Hands of Zeus, an ancient relic last seen in the charge of New 2’s ruling elite, the Novem. But if there is one thing that Athena desires as much as revenge, it’s the Hands of Zeus—and Athena always gets what she wants.

Before either can locate the Hands, the statue goes missing, and a trail of blood follows those who once protected the relic’s secrets. Ari knows that her city, her friends, Sebastian—her life—depend upon her finding the statue before Athena. And with rumors an ancient power is on the rise, that may not be her only concern…


  • Well, I can’t say that was boring. There was so much going on. I hardly could keep up with what was going on.
  • The story wasn’t a just a repeat of previous books. Always a plus.
  • I could really feel how much the main characters cared about each other.
  • The ending was all over the place. Egyptian gods, surprise relations, Athena staring to turn into a sympathetic character?

The bottom line? Enjoyable.

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