Pages : 240
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN : 978-1-4088-9040-0
Demigods is about nine year old Willa and how her life changed overnight in the summer of 1950 with the arrival of her stepbrothers Kenneth and Patrick.
While Joan, Willa’s older sister pairs up with Kenneth the older of the stepbrothers, Willa is stuck with Patrick. As time passes her relationship takes a different turn and turns out to be a very obsessive and damaging one.
When Willa finally realizes the dangers of her relationship with Patrick, she tries to break free from her chains which yields horrendous results.
Demigods highlights the gender inequality in the 20th century and the sticky situation in which many women of that time found themselves.
This book deals with a lot of strong topics such as gender, sexuality, mental health, familial issues and power struggles but somewhere among all this, the plot of the book is lost to me.
The book is narrated in short episodes and the tension between the characters is constantly maintained. Her descriptions are very vivid and embroidered with intricate details.
Robertson’s research is well done but all of this doesn’t manage to save the book. The gaping plotholes in the book, the loopholes in the backstories of the characters make it very inconsistent. There were not enough explanations given. It made up for quite a bizarre and messed up read.
My Rating : 2 ⭐
Link to buy the book : Demi-Gods https://www.amazon.in/dp/1408890402/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4C3rAbW8XRD59