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So all I can recall was that the story revolved around two "warring" factions of gods and their chosen people. One culture believes their gods to be the only "true" gods, and the other culture believes the same about their own gods.

The story starts off with a girl who experiences a magical phenomenon and no one knows what to make of it. Later it is revealed to her that she is becoming a god and the "Gods" don't like this because she discovers that both factions of gods are the same, though they appear to the two cultures as different entities in order to cause stress/war between the nations in order to keep the people worshiping them.

Anyone have any idea what book series this is?

  • this sounds like maybe One Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin – fbstj Jun 12 '17 at 15:15
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  • @fbstj I was thinking the same thing...actually, reading the title, I thought "One Hundred Thousand Kingdoms isn't YA". However, reading the description I'd say that isn't the book. – eshier Jun 12 '17 at 15:16
  • @eshier indeed the latter part of the story is somewhat different – fbstj Jun 12 '17 at 15:18
  • I didn't actually finish it, but this sounds a lot like The Last Days of Magic. In that one there's a girl who's becoming the (Celtic) Morrigan, and they're at war with the British, who are allied with the Catholic church and the Nephilim. But the Celtic elves/pantheon are actually descendants of the Nephilim who ran away to Tir na Nog during the flood, and they're playing both sides. – Charles_F Jun 13 '17 at 2:42
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Age of the Five by Trudy Canavan has:

  1. two factions of gods, each leading their followers to war against the "false" gods, which turn out to be the same gods in different guise,

  2. a young woman protagonist discovering she is gifted by her gods with a special ability,

  3. the revelation that this ability means she is able to become a god.

And yes, the gods are less than amused when our protagonist discovers the truth about the becoming of gods, and even worse when she finds out who the false gods really are ...

  • Yes, this was exactly the book I was trying to recall! Thanks to everyone who helped narrow this down, now I can finally finish the series! – Daniel Domiguez Jun 26 '17 at 12:27
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