Can Apollo’s curse be broken?
Seventeen-year-old Hope Nicholas is done running. Apollo’s curse has ruled her entire life, limiting her choices and robbing her of the things that matter most. But she refuses to live in fear any longer. In fact, she’s ready to do whatever it takes to break the god’s power over her existence.
When the goddess Artemis instructs Hope to impersonate a demigod and infiltrate a conservatory to get access to the Olympian library, she doesn’t hesitate. As she sees it, there’s nothing left to lose.
But once inside, Hope discovers the only way to get what she needs is to work with her sworn enemies. As the lines between demigod and monster are crossed again and again, Hope has to dig deep for the courage to accept her fate or fight for the freedom to save herself.
Demigods and Monsters is the second book in the Sphinx series.
*This is a review stop in the tour, I was given a copy of the book in exchange of a honest review*
I enjoy the writing. These books are fast and really enjoyable reads! I like that the prologue and epilogue are from Athan’s POV but the rest of the book is from Hope’s POV. \
Other story that I really liked.
This story has a lot of demigods everywhere and I really like that.
If you don’t know these books have a lot of Greek mythology (something I really like) and they are set in a kind of present day, our world but at the same time not. The religion is Greek, they teach Greek mytology in school (wish that happened for real!), people know monsters,demigods and gods are real, they are part of the society (some of them).
I think the world is quite cool because it’s different from ours but not all disconnected,which sometimes I forget is different.
In this story there is a kind of love triangle but at the same time it didn’t feel that way. It made me think of the love triangle in the Dark Elements trilogy by Jennifer L Armentrout, though it’s not as strong as that one.
There are new characters, some that I like, some that I don’t, some old characters are back and some of them were back just to disappear again, but maybe they will show up.
There is a lot more danger in this book, less hiding more acting and I liked that.
Hope: I think I liked her more than in the first book. Now she is facing more things and I think she goes through a good character development, which is not finished yet. She is starting to grow, she can be a great warrior and I hope to read that.
Athan: I doubted of everything about him in this book, but I still like him. However I hope to read a lot more of him in the next book.
I want to read more of these two as a couple, a team.
Xan: I really really like him. His personality, he is so honest, he is what he wants to be. Just a great character. He has a past but he has changed and I hope he stays in the books and finds his love.
Priska: Ughh, she was so frustrating but I think I understand why. I’m happy that she didn’t really change.
Dhalia: Her personality is a lot like Xan, so I like her, not as much as Xan but anyway. She wasn’t bad, she has her businness but she helps when she can.
Obelia: Didn’t like her. Nop.
Overall, this was a great sequel. The story changed and we have a new reality full of challenges and surprises. Character development and new characters are introduced that I hope we will read more of them. Fast and enjoyable read with lots of mythology.
How long can a monster stay hidden in plain sight?
Seventeen year-old Hope Nicholas has spent her entire life on the run. But no one is chasing her. In fact, no one even knows she exists. With her mom, she’s traveled from town to town and school to school, barely staying long enough to meet anyone, let alone make friends. And she’ll have to keep it that way. It’s safer.
When her mother is brutally ripped away from her, Hope’s life shatters. Is this the fulfillment of Apollo’s curse, murder from the shadow monsters of the Underworld, or have the demigods finally found her? Orphaned and alone, Hope flees again, but this time there’s no one to teach her who to trust—or how to love.
Set in a universe where mythology is alive and well in the modern world, Curse of the Sphinx irresistibly blends action, suspense and romance.
Origin of the Sphinx is a prequel novella in the Curse of the Sphinx series.
In Ancient Greece, the invocation “May the Gods watch over you” was more than a spoken blessing. It was an entreaty for divine benevolence.
Phoibe, daughter of Hera, is content. Raised by her aunt, her life is quiet, filled with milling grain and spinning wool. But after her Hestia celebration, Eros, god of love, visits the small town of Belen.
And now Phoibe will have to choose—
If she marries a mortal, she risks eternal solitude for a moment of love.
If she follows her heart, she risks spurning a god.
The gods are enormously powerful, but they don’t fix problems.
They make bigger ones.
Uncover the curse. . .
About the author:
Raye Wagner grew up just outside of Seattle, Washington. As the second of eight children, she was surrounded by chaos, and escaped the mayhem by reading.
Raye studied the art of medicine long before she had an interest in the Gods on Mount Olympus.
One sunny afternoon, the history of Apollo’s ancient curse and the myth of the Sphinx dropped into Raye’s consciousness. She started scribbling notes down after her sister convinced her the story was worth writing.
She writes young adult fiction for teens and adults.
Curse of the Sphinx, a YA urban mythology, is her first novel. Demigods and Monsters, the second book in the Sphinx series, will be released April 2016.