by Raye Wagner
Release Date: April 25th 2016
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.
Her gaze narrowed, and she shook her head. She glanced down at his hand and gave it a tug. It didn’t even budge.
As with the first book, Raye Wagner effortlessly infuses ancient mythology into our modern world. There’s even more action in the second installment of the Curse of the Sphinx series, Demigods and Monsters, and a good deal more of the story of Hope’s purpose unfolds. I didn’t like Athan nearly as much in the first book as I did with this one, but I think that was on purpose. I think we are set up to be wary of anyone, just like Hope is. She’s come a long way, having become more self-sufficient after the previous book’s events. I love her tenacity and her ability to think fast in situations as they arise. She’s a character you genuinely root for, even when she’s not sure if she’s in the right, nor are you. I always appreciate a good young love story, but it’s nice to not have the focus remain on romance. We have such an exciting premise that it would be difficult not to get completely engrossed in the subject. I’m always fascinated by mythologies that are rewritten for a new story, and Raye Wagner’s Curse of the Sphinx series is not only original, but also heaps of fun. Safe enough for younger teens but interesting enough for adults, I’d rate it 13 and up.
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