Curse of the Sphinx (Sphinx #1)

Curse of the Sphinx

Summary:

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.  (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of YA Bound Book Tours.

Review:

This is a series I will certainly want to continue! The Greek mythology is blended into a modern world, which I absolutely loved.  Though I didn’t always agree with the approach that Hope took as she was attempting to carve out her own niche in the world, I appreciated the realistic teenager logic.  Hope is not infallible and I certainly related to her sometimes panicked response to situations!

The one thing I didn’t totally follow was how Athan was supposedly ignorant as to who Hope was.  It seemed to me like he would have had the resources to determine who is who, but I may have missed something.  That may also be something that is explored a bit more in sequels to the story, so we’ll see.  I’m not sure where the series is going to go, but this one is certainly worth the read.

Warning: Contains violence

Rating: 4 stars!

Who should read it? Fantasy fans that think a lesser known Greek mythology twist sounds fantastic!

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