Demigods and Monsters (Sphinx #2)

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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.  (Summary and cover courtesy of

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


In this book, Hope really starts coming into herself.  It’s a very slow start and if I didn’t read some reviews that said “stick with it!!” I may have bene tempted to put it aside.  That being said, once I was a little further into the book, it switched gears and a LOT started to happen.   The book is definitely a bridge and leaves you both with a lot of questions and a lot of suspicions.  I’m definitely looking forward to the next book, but I found the ending of this one left me in a lurch.

Regardless, Hope finds out a lot more about mythology and her world which I think was super interesting.  Getting a glimpse at some of the other demigods and other monsters also provided a lot of interest.  I’m curious to see how they are incorporated in future aspects of the story!

Warning: Contains violence.

Rating: 3 stars!

Who should read it? Folks who liked the first in the series, if you haven’t read it, I think this one would be a bit confusing.

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