Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Curse of the Sphinx & Demigods and Monsters by Raye Wagner

 GENRE: Young Adult; Urban Mytholgy
Book #1 in the SPHINX series
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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.

 GENRE: Young Adult; Urban Mythology
Book #2 in the SPHNIX series
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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.

4.29 out of 5 stars 
★ ★ ★ ★ 

Raye Wagner is the second of eight children, and learned early to escape chaos through the pages of fiction. She grew up reading Eddings and Uris, and went into nursing because of a fictional character (true story). She enjoys baking, puzzles, Taekwondo, and the sound of the waves lapping at the sand. She and her husband have three children, and call Middle Tennessee home.
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