Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review: Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner


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 travelled 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 fulfilment 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


This is a myth about demigods, monsters and gods. Story revolves around a sphinx, a monster. Hope is on the run as gods are after her, once the prophecy is completed she must die. Hermes sent his son, Athen, a demigod to find her but the boy fell in love with her. She cannot trust anyone, especially not a demigod because the have the power to kill her....

The story has usual teenage life's aspects as well. Most of it revolves around high school students, mean girls and annoying teachers but the plot has a lot more to it. I liked it, its well written, mysterious and interesting. It is suspenseful and keeps reader engrossed. A must read for YA, fantasy and mythology lovers.