Demigods and Monsters (Sphinx #2) by Raye Wagner (Review by Shelley C – #NerdGirlRed)


Title: Demigods and Monsters (Sphinx #2)

Author: Raye Wagner 

Published Date: April 25th 2016

Genre: YA Greek Mythology


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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.
Demigods and Monsters is the second book in the Sphinx series.

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***Shelley C – #NerdGirlRed’s  Review***
The storyline picks up after Hope flees her small hometown to escape the sons of Apollo in The Curse of the Sphinx.
Writing style- Raye Wagner has really refined her style of writing since the first book; it is more polished and flows well. The evolution of her writing is prevalent and remarkable. It is obvious that she has not only researched her genre but surpasses any other books within the ranks of mythology/fiction. To be completely honest, if I had to choose between reading this series or the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, I would without hesitation choose The Sphinx series.
Storyline/Characters- There are some awesome new characters introduced in this book. There are bad guys, good guys, and some I wasn’t quite sure what side they fell on. They are all well developed and thought out. There are questions from the first book that get answered and some new questions presented. I love Hope’s determination and dedication to break her Curse. I think most people could relate to the things she goes through because of what she is versus who she is. It’s a difficult thing for her to deal with yet she never gives up. When running and hiding would be the easiest choice she chooses to fight.
Overall opinion- Since I had a book hangover and re-read it immediately, I have to say my overall opinion of this book is it is a must-read. There is a little bit of a love story in there, a lot of self-discovery, and action. There was never a dull second in this book and I read it in one sitting. I eagerly await the next book in the series and hope like crazy that it’s more than a trilogy. I’ll never get tired of reading about Hope and the Curse of the Sphinx!


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  • Yvonne Evans

    Don’t usually read this type, but may try.

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