by Raye Wagner
Book: Sphinx #1
Pub Date: August 2015
Genre: Young Adult
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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 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.
My Review: I have mixed feelings about this book. I didn't hate it though. It took me a while to get into the book, but once I finally started to like it, then it was flowing nicely. I hit a snag on a few parts, but it quickly picked back up and I was enjoying it again. Besides that, I like the book.
Hope is just on the run, its been like this for a long time. No one is really chasing her, since she never really exists. Going from place to place, and staying just long enough to be able to run right off again. No time to make friends, socialize, or do anything really. So its just how it is and Hope has gotten used to it.
But things will change. Her mum gets taken from her and everything she knows has changed. Could the curse be at fault? The underworld? Or maybe the demigods found her. There isn't much time to sit down and thing about the possibilities. Hope must go on the run, but she will be alone this time and it will make things even harder on her.
By this point things pick up and it just grabs you. I did like this book and the ideas and characters. I would so love to read the next book!