Wednesday, March 9, 2016

#Review + #Giveaway: Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner @RayeWagner

Curse of the Sphinx
By Raye Wagner
Published August 11th 2015
Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance


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, 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? Is Hope, too, being hunted? Orphaned and alone, Hope flees again, but this time there’s no one to teach her who to trust—or how to love.

In a universe still ruled by the Greek Gods, mythology is more than just a course in high school. Demigods, monsters, and shadow-demons from the Underworld are urban realities that threaten Hope's very existence.

When the handsome Athan Michael comes to her aid, she must decide if safety is worth the sacrifice of love? Can Hope find a way, or will Apollo's curse rob her of everything she's every wanted?

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My Review-

I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Hope and her mom are always on the run. Moving from place to place they may stay in one place for a couple of months or so and then they are packing up and off again down the road to a new place. Her mom is always picking small towns for them to hide out in. Hope knows a little bit behind the reason they are always moving. But her mom has never told her much. She knows that they are running from some very bad people, demons that what them dead and will stop at the nothing to see that they are dead.

Hope and her family was cursed many, many, many years ago by a God. Her mom has always tried to do her best by Hope and that is why she has never explained very much to her about them always running from one place to another. She is only trying to keep her as safe as possible. She is doing the only things she knows to do and the best. She figures the less Hope knows the better she will be and or may be happier?

When she finds out that her mom is dead and she starts learning more about all the secrets her mom kept from her. When she is found by a demon she has to move once again. Hope is on her own now and no one to turn to. She doesn’t know or has no one she can trust. What in the world is ever going to do? How is she going to stay alive? What or who killed her mom? Hope is determined to find out everything she can about the secrets her mom kept from her and who killed her mom and make them pay. Well that is if she can stay alive long enough.

Hope moves to a new town and a new school to start a new life. Being the new kid in town doesn’t give her much favor with the other kids but Hope is not real bothered by this she has always been a loner. Besides she doesn’t know if and who she can trust so it is better that she doesn’t have friends. But she meets this one guy whom she can’t seem to get rid of but deep down inside she is not sure she really wants to either. Every human needs at least one person in their life that they can talk to or just some to be with. As humans we need that emotional contact in some form or fashion. So with her realizing it she lets this new guy gradually make his way into her life. It all kind of slips up on her before she knows it.

I enjoyed reading Curse of the Sphinx and can’t wait for the next book, Demons and Monsters expect it April 2016. I can’t wait to find out more about Hope and her new life. Will she have to move again? Where will she go? Will she find someone she can trust again? Will she find out who killed her mother? Will she find who is trying to kill her? Will her and Athan still be together? Can they be more than friends? Can they even be friends? Questions, questions and more questions, what is a person to do but read the next book right? Well of course. Oh have you read Curse of the Sphinx? If not then I suggest that you do if you like reading about Greek Gods and mythology.  


Raye Wagner grew up in an urban fantasy just outside of Seattle, Washington. As the second of eight children, she was surrounded by monsters, demons, and her sometimes mortal parents. She read heaps of fantasy while locked away in the upstairs room of the family cottage.

Raye studied the art of medicine long before she had an interest in the Gods on Mount Olympus.

One sunny afternoon, the history of Apollo’s ancient curse and the myth of the Sphinx dropped into Raye’s consciousness. She writes young adult fiction for teens and adults.
Curse of the Sphinx, a YA urban mythology, is her first novel. Demigods and Monsters, the second book in the Sphinx series, will be released April 2016.


·         A signed copy of Curse of the Sphinx (US)

·         An e-copy of Curse of the Sphinx (International)


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