Thursday, March 3, 2016

Blog Tour: Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner

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Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner Release Date: August 11th 2015  Summary from Goodreads:  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.  

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My Review: 3stars
This started off slow for me. It picked up quickly after Hope's mother murder. I enjoy Greek mythology but I wasn't sure if I would like this book. Many books try to weave mythology into their world building. I don't have to tell y'all, it doesn't always work. Thank goodness that isn't the case with this. The story is interesting. 

Hope ended up being a stronger character than I thought she would be. I am not sure about Athan. He rubbed me the wrong way. He has too much alpha male going on. Also I don't know why she didn't figure out who those 3 new guys in town were. I mean a small town where the real estate agents says no one has moved to in years and right after she moves there Athan shows up and then 3 guys...uh hello...somethings up. Engaging and suspenseful, it keeps your turning those pages.
Here's a riddle from the book to solve while contemplate your book purchase. It is from a butcher.
'You throw away the outside and cook the inside then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you just eat?'

The answer is in the book but if you would like to leave the answer in the comment section I'll let you know if it's right.

About the Author Raye Wagner grew up in Seattle, the second of eight children, and learned to escape chaos through the pages of fiction. As a youth, she read the likes of David Eddings, Leon Uris, and Jane Austen. Inspired by a fictional character, Raye pursued a career in nursing, thinking to help the world one patient at a time. One summer afternoon, when her then young children were playing in the pool, a plot dropped into her head, and she started writing.  She enjoys baking, puzzles, Tae Kwon Do, and the sound of waves lapping at the sand. She lives with her husband and three children in Middle Tennessee.  Origin of the Sphinx, a novella detailing the story leading up to the creation of the mythological creature, is her first publication. It is the beginning of the Sphinx series.   Curse of the Sphinx, the first book in the series, is completed, and set to be released in August 2015. 

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