Book Review: Curse of the Sphinx (Sphinx #1) by: Raye Wagner

Publisher: R. Wagner

Publication Date: August 11, 2015

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: 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.

Review: Hope Nicholas’ mother was always moving them around from city to city; looking over their shoulders for Skia – the hunters of immortals and monsters alike. When Hope is left all alone, she must now make her way in the world without exposing her true nature – the Sphinx. CURSE OF THE SPHINX is a unique and well-crafted novel in which the myths are real and those who spring from the gods are hunted just for the fact they exist. CURSE OF THE SPHINX has interesting and authentic characters and most of the story is spent on character building. Readers will have to wait for the next book for more action, but CURSE OF THE SPHINX is a well-written first book in Hope’s story.

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