Wow! There are no other words to describe this book. It was just amazing. From the very beginning this book grabs a hold of you and won't let go,even...moreWow! There are no other words to describe this book. It was just amazing. From the very beginning this book grabs a hold of you and won't let go,even after you have turned the final page. Everything - from the characters, the writing, the mythology, to the romance - was everything I could have wanted in a book. I loved everything about it. Especially a certain Mr Chios. Ah David. *sighs* If a man wrote me poetry as beautifully as he does I would let him invade my dreams any night. This man was just everything you could ask for. Handsome, kind, loyal, sincere, funny...I could go on but you get the picture. I have to admit there were one or two times when I wanted to smack the gentleman right out of him, but I'll forgive him. Although some of the things he does would be seen as corny by a lot of people, the romantic in me just couldn't get enough. I want a David all for own.
The story line was very interesting. I was intrigued as to find out what Isis was and how things were going to work out for her and David. I really liked Isis as a character. I thought she was very loyal and compassionate and always seemed to be thinking of others. The story really started to get going when Gabriel came on the scene. That boy was just plain creepy. Even though I now know why he did the things he did, he still creeps me out. Overall I would recommend this book to any die hard romantics (like myself). After that ending I cannot wait to see what the next installment has in store for Isis and David
Teaser: Here is just one of the many poems that David wrote that had me weak at the knees.
Your guise is unparalleled, Your touch entices my thirst,Your presence thaws my soul, My torso threatens to burst. Awaiting your requited love, Forevermore I shall remain. Never exhausting of time, But enduring its tribunal pain.
I was really looking forward to reading this book. I had heard great things about it and it sounded like a fun read. It was a very quick and light rea...moreI was really looking forward to reading this book. I had heard great things about it and it sounded like a fun read. It was a very quick and light read but it didn't really live up to my expectations.
I love books about Greek mythology. Greek mythology has always fascinated me and so this book immediately appealed to me. It sounded something similar to the Percy Jackson books, even though I haven't read those books. I loved hearing about all the different gods and goddesses, some I hadn't heard of before. I liked all the different characters we are introduced to but never really connected with any of them. Phoebe I kind of liked but she was a bit annoying at times and really naive. And the whole thing with her Mam coming back engaged after a week away is totally ridiculous. I did not get that at all. I thought there was gonna be some big explanation for it but nope. We're meant to believe it was love at first sight.
Not much really happens in the story. It focuses mainly on Phoebe training to win a race and her pining away after Griffin. I was hoping there would be more displays of powers from the descendants or some bit of action but instead it was just an angst ridden book about a girl with a crush on a guy who was a completer jerk to her in the beginning. I don't understand want Phoebe saw in him apart from his good looks. The whole story line was very predictable.
The book was very quick and light and would be a good book to read if you're looking for something that doesn't require much attention and is a break from all the heavy drama-filled books out there. I will probably read the second book just to see what happens with Phoebe but I don't have high expectations that it will be any better than this one.(less)