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Demigods and Monsters

(Sphinx #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  1,046 ratings  ·  219 reviews
Can Apollo’s curse be broken?

Seventeen-year-old Hope Nicholas is done running. Apollo’s curse has ruled her entire life, limiting her choices and robbing her of the things that matter most. But she refuses to live in fear any longer. In fact, she’s ready to do whatever it takes to break the god’s power over her existence.

When the goddess Artemis instructs Hope to impers
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Published April 25th 2016 (first published April 21st 2016)
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Ben Alderson
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing

A really REALLY good sequel.
God, I have to say, the indie authors really know how to write a GOOD sequel!

If you love Greek Mythology, set in a modern day work where Greek Gods and Monsters and Demi-Gods are known to exist, then you will love this.....

now don't read any more for spoilers..

So, Hope really grew into herself this book. I really enjoyed the whole idea of 'hiding in plain sight'. Pretending to be a DemiGod, even though she is the Sphinx the Demi-Gods are after. The ending really s
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Can someone, anyone please update the cover? This isn't the one I read! It bugs me! This is the cover I got.
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished Demigods and Monsters for the second time and I loved it even more than the first time I read it😂 5/5⭐️s

Full Review from June 2016:
Curse of the Sphinx review:

So hey, I suppose you have already read Curse or else you wouldn't be here right? Well if you're just lost I would suggest that you leave 'cause my review might contain spoilers:// And if you haven't read Demigods again leave 'cause I'm sure I won't be able to make this a non-spoiler
Peyton Reads
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Better than the first!
Jemimah  Zafoune
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I want more now please!
Wow, I loved this book, it was even better than the first in the series. I'm so glad that I was given the chance to read & write an honest review for this book as, I'm not kidding you, I loved it.
This follows on a few months after the end of Sphinx, the first book in the series, and after a brief prologue from Athan, jumps right back into Hope's story. There are new characters, some that you love straight off, some that you grow to love and some that you love to hate.
Debbie Bunton
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Demigods and Monsters picks up right where book 1, Curse of the Sphinx, left off. Hope is trying to find a way to break the curse; however, she leaves Athan behind and finds more yumminess to help her. The adventure that follows will make you both laugh and cry. The author appears to have refined her craft a little more in this installment to the series as it does not seem too slow at the beginning as the first one did. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. I will definitely re ...more
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I cannot wait for the next book! Loving this series!
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**Demigods and Monsters is the second book in the young adult, Sphinx series by Raye Wagner. This is a series that must be read in order, so if you have not read Curse of the Sphinx yet, you need to check that out first. (you can find my review for Curse of the Sphinx HERE). Just like with the first book, in Demigods and Monsters,the mythology nerd in me was totally geeking out the whole time. I really, really love how ...more
Jay G
Aug 05, 2016 rated it liked it
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17 year old Hope is cursed by Apollo, forcing her to become a Sphinx for 2 days and 1 night when Apollo's power is strongest. In hopes of breaking the curse, Hope visits Artemis and is instructed to enter a conservatory to find the answers she needs, und
Maghon Thomas
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent continuation sequel from book one! We left off from book one on a crazy moment and we start off there. Athan wants Hope, but first he's got to find her. He's willing to sacrifice a lot for her. And I love that he truly loves her and puts her wants and needs first. Even if it costs him. And Hope, well she has grown so much and I love her character, even more in this book. She has a lot on her plate, and now that Xan is around competing with Athan for her, it seems even more c ...more
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have to admit when I finished book 1 Curse of the Spinx I was on the fence about Demigods and Monsters but hoping for big things. I was not disappointed. Layer by layer the confusion and questions I had were taken away and replaced by a story that made sense of everything and left me smack dab in the middle of a really good read. The story was developed so well and soundly you didn’t even realize it was all falling in place. The characters are strong and the interplay is a work of art. What wo ...more
Cindy Mathis
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Going to go ahead and lay down the 5 stars on this series! I read this in one sitting because it was impossible to put down. If you love Greek Mythology, pick up this series! Even if you don't, which I admittedly don't know that much about, give it a shot! I'm so glad I did! Can't wait for Book 3!! ...more
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was better than the first, for sure. Things were a bit more well explained but there are still some things that sometimes don't make sense. Anyway, it's a fun, easy read, and the characters are pretty cool. Who wouldn't want a Xan in their lives?! <3 ...more
Feb 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it even tho i didn't like some of the characters. I also liked the greek mythology, it reminded me of the starcrossed trilogy by Josephine angelini
The Mysterious Reader
I love the world that Raye Wagner built in this series. It's Percy Jackson (a favorite read for my son when he was little) all grown up and on steroids, with Greek Gods, demigods and other assorted mythologicals living openly in an alternative universe of modern day America and beyond. The characters are even more developed than in book 1 and continue to grow. The emotions experienced by the leading characters comes off as being real (misunderstandings included) and the plot is both exciting and ...more
I received an eARC of this book from Lady Amber's Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

I loved Curse of the Sphinx, so I had high expectations for its sequel. Demigods and Monsters by Raye Wagner exceeded all of them! Like the first book, this one starts with a prologue from Athan’s perspective. He’s looking for Hope, who ran after overhearing him and his father talking about her. He has no clue where she is but he
Danissa Macaraig
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
First of I wanna send my massive thanks to Sara Meadows and Raye Wagner for the honor of letting me be part of the launching team!

This book is A++mazing! I really loved reading it. The book is fast-paced and intense though it took a little bit to pick up the pace because the first three chapters are a bit slow. But then when you involved the demigods in the scene, that's where all the stuff start going down.
Its just so good, especially when we were introduced to the character of Xan. He's a bit,
Nina DuBois
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I really wanted to fall in love with book and expected so much more from it as a sequel, but I am disappointed.

Let me start with the things I enjoyed about this book. There are lots of demigods in this book and I really liked finding out who their parents were and how each child sort of carried the same characteristics as their parent. This was really cool. As Hope is doing her studies at the Conservatory she just so happens to be l
Aldii - perfectioninbooks
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
The Writing:
I enjoy the writing. These books are fast and really enjoyable reads! I like that the prologue and epilogue are from Athan's POV but the rest of the book is from Hope's POV. \

The Story:
Other story that I really liked.
This story has a lot of demigods everywhere and I really like that.
If you don't know these books have a lot of Greek mythology (something I really like) and they are set in a kind of present day, our world but at the same time not. The religion is Greek, they teach Gree
Hannah L (Reviewer)
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic second installment of the Sphinx series, Demigods and Monsters continues the story of Hope as she fights to stay safe and break the ancient curse the God Apollo placed on her family. Hope is a sphinx, a decedent of the ancient sphinx from Thebes, and she's on the run. Cursed to be a monster known as the sphinx, she's on the run from gods, demigods and Hades's minions. Leaving Athan and the town she was just getting comfortable in behind, Hope is desperately sneaks into a Conservator
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
UGH! Another one!
And I say that with the utmost respect. I read this in 5 hours, with minimal breaks to take care of my family.
I LOVED this one too! And was heartbroken when the end came to soon. Another well written, 5 star deserving read.

Since most of Ms. Wagners reader will not have read this yet I will try to be as respectful of spoilers as I can, but I make no promises.

To follow the form of my review on Curse of the Sphinx, let's get down to character evaluation.

Athan: I was so upset for At
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The storyline picks up after Hope flees her small hometown to escape the sons of Apollo in The Curse of the Sphinx.
Writing style- Raye Wagner has really refined her style of writing since the first book; it is more polished and flows well. The evolution of her writing is prevalent and remarkable. It is obvious that she has not only researched her genre but surpasses any other books within the ranks of mythology/fiction. To be completely honest, if I had to choose between reading this series or
Shannon Rogers
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-arc
I became a huge fan of this series from the first page of book 1, Curse of the Sphinx. With Demigods and Monsters, I was pulled even further into Hope's world and fell even harder. It had all of the elements I love... Greek mythology, a mystery to be solved, forbidden love, you name it.

Again, I felt so badly for Hope, rooting for her to find a way to break the curse placed on her. In this story, she's pretty much on her own in a dangerous place surrounded by demigods who would kill her if they k
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the continuation of Hope's story as she tries to acclimate to life on the run once again, with Priska invading every aspect of her life. Hope hits rock bottom with her grades which is an indicator of her state of mind, to go from straight A's to barely passing.

Priska's demigod status is also explored with her shifting ages to blend into school life, to watch Hope more closely. The idea of trying to break the curse becomes paramount, with a very risky plan starting to form.

Joining the Con
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this one a bit better than the first.

Hope ends up hiding in plain sight. Sort of goes along the lines of keep friends close and enemies closer - right?

Hope finds a way into the "conservatory" - Demigod School. She's really there to find out more about the curse & how to break it.

Hope has to find a way to stay safe when danger can come from any where and anyone at any time. I do love that she learns fight - it seems like she excels in the area and it's good to see an her come into her own
Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So as I said in my review of The Curse of the Sphinx (Book 1) I had never read Mythology books before. However this series has opened my eyes to a whole new reading world. I can honestly say that this book is by far my favorite of the two. I was hooked from the quote on the first page. It had such a dramatic affect on me, I could not wait to dig further into the book, and I definitely was not let down. I want very badly to say so much about this book, and the story-line, and the characters, but ...more
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hope is living amongst demigods hoping to find out how to break the curse binding her to Apollo. While there she becomes close with Xan, nemesis to her former love interest Athan. Of course she is in more danger her, comes no closer to breaking the curse and exposes herself to Apollo.

I like the writing style of these books, the story is very gripping. I just don't love Hope. She acts like breaking the curse is the most important thing to her but she has trouble focusing because of the two boys..
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although I loved the first book in this series, I found myself enjoying Demigods and Monsters so much more! I loved being in this new setting of the conservatory and being introduced to new demigods. I felt that there was a lot more action in this book and that Hope was a stronger character overall.

I really liked the natural progression from the first story to this story and the fluidity with which Raye changes settings. I wish more characters from the first book were included in the second boo
Bunnita (Worth Reading It?)
This continues where the first book left off. So you'll want the read book one first. Hope is trying to find out if she can break her curse and if so, how. What she finds is almost more than she can handle.

I enjoyed the characters. A love triangle is introduced. I'm team Athan on this one. Started off pretty slow for me but it sped up especially toward the end. This is a transition book. It left you with more questions than it answered. It was still a good read so okay with it. I'm looking forw
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked this one even more than the first one! Definitely paced better and has even more characters to get to know and figure out.

I liked that there was more direct scenes with the gods and goddesses. I also liked seeing inside of a conservatory and how the demigods live finally. The characters are the best part of these books. Even as we are introduced to more and learn more about the ones we know, we still don't know who to believe. I love unreliable characters and this series is full of them
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RAYE WAGNER is the USA Today Bestselling author of young adult fantasy books, but she hates writing bios. She’d much rather tell you a story. She’s partial to fantasy, with dragons or magic or something so she can lie and not feel guilty. She also has an obsession with sweets (all the bakery goodies), nerf wars, wigs, and occasionally tutus.

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