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Fire & Flood

(Mount Olympus Academy #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  290 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Revenge. That's why I decided to join the assassination class at Mount Olympus Academy. A monster killed my father and grandmother - and I'm going to make them pay.

But first I have to learn how.

I'm Edie. Once I was just a normal girl with asthma and a bad back. Now, though, I'm at a school taught by Greek gods. My classmates are vampires, witches, and shifters. We're all
Kindle Edition, 232 pages
Published August 13th 2019 by Little Fish Publishing (first published August 9th 2019)
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Elizabeth (Elzburg)
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
War. It’s a heavy little word. For some reason I’d had the idea that this was more of a rival gang situation.

So, what do we have here? Fire & Flood, book one of the new Mount Olympus Academy series. If you can't tell by the series name, it's set in a Percy Jackson-esque world in that it incorporates gods and monsters from greek mythology. But more than anything, I’d say that it resembles Harry Potter in how the main character gets whisked away from their crappy life into a magical boarding
Brianna Belbin
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a great start to a new academy series! Demitria, Kate, and Marley created a new world and put their own spin on Greek mythology and monsters. Edie soon becomes an orphan and foster child once her mom and sister go missing in Greece and her dad and grandmother die during an unpredicted storm. Hermes, the messenger god from myths, shows up and convinces Edie that she belongs at Mount Olympus Academy and that monsters killed and took her family. With revenge in reach, she packs a bag, ...more
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Some interesting bits, but the main not knowing what Leviathan is? (Yes, she was in shock but still … forced plot based obliviousness irritates me). On reflection I didn't hate it, but there was a bit of a force skim, gotta finish in a few places.

The shifters were interesting, the side kick was fun …. may come back to this if I'm really bored at some point.
Ga Books LoverX
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is EXACTLY the kind of book that I like- Paranormal NA/YA Romance books that draw me in completely with the entertaining story and characters and wonderful world.

I loved this book an thought it was an excellent start to a series, no complaints from me- exciting to see what happens next!
Adrienne Carrick
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun take on mythology. Will appeal to fans of vampires, shape shifters, werewolves, Greek gods, not to mention romance Loved Edie’s friendship with Cassie and curious to see where the next book goes! ...more
I liked the main character and side characters, but thought that they could have used some fleshing out. The classes weren't very detailed either. The cover is nice, and the plot in general was okay. Honestly, it felt a bit contrived and I don't think I'll read book 2 in the series. 3 stars.
Sep 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Fire & Flood

The sub-plots in this book are varied. The reader has to dance a bit to understand all the nuances. Pity actually being a double agent doesn't sirprise. Edie being fooled does. She's a MC who grows on a reader slowly. Val is a confusing character who I'm not sure is worth all the fuss. Tina may have more layers than a straight up crazy vampire. Cassie is difficult but lovable as Edie's friend. I kind of like Greg and am sad about Darcy. I will read book 2. 2.85 stars, happy
Denise H
Sep 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Where to start? Well, I received an advanced copy of the second book in the series via a Facebook group giveaway so I figured it best to grab book one to start the series so I would be able to keep up when reading book two. I have not read any of these authors before but I was intrigued by the lovely book covers and blurbs for the series. I am newer to academy reads, but they are growing on me. They are quick reads and a lot of fun. I was not really sure what to expect when I started this book ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Man, I'm completely hooked to the Mount Olympus Academy trilogy or is it a series?! Well, in any case, I'm in love with it 100%! I saw that quite a few readers didn't like it so much, actually alluding to it being a bit far fetched, and that stunned me for real because what part of Greek Mythology didn't they get?! I mean, I've never come across an actual mythological god in my time, nor have I met any vampires, shifters, witches with magic, and/or seers etc, have you?! Nor, have I come across ...more
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gods, monsters, and magic school. Class will never be the same.
My Florida summer is not so hot. My mom and sister disappear, my dad is killed by a rogue wave, and then Hermes - yeah the god guy - shows up. He says a wave didn't kill my dad - it was a monster from Greek myth. He invites me to attend Mount Olympus Academy where I'll learn to be a killer and take my revenge.
My classmates are vampires, witches, and shifters - all of us training to fight in the war between the gods and monsters.
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
**I received a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review**

The first thing that stood out with this book was the cover. It’s so detailed and really piques you’re interest. The summary really draws you in, and the fact that it was compared to Percy Jackson made it a must-read for me. However, I personally did not find that comparison to be accurate. Am I saying this was a bad book, or a disappointment? No! Fire & Flood really drew me in and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. It was
Devz Milady
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a fun read - I am always happy to find books that have a humour tone to it.
That said, if you are expecting thrilling plots, drama or even interesting fantasy, this is not it.
The fantasy elements in this books are a bit shallow; the Greek mythology world mentioned is very limited spec and the theme - a war between Gods and monsters, is somewhat half baked.

Its also not clear why Gods spend their time being professors- taht too lame ones, at this academy.
Not clear why they arent any demi
Sep 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
The book was good, as far as academy books are concerned, better than some of them out there now but not as good as others. I did like it enough to watch for book 2 when it comes out. There were some definite hiccups in the plot that didn't make sense. I think this could have used a content editor to sort thru those hiccups. The world building was a learn as the main character, Edie, learns sort of thing, so it's hit or miss for her as well as it is for the reader. She was sort of likable for ...more
Lisa MK
Aug 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-reads
With her father dead and her mother and sister missing, Edie Evans gets invited to Mount Olympus Academy by none other than the messenger god himself, Hermes. She accepts the invitation in the hopes to learn how to become an assassin and kill those who killed her father and figure out who she truly is. She gets much more than she bargained for.

Fire and Flood is your pretty typical “Academy” book with a slight lean toward being a little dark. There were a few inconsistencies (is Edie going into
John Clark
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This and the sequel navigate the line between funny and serious very nicely. Edie starts out thinking she's a normal teen, but no sooner do her mother and older sister go to Greece, ostensibly on an archaeological research trip, than a giant tidal wave hits her Florida beach town, killing both her father and grandmother. So what if Edie sees a sneering face in the wave. She is unable to contact her mom or sister and things are looking pretty bad. The next thing she knows, she's being dragged off ...more
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
What am I?

A wonderful read. A heroine that is an outcast at school, suffers from asthma and severe back pain but still is determined to do what is right. The plot is made up of fables and mythology covering everything from merfolk to Zeus with the gods fighting against the monsters. But who really are the monsters?
When her father and grandmother are killed by a freak wave (yes, she did see a face in it), her mother and sister go missing in Greece, she ends up in foster care. That is until
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The author's writing style got me interested in the story quickly.

The events leading up to the reveal piqued my interest.

This isn't really a spoiler, but how this scene plays out IS a turning point. One thing that somewhat confused me was the package delivery scene. Nowadays, the major delivery sevices all use electronic signature pads. But even before e.s.p.'s, all drivers carried pens attached to the clipboards. So there should have been no need to go back into the house for a pen or even let
Daisy Sauceda
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well this is a very different take on Greek Gods and shifters. Here we meet Edie who is basically a shunned need and things start to happen that she can't explain. Nevermind that her parents at also hiding some major secrets. Then all of a sudden catastrophe hits and her world is turned upside down. This book contains mystery, lots of tragedy, action and intrigue. The intrigue is mostly with Edie because you really want to know if she ever finds out what is really going on and if she can handle ...more
Marie Fraser
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was an excellent start to what I hope will be an excellent series. It provided a good background story and had well developed characters. I thought the book was well written and I enjoyed the story. I liked the individual character personalities and their dynamics with each other. The story was action packed and full of twists and turns. It had suspense, intrigue, emotion, chemistry and a touch of romance. I look forward to future books in the series and would highly ...more
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great start to this series. Edie never knowing she was more than just a boring girl with asthma and no life watching her mom and sister going to Greece. After an attack from a rouge wave that killed her dad and grandma, she soon learns life is not what she thought and that the Greek gods and monsters of legend actually exist. Upon arriving at Mount Olympus Academy, she meets Cassie and soon embarks on a journey to learn the truth of her family and life. I love the amount of twists and turns ...more
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
*All of my reviews are voluntarily written*

Another book I read in a day! Once this one started going, I could not put it down!

Edie loses everything and finds out things are not quite the way she thought they were her whole life. She ends up going to an academy and discovering some truths about her past. I kept reading because I wanted to know what she was and how she would manage the struggle of not being in a human world anymore.

I did figure out a few things that were going to happen, but was
Aug 09, 2019 rated it liked it
The book started with excitement and intrigue- while Edie's sick in hospital, her family decides to leave on their trip to Greece. Pretty soon we discover that not all is what it seems to be and there are many secrets that Edie's family has been keeping from her. Thus begins her adventure at Mount Olympus Academy, where some students should not be trusted, while others will move heavens to help out a friend.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Edie was supposed to go to Greece with her family, but her asthma turned into pneumonia. Edie was able to go home but unable to go to Greece. Edie had to stay with her grandma and was pretty bummed when told her family was going on the trip without her. This was not going to be Edie's biggest upset, especially when she learns that her whole world is a lie.
The only thing this has in common with Percy Jackson is Mount Olympus and talk of Gods. I think this is a nice new twist. The mixture of Gods,
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2019-arc
4 Stars. Good book.

What I liked:
-Interesting take on shapeshifters & greek gods
-Great combination of intrigue, tragedy, action, suspense & romance
-Great plot twists
-Loved the ending
-Loved how it's slightly more dark than I expected

What I Wasn't the Biggest Fan Of:
-While unique, it is also shares a similar plot to other 'Academy-style' books
-Wasn't completely engrossed by the characters

Will definitely read the sequel(s).

Raven A  Clarke
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I could not put this book down! It had such an interesting plot I had to keep reading to know what happened next. Finished on a cliff hanger for the second books. The relationship advertised in the description is not how it is portrayed in the book, which I’m disappointed with and then to have Val leave the way he did was upsetting, but I can imagine how it will play out in the second book. I just need to know what happens next.
Erin Gossman
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great beginning to a Greek Myth boarding school series. It’s a fairly common storyline, but it doesn’t make it a bad story. I’m enjoying the characters and am interested in the second book. I love how, what I perceive as the authors personality, come out through Edie. Her offhand comments and thoughts.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Debbie Eyre
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! You know when you read the blurb and you think yeah that’s sound good well I read the blurb for this one and thought wow I have got to read this and I’m really glad I did! Well written this is a fantabulous start to what promises to be an awesome series! It’s got everything from action, adventure, mystery, intrigue, Greek mythology, various kinds of paranormal beings and throw in a fantastic storyline and well you will be on the edge of your seat like me!
Amber Dene
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks
This has to be one of my favorite Academy Books. The twist in large grouping of characters is so diverse it add a new element to this genre.
I really can not wait to see how the story ends up playing out and how the future for Edie and Cassie ends up.

I was given this arc upon MY request for an honest review.
NanaShauna Joesten
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic read if your a lover of Academy reads that have heroines that are shifters, that havrle magic, that takes you into a fantasy world with epic scenes that has you on the edge of your seat. This is definitely the read for you. The Author does a great job at World Building and bringing the Characters out. A fantastic read.
Shauna Joesten
Jennifer Dunski
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was totally taken by surprise! I love this book. It's got this crazy, thrilling twist to Greek mythology and with it's academy storyline, you just get sucked into the story!
The characters come in all shapes and sizes and are everything from crazy sweet to completely psychotic! It's crazy, fun, sweet and just incredible!
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Demitria Lunetta is the author of BAD BLOOD (Delacorte Press/Random House) and the YA Sci-fi duology, IN THE AFTER and IN THE END (HarperTeen). She is also an editor and contributing author for the YA anthology, AMONG THE SHADOWS: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS & LIGHT.

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