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Review and Giveaway ~ Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner

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cursecoverbigger (1)Title: Curse of the Sphinx

AuthorRaye Wagner

Release Date: August 11th 2015

Genre: Mythology, Young Adult, Paranormal

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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SOOO this book was good, but was a bit hard to read in parts. I think that the plot and the fact that Gods/Demigods are known in the real world and are actually believed is great, but I just wish it was executed a bit better. So the story was great and has real promise for what’s to come, I just didn’t really care for the way it started because I was a bit confused.

The prologue set stuff up great but then it jumped back to try to give it a backstory I guess and that’s what had me super lost. Maybe it should have been the other way around? But learning about the Sphinx, which is new to me, was really intriguing! I do look forward to reading more in the future and hopefully I enjoy them more!

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.*

Three Star


About the Author

raye wagnerRaye 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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