Monday, July 28, 2014

Rise of the Olympians Vol. 1 by Belle Ward

Goodreads Summary:
There are no minor gods.

Lilah Jones is officially thirteen. Unfortunately, the day comes with a few twists she didn't expect. For example, her hair turned into a living rainbow and she was gifted with a golden necklace that randomly goes from being room temperature to as hot a supernova. On top of that, she has a dream that she remembers line by the line when she wakes up.

Seeking answers, Lilah meets two boys, named Cole and Adrian, who gladly clear things up. Remember the Greek myths you assumed were fiction? The old gods that you assumed were just someone's imagination? You were wrong. They've been with us the whole time, fighting battles we didn't even know existed, and they've returned. The Olympians are reuniting, preparing to fight the most dangerous battle they've ever faced.

The Father of Monsters is rising.

My Review:
Lilah lives a pretty ordinary life. She has a dad and a brother, loves colors, and tolerates going to school. She is newly 13 however while reading this I would have guessed her to be older. Which is fine by me. The day of her 13th birthday is like any other birthday she has had. Her gift from her Father is a gold necklace with a wing pendant. She instantly loves it and doesn't take it off. After having a pretty interesting dream that night, that involves a disembodied voice, her necklace feels warm. The interesting thing about this dream is that she remembers it vividly and she knows what it wants her to do. Will she be able to find the two others the dream speaks of? Will her life ever be the same?

Cole and Adrian are very interesting guys. Definitely not your average teenage guys. When Lilah meets them she knows pretty quickly that they are the two from her dream. Can they answer all her questions? Why do the stores in her Greek Mythology class feel familiar? The biggest question of all is who is The Father of Monsters and what does it have to do with a group of teenagers? 

This was a great start to this novella series. It is only about 100 pages and is a fun and fast read. Like I said, it felt like I was reading about someone older then 13. The ending is quite the cliffhanger, so prepare yourself! I am looking forward to the next installment! 

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