I would recommend this book for ages thirteen and up.
This book introduces us to Helen, a high school student who lives in the small, boring town of Nantucket. That is until the Delos family moves in. All though everyone in her high school loves the Delos family, Helen feels like she has never hated anybody more then them, so Helen decides to attack Lucas, one of the older Delos boys in the middle of the school hallway. She soon finds out that The Delos family hates her just as much as she hates them. The problem is, it seems that where ever she goes, one of the five Delos members are there. Then Lucas tells her that the reason they all hate each other so much, is because they come from a long line of two Greek families who hated each other so much that they began to kill each other off. Now Helen is the only member of her family line left, once she dies, the curse will be broken, and the other family involved in the feud will become immortal. Except, the Delos family doesn’t want to be immortal, so no matter how much they hate her, they have to keep her alive.
I was very unsure about reading this book, but I was persuaded to read it after I realized that it was about Greek Mythology. I am so glad that I did, because I absolutely loved it! I wasn’t a huge fan of Helen or Helen’s best friend, but I loved the Delos family. I loved how close the family was, and how they all had such unique characteristics. I really enjoyed Josephine Angelini’s take on Greek Mythology, and how she made it her own. Although this book still followed very closely to the Mythology, she put her own twist on it, which I thought was very interesting. The end was a bit slower than the rest of the book, but I have a feeling that it will pick up again in the sequel.
My favorite character was Jason, because he lightened the mood to the situation with sarcastic remarks. He was also the person that kept the family close and stopped them from fighting.
This book had mild/moderate language, moderate romance, and mild/moderate violence.
Four Out of Five Stars
Author Josephine Angelini
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