Demigods and Monsters (Sphinx #2)
by Raye Wagner
Publication Date: April 25th 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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
demigod and infiltrate a conservatory to get access to the Olympian library, she
doesn’t hesitate. As she sees it, there’s nothing left to lose.
needs is to work with her sworn enemies. As the lines between demigod and
monster are crossed again and again, Hope has to dig deep for the courage to
accept her fate or fight for the freedom to save herself.
Hope went into the sparse guest room and closed the door behind her. She let out a long, slow exhale and leaned against the door.
“How long have you been at the conservatory?”
Hope yelped. Turning around, she noticed Athan sitting on the edge of the bed.
“Sorry.” He was quickly at her side. “I didn’t mean to startle you.”
“Then what the Hades are you doing in my room with the light off?” Hope flicked the light on and glared at him.
“Right.” He took a step back. “Sorry. I wanted to talk to you, and you left abruptly.”
Hope clenched her teeth. “Oh. Well then, it’s all okay. Come on in.” Sarcasm dripped with the words. “What do you need to say?”
Athan frowned. “What’s with the hostility? Did I do something to you?”
She sputtered in her attempt to say anything, but words formed and disappeared before she could get them out. Finally, she said, “I trusted you.” She knew she was being irrational, but all the pent-up emotion erupted, blasting into the air between them. “I don’t even know what to believe anymore.”
Athan reached his hand out to touch her face, but something in her expression made him hesitate before contact. He dropped his hand to his side. “I never lied to you, Hope.”