When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and plans to move to an island in the Aegean Sea, Phoebe's well-plotted senior year becomes ancient history. Now, instead of enjoying a triumphant track season and planning for college with her best friends, Phoebe is trying to keep her head above water at the überexclusive Academy. If it isn't hard enough being the new kid in school, Phoebe's classmates are all descendents of the Greek gods! When you're running against teammates with superpowers, dealing with a stepsister from Hades, and nursing a crush on a boy who is quite literally a god, the drama takes on mythic proportions!
At first, I was a little reluctant about reading this, because while reading the beginning I got easily bored. But as I read on and on, the story consumed me! I was excited to read more about Pheobe and her new friends.
I really enjoyed Pheobe's new friends as well. Nicole, the one with the bubbly personality, doesn't care what everyone else thinks of her and that's a great characteristic. Then there's Troy, the boy who likes her more than a friend at first, but just ends up becoming her really good buddy. I really like Nicole and Troy's personalities, it's fun to read about their interaction.
Last, but not least: Griffin Blake. Yes, you must say his last name as well. The first glimpse you get of Griffin makes him seem like some nice guy, but as the story goes on and we see his other side, and he comes off as this condescending, rude person who thinks he's everything. And I learned to hate him for that, until his true side starts coming out and blossoming. After his transformation, I adore him too much for my own good. He really is a wonderful character to watch.
The only thing that came off as a disappointment was the predictability. Maybe it's just me, but I knew what was going to happen pretty much the whole time, and that threw me off a little. Especially the ending, to me it was obvious what was going to happen.
The books itself is a fun and surprisingly fast read. I read it in one sitting and found myself attached to the characters in no time at all. I recommend this to readers who want to read something that will be sure to entertain them.