Ten agonizing months have gone by since Therese faced off against her parents' murderer at Mount Olympus, and she suspects Thanatos's absence is meant to send her a message: go on with your life. She tries to return Pete's affections, but when Than shows up to take her hamster's soul, she sees him and becomes infuriated when he says he's "been busy."
In cahoots with her new friend, Vicki, who's gotten in with the Demon Druggies at school, Therese takes a drug that simulates a near-death experience, planning to tell Than off so she can have closure and move on. But things go very, very wrong. Eventually she learns Than has been busy searching for a way to make her a god, and he's found it, but it requires her to complete a set of impossible challenges designed by Hades, who hopes to see her fail.
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Great second book in the series
I enjoyed how the characters grew. Therese's character grew the most and she learned some very important lessons in this book. I loved how she took on the different challenges, faced them head on and came up with some inventive ways to succeed in her mission.
I enjoy Thanatos. Debbie captures the essence of him just the way I 'see' him in my mind.
There were times where I couldn't turn it off until I knew Therese was safe. Ms. Pohler was able to have me on the edge of my seat several times throughout this book.
This was a great follow up to The Gatekeeper's Sons. Hades decides to give Therese and his son, Thanatos a chance to be together and gives Therese 5 challenges to complete. They seem almost insurmountable to start with but she comes up with some very clever ways to complete them. This book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, so I immediately downloaded the 3rd book and started on it. I needed to find out what happened to Than and Therese.
- Book Owl Too
Awesome YA series!!
- K. April Holgate