Published by Macmillan
Published 3 June 2011
When shy, awkward Helen Hamilton sees Lucas Delos for the first time she thinks two things: the first, that he is the most ridiculously beautiful boy she has ever seen in her life; the second, that she wants to kill him with her bare hands.
With an ancient curse making them loathe one another, Lucas and Helen have to keep their distance. But sometimes love is stronger than hate, and not even the gods themselves can prevent what will happen....
There is little I like more than hate at first sight, and one of those things is ridiculously gorgeous boys with rocking bod's. Just that feeling of pure hatred makes me feel SO HAPPY. Because love stems from hate you guys, and there is a fine line between mortal enemies and super hot lovers. Lines that can just get rubbed right out of existence with the power of hot hatefullness.
Okay, so the main aspect of the story, apart from the love/hate I want to kill you thing, is the fact that it's all about Greek myhtology and the history of famous Greeks from way back when. And I LOVE mythology like crazy. All the things with Medusa and the snake hair and death stare, and Zeus and his lighting bolts of crazy power!! OH and Hercules with his golen hair and amazing bare chest. They make me happy. So score one for that.
So, Helen and Lucas HATE each other and I am cool with that. But then things I can't tell you happen and situations and such change. Thats where all the side characters come into play. But it seems like it takes quite a while to actually get INTO the story, which meant that for around the first 75 pages I just wanted to have a magic remote that fast forwarded me past all the useless (note - boring!) information I didn't really care for. (Had the clunkiness been taken out, the book would have flowed so much better and trotted along at a nice brisk, keep turning the pages pace.) Then the party gets well and truly started. And like most parties, I spent my time either laughing, rolling my eyes and trying to dodge convo's (note - book) to hit up the bar.
That's not to say I didn't enjoy reading the book, because really I did enjoy it. But in a hahahHHHHHHAAAAAAAA UR SO FUNNY kind of way, because really, what in the effery was the dealio with the necklace? Those who have read this please please tell me your were like wtf explain yourself woman, and then when it finally DID get explained were you not totally over it? like necklace? what necklace? OH THAT NECKLACE. And the secojndary characters were quite alright too, except there is too many of them and now I have forgot their names. i did however, feel like one or two of them got sold a little short and i questionned there whole point of existence, but i'll let that slide because i'm thinking that will be explored in the sequel.
BONUS. This girl obviously knows her shit. She knows the happenings with her mythology and her knowledge is fine tuned into a character in its own right, because the lore was fascinating and was the main reason why I will still with the series. If not for that, then for the topless scenes, which I can assure you, are apleny.
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