Title: Sonora and the Eye of the Titans
Author: T.S. Hall
Publication date: January 14th 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Rating: 3 / 5
The King is dead, and the capital city of Titanis has fallen. The world of Sonora is at war, and the only hope against the onslaught of the Titan army lies with the last royal descendant of Zeus, who is being covertly sheltered on Earth in the secluded mountain town of Sandy, Oregon.
Allora is a shy, intelligent sixteen-year-old, trying to get through the gauntlet of high school while coming to terms with her otherworldly origins. After getting into a fight at soccer tryouts, Allora’s emotions boil over, and her hands suddenly burst into flames. She has harnessed the power of hadrons at the highest level, but at extreme cost. The magical outburst projects an energy signature that is detected by a group of assassins tasked with killing Sonoran rebels.
To survive, Allora, Katie, Dax, and Tanner must find a powerful ancient artifact known as the Eye of the Titans. With the help of a guardian known as Sasquatch, they will have to fight off creatures, solve complex riddles, and navigate magical caverns, all while enduring advanced calculus, jealous girlfriends, and prom.
I really love the premise of this book. Characters from other worlds or with supernatural ability trying to get through normal life of high school while coming to terms with their heritage…that’s just my kind of book.
So, with that thought in mind, I kept on reading through the first part of the book. It wasn’t that bad, per se, but it could use a bit of a revision (I’m a picky reader). It was worth it though, because the other parts of the book was amazing. I love the Greek Myth aspect of the book. I love Greek myths, so that won me over.
It took me awhile, but I started started liking the characters. Well, kind of. I still find them annoying sometimes. But I like the fact that Allora has a twin (for those who knows me knows that I have a thing for characters with twins. I just like twins for some reasons, and if they have a great relationship, well, that’s a bonus).
To sum it up, this is quite an enjoyable book once you got through the first quarter part of the book (it’s worth it, so have patience). I love the premise, like the actions, and the relationships between the characters. Well, the romantic aspect is kind of annoying in a way that I kind of want to just shove them together, but that will probably be developed in the second book. YA readers who love Percy Jackson will probably like this book too.
I rate this book 3 / 5 stars.
I’m a writer, skier, and wanderer. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, but currently live in the beautiful mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. I love history, mythology, and the fantastical interpretations that have been incorporated in my debut young adult urban fantasy series called Sonora.
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