Monday 23 January 2012


Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.

Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.

She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very…different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.

Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.

I love Greek mythology, so I was very eager to get stuck into this book. And I'm glad I did.

Ari Selkirk has always felt different. For starters, she has strange coloured eyes and pale, long hair. Her mother died when she was small, so she's gone from one foster home to another all of her life. It's only lately that her guardians are actually a couple who care about her. They care so much they understand her need to find out more about her mother, and even equip her with the tools she needs.

After going to the hospital where her mother died and reading the note she left her, Ari knows she has to go past The Rim, to the hospital where she was born in New 2--the rebuilt city of New Orleans. But even before she heads into New 2, a strange man tries to kill her, and turns to smoke when she actually uses his own weapon against him.

Making her way into New 2, she meets a pack of children and teens that live alone. This new city is very different. For starters, Ari actually starts to feel at home and she instantly connects with the alluring Sebastian. But she quickly becomes the pawn in the middle of a war between an insane Goddess and the monsters she wants to destroy.

I absolutely loved this book! It's seriously awesome. Ari's an excellent narrator, and I felt so bad for her as she's trying to piece together the clues that she hopes lead her to understand why the women in her family always seem to die or kill themselves before the age of 21. She wants to beat this curse, but once she finally gets her answer... wow! I loved the way Greek mythology is mixed into a very interesting, dangerous, and vivid futuristic New Orleans.

Can't wait to see what happens next...        

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