Seventeen-year-old Gertrude Morgan, the only child of one of the wealthiest couples in America, is shipped away from her home in New York City to the American school in Athens against her will. She would rather remain in the world of her books. After settling in with her poor and boisterous host family, she discovers that the vampires and Greek gods that people her favorite books actually exist!
Yes. The city of Athens has secrets.
Her host family calls them "tramps." In Greek, they are called vrykolakas, or "vryks," which sometimes gets translated to "freaks." They are the vampires of Athens, created centuries ago by the Maenads. They live in caves beneath the acropolis without economic resources and according to rules imposed on them by the Olympians. First and foremost, they are forbidden from turning humans into vampires. The human will not turn unless all of the blood is drained, so a vampire is allowed to drink up to one pint per month from a willing mortal. Some mortals are willing because a vampire bite will infect the body for six hours, and during that time, the mortal has the powers of the vampire: flight, invisibility, strength, speed, x-ray vision, and mind control. Such great power can become irresistible, though dangerous and addicting to mortals...
As Gertie uncovers the unfathomable secrets of this ancient city, she is drawn to the beauty and deep thoughts of a boy she first met on the bus into Athens--Jeno. Her host family and another boy she later learns is a demigod warn her to stay away from him, but her curiosity gets the best of her and she unwittingly becomes a catalyst in an uprising led by Dionysus, the god of wine and lord of the vampires.
"An epic take on vampires and Greek mythology"--Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★
"Had me from the first sentence to the very last word! I’m so happy to know the author is keeping the series going! I was so bummed when I was done. I just wanted more! But this is seriously is my top 5 of favorite vampire series! I seriously couldn’t put this down! If you are looking for a great Vampire love story this is your series!"--Keke ★★★★★
"I loved this series. It kept me up late at night. I loved how she compiled mythology and fantasy together. My two favorite things. I was torn on who Gertie should be with. It mad me laugh, made me cry, made me mad. All the emotions. I love a book that can do that."--Debbie Shropshire ★★★★★
"A fantastic, take your breath away series!"--Michael J. Looney ★★★★★
"I've read a lot of books and this series ranks right up at the top."--Goodreadsn Reviewer ★★★★★
Addicted to Vampires
This series is a must read for any one who likes vampires. Eva gives you a different version as to what vampires are seen as through the Greeks eyes. You will love and hate Gertrude, love and feel sorry for Jeno and want to protect and feel love for Hector. Hector is a protective he is always looking out for the safety of others. Gertie, Jeno and Hector will come out in help for the vampires who deserve a better life than what was handed to them. This absolutely a GREAT trilogy. Always keeping you at your toes as to what will happen next. Loved the story.