Is it love or addiction?
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.
But 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 seventeen-year-old Gertie, studying abroad from New York, uncovers the unfathomable secrets of this ancient city, she becomes involved with a handsome vampire. Is it love that attracts her, or the temporary powers from his bite? She's more confused when her heart is drawn to the vampire's enemy--a demigod sworn to protect the city--and she becomes an unwitting catalyst to war.
This series shares the word of The Underworld Saga.
"Loved it! I like how Eva intertwined Greek mythology with the legend of vampires."--Rebecca Bryant ★★★★★
"As a reader of vampire novels I can say I thoroughly enjoyed this book."--Flhawe★★★★★
"Amazing book! I was completely sucked in!"--Ashley ★★★★★
"Fantastic book with more substance and vividness than most books in this genre. The portraying of the characters is Multi faceted as every real person is, complete with pro and cons and this is exceptionally well done. . . .These characters becomes living and very vivid, In the readers mind. Adding to an already outstanding read is the enchanting location in modern day Athens. This book is definitely addictive and alluring, and makes me as the reader crave the next book as well. A great and sincere thanks to the author for creating this amazing tale."--Sinsational★★★★★
"Terrific read! What a wonderful book! A different vampire book that looks at them from another direction. This book was a fantastic read and was extremely hard to put down!"--Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★
"I decided to read a little before going to sleep. I started reading and at 5:00 a.m I finished the book. It was that good! Totally worth no sleep, and that's saying a lot since I have 3 children at home. . . .Page by page I couldn't wait to see how the story would unfold. I am hooked and will be reading all 3 in this trilogy."--Erika the book lover ★★★★★
"This book is another example of why I love Eva Pohler as she writes in a way that draws me in and somehow combined my two favorite things once again:Greek mythology and romance. I would highly recommend this book to all!"--Camryn McGarry ★★★★★
"This is my first time reading her & I read this straight thru. It was absolutely amazing and I loved that I was able to remember so much of the Greek mythology. As soon as I am able I plan on buying book 2/3. Bravo!"--Sue Harding ★★★★★
Good plot line but lacking depth
Decent plot but the story felt too rushed with little background or character development
I received this book from the author from winning an online game. I loved loved the book everything was right on for me the easy flow of the story the connection to the story and characters and the interesting names used just perfect touch great book 5 stars!;)