Life as a half-mortal teenager should be epic.
But, for Helen Thomas, it's tragic.She's just moved in with her dorky dad and self-absorbed older siblings - who happen to be the ancient Greek gods, living incognito in London!
Between keeping her family's true identities secret, trying to impress her new friends, and meeting an actually cute boy, Helen's stress levels are higher than Mount Olympus.
She needs to rein in her chaotic family before they blow their cover AND her chances at a half-normal social life.
Or is Helen fated for an embarrassment of mythical proportions?
~I was sent a copy from the publishers - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - Such a fantastic book! I hated having to put this book down when I had to go to work. It was so fun and filled with amazing characters and twists! One of the best YA books I've read and I think everyone needs to pick this book up asap!
14 year old Helen has to move back down to London to live with her dad and his older children. She hasn't been to London since her mother died and some would think this move wouldn't be a big deal but for Helen it is as her family is actually Greek Gods incognito with her dad being Zeus and her siblings are Aphrodite and Apollo. They need to keep a low profile but it's working out difficult as Aphrodite and Apollo are getting quite popular but, if they are ever found for what they really are they will be stripped of their powers and made mortal and Helen would be banished to Mount Olympia. Helen just wants a normal life or as normal as it can get for her and she needs to do what she can to rein in her family so she keep living her life.
I adore this story. Helen is a fantastic main character. She is just a typical teenage girl who is getting to that age with trying not to fall down the social ladder and starting to get interested in boys but, with this move she starts to miss her mother a lot and I really felt for her. Her family is loud but, Helen is still trying to find a place to fit in. This book has it's cringe-worthy moments that just make you cringe and laugh out loud and there are moments where your heart just breaks for Helen especially when she remembers her mothers cooking and I really love the exploration of Helen's Indian Heritage and the full cast of diverse characters.
A fantastic debut book from Alexandra and I just enjoyed every second of it. It was so fun and also had it's heartwarming moments with twists and turns that I think everyone will adore. It is a page turner that you won't be able to put down and I cannot wait for more from Alexandra!