Valeria is in love with her best friend, Greg, and has been for years. But they can’t be together, because after they graduate high school they’ll be on opposite sides of the country. This seems to be Valeria’s greatest dilemma—until a freak storm ambushes the two on a hike a few miles outside their town.

During the storm, Greg is injured, and a strange shield falls from the sky and knocks Valeria unconscious. When she wakes up, her whole world is turned upside down. Greg is missing, her town has been annihilated, deadly creatures roam, and the disembodied voice of a woman she knows nothing of talks to her from inside her own head.

The woman says Greg has been taken, but that Valeria can save him and survive the perils awaiting her if she harnesses the “gifts” she was given at birth, and if she uses the shield that fell from the sky. But how can Valeria trust a woman she’s never met?

She’ll have to rely on herself and face horrors she could never have imagined to save her best friend. And, in the process, discover her true identity.


I recieved a free copy of this book via booksirens in exchange for an honest review.

Although this is a companion novel, I did not fell lost by not having read the series. It was sweet and fun, did feel a little unfinished but I assume that it’s just setting up for the series. I liked the setting, it was interesting. I read a lot of books about greek gods but never read anything where they gods are truly evil, truly selfish and not just misguided.

It was a quick fun read and I would recommend it to people who like myhts and legends.

4 out of 5 stars