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Author: Elisa S. Amore

Published: October 22nd 2019 by Amore Publishing

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30 review for Demigods Academy - Year Two:

  1. 5 out of 5

    Andy

    I received a free audiobook from the author and the review group Audiobx in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Melany has passed every single trial thrown at her at the end of her first year of Demigod Academy. No one has ever managed this before, and she's also been claimed by Hades which is incredibly strange. The gods argue, but eventually Melany is taken by Hades to the Underworld to train. Her time alone in the Underworld with only the enigmatic Hades and the bloodthirs I received a free audiobook from the author and the review group Audiobx in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Melany has passed every single trial thrown at her at the end of her first year of Demigod Academy. No one has ever managed this before, and she's also been claimed by Hades which is incredibly strange. The gods argue, but eventually Melany is taken by Hades to the Underworld to train. Her time alone in the Underworld with only the enigmatic Hades and the bloodthirsty Furies may change Melany for good. I really enjoyed this installment! I missed a lot of the training scenes with Mel's friends. She still got to see them a handful of times, but the changes she'd undergone in the UnderworldI made her something different from them. Seeing Mel trying to figure out Hades was fun, and I wonder if there's truly something between the two. I also loved the Furies! They were a bit resentful when they first started training her, but Mel improved a ton from their tutelage. We also get some progression into the overall plot line aka the war the gods are training Mel and her friends for. Honestly, I wasn't surprised who was behind it. But I definitely think there's more to it than Hades is letting on. He is very cagey and he is totally hiding something. Persephone is brought up in this book and Mel doesn't know who that is which just made me cackle! But I am a bit of a mythology buff so it's fine haha. I wish this had been a bit longer, it felt like the whole book whipped by! I want more. Also that ending was mean AF! Like what the heck!! That character better be okay or I'll be mad.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Book Loving

    I’ve always been a big fan of cover art for books, they contain many messages about the story within. What I enjoyed for Demigods Academy Year Two was comparing it to year one to see the differences and to disect what each one meant. Lets face it, the cover work is just amazing. The girl on the front looks fierce and despite the tears in her tank she gives off an impression of invincibility. As for the story; OMG!!! I have so much to say and yet it still wouldn’t be enough! It answered questions I’ve always been a big fan of cover art for books, they contain many messages about the story within. What I enjoyed for Demigods Academy Year Two was comparing it to year one to see the differences and to disect what each one meant. Lets face it, the cover work is just amazing. The girl on the front looks fierce and despite the tears in her tank she gives off an impression of invincibility. As for the story; OMG!!! I have so much to say and yet it still wouldn’t be enough! It answered questions and brought about new ones. I was genuinely in love. As mentioned in my previous review for book one, I have always had a deep love for Greek Mythology. It is bewitching, and the story of Hades and Persephone was what lead me to this love. Hades has also always been my favourite God and the fact he was more involced in this book was mind blowing for me. The theme of magic and adventure that was so prominent in book one has continued to be intricately weaved into book two, a bonus for readers as it transports you into Melany’s world within the Academy. We get to share all of her experiences. We are introduced to new characters, settings and experiences – both our own and Melany’s. There is a lot of character development in both Hades and our protangonist and we get to explore a side to her that was previously hidden and buried, brought to life by Hades. There is no confusion with the timeline as the book continues from where it left off in Year One. The story is fast paced and gripping, impossible to put down. There is anticipation, anxiety, fear and excitement. We see enemy Revana get what was coming to her. And we learn more about an event that happened in Year one. What I have found to be really surprising is that despite how much I love Hades I am still rooting for Mel and Lucian, I just feel that its more natural with them and that they were always meant to be. I feel that with Hades there isn't that level of complete freedom and free will that there is with Lucian. Hades is like a master that Mel has to jump through hoops for to please, whereas Lucian loves her as she is. A significant message from the story was that even though the recruits were split up and seperated into clans they never let their differences get inbetween them and always worked together. When we compare this to the society we live in today where we let stereotypes define us, we are taught by Elisa S Amore and Kiera Legend that we shouldn’t let our contrasting charactersitics segregate us. We are left on a cliffhanger with an explosive ending, guaranteed to leave you wanting more – impatient for the next installment. All I can give you without spoiling it is that it compares to being sucker punched in the stomach, leaving you unable to breathe, feelings of hope and despair are what you are left with until Year 3. #TeamLucian

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jeanette Goodier

    Honoured to receive an ARC of Demigods Academy Year Two, in return I offer a honest review. No spoilers here, but fellow fans of co writers, Elisa S Amore and Kiera Legend, WOW, you will not be disappointed. Reading this book is like stepping onto an exciting fairground ride. Believe me, it’s not a slow start to the ride, the story picks straight up from the end of Year one, and whoooosh, off we go, experiencing the ups and downs of Melany, Lucien and fellow trainees, training days. Whose team c Honoured to receive an ARC of Demigods Academy Year Two, in return I offer a honest review. No spoilers here, but fellow fans of co writers, Elisa S Amore and Kiera Legend, WOW, you will not be disappointed. Reading this book is like stepping onto an exciting fairground ride. Believe me, it’s not a slow start to the ride, the story picks straight up from the end of Year one, and whoooosh, off we go, experiencing the ups and downs of Melany, Lucien and fellow trainees, training days. Whose team claims Melany? Who will be her friend/foe/love/admirer? Yep, put up your ‘Do not disturb sign’, hold onto your seats, grab your munchies and step into Year Two, which is filled with darkness, trust, mystery and questions needing answers, whether they be rights or wrong! Holy Demigods, I so enjoyed this book, I’m stepping onto the ride again to re read, right now. Don’t forget to pre order your copy, release date 22nd October 2019, I can promise you a thrilling ride. 5 golden stars Elisa S Amore and Kiera Legend 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

  4. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte

    Oh wow..... now this is a brilliantly fantastic read. I have come to expect the best from Elisa and she does not disappoint. Demigods Academy year two picks up directly where year one finished. Your transported into a world of chaotic selfish gods. Warrior teenagers training to be the best warriors at the academy. Melany the lead MC she is just fantastic and completely bad ass.... there is so much i want to write in this review but i don't want to give anything away with spoilers. There is a cert Oh wow..... now this is a brilliantly fantastic read. I have come to expect the best from Elisa and she does not disappoint. Demigods Academy year two picks up directly where year one finished. Your transported into a world of chaotic selfish gods. Warrior teenagers training to be the best warriors at the academy. Melany the lead MC she is just fantastic and completely bad ass.... there is so much i want to write in this review but i don't want to give anything away with spoilers. There is a certain male figure I'm rooting for...... H**** I have loved both year one and year two... i literally am busting for year three. Desperately awaiting to know what happens after an ending like that. Both Elisa Amore and Kiera Legend are jusy amazing authors. Absalutely fantastic read..5 huge stars...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Raveen Vann

    I seriously love this series so much. This is the second book and it just keeps getting better. It starts off right where book one left and keeps you hooked the entire time. I had been so excited to read this one and I really was not disappointed at all. Melany and Lucian and all their friends are just so great. Am so ready for the next book and can not wait to find out what happens next.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tiera McMillian

    3.5-4 Stars. I see these books compared to the Percy Jackson series and while they have similar elements like they are using some of the same characters from mythology, I really don't think that is a good basis for comparison. Yes these books are neck deep in the Greek Mythology, however, this series has a way more YA/NA feel to it. This series also has a much more fast paced plot that doesn't have a ton of side quests and meaningful adventures. Its more this is whats happening get on the boat.. 3.5-4 Stars. I see these books compared to the Percy Jackson series and while they have similar elements like they are using some of the same characters from mythology, I really don't think that is a good basis for comparison. Yes these books are neck deep in the Greek Mythology, however, this series has a way more YA/NA feel to it. This series also has a much more fast paced plot that doesn't have a ton of side quests and meaningful adventures. Its more this is whats happening get on the boat.. I do think that the author has done a good job recreating and almost reinventing the characters while also keeping some of the original aspects. Its obvious there is a much bigger picture happening and we are only just getting to the main story line. I'm a little confused by the "why choose" romantic aspect it seems we have going on. Our FMC, Melany, has these "connections" to certain guys. I can't find out if this is going to continue down that road or.. if shes going to be forced to make some hard decisions in the future. For a split second here during our final battle scene I thought the decision was going to be made for her.. but ya know. Melany, after completing her trials perfectly in book one, has been claimed by Hades for his house.. only he doesn't have a house at the Academy and everyone is in an uproar. Secrets are stacked and fingers are flying about the destruction going on in the world around them and Melany is out to get some answers.. except now she is cut off from her friends as the only one belonging to house of Hades. Training is no freaking joke down here.. and it seems time flies when in a different realm. By the time Melany can make it back to the Academy she has been gone for weeks, and it seems she may no longer have a place among the living... I am excited to see where this heads but also nervous as well. One more book in this "season." Not sure what is going on with that. Does that mean that we will be kicking names and taking butt in the next book and setting some things straight, or are we going to get drug along till next season? I guess we will find out.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer G

    Hades has claimed Melany for his House. His argument has merit, so she is separated from the rest of her class and taken to the Underworld. There she lives in luxury but is lonely. Her needs are filled but her life is completely controlled. Her training is effective but brutal. Her dinners with Hades, his approval are becoming her highlights. On the rare times she is allowed back to train with her classmates, it does not go well. She has changed. They no longer trust her. They are afraid. To the Hades has claimed Melany for his House. His argument has merit, so she is separated from the rest of her class and taken to the Underworld. There she lives in luxury but is lonely. Her needs are filled but her life is completely controlled. Her training is effective but brutal. Her dinners with Hades, his approval are becoming her highlights. On the rare times she is allowed back to train with her classmates, it does not go well. She has changed. They no longer trust her. They are afraid. To the Hall of Hades this is not a bad thing but it leaves Mel even more unsettled. When Hades gives her a "special assignment" she accepts and what she discovers makes her even more suspicious of the gods. The gods have plans and the humans are disposable to them. Mel is determined to make sure that they are not. This series is absolutely intriguing. I am not sure what will happen. I am not sure who I am supposed to trust or even who I like. I like Mel and Lucian. They are sweet. But then there's Hades. He makes Lucian seem like a boy. There is nothing sweet about him. Yet he has moments... I am concerned about his motives. Persephone was his great love. Melany is no one's substitute. She is also not a tool at his disposal. She's not his equal obviously since she is his trainee and I am fine with that dynamic but when they interact on a personal level I don't want him to be interested because of a resemblance or a certain familiarity. I want him to want her for who she is or to keep himself only as her mentor. In other words, don't play her! I find the furies fascinating. Scary but fascinating. I love Cerberus and I would like a little more Charon. Honestly, I would like more of Hades Hall in general; interactions with the few inhabitants, details about the underworld, more conversations with Hades. I didn't like the growing divide between Mel and her friends. They seem to turn on her way too fast while her former teachers were more understanding. And that ending. What a cliffhanger. Can't wait to see what happens next!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mandy Stump

    "I recieved an Advanced Review Copy of this book." Omg wow. Melody is even more bad A. I'm definitely #teamHades I have to say I like Lucian I do but I feel she is meant for Hades. I was team Hades in book one. I even put it into my review then. So I'mma stick with it. I loved that it started right off from book one. I like the new characters they are interesting. I love the doggie!! Funny she called it that. Hades is really a tough nail to crack. He is very mysterious in his own way. The God are "I recieved an Advanced Review Copy of this book." Omg wow. Melody is even more bad A. I'm definitely #teamHades I have to say I like Lucian I do but I feel she is meant for Hades. I was team Hades in book one. I even put it into my review then. So I'mma stick with it. I loved that it started right off from book one. I like the new characters they are interesting. I love the doggie!! Funny she called it that. Hades is really a tough nail to crack. He is very mysterious in his own way. The God are definitely hiding something important. That ending really shocked me. If that is truly how it ends then Melody will definitely become darker because her burning anger because if the two God's didn't do that then what happened wouldn't have happened. She even tried to warm Zeus about it but he didn't listen and took the lying God's side. I bet book 3 will be so action packed. Cannot wait.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Danah Logan

    Demigods Academy Year Two has exceeded all my expectations. Following Melany's training in her assigned clan made me want to read faster with every page. (I'm not going to spoil which one for those who haven't read year one.) Once again, Elisa and Kiera have done a phenomenal job bringing Melany's journey to life. They created a world of Gods and Demigods that the reader becomes a part of. Melany has become one of my favorite characters as she is relatable, funny and bad a$$ in her training. Thi Demigods Academy Year Two has exceeded all my expectations. Following Melany's training in her assigned clan made me want to read faster with every page. (I'm not going to spoil which one for those who haven't read year one.) Once again, Elisa and Kiera have done a phenomenal job bringing Melany's journey to life. They created a world of Gods and Demigods that the reader becomes a part of. Melany has become one of my favorite characters as she is relatable, funny and bad a$$ in her training. This is a MUST READ for anyone who enjoys YA supernatural fantasy! I can’t wait for Year Three.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ali

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Wow just wow from page one I felt like I was on a crazy wild rollercoaster. Talk about going from crossing your fingers Mel would join Lucian on zeus clan from Hades showing up saying he's claiming her and she has no say in the matter. I had so many emotions running through me reading this book. I cannot wait for year 3 as I'm not ready to leave this ride. Hands down I recommend this book to all fellow book worms. #TeamLucian

  11. 4 out of 5

    Leslee

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was absolutely fantastic. I loved it. Left right off from book 1 with Hades showing up to claim Melany. Amazing writing I couldn’t put the book down. It was so fast paced that one minute you’re starting and then you’re at the end. Between Hades Hall and everything that Melany is learning from the Furies with training she is becoming a fierce warrior. Love this book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Chyenne Bridger

    Oh, my Demigods! This book was amazing, and just as great as the first one. It was filled with the perfect amount of everything, that had me hooked from page one. Ms. Legend and Ms. Amore have out done themselves. #Teamhades

  13. 5 out of 5

    Amber Behnke

    Second book in the Demigods series!!! I loved this continuation of the story. Had twists I didn't see coming and I really can't wait to read year three!!!!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mandie

    This book was fantastic! Year One was great, but Year Two has so much more awesomeness going for it!! I couldn’t read it quick enough! I can’t wait for the next installment to come out!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Seraphia

    Demigods Academy: Year Two picks up where Year One left off and things hit the ground running from there. Mel has been claimed by Hades to be trained as she has affinities that suit him. Not everyone is on board with this turn of events, of course, but seeing as the gods are the ones in control...just best to go along with it. What Mel doesn't expect is to be taken so quickly from her friends and whisked away to the Underworld. This book is absolutely gripping as the authors drop us back into Me Demigods Academy: Year Two picks up where Year One left off and things hit the ground running from there. Mel has been claimed by Hades to be trained as she has affinities that suit him. Not everyone is on board with this turn of events, of course, but seeing as the gods are the ones in control...just best to go along with it. What Mel doesn't expect is to be taken so quickly from her friends and whisked away to the Underworld. This book is absolutely gripping as the authors drop us back into Mel's world. She's going through changes with her training with Hades and the Furies. She's getting stronger, faster, and...darker. She's still the same person, but her training is taking in a different direction than her friends. She's told that she can't go back and be with them, but Hades allows her moments to return. Mel begins to struggle with the different paths that they seem to be on. Things are shifting between her friends and when she shows off her strengths she's looked at with fear. Mel is intent on finding out what really happened at her old home, but the question arises...could the gods themselves be involved? I loved the pace of this story, and I like that Mel is getting stronger and becoming more. I didn't like that her friends kinda seem to be a bit flakey. There are moments where the girls seem to be more accepting of the things that they see and/or are told. It makes me view them less as friends because they don't try to get to the bottom of things. I mean...they've spent more time with her than Lucian, but he's the one who isn't so quick to believe all the time. I don't like how he's handling things with Revana. I get that he's trying to be amicable with her, but it seems that he is allowing things to get a little too friendly at times. Also, I need him to tone down the jealousy a bit. I honestly can't wait for the next book in this series as the plot thickens and while some pieces are coming together, more questions are arising as well. I am rating this book 5 out of 5 stars. If you have read the first book in this series and enjoyed it then I highly recommend that you grab this book as well and dive in!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Gabrielle Green

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Demigods Academy-Year One was the first book to really draw me into the academy genre. It was incredible. The cliff hanger was painfully good. So I have been eagerly awaiting year two and HOLY COW, it did not disappoint. I read it as soon as I knew it was out and entirely devoured it. The character development, the cliffhanger, the darkness absolutely destroyed me. Am I #TeamLucian or #TeamHades...? I HAVE NO FLIPPIN' IDEA. One moment I am rooting for Lucian's pure and steadfast love and the nex Demigods Academy-Year One was the first book to really draw me into the academy genre. It was incredible. The cliff hanger was painfully good. So I have been eagerly awaiting year two and HOLY COW, it did not disappoint. I read it as soon as I knew it was out and entirely devoured it. The character development, the cliffhanger, the darkness absolutely destroyed me. Am I #TeamLucian or #TeamHades...? I HAVE NO FLIPPIN' IDEA. One moment I am rooting for Lucian's pure and steadfast love and the next the mysterious yet intense Hades is melting my heart. Lucian is a dream incarnate and yet let's be real, I WANT for Hades to be desperately in love with Melany. I want so badly for him to love HER not just the idea of her. Ugh my emotions are a mess after this book. There is so much build up and the cliffhanger just leaves you in tears dying for the next book. It ended way too soon, and I wish it was just a bit longer. This is the best academy world I have read and I NEED the next book. Will Lucian be okay? Will Hades and Melany be together? What the HECK is happening at the Academy??? This series is incredible and I desperately need the next book.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    Wow! What a book! Book 2 definitely packed one heck of a punch that I am still reeling from. I sure wasn't ready for the book to be over but that is usually the way of any awesome book I guess. I have yet to decide if I am Team Lucian or Team Hades so I will hold off until the next book. They each have qualities I like and some I don't so they are on an even playing field right now. I cannot wait until the next book!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Nichole

    Wow! I loved this book more than the first. Melany continues to learn how to fight and makes major improvements. She has some new trainers. Allecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera our Melany through some hard core training. Hades is a likable guy. He cares about Melany, but acts like he doesn’t. So far he seems like a good guy. Can’t wait to see if he is or not. I cannot wait to read about Melany’s next adventures.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    Addicting I seriously love this series, it’s got everything a good book needs. The main character is fierce, she proves her worth over and over and never lets anyone tell her she can’t do anything she’s inspiring. That cliffhanger though at the end OMG I need the next book ASAP

  20. 5 out of 5

    Katherine Paschal

    **3.5 Stars** Book 2 starts right where book 1 ended, with Melany chosen by the mysterious Hades to be his champion. She is instantly whisked away to his underworld layer, where her training begins- and so does her growing darkness. Instead of the group dynamic and camaraderie she is use to, Melany instead has one on one coaching with the tough furies, a few confusing exchanges with Hades and tons of isolation and loneliness. You could practically feel her sorrow and grief over being alone, this **3.5 Stars** Book 2 starts right where book 1 ended, with Melany chosen by the mysterious Hades to be his champion. She is instantly whisked away to his underworld layer, where her training begins- and so does her growing darkness. Instead of the group dynamic and camaraderie she is use to, Melany instead has one on one coaching with the tough furies, a few confusing exchanges with Hades and tons of isolation and loneliness. You could practically feel her sorrow and grief over being alone, this girl needed a hug bad! Full disclosure, I am such a sucker for anything having to do with Hades. And sure, he is probably a bad guy in every sense, but I will admit to loving him and his maddening personality and lack of respect for basically everything. I may have shipped him a teeny tiny bit for Melany, which was awkward (and made me feel guilty) since her actual boyfriend was a narrator/main character of the book and genuinely a nice guy. Overall, I feel a little bit let down by the book, which may be my own fault since my expectations were very high. I really enjoyed the first book, loving Melany and crew and the world the author built, but this one felt different and not in a good way. The relationships I loved and rooted for were gone and Melany in general was very different from the girl I cared about. That being said, I will need to read the last book in the trilogy to see what will happen next, especially with the terrible cliff hanger ending this one had. It also helps that the book is narrated by one of my favorite audiobook narrators, who makes every listening experience great, so pick up the audio format if you want to read the series.

  21. 5 out of 5

    L.J. Bus

    Captivating sequel in a great series! I love audiobooks that have a female voice for a female PoV and a male voice for male PoV. Both narrators did an amazing job. Listening to this story and following along was such a breeze I didn’t even notice time passing by lol. The story is told alternating between Melany’s pov and Lucian’s pov, which is a welcome tactic because when a group seperates, you can still follow with both parties. I’ll admit, I did worry a bit that the story would focus on one par Captivating sequel in a great series! I love audiobooks that have a female voice for a female PoV and a male voice for male PoV. Both narrators did an amazing job. Listening to this story and following along was such a breeze I didn’t even notice time passing by lol. The story is told alternating between Melany’s pov and Lucian’s pov, which is a welcome tactic because when a group seperates, you can still follow with both parties. I’ll admit, I did worry a bit that the story would focus on one part after the event of book 1 and that the other part would fall away, that it would be on hold for a certain amount of time but my worries were uncalled for. This is by far my easiest read for the year, I love this world and it’s characters. Keep in mind though that this story does end on a sort of “nooooooooo don’t let this be the end of the book please” kind of cliffhanger. This book was over way too soon. It has been a long time since a story could grab my attention like that, or rather, holding that attention, that is. I can’t wait to see what Melany and her friends will have to endure in book 3. I’m slightly worried about so much still needing to be told and there being only one installment left. But since my worries at the beginning of this book proved to be uncalled for, I can only assume these ladies will nail that plotline and I can’t wait to get to know it!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Grace

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This starts up right where the last one ended. She ends up with Hades, training in the underworld. He wont let her go back. When she does go back to train with the others, anger and all the other negative emotions get the best of her. She ends up using a real weapon instead of a blunt one, and punching Revana in the face. She disappears back to Hades. The reason this one isn't as good as the first is this back and forth with Hades. He can be horrible, but yet she is still drawn to him, attracted This starts up right where the last one ended. She ends up with Hades, training in the underworld. He wont let her go back. When she does go back to train with the others, anger and all the other negative emotions get the best of her. She ends up using a real weapon instead of a blunt one, and punching Revana in the face. She disappears back to Hades. The reason this one isn't as good as the first is this back and forth with Hades. He can be horrible, but yet she is still drawn to him, attracted to him. One minute she is doing everything she can to hurt him, then after he traps her and yells at her, he kisses her, then tells her she isn't want he wants. I can't figure out 100 percent what his end game is. Apparently she is like Persephone, someone he knew. He encourages her and helps her to spy on Aphrodite. She hears her and Ares say the students are cattle being lead to slaughter and that they have plans on releasing a monster. The end of the book is when said monster is attacking in a forest, killing firemen. She runs back to get the three furies to help. In the end the H, gets bit by a poisonous snake, tells her he loves her, and we don't know if he really died or not.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Nadya Jackson

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I'm a huge sucker for Academy books especially ones about Greek mythology. I had been waiting for this to come out as an audiobook since I finished book one. Melany had just been chosen by Hades to go train in the underworld leaving her beau Lucien and all her friends at the academy. Since discovering the death of her adoptive family Melany has been aching for answers but being locked away in the underworld makes her feel trapped. She is unfamiliar with the myth of Persephone which becomes more I'm a huge sucker for Academy books especially ones about Greek mythology. I had been waiting for this to come out as an audiobook since I finished book one. Melany had just been chosen by Hades to go train in the underworld leaving her beau Lucien and all her friends at the academy. Since discovering the death of her adoptive family Melany has been aching for answers but being locked away in the underworld makes her feel trapped. She is unfamiliar with the myth of Persephone which becomes more and more clear through the book. I was so excited to see how they portrayed Hades and Persephone as they are my favorite part of Greek mythology and I'm devastated. I love versions of Hades where he isn't as awful as everyone makes him seem (Lore Olympus anybody!?) but their version makes him a total creep. Persophone is MIA and everyone is being very secretive about what has happened to her. Did she run away? Has she been kidnapped? Did she die??? As a goddess, she can't really die, and even if she did wouldn't she just go to the underworld? Maybe she has been banished to Tartarus for a crime? Melany trains with the Harpies and seems to lose her moral compass along the way. Whenever she joins with the academy for a few training exercises she can't seem to work as a team and regularly loses her temper in bloodlust rages. I'm 100% in favor of the protagonist slowly becoming evil over the course of the story but I'm not sure that's where they are trying to go. Even though their Hades isn't my speed the other depictions of the gods are GREAT!! Laid-back Demeter (who must know where her daughter is????), Ares and Aphrodite colluding together for evil schemes, ignorant but bossy Zeus, Helpful Hephaestus. The feels of the gang growing closer together while Melany is so lonely hurts my heart. I'm really excited to know what it is that Ares and Aphrodite are planning and if they are actually working under the orders of someone else. The ending left on a cliff hanger monster attack and I'd really like to know how they deal with the grief and devastation that comes after but I'm also really scared that Lucian and Melany won't be a thing, or that Hades will be even worse than he has been so far. I'm so conflicted and the best solution: Onwards to Book 3!!!!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ludo

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. As I suspected, there was a love triangle based on nothing. Considering these should be romance authors, it is quite disappointing. Just like the first, this book was fast paced (a year seemed to last a few months). Moreover, the protagonist is always naive (maybe even more than before: also, the Greek gods are not real and I know about them, it is ridiculous that in a world where they are worshipped the characters do not know some of them). Just as it is ludicrous that the cadets had always disa As I suspected, there was a love triangle based on nothing. Considering these should be romance authors, it is quite disappointing. Just like the first, this book was fast paced (a year seemed to last a few months). Moreover, the protagonist is always naive (maybe even more than before: also, the Greek gods are not real and I know about them, it is ridiculous that in a world where they are worshipped the characters do not know some of them). Just as it is ludicrous that the cadets had always disappeared into the Academy and no one heard from them ever again, but then these ones just appear on the tv, also out of nowhere they are employed to help human... At least, there was Hades. I don't know how it is possible but in every version, film or book, I always like him. I'll read the last one for Hades, but I expect nothing from it. (view spoiler)[No, actually, considering how this ended, I expect the next to be a sort of Orpheus and Eurydice’s retelling. (hide spoiler)]

  25. 4 out of 5

    Laura Martinez

    Demigods Academy, book 2 starts off as year two of the academy is starting. Shortly after arriving Melany is carted off to Hades world. Away from her friends. The hall of Hades and Hades world seems very interesting. What we get to envision it seems like a incredible place and I would love to discover more of this world!! Thought the book we would hear from both Mel and Lucian. It is interesting to see what happens next. I’ve learned in this book that not all Gods are what they seem to be. Trust Demigods Academy, book 2 starts off as year two of the academy is starting. Shortly after arriving Melany is carted off to Hades world. Away from her friends. The hall of Hades and Hades world seems very interesting. What we get to envision it seems like a incredible place and I would love to discover more of this world!! Thought the book we would hear from both Mel and Lucian. It is interesting to see what happens next. I’ve learned in this book that not all Gods are what they seem to be. Trust none of them. I listened to the audiobook and it was fantastic. There were two narrators and I thought they did a fabulous job portraying the characters. Can’t wait for year/book 3!!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Audrey Adamson Stars in Her Eye

    I received an audio version of this book for review; all opinions are my own. I enjoyed this second foray into Demigods Academy. I enjoyed Melany's claiming and how t the authors remind us that Hades isn't the "devil" we all associate him with, I loved seeing Melany grow into her own and become strong and fierce. On the flip side, I hated her boyfriend's sections. The narration is all wrong; he sounds way too old for Melany and their school. Plus his "save the damsel in distress" is old hat and I I received an audio version of this book for review; all opinions are my own. I enjoyed this second foray into Demigods Academy. I enjoyed Melany's claiming and how t the authors remind us that Hades isn't the "devil" we all associate him with, I loved seeing Melany grow into her own and become strong and fierce. On the flip side, I hated her boyfriend's sections. The narration is all wrong; he sounds way too old for Melany and their school. Plus his "save the damsel in distress" is old hat and I was so glad when she was amazing without him. I'm ready for the next book and to see what happens to Melany next.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Christina Chavis

    Great book It took me awhile to finish because I honesty forgot about have it. But this book was great. I wasn't happy with some parts because she had a perfectly good man at the Academy but then she was kissing and having inappropriate thoughts about Hades. I just wanted to reach into the book and shake her while asking her what the he'll was wrong with her. Then the ending really got my blood boiling. How could this happen to him? He can't be dead. Why would you do this to our favorite couple? Great book It took me awhile to finish because I honesty forgot about have it. But this book was great. I wasn't happy with some parts because she had a perfectly good man at the Academy but then she was kissing and having inappropriate thoughts about Hades. I just wanted to reach into the book and shake her while asking her what the he'll was wrong with her. Then the ending really got my blood boiling. How could this happen to him? He can't be dead. Why would you do this to our favorite couple? He can't be dead right? Have to get the next book.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Candice Allen

    What a wild ride, Melanie gets claimed by Hades and ends up below grounds for training with the furies. She befriended cerebus the three headed dog and earned a visit up with her friends in the academy. Danger and secrets lurk in the shadows and she learns to walk through the shadows to spy on the gods. She learns more than she bargains for about aphrodite plan to release a chimera. We end with tragedy and wondering if her love lucien will survive. Some of the language is more explicit than I pers What a wild ride, Melanie gets claimed by Hades and ends up below grounds for training with the furies. She befriended cerebus the three headed dog and earned a visit up with her friends in the academy. Danger and secrets lurk in the shadows and she learns to walk through the shadows to spy on the gods. She learns more than she bargains for about aphrodite plan to release a chimera. We end with tragedy and wondering if her love lucien will survive. Some of the language is more explicit than I personally enjoy so would not recommend for younger teens.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    I really enjoyed the world the author created. The characters and the storyline itself just keeps you interested. Melanie is sent to her clan apart from her friends and her dude. She tries to find out what happened to her mother and encounters a lot more than she can bargain for. Anyways towards the ending they are sent to a mission and Lucien gets hurt and you are left with a cliffhanger. Definitely recommend and can’t wait to get my hands on the next installment. Narrators did a fantastic perf I really enjoyed the world the author created. The characters and the storyline itself just keeps you interested. Melanie is sent to her clan apart from her friends and her dude. She tries to find out what happened to her mother and encounters a lot more than she can bargain for. Anyways towards the ending they are sent to a mission and Lucien gets hurt and you are left with a cliffhanger. Definitely recommend and can’t wait to get my hands on the next installment. Narrators did a fantastic performance bringing characters to life and perfect pace. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

  30. 4 out of 5

    La-Shawn Price

    That was so good! Mel is now the protege of Hades. It was amazing to see the type of soldier she becomes. There are so many different things going on. And who can ever really trust Hades? He always has his own agenda. That ending has me ready to jump to the next book because things can't end like that for one if the characters. I'm excited to see Mel kick some more butt because she was pissed before but now I think she might be livid.

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