Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades—Hypnos, the god of sleep, and Thanatos, the god of death. She thinks she’s manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world. Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese’s heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her. The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive.
Targeted Age Group: 13+
Eva Pohler is a mom of three awesome teens, a wife to a cutie pie, a writer of fiction for teens and adults, and a teacher of writing and literature at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Go Roadrunners! She also has two crazy dogs and two friendly rats.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always been a fan of Greek mythology, and after reading the Percy Jackson series realized there weren’t many similar stories for older readers (at least not at that time). Inspired by Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, I wondered what would happen if an ordinary girl and a Greek god fell in love. I also wondered what it would be like for a girl (not a demigod or a girl who was really a god and didn’t know it) to have to deal with the gods. I also wondered what she’d have to go through to become one herself.