When Alex is reunited with her high school crush, Ian, she discovers that he is part of a suspicious organisation that she herself becomes involved with. Suddenly entrusted with a heavily sought-after little pouch, she must go on the run. Alex must let go of the frustrations of ignorance at her new circumstances with the knowledge that the less she knows the safer she’ll be, while she relies on the protection of her arrogant and mysterious rescuer in order to reach the organisation’s headquarters in one piece.
This is the first volume of an action-packed romantic fantasy trilogy. Readers are introduced to Alex, a law freshman who struggles with school, friends, and body-imagery (and other more supernatural things) as the story plays with Greek mythology. The supernatural elements are keyed down in this first volume, while developing relations between the characters are what drive the story.
Alex is a college student when she runs into a former crush, Ian. He now works for an exclusive and illustrious company and asks Alex to hold something for him. When she agrees, she is brought into a world she didn’t know existed and her life is changed forever.
I really enjoyed how the author slowly built up the world and didn’t just instantly change things. Everything was experienced alongside of Alex, allowing the reader to get used to the changes instead of being thrust into a whole new experience. The mythology within the story plays into the story very well, without overpowering the main storyline of Alex learning who/what she is. Also, the relationship between Alex and Ian is slowly grown, instead of instantly thrust at the reader, making it more believable and worth investing in. Overall, this was a great start to a series and I am looking forward to reading more.
Now that Alex is officially the Protector, she embarks on a road trip through Europe together with Ian. But will Ian ever be able to get past Alex’s assent up the Muse ladder? What will happen when the two of them run into mysterious Lucas again? And what role does Emma’s Sight have in all of this?
As the second book in the Ambrosia Chronicles, The Initiation packs a punch of information and moves the story along at a pace that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Alex must learn to control her powers now that she knows who (and what) she is. She and Ian go on the run, trying to protect Alex and her newly acquired status, while Alex learns to deal with all of this new information about herself. Also, Regina is brought into the story – she is the one that gave Lucas his powers. Alex feels something towards Lucas, but she is with Ian and tries to concentrate on that.
This second book contains so much storyline and information that it does not fall flat. The writing was more detailed and informative, but there was less world building within this story which left room for the story to grow. I enjoyed the pairing of Alex and Ian, but could not help but root for Lucas the more I read. I can’t wait to see where the end of this story goes in the last book in the series.
As the third, and final, story within the Ambrosia Chronicles, The Curse begins with Alex and Emma attending university in their new world and learning to better control and grow their powers. They have to conceal the fact that they hold more than one power, with the help of a cast of allies all there to help them grow while keeping their secret. Alex uses her time away from Ian to research a way to break the curse Regina put on Lucas. The girls find out that the curse is a death sentence to Lucas unless someone finds a way to break it, something Alex is very determined to do. Being away from Ian and spending more time with Lucas makes Alex realize that things aren’t as happy with Ian.
Emma and Alex get into trouble together while trying to learn more about Regina and her past. She holds the key to breaking the curse, which means the girls need to learn as much as possible about her. But, with that knowledge comes danger and what Alex finds out may be the end to her growing feelings towards Lucas.
As the final story in the series, The Curse moves very quickly without losing steam. There is no lack of details and the suspense and mythology work so well together to create a fantastic storyline. I really look forward to seeing what else this author creates, because The Ambrosia Chronicles were so enjoyable to read.