A love written in the stars . . .
A feud started in ancient Greece . . .
A curse not even the gods can break.
I really liked the back story of the Scion on how they're the offspring of demigods/heroes and all that jazz. The whole idea behind the story was great, along with the writing, but the characters ruined it for me. I don't mind the romance aspect of it, it's just the characters were too perfect for me. Especially Helen, she came off as a Mary-Sue, and I didn't put it together until I stepped away from the book. I don't mind them being beautiful, I can deal with that, but Helen with all these power that are either rare or haven't been seen in so long bothers me. It's like she got all these awesome powers but the other characters besides Creon, have somewhat basic powers that come from being the offspring of a certain character. The fact that she learns kind of fast, is bothersome also. I'm not going to get into all the girls, besides Claire, Cassandra, and Aridane being jealous of Helen because of her looks or all, if not most, guys wanting to be with Helen. You can already see the problem with that. In the beginning I loved Helen and really couldn't care less about Claire, but by the time I stopped reading it was the other way around. I can't stand Helen, and if I continue this whole review will be all about how I dislike her as a character.
The only characters that I do like are Claire, Noel, Pandora, Cassandra and Hector; a little of Creon, don't judge me. I just love them, not enough to continue on with the series sadly. I really don't care that much about the other characters in the story; you already know I can't stand Helen, Lucas is the same as Helen. Hector is my book boyfriend, even though I feel like it should be Lucas, but I can't stand Lucas, so.
I stopped reading at page 330, so I don't know what happens. I really wanted to like it, but the whole Mary-Sueness put me off from wanting to read the rest of the book and continue on with the series