- File Size: 547 KB
- Print Length: 196 pages
- Publication Date: December 17, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007PG4R4C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,837 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The Acropolis is a refreshing story of good guy hero Conor Reinhardt and his fragile but fiesty charge, Emma Chase. As a gargoyle (yes, gargoyle/protector/guardian - this guy rocks *side note-completely unintentional pun, so it stays). Aaannyway, as a gargoyle, Conor is assigned to escort Emma to a special school, the Acropolis. You might have guessed, he isn't supposed to fall for her. And, you might have guessed that he does. The rest, I'm pretty sure you won't see coming. Lines get blurred, good things happen. I was alternately giddy, emotional, and squeeing through the final half. And hats off to the author for excellent shirtless humor. This is a great story, clean enough for YA and satisfying enough for the rest of us ;)
I can't wait for the rest of the series!
Conor Reinhardt is a gargoyle who has been demoted for breaking the rules. he is given a new assignment and a new mark to protect. Conor, though, is not expecting it to be Emma Chase. keeping in mind the protection of mankind, Conor must comply at all cost and bring Emma to a school called The Acropolis.
author R.K. Ryals' first book in the Acropolis series was an unexpected surprise for me and it was a very pleasant one.
she introduces the reader to a world of gargoyles and demons and i simply loved her take on these creatures.
the story is told in Conor and Emma's perspectives. their voices alternate throughout the book but it was not difficult nor confusing to follow since each chapter is marked with the name of the person who is speaking.
i really liked the writer's approach in developing the story and on how she focused more on the characters rather than the eponymous Acropolis. this worked very well for me. through her strong characterization, i was swept into the novel's plot from beginning to end.
the action scenes were done just right. they were not lame nor did they go overboard. even Conor and Emma's attraction for each other progressed naturally and was not cheesy at all.
i also liked the surprises and twists especially towards the end.
overall, i had a great time reading this book. i commend the author's imagination and her unique choice of heroes. it made me look at gargoyles in a different and positive light.
Conor (an awesome gargoyle) has been demoted after breaking the rules. He has been given the new assignment of escorting Emma Chase to the Acropolis. He never expected to care what happens to his mark, but when he meets Emma he begins to second guess everything he has always believed.
Emma has always been afraid of pretty much everything, been taken to hospitals and doctors to find out what is wrong with her and lived quite a sheltered life with her mom. When she goes a bit crazy on a doctor, Conor is there to escort her to a new safe place. Emma isn't sure if she trusts him but what choice does she have?
I have never read a book containing gargoyles before, but R.K. Ryals has really created a story with so much imagination and style that I am now a gargoyle lover for sure! I highly recommend The Acropolis, but suggest that you read Redemption first. It will make the story that much better! 1000 stars!!!
I liked the freshness of the story, the tension and the writing style. It all added up to a really good read, and I recommend a book like this for teens who like modern day fantasy stories with gargoyles and demons.