Title: The Flame of Olympus
Author: Kate O'Hearn
Book: (Pegasus, #1)
I found this book on accident at Wal-Mart and once I read the jacket I knew I had to have it. I must say that I don't regret buying it! It is a great book though as many times as I've read it I am still not sure how old the main character is...if you find out please tell me!
Emily lives in an apartment with her dad. A huge storm hits New York City and her father is called in since he is a cop. So left alone in the apartment (since her mother died of cancer 3 months ago) Figuring part of something had fallen from a higher building she goes up there to inspect the damage. What she finds changes her whole world. What she finds is a very hurt Pegasus. The Pegasus from myth.
Knowing she needs help to take care of him she sets off to find a classmate that she thinks might help Pegs. Joel is skeptical but he comes anyway and he realizes that it wasn't a trick. Together they help Pegs as best they could but before Pegs is completely healed the Nirads attack the building. Now instead of just Pegs being hunted so is Emily.
Not only do they discover that there are monsters in New York but they learn that not one but two other Olympians are in NY too. Palen (other perspective) has been captured by the CRU who specialize in extra-terrestrial tech and want Palen to answer questions. Of course since Palen isn't an alien he plays them to the point that he almost escapes. He doesn't, but then he decides that since Pegasus and the rest are about to be captured staying put is the best option to help them.
Emily, Joel, Diana (Olympian), and Emily's father (Steve) try to smuggle Pegasus out of the city but are caught and taken to CRU headquarters (torture and testing site). Pegs is dying so Emily does what she can to help him but he needs to get out of there and find the one thing that can save Olympus from total destruction. The Flame of Olympus resides inside the heart of a girl. That is why Pegasus is there, not that she can tell that to the CRU. Palen helps devise a plan but Steve isn't on the compound (very suspicious!) he cannot help him.
When the Nirads attack the compound will they all get back to Olympus and save the day? Who is the Flame? Where is Emily's dad? Will Olympus fall into total ruin?
So I did guess correctly on every bit of this book but I haven't read the second book so I still have no idea what has happened to the father in the story. So frustrating! What do you think? Do you thing that her father works for the CRU? I do! But then again I have been wrong before...Anyway don't be perturbed by my being able to guess correctly! I read too much anyway! It is still a great book! :D
About The Author
She started her career in the fashion industry, spending several years working in the showroom of a large accessory firm in New York, then top management at the Calvin Klein corporation and then to Oleg Cassini in Toronto Canada.
From there she moved into film and television and finally into writing books.