by Nicole Y. Walters
214 pages – ages 10+
Published by Booktrope Editions on May 11, 2013
Charis is stunned to learn that she is the chosen one and that the Greek myths really aren’t myths. She is the 13-year old mortal girl who was chosen to undo all the evil that Pandora did when she opened the jar. Hades found the jar after it went missing for years and years. Hades is determined not to let the jar be opened so Hope can’t be released. Hermes steals the jar and hides it so Hades can’t continue with his plan. Now it is up to Charis and her friend Gabe to release Hope before it is too late.
I am a fan of mythology. I was happy that Ms. Walters was careful to stay true to the Greek myths in this book. The dialogue between Gabe and Charis (two modern teenagers) was natural and believable. Charis is a great heroine. She is strong, smart, brave and admirable. It is great to read a book with such a great female lead character. The plot was good and I really like the main idea of it (the battle to open Pandora’s Jar). The illustrations scattered throughout the book were nice. The story was a quick read for me and I would have loved some more details in it as far as the myth background and why Charis is the chosen one. Don’t think Charis is just a female Percy Jackson! She is an awesome hero that is unique and interesting. The story told by Ms. Walters was totally enjoyable and I hope to read another Charis adventure soon!
To learn more about Ms. Walters and Charis, please visit the book’s official website HERE!