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Zeus gave her one simple job: Kill every human. Atropos—daughter of Zeus and the third goddess of Fate from Greek mythology —spends her eternal life snipping human lifelines when their mortal lives are over. As if being a killer doesn't make life miserable enough, she and her Fate-wielding sisters must live amongst the humans on Earth thanks to a long-running feud between their mother and Zeus. Living on Earth means they must mingle with the mortals, attend the local high school, and attempt to fit in—or at least not stand out too much.
Killing and mingling don't mix, which is why Atropos' number-one rule is to avoid all relationships with the humans. Caring for the people she has to kill is a fast track to insanity. However, when Alex Morgan walks into her first-period English class, she knows she's in for trouble. He's the worst kind of human for her to like—one with a rapidly approaching expiration date. And he makes Atropos want to break all the rules.
Awesome modern day Greek myth with a twist
What a great story! The author does a wonderful job of making Sophie (Atropos) pass off as a teenager when in fact she's a three thousand year old goddess. Sophie is serious but has her moments of hilarity. Alex has a losing battle against him: he has a short shelf like by way of terminal illness. It's a cruel joke played on both of them but they make the best of it. I love their shared love of reading, and of exploring abandoned places. This book made me laugh, teary eyed, angry, and dying (no pun intended) to get my hands on the next book.
I LOVEEEE IT PLS KEEP WRITING I COULDNT STOP READING IT ALL DAY TODAY!!!!!