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5.0 out of 5 starsMythikas Island is a Delightful Read

ByMarti MacGibbonon January 18, 2013

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

I absolutely loved this book. Author Diana Hurwitz is brilliant and prolific. I'm an adult reader who likes reading YA fiction, and Mythikas Island kept me enthralled. I'm sort of a classics geek -- I've always loved mythology and I've read Homer's Iliad several times. Hurwitz' gorgeous descriptions of Greek gods and goddesses are fun, and she's good with dialogue. And this book is chock full of Chick Power. I give it five stars, and look forward to reading every one of the books in this series.

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5.0 out of 5 starsWhisk yourself away on a mythical adventure

ByIndyGirlon March 2, 2011

Format: Paperback



Nan O.: “I got so into this book that I stayed up all night reading. Then gave it to my sister who read all day and did nothing she needed to do!”

Aura L S Dream: “I recently received books 1 & 2 of Mythikas Island. I finished Diana that same day, and was anxious to get started on Persephone. It is now a little after 3 a.m. and unfortunately the book has been read. It is only unfortunate though because my mind is still entangled in the excitement. I have always enjoyed stories of the gods, and the adventure that came with. Never having been one to divulge into the fantasy of the magical aspects of such tales, I was pleased that this series sees them just as you and I. Also, I myself have been to hell and back (more than once) and I still struggle every day to keep myself fighting for the strength to be strong in a world that can make you feel as if you are supposed to join the masses, not have an opinion, and accept that your future is set for you by the choices that have been made by those before you. Just having read the stories of 2 of the 4 girls in their emotional & adventurous journey... I AM HOOKED. As they get to know not only each other but themselves you kind of start to think about yourself. We all search for something in our lives. Whether it be acceptance, approval, knowledge or love, the hunt for it is there. You may not go down in the books as a God or Goddess, but knowing that you didn't give up on yourself or others and you listened to your heart... well, I can tell you that I feel like a goddess even if no one else sees it that way. To wrap it up... Diana, I am grateful for having the privilege to read your work, and when I wake up I will be taking your books to the library here so that someone else here may not only feel inspired, but empowered.”

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Larry Constantine (Lior Samson): At once terrible and terrific, the Internet, ebooks, and POD have transformed our world. Without these, I would never have discovered the amazing writer Diana Hurwitz and my daughter would never have found the wonders of Mythikas Island. (She is getting another book in the series for Hanukkah.)


Writer’s Digest Contest judge: 5 stars for plot and character: “It was easy to read and the suspense made it hard to put down.” ~This book is a diverse tale of adventure, fantasy and mythology that tackles complex interpersonal relationships and social issues facing teens.



Mythfan: It is very refreshing to have a series written showing heroic teen girls, and using the Greek myths that have so many strong female personalities was a great idea. (Actually, I hope the author does a boy series, also, as it would nicely complement the girl series.) I love stories about myths and how they originated. Ms. Hurwitz has done a fine job with both themes. I logged on to order the lastest one published (Athena) and thought I would leave a review. Great job! 5.0 out of 5 stars


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Marti MacGibbon: Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase: Mythikas Island is a Delightful Read. I absolutely loved this book. Author Diana Hurwitz is brilliant and prolific. I'm an adult reader who likes reading YA fiction, and Mythikas Island kept me enthralled. I'm sort of a classics geek -- I've always loved mythology and I've read Homer's Iliad several times. Hurwitz' gorgeous descriptions of Greek gods and goddesses are fun, and she's good with dialogue. And this book is chock full of Chick Power. I give it five stars, and look forward to reading every one of the books in this series. 5.0 out of 5 stars


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The story is set in 3,500 BC and portrays the Titans as a band of fair-haired marauders who have taken over the Greek island Helios and built a stronghold on Mt. Olympus. In order to earn a seat on the ruling council, their children must undergo a survival challenge on a deserted outer island.  Together they will learn their strengths and weaknesses and face their greatest fears. They must battle the island, each other, and the ghosts from their past to prove they have what it takes to rule in a world where only the strong survive. In Book One, sixteen-year-old Diana is denied the leadership position in favor of her hated half-sister, Athena. Their rivalry heats up as they are left alone on Mythikas Island with cousins Persephone and Aphrodite. Diana fights for control of the group once they land but soon realizes nothing is what it seems.

In Book Two, Persephone, granddaughter of a mysterious healer,  is caught between two worlds - Titan versus Heliot. Both sides want to use her to further their cause. All Persephone wants is to be left alone to practice healing. The situation on Mythikas worsens when Persephone decides to play into her cousins' superstitions to gain their respect. As mutual suspicion and distrust boil and seethe so does the volcano at the center of Mythikas Island.


Book Three follows seventeen-year-old Aphrodite, the seer who is numbed by the constant barrage of negative emotions and physical terrors of the challenge. The runes aren’t answering her questions and no one believes her warnings. She retreats into her fantasy world as the pressures mount and the waters rise. Can she save them from a deluge or is she delusional?


In Book Four, the challenge reaches its terrifying conclusion with seventeen-year-old Athena, the sorely tested leader who has been fighting for their respect, but has she earned it? The storm washes a new problem on shore. Will the shipwrecked strangers befriend them or keep them  from  ever leaving Mythikas Island? Fates are decided.



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