By: Tonya Alexandra
Published by: Walker Books
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9781922077240


Nymph is the first book in an exciting trilogy, The Love Oracles, by newcomer Tonya Alexandra.

An idyllic Greek island. Obsessed demigods. A fallen nymph. A mortal boy. Merope, a beautiful but faded star nymph, is banished to Earth for displeasing the gods. She tries to fit in, go to school and live a normal "human" life. And then she meets Lukas - but relationships between men and goddesses are forbidden. Will their love grow? Or will Merope and Lukas feel the wrath of the gods?


We are proud to introduce this debut Australian author, Tonya Alexandra.

She is an exciting new talent who has intertwined Greek mythology and modern romance marvellously well.

Our main character, Merope, descends from the Gods to take her place in a small town, probably in modern day Greece. But she is still being pursued by Orion and the other Gods to become one of their many concubines. Merope has other plans and is quickly falling for the gorgeous earthling, Lukas.

Will the Gods allow such treachery?

This is a highly readable modern day Romeo and Juliet story that is ideally pitched to the middle teen market.

This book was included in our February 2014 Secondary Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Rob