Monday, December 28

Troy High by Shana Norris

Summary: Narrated by Cassie, a shy outsider who fears that an epic high school rivalry is about to go up in flames, the story follows the Trojans and Spartans as they declare war on the football field. After the beautiful Elena—who used to be the captain of the Spartan cheerleaders—transfers to Troy High and falls madly in love with Cassie’s brother Perry, the Spartans vow that the annual homecoming game will never be forgotten. The Trojans and Spartans pull wicked pranks on each other as homecoming approaches. And the Spartans’ wildcard football star, Ackley, promises to take down the Trojans’ offensive line. But the stakes are raised when Cassie is forced to choose between the boy she loves (a Spartan) and loyalty to her family and school.

My Thoughts: I liked the whole concept of this one. We meet Cassie who goes to one school, her best friend and crush Greg who goes to another. Her brothers that go to her school, Greg's brothers that go to Greg's. Elena was dating Greg's brother but she is now dating Cassie's brother and has become friends with Cassie. The schools began a rivalry on and off the football field. I liked reading about all the pranks they played on each other and I liked Greg and Cassie together. I wanted them to get to the point of being more than friends. This book is a classic retelling of Helen of Troy. Does the rivalry stop between the teams stop? Do Cassie and Greg end up together? Does Elena keep dating Cassie's brother or does she get back together with Greg's? Read the book to find out!

Overall: I liked some parts more than others. But overall, I liked it. I didn't love love it but it was cute enough for a read. Its a fun quick fluffy read.

Cover: I think the cover is cute. I like the cheerleader angle. I would have rather seen Cassie though, I believe this is Elena.

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D Swizzle said...

Just had to read The Iliad and the Odyssey in school, so I might pick this one up. Glad you enjoyed.

Katie said...

I just read the entire thing last night. (Won the book from you!) and I LOVED it. So cute! Great review. :)

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I read your review and picked this up today...Lord knows I needed a nice fluffy read! :)

Diana Dang said...

Ooh, I really want to read this one.

Milka said...

Sounds good! Great review.

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Great sum up, this might be added to my TBR pile


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