Frederica always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even a bit boring. Then a hottie dressed as a reject from Gladiator, almost ran her down on the sidewalk. With his horse. The weird keeps coming from there: zombie dogs running around the suburbs, insane crows stalking her, and said hottie asking her on a date. But the cute stranger has secrets he isn’t sharing. Trouble follows him like his shadow. The closer they grow, the weirder life gets, until Freddy discovers something about her own past that changes everything she ever thought she knew about herself. And her world.**Summary taken from Goodreads**
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Freddy is a typical teenager, bizarre things happen around her and in a typical teenage fashion she takes it all on board in a quite blase fashion, her focus being on the "boy" (he's quite old) Deg she's taken a fancy to.
What i really liked about Freddy, while her attitude was fairly teenager-ish she was well trained in martial arts, and can wield a mean sword, all taught from her father, who right from the beginning when you see her parents you know something is just...not right.
While i liked the characters, Deg's olden day manners i found endearing, and charming and at times his humour was sweet, and Freddy was a nice likeable witty girl, the story did lose my interest a little. It took a good while to actually get into the heart of it.
I really enjoyed all the mythologies, the different pantheons brought forward to modern day, the author mixed them all in very well.
For my own personal tastes, a YA has to really grab me right from the beginning to hold my interests, i am a romance book kind of girl, so to step out of my genre preference the book has to be awesome, very few YA has done this for me, and while i did like parts of Heir to the Underworld, it didn't grab me up, shake me down and stay with me for days afterwards like i would have wanted.
A stand alone book you will enjoy if you like mythology and gods, goodies, baddies and a smattering of teenage wit thrown in too.
I give Heir to the Underworld by E.D Walker 3 sparkles out of 5.