Summary provided by Goodreads:
Her parents are dead and now a moody trespasser has set up camp on the property Macy has inherited. When the stranger confesses himself to be an ageless sea-god and tells her she has been guarding a secret she never knew existed, her once simple life takes a drastic turn. Just when she thinks it can’t get any stranger, a back door to the Underworld opens up and it’s time to run like hell.
Mythology and contemporary life collide as this fast-paced novel explodes and dark forces tracking Macy surface to capture her. In the transatlantic chase that follows, she learns of her forgotten past and a centuries-old connection to the sea-god who helps her escape. A tragic miscalculation derails Macy and in a moment of self-sacrifice she ends up where it all began, trapped in the Underworld.
Has she learned enough about her past to forge a meaningful future? Utterly alone, she realizes that to gain real freedom, she must reject her assigned place in history and in doing so risk everything.
Events challenge her whilst she comes to grips with her legacy and decides what she wants in life. Family betrayal, sinister plot twists, and unlikely friends fill this exhilarating story of one woman’s journey to shape her future as she learns her true identity and strives to become a force in her own right.
Eleusis by Genevieve Fairbrother is one-of-a-kind contemporary paranormal adventure novel that narrates a unique perspective on women and relationships using the life of one immortal woman moving through time.
Possible spoilers ahead.
‘Fast-paced’ is not the term I would use for this book in specific. Nothing interesting really happened until 14% in my kindle. Sometimes there were really interesting things about the characters and the principal story, but sometimes there were moments when I didn’t want to continue…why? Because there wasn’t a lot of action. Instead, the book had long conversations explaining everything which bored the heck out of me.
Macy: Her adoptive parents died in an accident, that’s why she moved out from her old town. She cried a lot and did nothing interesting. The role that Macy was supposed to play was interesting, but it just didn’t work out for me.
The Johnson’s: Were Macy’s neighbors. Dory (the granddaughter), worked together with Macy in Dr. Solomon’s clinic. Vernon (the grandfather) knew a lot of stuff about Macy’s land
Jason: Was the “mysterious” man who lived in Macy’s property. His campsite was near a lake and he had a bird as a friend. Also, he protected Macy’s waterway because it was considered a portal between worlds.
Dax: Was my favorite character. He was Jason’s trained bird (pretty smart and kind).
Jackson: was Macy’s best friend who had a crush on her, but he was obviously in the…
Carran: was one of the evil characters. He was just weird, not really scary or powerful.
I didn’t feel their connection or chemistry. One day they were saving each other lives and eating bread with cheese, then, They were saying I-love-yous and I-need-yous to each other out of nowhere.
They mentioned Hades, Persephone, Poseidon, Artemis, Demeter, Pandora, Zeus and some water sprites. However, the only ones who played “important” roles in this story were Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Artemis and Demeter (mostly talking about stuff). The water sprites didn’t talk, buy they helped a little bit with the “action.”