Poseidon's Academy

Poseidon's Academy

by Sarah A Vogler

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Overview

Getting sucked into a whirlpool, sleeping in monster-infested woods, and battling psycho sea-nymphs was not how Hailey planned to spend her first year of high school. But when you’re the only Zeus in the world, life tends to get a bit complicated...

The Great Battle saw the world changed forever when humans killed the gods and absorbed their powers. One power was coveted above all others: Zeus’s. Thirteen-year-old Hailey Woods is the first Zeus in over a century. Unlike everyone else, she hates her powers because of an ancient prophecy that claims a Zeus will have to save the world someday.

Hailey doesn’t want to save the world. She wants to be a normal teenager, whose biggest dilemma in life is deciding what to eat for lunch, rather than training to become the ultimate weapon. Poseidon’s Academy, an underwater palace where her powers don’t work, was meant to give her that opportunity. But when she arrives, she discovers the sea-nymphs living there are plotting to resurrect the gods, and Hailey must find a way to stop them before they can enact the prophecy.

So much for normal!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163271252
Publisher: Sarah A Vogler
Publication date: 07/05/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 38,141
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 5 - 11 Years

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Poseidon's Academy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I love to read about the Gods & Goddess of old. Can not wait to read the next books. If you love mythes, people with gifts, monsters of old, and the old Gods you will LOVE this book to.
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
Greek mythology takes an interesting twist into an entirely new world, while keeping excitement and the difficult life of being a teenager in high gear. Hundreds of years before, the Greek gods were defeated during the Great Battle, and their powers showered on humans below. Since then, everyone has a power related to one of the earlier gods. Hailey is a Zeus and the only one on the entire planet. That also makes her the someday savior for the entire world according to a prophecy. But Hailey hates being stared at and pointed out. So, she enrolls into the Poseidon Academy. Since she requires the sky for her powers, no one will know her there. But excitement soon changes to tension and adventure as more awaits her there than she could have ever expected. This was a refreshing twist on fantasy and Greek mythology. The characters and scenes hit the teenage group extremely well and bring across the fears, thoughts and expectations in a way readers can easily connect to. Hailey's desire to get away from the stress is completely understandable, and her friends and relationships with others at the academy are easy to relate to. She makes mistakes and isn't always spot on with her thoughts and decisions, and that's exactly the way it should be. I enjoyed the world descriptions, and the author brought the beauty and fascination of the undersea world to life in a bright way which lets the imagination soar. Everything, especially at the beginning, is bold and sparkly hitting the atmosphere well. As the story goes on, the action and adventure takes over and pulls the reader in. It is a fun read and offers excitement until the last page. My problem with this book, however, is the world building. While it's a lovely adventure with great characters, the background doesn't hold well. It's not clear what happened with the gods or how the entire powers thing works in daily life. Especially when it comes to Hailey, there was a huge vacuum. She's supposedly the only one with Zeus powers and the center of a very important prophecy, a fact which appears to be well known. If this was so, she wouldn't have the freedoms or the possibility to 'hide' under the water. Plus, it's never clear why she's the last one or how powers are passed down or anything in this direction. Unfortunately, this lack of information fogs a little into everything. Still, anyone who simply wants an entertaining read with fun characters and a great adventure will enjoy Hailey and her friends, and wish they could attend Poseidon's Academy themselves. I received a complimentary copy and found the book enjoyable enough to want to leave my honest thoughts.
prissnavy01 More than 1 year ago
This is a story that I felt the other was trying to overcome to major books and failed greatly. The promise of a magical academy reminded me of Harry Potter. The promise of Greek Gods reminded me of Percy Jackson. This took a lot of courage for the author to write this because of these authors who came before her. First the promise of the book sounded great, but it just did not deliver. This is because there is not building of the story world. It was so confusing to be because I just did not know how this world came to exist. Why are the people not speaking Greek; how did these schools get teachers to teach students how to use their powers; how were powers handed out if not based on their family? I still have many more questions and that is just about world building. As for the characters, I felt like there were no growing happening or that I could not relate to them. I understand finding something and not wanting the teachers or other students to know about it. Why did this school except the main character if she is the only one with the power of Zeus? She felt like she was powerless because her teachers from her other school told her that she was powerless and now at this school she was very powerful. This story is a 2 star because all I have is questions and not a question was answered. I could not immerge myself in the book and it was hard to read. I was given a copy of this book through Netgalley for my honest review.
Bobbie Kirkland More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of POSEIDON’S ACADEMY by Sarah A. Vogler in exchange for an honest review. Hailey Woods lives in a society where humans defeated the Olympian gods and inherited their powers. Hailey has the weather powers originally owned by Zeus. It’s a really rare power type and comes with a “save the world” prophecy. That’s a lot of pressure for a thirteen-year-old, so Hailey applies to Poseidon’s Academy where she can live underwater where there is no weather and where, as a result, she can avoid the intense pressure her prior school placed on her. For someone who is trying to avoid saving humanity, Hailey gets into a lot of trouble by running to rescue her friends. This is account of all the adventures Hailey has during her first year. Expect more books. This was a fun book. Hailey has some less-than-admirable character traits, but she’s infected by powers previously wielded by Greek gods, who all also had some pretty big flaws. If you’re a fan of mythology and boarding school books, you might want to give this series a try. #PoseidonsAcademy #NetGalley
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite Poseidon's Academy by Sarah A Vogler is a young adult epic fantasy that will thrill fans of Rick Riordan and readers who enjoy Greek mythology. Hailey is plunged into a world and a conflict she never envisaged for her first year in high school — a world of monsters, dangerous sea nymphs, and other awful creatures. She can’t accept the fact that she is the only Zeus in over a century and gifted with unimaginable powers. A child whose only dream is a normal life is at the center of a prophecy. Can she wield her powers properly and save the world from impending doom? The narrative begins with unusual events — kids down the street displaying unusual powers. But the protagonist holds a letter in her hand, one she is hesitant to open because it will tell her whether she’s been accepted to the coveted Poseidon’s Academy. The author wastes no time in telling readers about the setting. So, from the very first page, the reader is introduced to the protagonist and to the mythical hints of the story. We quickly learn that Poseidon’s Academy isn’t an ordinary high school but an underwater palace that had once been the Olympian god Poseidon’s home. Fast-paced and neatly written, Poseidon's Academy is a powerful and gripping story filled with surprises. Readers will love the adventure, the intense action, the strong conflict, and the deft handling of character. Sarah A Vogler creates a fascinating world for readers to enjoy and uses the elements of nature so masterfully to weave the fabric of her story. Hailey is an ingeniously developed character. When readers meet her, she is, curiously, an ordinary girl, but as the story progresses, her personality comes out and her character develops with the mission forced on her. The humor enriches the narrative and the protagonist’s stream of consciousness makes for great entertainment. This is a page-turner for fans of epic fantasy.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite Poseidon's Academy by Sarah A Vogler is a young adult mythology and fairy tale story that would appeal most to a mixed audience of teenagers and young adults. Hailey Woods is a thirteen-year-old girl whose greatest wish in life is to simply be a normal teenager at Poseidon’s Academy without having to worry about being a ultimate weapon or a hero. Yet for all her wishes, Hailey is a Zeus and even if her powers don’t work at Poseidon’s Academy, that won’t stop the prophecy from being fulfilled and young Hailey being forced to save the world. When the moment comes, does Hailey have what it takes to be the Zeus that could save the world or will her desire for normality be the weight that drowns her and the world with her? Move over Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, and Grover Underwood and make room for Hailey Woods in Poseidon's Academy by Sarah A Vogler! I have to say that this book did remind me a bit of the Percy Jackson series, yet I liked the way that it had a female protagonist and that the book did not have anywhere near the same plot or setting as that series. The author did a simply spectacular job in not allowing this book to become a rewrite or a mirror of another series, but instead made this story into a unique and compelling read. I found Hailey to be a very likable character that I could not help but sympathize with as all she wanted was to be normal, yet she had the weight of the world on her young shoulders. Overall, I enjoyed reading Poseidon's Academy, though I really wish I could have read this book back when I was in high school as it would have easily been one of my favorite books!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite Poseidon’s Academy is a work of young adult fiction by author Sarah A Vogler, and falls into the fascinating world of modern mythology fiction. Borrowing from the old Greek myths of gods, monsters and the power of the sea, the concept of the tale is the idea that Zeus’s ancient powers have been passed down through humanity after humans killed their gods many moons ago. Now, the power of Zeus resides in normal high school freshman Hailey Woods, a just-turned teen who only desires an ordinary life. But when the sea nymphs propose to resurrect the gods, destroying the human world in the process, Hailey has no choice but to step up and face her destiny. This is a really interesting coming of age tale for the younger end of the young adult spectrum; in fact I’d almost rather recommend it as a middle grade read. That said, Hailey is a likeable hero with relatable concerns for the young audience, particularly in her refusal to have destiny and adult responsibility thrown at her when she didn’t ask for it. That said, when danger rears its head, Hailey sucks up her teenage insecurities and does her best to do what’s asked of her. There are plenty of thrills along the way and author Sarah A Vogler describes the creatures and powers of ancient Greece beautifully. Overall, the snappy dialogue and exciting re-conceptualization of the Greek myths make Poseidon’s Academy an enjoyable read for teens and pre-teens who love mythology, history, action and danger.