Here is the summary of the book:
A demigod who can kill with a touch. It's an ability that must be kept secret, even from those trusted most.
Finding out that she was a witch was strange enough, but now Nicole must face the realization that she has the rare power to kill with just a touch. No one can know her secret -- not even Blake, who she's had undeniable chemistry with since first moving to town.
Now Nicole, Blake, and the three others with elemental powers must stop a series of monsters that they previously believed to be dead from rising once again and destroying the mortal world. The creatures they face on this journey will be more dangerous than anything they've encountered yet. Will they all survive the quest? And how long will it be until Nicole is forced to use her ability to kill in front of everyone, revealing the true darkness of her powers?
Find out in The Blood of the Hydra, and join the Elementals on their quest to save the world -- or die trying.
The Mythologies are true. Gods are real. Demigods, monsters and Witches and Magic are just as real. In its first book, The Prophecy of Shadows, Nicole Cassidy finds herself smack in the middle of this much weirder world when she starts at her new school. Thats not all. Apparently the old mythology monsters are breaking out of their prison and Nicole, Blake, Danielle, Kate and Chris must band together to stop the coming doom.
The Blood of Hydra starts sometime after the first book finishes. They have gained the Book of Shadows but much needs done before they can be ready to tackle the problem of Kerberos. They need weapons to perfectly kill the escaping immortal beast and for that they must go on a dangerous journey to gather the ingredients. Along the way opening up to each other, dealing with grief and the realizations of victory.
Where the Prophecy of Shadows focused on the magical aspect of the tale. The Blood of Hydra ups the ante with the appearance pf their Greek heritage. They need three special ingredients for their special weapons and for that they must not only train harder but also face opponents much fiercer than the harpy. Well paced and action packed, the story not only keeps us entertained but also engaged as we anticipate what comes next.
Nicole, Blake, Danielle, Kate and Chris also grew exponentially as the core characters. Nicole being the daughter of Apollo has a rather unfair advantage in her group with the most power but she makes up for it with her kindness, and charm. She is rather attracted to the hot & smoldering *wink* Blake but she is afraid of voicing her feelings would not only sit well with Danielle but also the groups dynamics will be crushed. She is also hesitant of said power of healing that can also kill with a touch.
Just like Nicole, Blake is likewise attracted to her but knows he must give her the space she needs to come to terms with the situation. Of course that sparks a lot of unnecessary drama but I likes how they didn't jump the gun. It gave a lot of substance to their characters.
Danielle surprisingly felt like the best part. She is ready to move on and after her heart to heart with Nicole, she feels a lot more open than the mean girl we were introduced to in the first book. Chris and Kate while didn't do much, definitely had their fun as well. Some new characters were seen, the group's travel to Greece aptly widens the horizon with each step of the journey.
"Solid Greek mythology. An exciting sequel and a breathless action packed page-turner"