Book Review: The Acropolis by R.K. Ryals

  • Review: The Acropolis
  • Series: Acropolis #1
  • Author: R.K. Ryals
  • Release Date: published March 28th 2012


“We have a new assignment for you, Mr. Reinhardt.”

These words are not comforting to me. At eighteen, I am a gargoyle who has been demoted because I broke the rules. Now I have a new mission, a new mark to protect. But I don’t expect Emma Chase. I don’t expect to question my own race. I don’t expect to care for my own mark. And I am not prepared for what I find at The Acropolis.

Warning: Due to language, this book is suggested for Young Adults 16+

My thoughts:

I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this book. The synopsis is intriguing and gets you wondering so I thought, why not. I love the idea of gargoyles being real, they’re like vampires, cool, sexy, distant. Or should be! So, I picked this up without any preconceptions or idea of what to expect. And I was quite happily impressed.

I read this during Dewey’s 24 hour Read a Thon and it was so nice to have something that was easy, a bit romantic and very different. There are gargoyles and there are also demons so this short read was also perfect for October.

The characters are really interesting as well. I was really curious about Emma from the start and you are given more and more reasons to be curious about her. R.K. Ryals doesn’t give much about her characters but the bit she gives makes you want more. Emma and Conor are intriguing enough on their own but I absolutely loved Deidra and the Drex!

Deidra is an imp that clings to Emma’s kindness. Being an imp she’s a bit of a trickster so she’s gotten mostly everyone mad at her at one time or another but it’s to a point where Deidre has no friends. It’s so sad and she just seems so cute, I just want to hug her! Demon or not! And then there’s Ace. Of course I would fall in love with a huge dragesque type of demon. But he’s cute in my mind. I just can’t help myself, really.

All in all, really easy read with a good plot. I’m looking forward to number two. This definitely ends with answers but there were more questions in my mind that need answering!

About the author:

I am a Native Mississippian who started writing in elementary school. I was a reserved child who threw away almost everything I wrote. Later, when I was older, I discovered the crumpled pieces of my work in a box in my mother’s hope chest. When I asked her why she saved the work, she replied,
“What you considered trash, I considered genius.”
It has been my motto ever since. My mother passed in 2005. She is missed.
I am the scatterbrained (no lie) mother of three, and I live in Mississippi with my husband and three divalicious daughters and a female shitszu (also a diva)named Tinkerbell. My poor husband!
Redemption is a three book series following young, brash Dayton Blainey. The first two books are now available on for kindle and in print.

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