Today's my stop on the Medusa Birthday Bash blog tour, hosted by Enchantress of Books Blog Tours!
I've got my review for Medusa, A Love Story and a fab giveaway!
Firstly, how gorgeous is this cover? It's perfect for the feel of the book.
When I started this book, I had no idea how the author was going to pull it off! I'm pretty familiar with Medusa's story in Greek mythology, so I was looking forward to seeing Medusa portrayed in a different light, and not just as a monster.
Medusa has spent her life happily serving the goddess Athena in her temple; but when the noble warrior, Ariston, is assigned as her guard things start to change. Over time Medusa finds herself falling in love with her handsome and forbidden guard. When she is set free, Ariston and Medusa waste little time in marrying and looking forward to their future together.
Unfortunately Greece is on the brink of war with Persia, so days after their marriage Ariston is called to war. Medusa's happiness unravels quickly as the Gods intervene and the true circumstances of her 'freedom' are revealed.
Poor Medusa, my heart really broke for her. She has been so dutiful to the Gods and never questions her service, until Ariston. She's very innocent and charming, and unfortunately for her, slightly naive. Throughout the book she always puts others before herself, and hates to be the cause of anyone's pain.
I was so angry at Poseidon and Athena! They were so petty and uncaring, with far too much pride.
Ariston was the perfect man! He's so honourable, despite the pull he feels towards Medusa he suppresses it as much as he can- until she is free to be his. He endures so much, but is so strong and determined in his love. Their love was very pure and sweet!
Also, Thea, Medusa's pet owl, was awesome. I want an owl so badly now!
I love reading books with mythology in them, and this was a wonderful example. It's compelling and utterly beautiful, I was hooked and reading until the sun was coming up. I can't wait to read book 2- For The Love of Hades (especially because Persephone's story is one of my favourites!).
I received a review copy, for my honest opinion.
About the Author
Sasha Summers had a great giveaway for the tour. Fill in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win:
- Autographed copy of “Medusa, A Love Story (Loves of Olympus Series, Bk #1)”
- Autographed copy of “For the Love of Hades (Loves of Olympus Series, Bk #2)”
- Thea (owl) Necklace
- “Medusa” car charm
- Series Swag
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Remember to follow the tour and comment on the other stops to increase your chance of winning! The dates and stops can be found here. Good Luck!