Friday, February 14, 2014

The Deep End of the Sea Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for The Deep End of the Sea book tour! I have a review of this wonderful book coming up, as well as a giveaway for a prize pack that includes a copy of The Deep End of the Sea. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

The Deep End of the Sea
Release date: February 13, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance/ Myth Retelling

What if all the legends you’ve learned were wrong?

Brutally attacked by one god and unfairly cursed by another she faithfully served, Medusa has spent the last two thousand years living out her punishment on an enchanted isle in the Aegean Sea. A far cry from the monster legends depict, she’s spent her time educating herself, gardening, and desperately trying to frighten away adventure seekers who occasionally end up, much to her dismay, as statues when they manage to catch her off guard. As time marches on without her, Medusa wishes for nothing more than to be given a second chance at a life stolen away at far too young an age.

But then comes a day when Hermes, one of the few friends she still has and the only deity she trusts, petitions the rest of the gods and goddesses to reverse the curse. Thus begins a journey toward healing and redemption, of reclaiming a life after tragedy, and of just how powerful friendship and love can be—because sometimes, you have to sink in the deep end of the sea before you can rise back up again.

My Rating: 5 Roses

An absolutely brilliant new take on the Medusa myth, The Deep End of the Sea was a fantastic read. I loved this book! It was romantic, thrilling, and just wonderful.

I've always felt bad for Medusa. Despite the fact that she was a monster in the myths, I never saw her as bad. She was a victim of the gods and her story was really a tragedy. So, it was nice seeing a retelling that allowed her a happy ending.

Medusa was a lovely heroine. She was kind and likable and never forgot her humanity in all her years as a monster. She felt crushing guilt from every person she killed by mistake and, more than becoming human again, she just wanted to stop hurting people. I really liked her. She was strong, determined, and definitely a survivor. I thought she was great.

Hermes was wonderful. He was so sweet and determined to keep Medusa safe. I adored him. He was brilliantly portrayed.

The romance was lovely. Medusa and Hermes were so sweet together. They were best friends before anything else, so the depth of their feelings was always there, though neither of them admitted it at first. And, there was some spice in there, as well. I thought they were lovely together.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. I loved how all the gods were portrayed, with both their old characteristics and new minds. There were some secrets in store, particularly the full truth of Medusa's past. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect.

The Deep End of the Sea was a fantastic retelling of the Medusa myth. It was romantic, thrilling, and full of surprises. I absolutely loved this book! Romance lovers, this book is a must read.

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*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Up for grabs is a prize pack that includes a copy of The Deep End of the Sea and other cool prizes, full details on the rafflecopter. Ends February 27.
Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

About the Author:

Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe Athena or any of them Thank you for the giveaway.