genre } greek mythology | fantasy | juvenile | action & adventure
rating } 13 yo +
date released } August 1st 2011
edition } Capstone
| 9781434229984 (hc)
acquisition } ARC Copy
available @ Book Depository
Say Cheese, Medusa! (Myth-O-Mania 3)
by Kate McMullan
Summary via Goodreads:
What a myth-o-maniac (that's old Greek-speak for "liar")! Zeus's version of the myths is completely wrong. It's time to set the record straight. For the first time ever, Hades, King of the Underworld, reveals the true story behind the myths.
That story about Perseus whacking the head off of the horrible snaky-haired Gorgon, Medusa? Oh, please. He got turned into a hunk of stinky cheese — gorgon-zola, of course!
My 2 Cents
I was browsing through the spines of my ARCs “TBRs” and I found this little number popping out, reaching out for me to read. Yeah.. I’m a bit late to actually read this one, but it’s never too late to read a good book, is it? And yes!! It’s another Greek Mythology! Never get bored with this genre. Huhu.
The cover features Medusa, one of the most recognizable Greek Mythology No, it won’t turn you into stone by looking it, I assure you that. What is different about this book to the usual Medusa vs Perseus legend? For starters, Lord Hades “wrote” this book. The back story is, he found out Zeus has been spinning the mythology and Lord Hades wants to get the fact straight, so he figure out, “writing” this series would do the deed.
Overall, it’s a funny book, leisure reading. for me. But it would be a great addition to the myths already known by us. Come on, the old grouch Lord Hades, is actually funny in this one. Not Disney Funny, but ya know, funny as we could relate to… kind of.. oh you know what I mean. I actually felt sorry for Medusa and was tickled by “the facts” of the events. Teens would love to read this due to it’s humorous nature and it is written to to induce curiosity on how the original story goes.
Partly from that, I am actually amazed, that almost none of my reader friends and bloggers (who loves mythology genre books) actually know about this series. But then again, Check it out. It’s a good book, awesome book.
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