Myths and Monsters · Review

Review: Athena’s Child by Hannah Lynn

First, I read this book in a day and put off my own writing to finish it. Athena's Child is Hannah Lynn's retelling of the Medusa myth from (mostly) Medusa's point of view. Medusa is a beautiful and completely mortal girl whose parents differ on what's best for her fourteen year old self. Her mother… Continue reading Review: Athena’s Child by Hannah Lynn

Myths and Monsters · Review

Review: The Shadow of Perseus by Claire Heywood

I received an ARC of this novel through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I think by now we all know I love a good retold myth, and that Medusa is one of my favorite figures in any mythological cycle. I would've been interested in a Perseus novel based purely on those two criteria.… Continue reading Review: The Shadow of Perseus by Claire Heywood

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Review: The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi

I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Everything about The Final Strife's general description made me excited to read it. In an empire built on a literal blood-based caste system, Sylah is one of the Stolen: a child of the highest caste (Embers, whose blood is red)… Continue reading Review: The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi

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Review: In A Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power

I received an ARC of this novel through NetGalley in return for my honest review. Ok, I love mythological fantasy in general, and Rory Power's In A Garden Burning Gold is a genius mix unique fantasy universe, Greek myth, and Italian city-state power politics. The story opens when the eldest daughter the family in charge… Continue reading Review: In A Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power

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Review: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

I mean, even the cover gave me the heebie-jeebies. Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw is a short and horrific punch in the guts, and I loved it. Set in a haunted mansion, the story centers around a group of twenty-somethings who have obviously been friends for quite a while, and who fit the… Continue reading Review: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

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Reviews: Flower Crowns and Fearsome Things, and Unlock Your Storybook Heart by Amanda Lovelace

Amanda Lovelace is my favorite poet. She combines mythology and fairy tale themes with issues people who grow up as girls (whether they remain identifying as girls or women as adults) often face in a way that cuts directly to the heart of things. Her work has a lovely balance of light and dark, grief… Continue reading Reviews: Flower Crowns and Fearsome Things, and Unlock Your Storybook Heart by Amanda Lovelace