The Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons

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An enchanting and seductive new novel from the author of The Fate Series . . .

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 review:

I have been wanting to read this book, with it’s gorgeous cover and oh-so-cool premise…I was so happy to have some time this weekend to read it. Such a fun and interesting read! The story of Medusa is fairly well-known but the author takes the story and continues it with a what if?
I really enjoyed the creativity of the story, weaving in the myth with new ideas. And at the heart of it, a love story…a fabulous love story with a swoon-worthy male lead in Hermes. The author takes these characters we know and makes them real, modern and relatable. A crime, a punishment, and redemption…throw in some action, romance and you have it…a great read that I highly recommend!

5 stars

wine: Pinot grigio, my current fave

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