Friday, February 21, 2014

BLOG TOUR: The Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons


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.

About Heather Lyons:

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.


My Review:

O....M.....G!!! Yep, I said it, and I'll say it again: O...M...G!!!!

If you have read ANY of my reviews you know how much I love my Greek Mythology. I LOVE IT!!!!

So, when this tour came up I jumped at the chance to get in. Of course it helps that it's the amazing Heather Lyons.

What I liked: When I was in school, learning about mythology, I never thought past the story. I never fathom their lives 'before' their incidents.  

I saw a whole different side of Medusa, and thanks to Heather Lyons, I have a new respect for her. The story is told so well, that you can truly feel Dusa's issues/feelings/love/hate. 

Along with Dusa, comes Hermes. In my crazy mind I never saw him the way Heather Lyons describes him, but then again her way was much better. 

Their relationship builds and he is Dusa's only friend. I love how Lyons pulls it all together

What I didn't like: Some parts are 'fast pace'. I wish Heather Lyons would have 'added' some more time for certain parts. 

I know that thus review seems vague but I don't want to spoil anyone, because it's hard to list details of the story. 

So, how about this: If you love a good re-telling of Mythology, or if you want to see Medua (and Hermes) in a different light, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!! 

Blog Tour Schedule:
February 12
Lovin Los Libros-Character Interview (Medusa)
Vilma’s Book Blog-Excerpt and Review
Bookaholics Anonymous-Review Only
Books She Reads-Review Only

February 13
A Bookish Escape-Review Only
The Book Beacon-Review Only
The Road is You-Review Only

February 14
TSK TSK What to Read-Playlist and Review
Romance Addict-Review Only
Imagine A World-Review Only
Movies Shows & Books-Guest Post
A Nook for Books-Review Only

February 15
Book Briefs-Character Interview (Hermes) & Review
Seeing Night Reviews-Review Only
Part of that World-Review Only

February 16

February 17
Cocktails and Books-Excerpt and Review
Reading the Alphabet-Review Only
Pandora’s Books-Review Only
The Book Trollop-Review Only

February 18
Starbucks N Books-Guest Post and Review
Riverina Romantics-Review Only
Sofia Loves Books-Review Only
Nomi’s Paranormal Palace-Review Only

February 19
The Book Hookup-Review Only
Total Book Geek-Review Only
Kat’s Book Buzz-Review Only

February 20
Library of a Bookwitch-Guest Post and Review
Kate’s Tales of Books & Bands-Review Only
Gabic Reads-Review Only
Dowie’s Place-Review Only

February 21
Book Nerds Across America-Review Only
Poisoned Rationality-Author Interview and Review
Bound by Books-Review Only
Alii’s book Jungle-Review Only

February 22
The Book Whisperer-Review Only
Behind Closed Covers-Guest Post and Review
The Bo0ki3-Review Only
Confessions from Romaholics-Review Only

February 23
Not Everyone’s Mama-Review Only
WTF Are You Reading?-Guest Post and Review
NWA Gossip Girl-Review Only
No BS Book Reviews-Review Only

February 24
What’s Beyond Forks-Dream Cast and Review
My Favorite Things-Review Only
The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club-Review Only
Imaginary Reads-Author Interview

February 25
Pink Fluffy Hearts-Excerpt
Book Angel Booktopia-Fun & Different Idea and Review

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