Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons

Rating: 5/5 stars
Publication Date: February 13th 2014 


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 .



You want to know why I haven’t married yet? Because I have yet to
ask the girl who owns my heart entirely, let alone actually tell her
what she means to me. I’ve been too selfish to do so, because I’ve been fearful that once I do, things will change between us for the worse if she does not feel the same way, and I know I can’t lose her. So I’ve held on to what we have, even though I want to be with her more than anything else in the entire universe. See, I am completely, irrevocably, in love with the best person I know. And I have been for a very long time.” 

I want more Medusa and Hermes!! I loved those two both as individuals and as a team. I wouldn't mind a novella about them in the future. I am going to read this book again someday. I was hooked from the beginning. It doesn't matter if you are a fan of Greek mythology books or not, I guarantee you will at least like The Deep End of the Sea. I loved it!

Book boyfriend alert! Hermes has officially become a book boyfriend. He has done so many things for Medusa and sees her as the person she is. He fought for her. He was sweet and amazing. I shipped Dusa and Hermes from the first page.

Meadows is a lovely girl. She has compassion and a big heart. She doesn't want anyone to be harmed and that's the reason she sees herself as a monster. I never thought of her that way and I don't think anyone will. She is selfless. I would love someone like her as a friend.

Medusa is not the creature everyone thought she was. She has a kind heart and deeply regrets that she took some lives. She of course didn't do it on purpose, but the guilt was there. She lives isolated on an island and only has 2-3 people she can call friends. One of them is Hermes (the Greek God) who wants justice to be served, since Medusa was being punished for something she had no control over. The curse is finally lifted, but Hermes must now protect her from two Gods, how are both after her...

Author Bio:

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.



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