Author: Kate McMullan
Title: Say Cheese, Medusa
Genre: Middle Grade
Release Date: August 1, 2011
In Greek mythology, Medusa was a Gorgon — a winged monster with snakes for hair. Anyone who looked at her was instantly turned to stone. But she wasn’t born that way. Not even close. Athena was so jealous of Medusa’s beauty that she cursed her. Zeus changed the story to make his son, Perseus, look good. Hades is here to set the record straight on Perseus, Medusa, and everything in between. A part of the Myth-o-Mania series.
My Thoughts (spoiler alert)
Just when you thought you knew everything about Greek mythology, Hades – ruler of the underworld, tells us the real story of Medusa. A light-humored play on the mythology everyone knows, but with major twists.
The hilarity in this book is what makes it so great – I was giggling non-stop. I mean you have Hades who named his two steeds Harley and Davidson, Medusa concerned with hair products, and a frightening scary Athena. Our first introduction to the Goddess of war is where the story takes off – her actions kick into motion a hilarious adventure. Let’s just say while Medusa and her sisters think they are out to have a good night, things go very wrong and they are changed forever!
The story revolves around Medusa and Perseus, except it deviates from the legends, and Perseus may no longer be the hero. Following Hades attempts to stop Perseus from finding Medusa left me in stitches – everything he attempted was foiled, including a great scene with his Granny Gaia. If you’re in the mood to laugh, and don’t mind twisted mythology, then this is your book.
Even though this is book 3 in a series, the books can be read in any order.