More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
Ratings and Reviews (4 5 star ratings
4 reviews
)

Overall rating

4.2 out of 5
5
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Stars
3 1 0 1 0

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Reviews

  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Humorous, Lighthearted, Sarcastic, & Entertaining

    This book is about Alex, a concert pianist, who unknowingly upsets Athena, so she drops a whale on his head. Alex is then in a not-quite-dead status and in order to save himself he is then forced to act as a matchmaker. Alex must find a husband for Euryale, Medusa’s sister, and the daughter of Phorcys, God of the Hidden Dangers of the Sea. Alex agrees, but after meeting Euryale, he quickly falls in love with her, and the feeling is reciprocated. It seems like Alex’s job would be complete and it would be a win-win. However, since Athena arranged this set-up, her sister, Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love is furious as she is the one who makes the love connections. So, an all-out battle among the Gods begins that puts Alex and Euryale right at the center and tossed around like pawns. It’s clear that the author is well versed in Greek Mythology and brings it down to a level that can easily be understood and enjoyed by all readers. I liked that so many known and lesser known Greek Gods made appearances throughout the book. It really showed what it would have been like there and made the story more realistic. I liked that this book is written in a light hearted, funny, often sarcastic tone. It gives humor to the story and the characters. Even during the more serious, wild, dark, gruesome scenes; the writing continues to be on the lighter side. Unfortunately, I felt there was a lack of character development and connection. Yes, obviously, I’m not going to be able to easily relate to or have much in common with Greek Gods – but I felt the author was able to set up situations and scenarios that allowed for those opportunities but didn’t follow through with a strong enough connection. Furthermore, I felt a disconnect along some of the characters interaction as well. I was very intrigued by the storyline and found the concept to be well thought out. However, there were a few times I felt the story jumped around a bit and got somewhat confusing. I found myself having to re-read some of the passages. I think there was just so much going on in the story and it was difficult to separate it out at times. I loved that the author snuck hidden messages throughout the book. It really raised more questions and allowed other viewpoints and helped me see things in different ways. I don’t want to give away too many spoilers out, but some of the messages are about love, the true value of love, the hardships of love, how far you’d go for love, and like what love really means to you. I think many of us just throw that four-letter word out there and may not really think about what it truly means. After reading this book, I definitely spent some time thinking about the people I love, why I love them, and that I will always make sure that those people know that they are truly loved. This book has a lot to offer readers such as Greek Mythology, fantasy, romance, love, friendship, adventure, suspense, action, adrenaline, humor, vengeance, faith, adversary, quests, second chances, new beginnings, and so much more! Even if you’re not a Greek Mythology buff this book is still easy to follow and understand. This book has a neat and tidy ending that also implies a sequel to follow. All in all, I enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend this book to all Greek Mythology, fantasy, and action readers! **Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Need more!

    A clever, fast-faced story and modern twist on Greek mythology.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Ancient gods meet middle America

    The Gorgon Bride is the story of what would happen if the ancient Greek pantheon showed up on Earth and dropped an Orca on a concert pianist. This book showed strong elements of the traditional Greek legends’ style in the story, with the gods essentially larger-than-life humans pursuing eternal family feuds, but unfortunately my sense of humour is a vanishingly small target, and the comedic elements rather passed me by. Alexander Weiss is selected by Athena apparently at random to act as her hero and find a suitable match for a gorgon, daughter of Phorcys, in order to appease Phorcys for having turned another of his daughters into a whale that got dropped on Alexander. Athena hopes to prove herself superior to Aphrodite in the process. While the idea is certainly original, I found this story very hard to get into. The traditional Greek legend style of ‘oh, you got dismembered, old boy? Well, never mind, it’s a new day’ just never does it for me, and despite my best efforts, I kept skidding out of immersion in the storyline in a cloud of curses. This is undoubtedly a tribute to how well the author managed the style, but for me, much as I’d like to be able to, I can’t give a higher rating; I just didn’t enjoy the read.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Brilliant Read!

    A unique approach to a book to have the mythic Greek Gods and Goddesses take part in the 21st century. The author takes the reader on an intellectual journey that covers more ground than simply Earth, Mount Olympus and Hades. The story about Alex and Euryvale and Jessica is difficult to sum up. This is more than a love story and it is more than a story about Mythology. This book is hard to put down as the reader just wants to know what is going to happen next. Having Athena, Ares and Aphrodite taking such a large role makes this book extremely exciting. For me the questions raised by this book center around the eternal questions...what is love and what is a hero? By the time you reach the conclusion of this book the author doesn't answer either question. The author provides a lot of perspective that will help the reader work on their own definition. A brilliantly crafted book that doesn't provide an easy solution to any of the questions raised here. My Rating: 5 stars
5

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • WINDOWS