The Gorgon Bride Review

Title: The Gorgon Bride
Author: Galen Sulak-Ramsey
Series: Not Applicable;e
Publisher: Tiny Fox Press
Publication Date: 10 July 2018
Source: Tiny Fox Press
Format: eBook (ARC)
Pages: 320
Rating: 3.25 Stars
Reading Timeline: 11 July 2018 - 13 July 2018


Goodreads Synopsis:

THE GODS ARE FUNNY.
Except when you piss them off.
Then they suck.

They really, really suck.

(Really).

Alexander Weiss discovers this tidbit when he inadvertently insults Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, and she casts him away on a forgotten isle filled with statues.

Being marooned is bad enough, but the fact that the island is also the home of Euryale, elder sister to Medusa, makes the situation a touch worse. The only thing keeping Alex from being petrified is the fact that Euryale has taken a liking to the blundering mortal.

For now.

What follows next is a wild, adventurous tale filled with heroes, gods, monsters, love, and war that is nothing short of legendary.


Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

When I got the email for this book I was like yes, please. I really cannot wait to read this book because I think that it will be super funny and just overall entertaining. 

Thank you so much to Tiny Fox Press for providing me with a copy of this book! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing carried a lot of the humour in this book. It was light and easy to get into but the writing still lacked detail. Especially when it came to describing appearances.  The dialogue was written in an elevated English which sounded prim and proper. It contrasted the content quite well and just added to the humour of the book but it also made the writing heavy sometimes.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot felt like it was moving too quickly. As readers, we didn't really get the chance to engage with the content. We didn't have an opportunity to stop and smell the roses, instead, we sped straight past them without getting to see its intricate details. A lot of the time, I wanted a little more elaboration when it came to certain events. I wanted more in-depth fighting scenes between Ares and Athena. 

Character Thoughts:

The characters were shallow and lacked development in this book due to the fact that the plot wasn't fleshed out as much as it could have been. The characters in themselves, however, added to the humour of the book. They became almost comical but I still wanted more.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, the book wasn't too bad. It definitely had some things that worked and other things that didn't click so well. The writing contains a lot of the humour of the book but elements in the plot and with the characters also added to the comical feel of the book. I did find myself just wanting more in this book. I wanted more detail, more elaboration and more development. The plot was entertaining but lacked the depth it needed to be fully fleshed out. The plot also seemed to go by too quickly. However, with that being said, the book wasn't bad. It is a perfect read if you want something light and easy to get into, something that will speed by. Thank you so much to Tiny Fox Press for providing me with a copy of this book.

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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