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Friday, July 15, 2016

Book Review of Andromeda by Meg Trotter

Andromeda (God-Haunted #1) by Meg Trotter
Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy/Mytholgy)
Date Published:  July 12, 2016
Publisher: Self

For as long as she can remember, seventeen-year-old Princess Andromeda has done what was expected of her. She consented to a political marriage to a hateful older man. She became a quiet, obedient housewife. After her husband’s death, she agreed to be united in yet another political marriage for the sake of her country’s stability.

However, when the Greek goddess of the sea disrupts this second wedding ceremony, jealous of the pomp of the celebration, she places a curse on Andromeda and her home: either sacrifice the princess to a sea beast or let the creature destroy her country. A visit to the Oracle reveals that Andromeda needs four ancient weapons of the Greek gods to fight off the beast and the goddess who controls it.

Now Andromeda must find the strength and the cunning to do what she has never done before — to fight for her own life — while keeping the well-meaning “hero” Perseus out of her way.

Andromeda is the first book in the God Haunted Saga by Meg Trotter. This is a clever re-telling of the Greek Myth about Andromeda. In many ways, I liked this better than the myth. I felt like I got to know Andromeda and Perseus better, and I enjoyed this version of their characters quite a bit. This story followed along with the original some, but it also put a whole new spin on things as well. It was definitely entertaining with heaps of action from start to finish. I was really put off near the ending, but then a little something happens that gives me hope, and leaves me chomping at the bit for the next book.

The ARC of Andromeda by Meg Totter was kindly provided to me by The Book Vortex for review. The opinions are my own.

Meg Trotter writes novels about myths, legends and people who populate worlds both imaginary and real.
Her debut series, the “God-Haunted Saga” will focus on mythology set in ancient Greece. Though Meg has not gotten the chance to go to Greece herself, she’s spent countless hours pouring over books and maps. And since all her knowledge of the place, history and culture is coming from reading books, she’s pretty certain she’s pronouncing every Greek term incorrectly.
She was raised in Florida and currently resides in Tennessee with her husband, son, and extremely fluffy cat. When she’s not working at her full-time job as a journalist or wrangling her toddler, she’s usually spending way too much time playing Sims.

To learn more about Meg Trotter and her books, visit her blog.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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