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The Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons

The Deep End of the Sea Book Cover The Deep End of the Sea
Heather Lyons
Paranormal Romance
February 4, 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 up again.

Val’s Review

5+ Stars

This book was released in 2014, so I am a little late to the party.

That being the case, I am sure there are already some super awesome reviews out there for this so I will (attempt) to keep this short.


This book is a spin on classic Greek Mythology.
And super fucking fun.

Being that I was was an English major back in the day…I read my fair share of English Literature, American Literature, Shakespearean Literature…


…and EVERY word of Paradise-Death-By-Iambic-Pentameter-Lost (which I actually enjoyed immensely due to an AMAZEBALLS professor. So much so that it remains a favorite and I have a line from it desecrating the Val temple).

But anyTMI.

I also read A LOT of Greek Mythology.

And – as confusing as it sometimes could be with all the names and the crossovers – I really enjoyed it.

So when I randomly saw this book last week – and saw that it was a take on Medusa in an alternate book universe where THIS didn’t happen…


(Sorry Brit Brit)

I thought this book might prove to be mildly amusing.

Boy, was I surprised with how much I enjoyed this.

I love how the author took mythology and put her own twists on it – twists I really liked.

This book was obviously based on Ovid’s version of the Medusa story, but Lyons was able to take the “character” of Medusa – usually seen as being a murderous monster – and make her more human, more likeable.

In fact, in this book, Medusa is a really GOOD person with a really honorable heart. You are rooting for her throughout the entire book – which I thought was fun. Rooting for Medusa. Who would have thought?

Anyway, after finishing this, I immediately ran to GR to see if there were any other books in this series. Sadly, it looks like this is the only one.

I wish she had a book about Hades and Persephone too. I LOVED them in this.

Oh well, though.

In the end, I really enjoyed this book and it completely rekindled my dormant interest in mythology.

So if anyone has any rec’s for me, shoot me a message! (Especially YOU, Ana!)

Other than that, as promised…

-One medium, iced, no sugar added mocha latte from the Coffee Bean (have one, it will change your life)…
-With one bottle of “Tropic Thunder” pressed juice…AKA some fancy, overpriced fad juice made from Kale, Spinach, Romaine, and some other shit I would never ingest in one sitting unless some smarty pants hipster had decided to make his or her organic juice dreams become reality.
(I didn’t even want to vomit, so I consider this a win.)

PS…It’s a good thing we aren’t doing a Sir Handyman Cup Count because that would be THREE Jack Daniels’s and lemonade (of the Crystal Light variety – try it and save yourself some calories).

Before 9am.

On a Monday…LOLZ.


And NO, he’s not an alcoholic either, people.
Homeslice works graveyards and just finished five 12 hour shift days IN. A. ROW.
So he be celebrating.
And is now passed out sleeping.

*For the story behind the Cup Count, see HERE.