Friday, August 29, 2014

Review: Get Lost, Odysseus! (Myth-O-Mania #10) by Kate McMullan

Get Lost, Odysseus! (Myth-O-Mania, #10)
Title: Get Lost, Odysseus!

Series: Myth-O-Mania #10

Previous books in this series: Hit the Road, Helen (#9)

Author: Kate McMullan

Publication date: August 2014

Published by: Stone Arch Books

Source: ARC from publishers via Netgalley

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In this humorous version of Greek mythology, Hades, King of the Underworld, tells the true story of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home from Troy...

You might think you know all about The Odyssey, but until you read Get Lost, Odysseus!, you don't know the truth. With Kate McMullan's trademark blend of humor and details from the original tale, Get Lost, Odysseus! tells the Greek classic in a brand-new way. The Trojan War is over, but now Odysseus has to find his way home to Ithaca...and in typical fashion, he's angered Poseidon enough that the sea-god has decided to make his journey miserable (if not impossible). But Hades has a soft spot for the long-gone warrior, so even if he's sworn to Poseidon he won't help Odysseus directly, he might be able to pull a few strings...

My rating: ★★★★☆

This book was a lot of fun, as always. Get Lost, Odysseus! tells the story of Odysseus on his way back home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, a retelling of The Odyssey, if you will. The story is narrated by the Greek god Hades, and he just give it a really fun twist! There a lot of great characters including gods and monsters like Polyphemus... HA! Idjit ;) And Cerberus! Totally adorable!

One thing I really love about this series is that it's so funny! It also has a ton of action and is a really easy read, perfect for kids! Especially since the author does a fantastic job recounting the myths. I do admit that I'm super picky when it comes to Greek myths, so I found some things that made me go, "Um, what? That's not right!" For example, Hermes is a god of a lot of thing, but he is NOT the god of medicine. That's more Apollo's domain. Sure Hermes carries around the famous caduceus, but that was actually a gift from Apollo. But overall, I think it's great for kids wanting to learn the myths in a fun way :)

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)

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