Nice Shot, Cupid!
by Kate McMullan Series: Myth-O-Mania #4 Published by Stone Arch Books
on July 1st 2011 Pages:
What a myth-o-maniac (that's old Greek-speak for "liar")! Zeus's version of the myths is completely wrong. It's time to set the record straight. For the first time ever, Hades, King of the Underworld, reveals the true story behind the myths.
That story about Cupid falling in love with the beautiful Psyche? What malarkey! He did accidentally prick himself with one of his own arrows and fall in love — but with himself!
I decided to read this book from Netgalley for a few different reasons. I'm a huge fan of Capstone and Stone Arch books and love buying them for my library. Also, I've been looking for more books to buy that deal with mythology. The book also looked like a fun read, so I gave it a try.
I just love the fact that Hades is the narrator of this book. I've been a wee bit ruined by Disney, so I of course pictured him right off as the character from Hercules, but this book did a great job of changing it up a bit. There's definitely some added content to the tale and the narration is humorous and full of life and draws the reader into the tale.
I like how involved Hades is in the book while narrating and adds his own little spark to the situations unraveling. The series will be one I'll be putting in my library because it seems like a quick and easy read for my students who are interested in mythology but aren't quite ready for some of the harder books involving this subject.
Nice Shot, Cupid! is a book that will have you laughing and wanting to share this book with someone. I can't wait to see what my students think about it.
Kristen is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. Kristen is an Elementary School Library Media Specialist in the Chicago suburbs who loves reading. Why else would she be a librarian?
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