REVIEW by CC: Medusa, A Love Story (Love of Olympus #1) by Sasha Summers (@sashawrites, @RestlessReader)

It’s said love can change a person. Medusa wasn’t always a monster…

Medusa is ruled by duty, to her Titan father and the Goddess Athena. She’s no room for the tenderness her warrior guard, Ariston, stirs. When Olympus frees her from service, her heart leads her into the arms of the guard she loves… and curses her as the creature with serpent locks.

Ariston goes to war with a full heart… and dreadful foreboding. He learns too late of the danger Medusa faces, alone, and a Persian blade sends him into the Underworld. But death, curses, nor the wrath of the Gods will keep him from returning to her.

Poseidon will use Greece’s war to get what he wants: Medusa. He does not care that she belongs to another. He does not care that she will be damned. He is a God, an Olympian, and she will be his.


Upon starting Medusa, A Love Story I had high expectations for whether or not this would be a great mythological story as I’ve read many before that failed to impress. It only took a few pages in to realize it would not be the latter but one of the very best stories that I have ever read. Compelled from the start I flew through it with a reading speed I didn’t think I was capable of. Sasha Summers encompasses mythology and presents it anew through the eyes of Medusa, a woman cursed with serpents locks and looks that could turn a man to stone. You get to learn and understand Medusa’s story and see how she became known for her unpleasant appearance as well as her infamous curse. Showing that she wasn’t always a monster but a lovely and beautiful woman who’d fallen for a man the gods did not approve of.

This book takes you on a roller coaster chalk full of emotion that will make you both happy and at times teary-eyed. The writing is exceptional and really pulls you into the story as only gifted words can do. While keeping to the original tale of Medusa this also expands on it and turns it into something completely unique and different. The story is enchanting as the complexly layered plot can attest to. Even though many gods and characters are introduced you will find it easy to absorb all the information. I can promise that readers will be gripped by this tragically beautiful love story!

Medusa is priestess to the Goddess Athena serving her loyally for most of her life until she begins to question her duty for love. Being with any man during her service of the deity would be immediately punishable but she falls for a man regardless. Ariston is a warrior at heart but when Medusa enters the equation he’s willing to do anything for her to make her his. But a god is determined on keeping them apart and having Medusa all for himself therefore creating chaos to obtain her. As Medusa falls prey to love she is also cursed by it. Can the great Ariston save her and himself from damnation by the gods hands or will their love prevail and give hope to those who would champion it?

All fans of mythology should have no problem finding this tale irresistible and fantastic.
The quality of this story rivals that of many of the most finest and talented authors. Sasha Summers delivers mythology like you’ve never seen it before. She breathes life into this Greek tale and makes you feel every one of the character’s emotions. Summers paints Medusa in a whole new light one that will forever change your opinion of her irrevocably. I can easily find myself reading this book many more times and not tiring of it for it’s that good! Medusa, A Love Story is a rarity amongst mythological reads – one that should be shared for its astounding beguilement. I’d recommend this book to anyone looking for a mind-blowing love story with extraordinary writing. Even non mythology fans should have no trouble enjoying this exquisitely penned mythological retelling!



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  1. Hi! I totally agreeing with your entire review! I’m a fan of Mythology and I loved everything Sasha have been include in her story, it’s sounds like the real myth and much better! (love her way better than the original!)

  2. Thank you SO much for the beautiful review! I fell in love with Ariston and Medusa – it fills me with glee to hear that others feel the same! THANK YOU for your time and thoughts – they mean so very much!

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