I've absolutely adored the author's A Thousand Ships and Pandora's Jar, especially her audiobook narration, so there was no doubt I was gonna read this book. But even when I got the ebook, I waited till I got the audio because I knew I had to listen to it. And I'm glad I waited.
This book is also very much told in the author's signature style - while it may be Medusa's story, we get many many POVs of gods and demigods and immortals and mortals and more, along with the author's ever present sarcastic humor which masks her anger at some of the proceedings. It makes for very entertaining reading, especially because I was also simultaneously listening to the audiobook and she is as always a very engaging narrator.
I really sympathized with Medusa and loved her relationship with her sisters but would have loved to see more of her POV, so that I could understand her feelings better. The disdain the gods feel for anyone who is not them is just hard to fathom and I can't say I liked any of them. Perseus and Athene are especially two I just couldn't stand because they could see nothing beyond themselves most of the time. And the author is again successful at highlighting how whoever the fault may lie with, it's ultimately the women who suffer, and they have no recourse. It's anger inducing and while the sufferings and conclusions of these women don't change in these retellings, it's still nice to put some blame on the actual people responsible and not the ones who didn't have any choice in the matter.
I'm conclusion, I'll definitely recommend this book if you enjoy Greek mythology retellings, but don't go in expecting only Medusa's story despite what it says on the cover. Audiobook will definitely make you appreciate it more because the author is a master at narration. And I'm already eager to see whose story the author will decide to tackle next.