Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Review: Revealing Hannah - The Myth of Cassandra (Revealing Hannah #1) by Laura Fedolfi

Author: Laura Fedolfi
25354012Publisher: Illuminated Myth Publishing
Publication Date: April 12th 2015
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)
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Summary:

A week away from graduating and all Hannah Summers has to do is make it across campus in high heels without falling over, turn in her senior thesis, and meet Carl, her very nice boyfriend, for dinner with his rather awful parents. A straightforward plan. What could possibly go wrong?
Unfortunately for her, quite a bit. The Greek gods she’d studied in school are about to put a major wrinkle in her carefully crafted future. Though the Olympians are no longer worshiped, they are immortal and need to make their way in the modern world. Apollo, god of the Sun, meets a publicist who convinces him that the time is ripe for a comeback, complete with a marketing strategy for re-branding himself. All he needs is a descendant of Cassandra’s.
Much like her ancestor, Cassandra, Hannah’s life is about to veer way off course, and the events that follow will challenge her ingenuity, her relationships, and possibly her life….. - Goodreads
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*The publisher provided this book in exchange for an honest review through NetGalley.*
Hannah Summers is a week away from graduating and, all she has to do is to make it acroos campus in a tight dress and high heels, in order to deliver her senior thesis and after she has to meet Carl, her nice boyfriend, and his not so nice parents. What could possibly go wrong with such a simple plan?
All goes wrong when she mysteriously oversleeps. The Greek gods she has been studying in school are about to distroy the life she's taken until this point.
Even if the Olympians are no longer worshiped they are immortal and need to blend into the modern world, though they wouldn't mind being worshipped again. So Apollo, god of the Sun, hires a publicist whose sole objective is to help the Olympians make a comeback, all he needs is a descendent of Cassandra to make amends.
Like her ancestor's life, Hannah's life is about to take an major turn, and the events that follow will change her deeply, along with her relationships and maybe her life.
Fist of all, I have to admit that I've never saw a characther change so much as in this story. It's not like Hannah has many layers that we need to peel in order to know her, it's like she's a vanilla muffin with a chocolate center, totally unespected and different! I'm not going to disclose too much about her in this review since then you'd miss the beauty and the surprise of watching her change unexpectably.
The Olympians are portrayed as liars and not trustworthy people, what is actually very correct, according to the egotystical portrayals that remain in our days. Apollo is a piece of work, Hera is the major house-wife and Zeus fell in love with brownies!
In such a funny and brilliant plot you get to see what the Olympians are framing these days and how that impacts into an introvert's life, in this case Hannah.
Make way for this brilliant book and, if you like comedies that are also serious and evolve Greek Myths, you'll fall in love with this book. This is a great summer or school break read, it helps you to relax and enjoy wath you're reading while you have fun!

The Myth of Cassandra
Cassandra, also known as Alexandra or Kassandra, was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy.
A common version of her story is that, in an effort to seduce her, Apollo gave her the power of prophecy—but when she refused him, he spat into her mouth to inflict a curse that nobody would ever believe her prophecies.
(in Wikipedia)

1 comment:

  1. This sounds pretty interesting. I like Greek mythology. I can never remember anything, but it's enjoyable nonetheless.:)

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