{Review+Giveaway} Mything You by Greta Buckle

April 17, 2013 Uncategorized 4 ★★★★

Mything You by Greta Buckle
Pages: 242
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 2012-10-01
Genres: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Fiction
Source: ecopy from Author

 Welcome to my stop on the Mything You blog tour!
I have a review and giveaway for you today 🙂
Series: Heroes of Greece #1
Age Group: New Adult
Publisher: Self Published 
Format: Ebook, Paperback
Source: ecopy from Author 
Length: 242 pages
Book Description:
He wasn’t looking for love. He only wanted to prove he was worthy of being a king’s son.
Adventurer Theseus had dreamed of meeting his father, King Aegeus. As Theseus journeys to Athens, he meets his match in strength along the way. But is it the will of a beautiful young princess that puts this strong young man finally at his mercy? Or will he be able to conquer the princess’s heart?
She had settled for a life of unhappiness and believed a man who would love her for herself was only in her dreams.
Princess Ari has followed her father’s dictates all her life. On her way to meet her bridegroom, she is attacked. Saved by a handsome adventurer, Theseus, she tempts fate and follows him on his journey to Athens. Being with Theseus opens up a whole new world of opportunity for her. But will she allow her heart or loyal duty choose her life for her?
You all know by now how much I love mythology. I took all of the mythology courses my college offered and I have read the myths on my own, so I really enjoy reading interpretations and retellings of classic myths. Mything You is a retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur. And it is really well done. But what I really liked about it was that Greta Buckle very masterfully worked other myths into the story. I loved that, and it worked so well. The story of Mything You is well written and well told. If you like mythology, or even if you don’t like mythology you should read this book.

Theseus and Ari are the main characters of the story and I thought they were adorable! I couldn’t get enough of them. Ari is a spitfire. I loved how independent she is. It’s a trait that you didn’t see all that much in some myths. I loved how Greta portrayed her. It worked really well with the story. Normally when books have a hero and heroine, I am more drawn to the hero. But here Ari was so well done and so darn likeable that I ended up liking her more! Don’t get me wrong, Theseus is a great hero and I really enjoyed him as well but there is just something about how strong Ari was that I gravitated towards.

Mything You is a very quick read. I gave myself a “quick study break” to start reading this book, and I got so wrapped up in the book and I ended up reading it in one shot. There was always something going on that made me need to turn the next page. Lot’s of action and conflicts and romance to keep me wanting more and more. Mything you is a mythology re-telling done right! I loved how true it was to the back story of the classic myths, but in a modern and completely relate able way. I was really impressed with Greta’s writing style. I thought it was engaging and really interesting.

4/5 Gavels
Victoria Pinder also writing under Greta Buckle grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun. She’s worked in engineering, then became a lawyer. After realizing she hates clients, she became a high school teacher. Teaching is fun, but writing is a passion. She wrote one hundred and one fan fiction stories online before deciding to transition into writing her own stories. Never ask her to republish her fan stories from age eleven- horribly written stories of princesses. Victoria dreams of writing professionally, where her barista can make her coffee and a walk on the beach, can motivate her tales. Theseus story came to her when she was a freshman in high school as her English teacher, the nun, told her how life was hard and tragedy teaches lessons. The sci fi stories come from years of Star Trek and Star Wars fandom. Victoria’s love of writing has kept her centered and focused. How is she crazy? The voices in her head are characters in novels and she’s not insane.


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4 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Mything You by Greta Buckle”

  1. Peggy Hopkins

    Life has a way of keeping things stirred up, when you think you know how things are going to be is a sure sign that things are going to get shook up.

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