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Coils
by Barbara Ann Wright


Overview - Cressida loves Greek mythology, tales of gods and monsters, but she knows they aren't real no matter how awesome it would be to meet the beautiful women of myth. When her aunt June disappears, Cressida realizes the other members of her family aren't so rational.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Cressida loves Greek mythology, tales of gods and monsters, but she knows they aren't real no matter how awesome it would be to meet the beautiful women of myth. When her aunt June disappears, Cressida realizes the other members of her family aren't so rational. June's notes point to a possible entrance to the fabled Underworld before they cut off completely.
Following June's footsteps leads Cressida into a world she knew only as legend, a place of marvels and danger, where the living are highly prized by the dead. Desperate, Cressida turns to Medusa, a demigoddess who's been maligned by myth, but everything in the Underworld comes with a price. Medusa is more than willing to help find June, and all it will cost Cressida is one little murder.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781626395985
  • ISBN-10: 1626395985
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 312
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Romance - LGBT - Lesbian
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-10-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

Inserting modernity where tradition should hold prominence, Wright attempts and fails to construct a romance that appeals to both classics-lovers and fans of queer fiction. Mythological figure Medusa and bookish heroine Cressida embark on the underwhelming journey of saving Cressida's Aunt June from an influential Greek goddess in the Underworld. Almost immediately (and predictably), sparks fly between the leads; conflict arises as Medusa's plans to save her sisters from disappearance require her to fabricate lies to force Cressida to carry out Medusa's goal. The plot holds a glaze of promise, but it falls short due to the lack of personality and character development within the cast. The dialogue loses most of its substance during the building of sexual tension between Medusa and Cressida, all leading up to a disappointing release. Wright does introduce some amusing plot twists, but they are still easily anticipated. (Sept.)

 
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