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A Godly Book!


(2021) REVOLUTIONARY READERS

I am back at it with a new book blog!


This one I wrote in advance, with advancements such as writing things early so you have them when you need them. And because I pre-wrote this, I don't have to pull myself away from my constant crafting to churn out another one of this busters, in just a click of a button it's there. Hooray!


Now, we are not here to talk of my practices. We are here to discuss our new book; Go the Distance by Jen Calonita. So what are we waiting for? Let's jump in!



Megara did it. She won her freedom and won the guy, who just happens to be a literal god. Everything should be perfect, except for one little thing --that has Meg's perfect future crashing down--she is not a god. Banned from Mount Olympus and from Hercules, Meg only has one more choice left: Prove herself to Zeus and earn immortality.


Just like Hercules, Megara will have to complete a series of challenges, each one more difficult than the last. But her hardest challenge will be one of emotions; she must journey to Hades and rescue the wife of the ex-boyfriend who abandoned her. Accompanied by Pegasus and Phil, Meg will have to battle both the memories of the past and threats of the present to achieve her goals.


MY THOUGHTS


This isn't the first time I've reviewed a Disney Twisted Tales (TT) book. It's one of my favorite series, giving us a glimpse to what a different Disney world might be, or a continuation to our favorite films. I'm always exited when a new book comes out, and this one was no exception.


I've never been the biggest Hercules fan, I just didn't grow up with it. But this

book gave me a bigger connection with Megara, a character I thought was a bit lacking in the movie. I know a lot of people like her, so I know those people were peeing themselves when she got this whole book to herself. Even for someone who isn't a Hercules fan, I thought it was nice to see her take the stage and have her own arc.


However, as someone who is a Disney Villains fan, I was overjoyed with the portrayal of Hades. I think the author did a great job capturing the essence of what made Hades a great villain, and the inclusion of Persephone with him was a great addition.


I was always confused why Disney portrayed Hades as some devil-like great evil being, when in real Greek mythology he was just some spooky, moody dude. Having Persephone made him seem more like his accurate counterpart, and the "big evil guy" having feelings for the "small kind flower girl" is a funny dynamic.


To put it straight, I don't think I've ever been let down by the TT series. All of them are excellent, from how they explore darker themes to how they bring characters to life.


Maybe it was unfair of me even to make a blog, as I really have nothing but positive things to say.


I would recommend anyone who's ever loved a Disney movie to check out this series, and if you do, start with this one! There's something to love for everyone, and if I'm this impressed, I don't doubt you will be too.


Keep Reading! -Valkyrie



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