Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Real Housewives of Olympus is a take on all of those "real housewife" reality shows. Wait, perhaps it's a take on Desperate Housewives? They do live on Ambrosia Lane after all. The Greek myth twist was enough to get me reading. Nyx was enough to keep me going. Saranna DeWylde has great comedic pacing and a sharp pen indeed.
The dynamic of Persephone and Demeter was a bit twisted. It was just enough to make the two goddesses interesting, they really aren't in mythology itself, sorry to say. Ms. DeWylde really worked hard to contemporize the gods, a task which seems hard if near impossible for other other authors. Well researched and it shows without being terribly academic.
To be honest, I could have done with out the Zeus/Hera/Haedes love triangle. Zeus is just such a jerk, do we really need to see more? Although bizarre love triangle seems to appeal to a lot of other readers. Though it is quite a twist so that was fresh and wicked.
I wanted more of Nyx and her family. Miss DeWylde imagined Hypnos, a favorite god of mine, as gay. I wanted to see that! Nyx was a sassy mom I'd like to fuck for sure. She makes for lots of laughter. I recommend it and give it the muse stamp of approval. 3 and 1/2 out of 5 squees.