Monday, September 14, 2015

Twisted Myths: 20 Classic Stories with a Dark and Dangerous Heart by Maura McHugh

McHugh takes some of the most savage myths from all cultures and retells them in this volume of short stories.  Greek, Norse, Aztec, Egyptian, Indian, and many other mythologies are represented here.  Although that gives the book some breadth, that will also likely make it less appealing to teens who primarily want Greek mythology.  Even Rick Riordan can't sell Egyptian mythology as well as the Greek.  Still, the stories are good and unusual with nice illustrations to help set the mood.