Friday, October 2, 2015

Balancing Act by Angie Barry

I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this short story. The author did a wonderful job giving me a feel for the relationship between Narcissus and Adonis in a very short space of time, and without any info dumping or awkward exposition. I really felt for Adonis, and could relate to his complicated feelings for Narcissus. I appreciated that Narcissus was just as conflicted, deep down, and that he wasn't as simple as he first appeared to be. I think seeing things from both characters perspectives let me understand both of them, and how they came to this point. In the end I think it was Ganymede that was my favorite, and that's all I'm going to say about that. The resolution was well done, and I liked how things worked out between the three men. It was fitting, and it made me smile. I loved the modern feeling to the mythological characters. I loved that, even thought there were times that this story could have been overtaken by angst, it never was. The characters had fears, doubts, angers, but, in the end, it was a bright, and hopeful story. Not an explicit story, but I don't think it would have worked in this story. Overall a fun, short read.


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