A week away from graduating college and all Hannah Summers has to do is make it across campus in high heels without falling over, turn in her senior thesis, and meet Carl, her very nice boyfriend, for dinner with his rather awful parents. A straightforward plan. What could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately for her, quite a bit. The Greek gods she'd studied in school are about to put a major wrinkle in her carefully crafted future. Though the Olympians are no longer worshiped, they are immortal and need to make their way in the modern world. Apollo, god of the Sun, meets a publicist who convinces him that the time is ripe for a comeback, complete with a marketing strategy for re-branding himself. All he needs is a descendant of Cassandra's. Much like her ancestor, Cassandra, Hannah's life is about to veer way off course, and the events that follow will challenge her ingenuity, her relationships, and possibly her life.....
|Publisher:||Illuminated Myth Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.84(d)|
About the Author
She went on to receive a Master's Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
She has lived for the last 18 years in Chelmsford, MA where she has raised two children. She has held many different jobs, done a wide array of volunteer work, and is involved in the life of her Episcopal church, All Saints'.
Though she has always been telling stories, she began writing them down only recently. Revealing Hannah The Greek Myths is a series of novels. Follow the adventures of Hannah Summers as she navigates her first years after college. Imagine trying to sort out work, life and love with the added complication of having your fate entwined with the Greek gods. Each book focuses on a particular myth and takes you on an entertaining trip down the labyrinthine path of Hannah's quest for a life of her own making...
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3.5 stars, rounding up to 4 "Revealing Hannah" stars one of Cassandra's descendants. Hannah is a senior in college, about to turn in her honors thesis and, hopefully, get engaged to her long-term boyfriend Carl. Hannah lets herself get pushed around a lot. She tries extremely hard to be reasonable and kind- to the point at which she is stomped all over and has no real friends- she's a "doormat" to everyone. And everyone gets along just fine with Hannah- except John aka "Mac." First year, they were arguing over a petition he was sending around, and Hannah has pretty much avoided him since. This busy day, she seems to be unable to get away from him. Unfortunately, the Greek gods have selected Hannah to be the recipient of a "gift"- part of their comeback plan designed by their publicity agent. As a descendent of Cassandra who no one would listen to, they plan to give Hannah the gift of having everyone listen to her. Sounds fun, right? Maybe not so much. In the midst of her crazy day, Hermes delivers the gift and Hannah finally stands up for herself- and things start getting pretty weird. Everyone follows her exhausted rant's advice and the world gets crazy. Hannah launches on a mission- with her enemy no less- to figure out what's going on and what the Greek gods have to do with it. Overall, it's a light-hearted and somewhat predictable book. It was longer than I think it needed to be, but that being said, some more information about the gods would have been helpful. It flips back and forth between Hannah and the Greek gods and their agents, giving lots of different perspectives. I think I would have just stuck with Hannah and added more background. It was a little weird with the gods being business-types out on Martha's Vineyard- very tongue in cheek. It was a funny book with a lot of attempts at humor- some of which landed and some which did not, but it was overall a pretty light and easy read with some good laughs. I needed to google some of the mythology points, because it's been a while since I read any of them and couldn't really remember the characters. It probably wasn't necessary but it definitely helped! I did like the relationship that was growing for Hannah- this was fun to read. It had some really great parts but overall was pretty lengthy and a little too long at parts (mainly the ones with the gods, I think). Overall, it was pretty fun and feels like a beachy read. Please note that I received this book through a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own.
This book is fantastic! Oh yeah, I received Revealing Hannah as a firstreads giveaway. There are a few typo's in this book, but I don't know if this is the finished product or not. It looks like the proofreader got so engrossed in the story they forgot to watch for mistakes. It happens. I like it for so many reasons. There is depth to the characters, they surprise me at times. They evolve and grow as the story progresses. The concept od gods behaving badly is one i've read before, but i've not read a story where (spoiler alert) gods from two different cultures mix it up. Anyone who has read my reviews knows I don't get all that excited by the "message" of the books I read. I know they all have them, but I prefer they not beat me over the head with preaching their message. Revealing Hannah works well for me in that respect. I'll let you read the book and find the message for yourself. There is intrigue, both political and psychological, unrequited love (lust), sexual tension, humor (lots of humor) and the lampooning of social convention. This book contains all of these elements, and more, without locking into any one of them as the main vehicle for telling the story. For me, at times the book is laugh out loud funny. At other times it is heartbreaking. It is great sci-fi fantasy. A true heroine-against-her-will fights gods, demons, social convention, boys, parents and herself to save the world. What more could you want? I almost forgot. What I like most about this book is... THE ENDING! So many books, especially serials tend to resolve the crisis and end the book. If your lucky you get a one or two paragraph epilogue. Not with Revealing Hannah, the author does a great job of getting the characters home and back into their real lives. As a reader, I feel this is truly finishing the story. Thank you Laura Fedolfi for giving me a satisfying conclusion. Intelligent, witty and fun. Read this book, you won't be sorry. Mike
I read this book in 2 days flat- once I started, I kept finding an excuse to keep reading. Smart, heartfelt and funny! The action propels the story forward and I found myself not only rooting for the main character, Hannah, but for many of the other characters as well! I am a Lee fan! This is the first in a series, and I can't wait for the next.