ARC Review: Bull by David Elliott

30969875Bull by David Elliott

Expected publication: March 28th 2017

Minos thought he could
Pull a fast one
On me,
Poseidon!
God of the Sea!
But I’m the last one
On whom you
Should try such a thing.
The nerve of that guy.
The balls. The audacity.
I AM THE OCEAN!
I got capacity!
Depths! Darkness! Delphic power!
So his sweet little plan
Went big-time sour
And his wife had a son
Born with horns and a muzzle
Who ended up
In an underground puzzle.
What is it with you mortals?
You just can’t seem to learn:
If you play with fire, babies,
You’re gonna get burned.

Much like Lin-Manuel Miranda did in Hamilton, the New York Times best-selling author David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur for a new generation. A rough, rowdy, and darkly comedic young adult retelling in verse, Bull will have readers reevaluating one of mythology’s most infamous monsters.

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I received an advance readers copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but I absolutely loved it. I loved the concept and Greek mythology and most of all, I loved Poseidon. I thought he was so hilarious and he reminded me of Deadpool with his sass and snark.
I haven’t read a lot of books in verse so I can’t confidently say this book is really well written but I personally thought it was great.
The humor in this book is more on the dark side so if you’re not into that, you might not enjoy this book as much as I did.
Overall, I loved this book and read it in one sitting. I laughed a lot and I loved the modernization of Greek mythology.

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