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#ARCReview Deranged (Twisted Myth #1) by Monica Corwin

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Title: Deranged

Series: Twisted Myth #1, Standalone

Author: Monica Corwin

Genre: Hades and Persephone Retelling

Release Date: 19 May 2020



Since I was old enough to understand I knew I was worthless. A girl child when my powerful politician of a mother prayed for a boy. Someone to mold in her image. I stayed out of her way, until I couldn’t, and she made me regret every stumble, every misstep, every breath.

Like clockwork, she paid off doctors to drag me into a mental hospital at her most crucial career moments. I rotted behind cinderblock walls for six months at a time. It became my life…until I met him.

Ash. A one night stand in the back seat of his car turns into my only solace while locked away. He pretends I’m just another patient, until I force him to see me…the woman…Kory…someone who needs him more than anyone else.

My mother is a monster. I’m nothing more than a pawn. But Ash…he’s my salvation.

Hades and Persephone like you’ve never seen them. This is magic, this is menace, this is myth…with a dark twist.


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4 Stars

ARC Source: Author via Candi Kane PR

Monica Corwin is a new to me author. When I read the synopsis of the book, I couldn’t pass it up. Retellings are kind of a trend right now, and I haven’t read a Hades/Persephone one until this one! “Deranged” was the perfect story to get introduced to the author’s work. Since I’m a Greek myself, I was curious to see how the author would spin the myth into modern life!!

“If I imprison my body, she won’t lock up my soul.”

Kory’s life is a series of hospitalizations. Her mother has been admitting her every 6 months in order to keep her out of the spotilight. Her being a Senator, all she wants is to bury any scandal and keep her daughter away. The night before her next imprisonment, she meets a man and decides to close her night with a bang. It turns out that the man she slept him is her new doctor, Ash.

Ash took an oath to help and protect his patients. His mission is to try and make them better, so when Kory is admitted at the new clinc he’s working, his first urge is to help her. Even though she is his patient he can’t seem to keep his feelings platonic, especially after their hot night together. Soon he’ll find out that there’s more to Kory’s life and he’ll have to decide if he’s ready to fight for her.

“No one had ever believed me. No one had ever believed in me. Not until him.”

“Deranged” was a relatively fast read. It has the right amount of sexiness with a dark theme to wrap everything up. I hated Kory’s mother from the start, and I couldn’t fathom how she could treat her daughter like that. Ash and Kory’s chemistry is undeniable. Get ready for a wild ride out from the underworld!! I’m looking forward to the next stories!!!



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Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters…lots and lots of typewriters.

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Until next time..Demetra xx

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