Review // Medusa by Alessa Thorn

March 26, 2022

Medusa by Alessa Thorn

"You're blind?" Medusa asked curiously.
"You catch a strange man robbing you, and that's your only question?" he asked, his lips curving into a smile, making him go from coarsely handsome to ovary melting sexy in seconds.
Stop that! He's the enemy!

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Medusa by Alessa Thorn

Medusa by Alessa Thorn

Standalone - The Court of the Underworld #2
Release - April 23, 2020
Genre - Paranormal Romance / mythical Greek legends
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat Level - a few descriptive scenes / about 3.5 on the heat scale
Format/Source - borrowed through Kindle Unlimited
Length - 201 pages
Publisher - Thornstar Publishing Pty Ltd

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The most beautiful gorgon in legend. A blind thief with everything to lose...It's going to be a heist to remember.

If you like sexy thieves and vengeful goddesses, you'll enjoy this fast-paced instalment of 'The Court of the Underworld.'

Medusa rules her media empire from behind the safety of a thousand screens, and she has her own private sculpture garden of dumb ass humans that have tried to cross her.

Perseus's lousy day has gone from bad to worse. Trying to go legit after a career of thieving is hard in a city like Styx, but when his baby sister Dany is kidnapped by a gang demanding he does one last job for them, he's got no choice but to get back in the game.

To save Dany, he's going to have to break into Serpentine Tower and steal a necklace from Medusa, the only token in the world that protects its wearer against her deadly gaze.

Medusa doesn't like people touching her things, and she's got the perfect spot in her garden for a statue of a sexy thief.

MEDUSA is a modern re-telling of the Greek Gorgon Myth. It contains adult content, including violence, swearing, and steamy sex scenes.

My Two Cents

4 "The Princess and the Thief" stars

Okay, so that was such a sweet read and not at all what I expected from Medusa. I really enjoyed this!

Medusa, tech guru extraordinaire, was a true goddess. Yup, she's a gorgon and so much more. She and The Court of Styx, headed by Hades, have a war on their hands. A secret cult has unleashed deadly assaults to kill the gods. And Medusa is their latest intended victim.

Perseus is the greatest thief of all time. Nearly blind and brave, he was the latest tool of destruction to be used by Pithos. When he rejected their offer, he was given no choice after his sister was taken hostage. He was expected to take down Medusa and yet, he knew that he couldn't. He wouldn't. And what better way to get out of the task then to work with the very monster he was supposed to destroy?

All she could think about was how the cute criminal had tried to protect her.
Perseus had literally stepped in front of a gun, even though he had watched her take down the other attackers.
She didn't know if it made him adorably brave or incredibly stupid.

I absolutely loved the dynamic between Medusa and Perseus. They had that kind of instant connection that works so well in romance stories. They had such beautiful hearts and it was a joy to watch them find love with one another. Their interactions with each other and the family and friends around them were both hilariously amusing and heartwarming. I'm just really in love with all of these characters and I'm excited to get an in-depth perspective on each of them.

"I want you. I want you like I've wanted nothing else in my whole damn life. Not a perfect heist or a painting career or f--king anything,"

I do wonder if the person behind Pithos, the person trying to kill all of the monsters using a cult of disillusioned humans is actually a monster themselves. Wouldn't that be a kick in the nuts? Finding out their greatest enemy used to be one of their dearest friends or something? It's obviously building up to be someone they least expect.

I'm still so glad I found this author and this series and I've already got the next book loaded up. Hades is next!

About the Author

Alessa Thorn believes that all monsters and villains deserve their happy endings. She prefers her clothes black, eyeliner winged and books full of hot romance. She thinks heroes are boring, so her first series 'The Court of the Underworld' centers around dark gods, monsters and villains from her favorite Greek Myths.

Find out more about this author at


  1. ooh I love mythological fantasy romance and I haven't heard of this author. This one sounds so interesting though. Definitely want to read this one here.

    Glad you enjoyed it so much though.

    1. Thanks so much, Renee! 🌺
      I'm so glad I found this author :)

  2. I wasn't expecting you to say this one was sweet! That's funny, but cool. I'm still amazed Amazon recommended you a series you would love. I hope Hades turns out to be a winner as well.

    1. I think it was so sweet because the hero was such a sweetheart. Gosh, I'm a sucker for broken heroes, but all around good-hearted ones get me every time!


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