Monday, September 25, 2017

Girl: Repurposed by Meaghan Curley

Girl: Repurposed
by Meaghan Curley

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Cosmic Teapot Publishing (September 28, 2017)
Publication Date: September 28, 2017
Genre: Humor | Satire
Print Length: 266 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Tranquila Obiit is smart enough to save a stranger’s life. But when Tran’s salty, daytime-television-addicted grandmother tricks her into selling her soul to Hades, dodging near-death experiences becomes a daily ritual.

Now, as an employee of the Underworld, Tranquila seeks out her purpose in life while pet-sitting a three-headed dog that is hell-bent on destroying her.

She’s not alone. None of the Gods are any better off: Hades is battling negative Hollywood stereotypes. Persephone is trying to overcome her jealousy issues. Most importantly, Hera is trying to gain control of a domain that isn’t hers. Will their insanity be Tranquila’s demise?

Girl: Repurposed is a refreshing satire on the American Dream that’ll keep readers laughing all the way to the Underworld.  

 Girl: Repurposed by Meaghan Curley

Girl: RepurposedNo good deed goes unpunished and Tranquila Obiit learned that the hard way when she was tethered under house arrest and bored out of her mind. With her cranky and acidic grandmother for company, it’s no wonder Tranquila wonders about life and where hers is or rather isn’t going. Who knew her less than warm and fuzzy grandmother would actually send her to Hell and trick her into selling her soul to Hades, himself or that she would find that elusive purpose in life she has been searching for? Oh yes, and a job, too, dog sitting. Hang on tight, we are headed for one hell of a ride in Meaghan Curley ‘s GIRL:REPURPOSED, proving that yes, even humans can be repurposed, not just last year’s scarf.

From that first ride down the River Styx to the last page, I laughed, I shook my head at some of the absurdity and I grew to appreciate that as messed up as humans can be, the gods are even crazier. All is not fun and mythological games though, because Tranquila is an amazing character who just may find that elusive purpose she has been looking for to channel her future into something with meaning!

Meet Hades and discover his likes and dislikes, his weaknesses and even a side that is kind of squishy soft! Dump in some cameo roles by historical figures and squeeze out some un-god like drama from the gods and trust me, this is NOT that dry Mythology class we all sat through. From the randy Zeus to the unpleasant Hera, to the shocking history of Tranquila’s grandmother, Meaghan Curley’s rapier wit, rapid-fire action and keen sense of comedic timing makes one want to add a BRIEF trip to the Underworld to that bucket list of places to visit. Not sure about that? Then I highly recommend GIRL: REPURPOSED as a fabulously humorous and much safer alternative! Satire at its best, as we experience the funhouse mirror version of life in a fabulously well-written tale.

I received this copy from Meaghan Curley!

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