Medusa (The Myth of Monsters #1) (Hardcover)

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"You won’t be able to stop turning pages . . . it is so stinking good!” —Colby Sharp, author of The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection

From National Book Award finalist Katherine Marsh: Percy Jackson meets Wednesday Addams in this fantastical adventure about Ava, who attends a boarding school for the descendants of Greek monsters and uncovers a terrible secret that could change the world forever.

Ava Baldwin has always tried to keep her anger in check, just like her mom taught her. But when know-it-all classmate Owen King tries to speak over her yet again, Ava explodes . . . and Owen freezes, becoming totally unresponsive.

Although Owen recovers, Ava's parents whisk her off to her mother’s alma mater, the Accademia del Forte, a mysterious international boarding school in Venice. There, Ava and her brother, Jax, discover that the Olympian gods founded the Accademia to teach the descendants of mythological monsters how to control their emotions and their powers and become functioning, well-adjusted members of society.

But not everything at the Accademia is as it seems. After her friend Fia is almost expelled for challenging a teacher, Ava realizes the school is hiding a dangerous secret. To uncover the truth, Ava and her new friends embark on an adventure that could change the way they view history, mythology—and themselves—forever…or end their lives. 

Praise for Medusa

  • "I'm in love with this book. Like the best Pixar movies, Katherine Marsh's Medusa is full of layers." —Jennifer La Garde, The Adventures of Library Girl!
  • "Here is a novel that casts young people as agents of that change, while acknowledging the risks they face when adults, or a pack of patriarchal gods, lie in wait to silence those who speak truth to power. In this feminist retelling, girls take the lead while boys support and trust them." —The New York Times
  • "Sound the sirens! Katherine Marsh has gifted us with the Greek mythology series we didn't know we were missing!" —Melissa LaSalle, The Book Mommy and What to Read to Your Kids
  • "A unique and distinctly feminist fantasy series launch set in a contemporary world." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • "A fast-paced adventure offering a fresh, feminist take on popular themes." —Kirkus Reviews
  • "A story flipping traditional mythology and the voices telling them on their head starring a resourceful, brave ­Gorgon. Suggested where mythology stories are popular.” —School Library Journal
  • One of Kirkus's most anticipated books of 2024!

About the Author


Katherine Marsh is the author of Medusa: The Myth of Monsters, a Kirkus Most Anticipated Book of 2024 and Amazon Editors' Pick; The Lost Year, a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Jane Addams and Golden Kite Awards; Nowhere Boy, winner of the Middle East Book Award; The Night Tourist, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery; as well as other books for middle grade readers. A former journalist and managing editor of the New Republic, Katherine lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, two children, three cats, a rabbit, and an assortment of exotic pets.

Praise For…


"It’s a treat to encounter a fearless heroine in Katherine Marsh’s Medusa. Here is a novel that casts young people as agents of that change, while acknowledging the risks they face when adults, or a pack of patriarchal gods, lie in wait to silence those who speak truth to power. In this feminist retelling, girls take the lead while boys support and trust them." — The New York Times Book Review

"A unique and distinctly feminist fantasy series launch set in a contemporary world. Marsh evokes powerful analogies about how girls and women can be taught to fear the world and themselves via a take-charge, intelligent heroine and her compassionate first-person voice." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A fast-paced adventure offering a fresh, feminist take on popular themes." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063303744
ISBN-10: 0063303744
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: The Myth of Monsters