Book Review: My Song’s Curse (Duet of the Gods #1)

Title: My Song’s Curse

Author: Poppy Minnix

Pub. Date: August 31, 2020

Pages: 350

Pub: City Owl Press

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5


Ultimate control has its downside, especially when it comes to romance. But will it be enough to keep them together?

As a siren, Lula Aglaope can bend anyone to her will with the smallest whisper, but she’d give up her power for one meaningful, honest conversation.

She wants a normal life, like the open, true connections the humans seem to pull off with such little effort.

When she meets Alexiares, God of Warding off Wars, all thoughts of normalcy fly out the window. The beautiful demigod cannot be controlled! He’s frustrating, irresistible…and utterly off-limits.

Alex has watched Olympus slowly fall apart. The old gods continue their archaic control of the Universe, denying the progress of humans and other deities. But Alex has plans to repair the damage, and Lula is a major player.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Falling for her is the worst idea. And just when things move in the right direction, danger arises that no one expects, plunging the sirens into the deadly Olympian spotlight.

With Lula’s sisters missing, and a pile of broken laws surrounding them, will Alex and Lula change the Universe for the better or destroy it?


This will be a spoiler free review. I’m automatically obligated to love anything Greek Mythology and this is no exception. I loved this and it fit right in with the genre and types of books I’ve been inhaling recently – and I inhaled this one. You give me mythical beings, the Greek Pantheon and spice, and throw in a little chaos, drama and a Death God…I’m all in. No questions asked, I’m here for it.

Not to mention, if the Bat Boys from ACOTAR are your jam, then you’re gonna love Alex, Comus and Rath.

Also, Alex…I have a new book crush. Y’all, why can’t Gods/demigods be real, and why can’t one find his way to me and we can live out a cute little domestic life, where I’m his world. Why does that have to only be a plot in fiction?

Alex is a love with his whole being kind of guy, and omfg I’m sold.

And then there’s Lula and omfg I loved her too. She’s such a strong character. She has to be, right? As a siren she has to be incredibly careful and while she could give into her nature, she rises above it, uses it to do good. I loved the fact she uses her ability to reform terrible people – it’s lowkey hilarious. But while she’s this incredibly strong character who knows what she wants and can’t ever have it because of what she is – she also has these really tender and vulnerable elements. And a lot of those elements are the same ones that make her incredibly strong.

Her connection with Alex is so good, so satisfying and makes so much sense. I love them together. How sweet they are, how feisty and teasing. It’s a little “insta-lovey” but I’m not complaining – I love them so much together, and if shit hit’s the fan and something happens to break them apart, I will riot.

Their whole relationship was great and just so much fun to read. But I have a feeling it’s going to get worse, and things are going to break. I hope they don’t! But I have a feeling that the author is going to put them both through the wringer.

I also loved that Lula and Rath become like, best friends. I absolutely loved that scene between the two of them and the aftermath when Alex and Comus walk in on them being goofs. It was so wholesome.

The take on the Greek Pantheon in this book is also so good – and honestly different than anything I can think of. Not so much that the gods are stuck in the old ways, but the idea that each new generation of gods are brighter, smarter, more powerful…

I’m always down for fresh takes on Greek Mythology and this does that. I also really enjoyed that as Lula learns more about what she is, that historical events come to light – the fact that Comus is a bit of a history buff is so great – and that he’s able to piece things together…I love it.

I can’t wait for the second book to find out what happens next. With the way this one ended, I need to know. I want to know. I want to know what part Lula is going to play in the scheme of things. I think there are things that her sisters haven’t told her, and I think things are going to get so much worse for everyone. Olympus is on the precipice of change, it’s only a matter of time. I also can’t wait to see more cute moments between Alex and Lula, as well as their whole group. They just adopted her, and she adopted them and I love it.  

I definitely recommend picking this book up if you haven’t already.

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