Go the Distance: A Twisted Tale by Jen Calonita

Author: Jen Calonita

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Pages: 336

Source: E-ARC / NetGalley

Released: April 6, 2021

Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indigo Canada | Book Depository

Rate: 4/5

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What if Meg had to become a god?

After Hercules proves he’s a true hero and regains his godship, all seems right in the world. That is, until Zeus tells Meg that she can’t be with Hercules because she’s, well, mortal. Luckily, Hera has a solution, offering Meg a chance to prove herself worthy of a spot on Mt. Olympus–as a god. All Meg has to do is complete a mysterious quest.

The mission? Oh, just to rescue her ex’s current wife from the Underworld. The ex-boyfriend she saved by selling her soul to Hades. The ex-boyfriend who immediately moved on to someone else while she was stuck in the Underworld. Can Meg put her past behind her and use her quick-wit to defeat monsters and gods alike, including the nefarious Hades? Will she finally figure out her place and contribution to the world? Or will her fear of commitment have her running away from an eternity of godhood with Herc?

Written by the author of Mirror, Mirror and Conceal, Don’t Feel, Jen Calonita’s latest twist is sure to delight and surprise. 

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Thanks to Disney-Hyperion and NetGalley for giving me the chance to read and review this E-ARC.

Go The Distance is a fun and quick read! Megara is one of my favourite characters from the Disney movie Hercules. This novel focuses on Megara and her story after the events of the Hercules movie. I thought Jen Calonita’s writing flowed nicely throughout the book. Go the Distance was easy to read, and it was a fast-paced novel. This book kept me entertained while making me ponder how it would wrap up at the end. 

I loved seeing all the familiar characters from the Disney movie while also meeting new faces. My favourites, other than Meg, were Hades and Phil. I enjoyed Meg’s character development throughout the events of Go The Distance. I related heavily to Meg’s character and her weaknesses. I felt the traits she was strengthening were skills that I need to work on myself. 

My only personal critique is that I wanted more Hercules. I felt his absence was noticeable in this book. I wanted more scenes and romance between Meg and Hercules. 

Overall, Go The Distance was a fun and quick read. It is a perfect add-on for fans of Disney’s Hercules movie. It will allow readers to reacquaint with familiar characters while also meeting brand new ones. If you’re a fan of Hercules, then I recommend checking out this book.

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