Helen and Troy head out on a road trip. Just your average all-American boy (nearly perfect in every way) and your awkward teenage girl (who is a minotaur) along with a three-legged dog embarking on a mission from an ancient god. Helen is worried because she will be so embarrassed to shed in Troy’s classic car or rip the roof with her horns and she can’t get cute shoes that fit her hooves to save her life! Troy is ever optimistic that all will work out in the end. He doesn’t know about the badass orc bikers on their trail. Or the various challenges they will face at every stop. You know, like a Cyclops and an enchanted Mystery Cottage. Fun as usual from one of my favorite authors. Guaranteed to bring a laugh or two or more!
-Linda— From Linda's Latest List
"It's a guilty pleasure without guilt, and simply a blast to read."
-The A.V. Club on The Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain
"Abundant, zany humor."
-Publishers Weekly on Monster
"Divine Misfortune reads like a mash-up of Neil Gaiman, Monty Python, and a sugar-bombed nine-year old."
"Divine Misfortune is a light and wonderful read from start to finish."
"Sweetly charming, gleefully entertaining tale of two teens traveling across the country, one mythic encounter at a time... Martinez is a master at making the fantastic so mundane it's fantastic again."
"Another winner with the zany adventures of a pair of intelligent, out-of-the-ordinary young adults in a world where humans and mythic creatures coexist. Martinez's full-blown comic talent places him in a category with Piers Anthony and Terry Pratchett as a master of comedic fantasy."