Review: Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer

Aphrodite Made Me Do It

Title: Aphrodite Made Me Do It
Author: Trista Mateer
Genre: Poetry, Art
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
Date published: October 1st, 2019
Format: eBook
Page Count: 224

Rating: 4/5

Bestselling and award-winning author Trista Mateer takes an imaginative approach to self-care in this new poetry and prose collection, Aphrodite Made Me Do It. In this empowering retelling, she uses the mythology of the goddess to weave a common thread through the past and present. By the end of this book, Aphrodite make you believe in the possibility of your own healing.


*Thank you Central Avenue Publishing and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I had such a pleasure while reading this. This book is a poetry collection of a dialogue between the author and Aphrodite.

“I belong to no one. They never wrote that part down.”

The collection focuses a lot on empowering woman, but does it in such an interesting ways using gods and goddesses and stories that we are so familiar with in Greek mythology.

The mix-media illustrations were such a perfect addition to the poems. I really enjoyed looking at Malteer’s collages of magazine pages and drawings, which added a modern twist to the retellings of the old Greek myths and legends.

If you’re a fan of Amanda Lovelace and a lover of Greek Mythology, you should definitely check this out!


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