Goodreads Book Description: Some vows can never be broken.
Persephone thought she could go back to her normal life after returning from the Underworld. She was wrong. The
goddess Aphrodite is born among the waves with more charm than she can
control. Zeus is stalking Persephone and her loved ones, and Thanatos is
no longer content with Persephone’s silence.
He wants her soul.
can’t tell anyone about Thanatos’ betrayal, and it drives a wedge
between her and Hades. Her mother is still keeping secrets, and
Melissa’s jealousy of Aphrodite threatens to tear their friendship
Alone, Persephone turns to a human boy for comfort. But will their relationship put him in danger?
must be made, and Persephone must choose between her human life and her
responsibilities as a goddess. If she doesn’t, she could lose them
But will either life be worth choosing once Zeus is through with her?
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I was given this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
was thrilled to be given the second installment in the Persephone
trilogy, as I absolutely loved the first book for the terrific, quirky
characters, plays on mythology, and wonderful plots twists. I wasn't let
down by the sequel. We start back off where we left off in Persephone,
with a really big reveal (which I won't talk about to not spoil people).
We get more of smoky, sexy, Hades (can always get more of him!) and a
slinky, evil mastermind (again, which I will not name). But Persephone
is bound by a promise, and she cannot reveal this evil to her husband.
Not to mention, she's still a teenaged girl and has to navigate mortal
things such as high school and jealous friends, and whoa, Aphrodite!
Persephone's also personally under attack for unknown reasons, and we
figure out a lot more of why in this installment.
strengths of the first novel remain. I don't have fictional crushes
often, but I have to say, Hades is one sexy man. I do like that Bevis
talks about the issues of him being WAY older and having more
relationships (you may have more than one squick moment as I did reading
about some of this) than Persephone ever has. I love that Persephone
would actually communicate with her husband if she COULD, which is
always my big beef when two young people could have staved off very
tragic consequences if they just sat in the same room for half an hour
and talked to each other.
As usual, I have one issue with this
book. And that is, I still don't get the combination of people knowing
about the Greek myths, but not really knowing about the Greek myths. I
mean, Persephone seems to understand the allusions to Orpheus, Demeter,
Hades, and her own name, so why was the creation of Aphrodite such a
Overall, a terrific addition to the series, and I can't wait to see the final chapter of this great trilogy!
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