I'm very excited to introduce this book and a new, promising author-- Kaitlin Bevis! In the next few days, I'll be posting a review of Persephone's sequel AND an author interview, so stay posted!
Goodreads Book Description: There are worse things than death, worse people too.
“talk” was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they’re a
goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost
her mind. It isn’t until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her
that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her,
and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her
as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite
her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the
living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
My Review: I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
by Kaitlin Bevis is one of the most refreshing indie books that I've
read in a while. It stars Persephone, unsurprisingly, who believes that
she is just any other 16 year old girl until she finds out that she is
actually a goddess! If you have read Greek myths at all, you will
recognize characters from Hades to Charon. My favorites include
Thanathos, Cassandra, and Helen. Persephone gets attacked by a fellow
with wintery powers, and gets rescued by Hades. She wakes up in the
Underworld. What happens next is terrific with some great twists that I
definitely didn't see coming.
I absolutely loved this gem of a
book. What totally sealed the deal was Persephone herself. She is a
terrific protagonist-- sweet but at the same time smart and witty. Bevis
definitely has a turn of phrase. I laughed out loud at certain parts
(especially at a particular exchange at dinner between Charon and
Hades). Then near the end, when I was worried things would end up
disappointing, Bevis makes some really great plot decisions, and cinched
the elusive five stars from me.
Minor spoiler: The only part I
was slightly dubious about was a scene where Persephone is imagining a
new wardrobe (she thinks it, and it appears as she sees in her mind).
While I love that idea, I just see so many pitfalls with it-- wouldn't
you imagine yourself naked in some inopportune moment just because you
were trying NOT to think it?
Overall, a witty, cleverly written
ode to Greek myths with a terrific protagonist. I can't wait to see what
Persephone has in store!
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