Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review: Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis (Daughters of Zeus #1)

Published: July 6th, 2012 by Musa Publishing
Source: Provided to be by the author for review
Format: eBook
Grade rate: B

There are worse things than death, worse people too The “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 her life.

My Review

When Ms. Bevis approached me with the offer to review Persephone, I jumped at the chance.  I was in the midst of reading the last book in the beloved Goddess Test series and I was in a Greek mythology high :)  Persephone did not disappoint.

I liked Persephone a lot.  Even though it took her a little bit to get acclimated to her status as goddess, she tried her best and did fairly well.  I don’t quite understand why her mother kept all of it a secret or how Persephone is Zeus’ daughter if he is supposed to be dead, but I hope to find out as the series progresses.  Persephone is loyal, loving, very young and yet to come to her full powers.  She makes some not-so-good decisions, but everything works out at the end.

I love Hades!  He is used to spend millennia by himself, but he quickly falls for the brave and innocent Persephone and wish them the best (hopefully to come :)  Hades is loyal, very powerful; he cares for his work and for his friends and family. Did I mentioned that he is very protective and way hot?

Other notable characters are Cassandra, Charon, Helen and Thanatos.  The characterization is one of the things I like most about the book.  The writing is good, easy to read and it flows nicely.  The story is a modern take on Pherephone and Hades story, but with all modern conveniences and with a more willing couple I suppose.

I liked Persephone so well that I already purchased Daughter of Earth and Sky, book two in the series, and I can’t wait to get started. 

Here are some quotes for you:

"I'd never seen anyone that looked like him.  Movie stars, models, they paled in comparison, and as terrified as I was that I'd died, I couldn't seem to look away from him" - Persephone when she first saw Hades

"I've been around since the beginning of time, and I've never been afraid until I met you" - Hades 

"You'll find your own way. Violence isn't in your nature. You're..." He sighed, glancing up at the ceiling as he searched for the right words. "You're light." - Hades

About the cover:  It’s gorgeous, right?  It’s what made me decide to read the book (besides the blurb).

Have you read this book?  Do you like mythology? What is your favorite myth?  

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of this one, but I'm with you - I love Greek mythology. When I get into one, I want to read a dozen more to get more perspectives. Sounds like I'll enjoy Persephone! Thanks, Liza!


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