Saturday, May 16, 2015

REVIEW: Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis

Received a copy from Net Galley for an honest review. Book one of the Daughters of Zeus.

Book Blurb: One day Persephone is an ordinary high school senior working at her mom’s flower shop in Athens, Georgia. The next she’s fighting off Boreas, the brutal god of Winter, and learning that she’s a bonafide goddess—a rare daughter of the now-dead Zeus. Her goddess mom whisks her off to the Underworld to hide until Spring.
    There she finds herself under the protection of handsome Hades, the god of the dead, and she’s automatically married to him. It’s the only way he can keep her safe. Older, wiser, and far more powerful than she, Hades isn’t interested in becoming her lover, at least not anytime soon. But every time he rescues her from another of Zeus’s schemes, they fall in love a little more. Will Hades ever admit his feelings for her?

    Can she escape the grasp of her powerful dad’s minions? The Underworld is a very cool place, but is it worth giving up her life in the realm of the living? Her goddess powers are developing some serious, kick-butt potential. She’s going to fight back.

The Review: I've read this book before and really enjoyed it. The premise is that this a modern take on the myth of Persephone. Sixteen year old Kora is living the life of a normal girl when out of the blue she is attacked by the winter god Boreas. Hades, the god of the underworld saves her and makes her his queen. She begins training to be able to defend herself and to control her awakening powers. Along the way Hades and Persephone begin to fall in love.

I will say that I did enjoy this book. And I will pick up the other two books in the series.



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