Sunday, July 13, 2014

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

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.


Persephone (Daughters of Zeus Book 1) by Kaitlin Bevis is a fantastic modern take on the Greek story of Persephone and Hades.  Persephone thinks she's your normal teenager despite some odd things lately.  When she finds out she is not human but a goddess, her whole world turns upside down. Fleeing to get some clarity on the situation she runs into Boreas the God of Winter who tries to abduct her. Hades appears in the nick of time and saves Persephone. When Hades kisses her to help get her to safety, Persophone's world is again changed for the second time.

What unfolds from there is a modern twist to this age old story. Hades isn't the person you expect from previous stories about him. In fact he is incredibly smart, caring, and handsome. As their relationship grows you can't help but love reading about these two. Of course there are obstacles along the way, Boreas is still after her and there are some twists that you don't see coming.  

Kaitlin Bevis really does a great job with her retelling of Perseohone and Hades' story. If you have some knowledge of Greek Mythology it's interesting to see how she puts her own unique spin on it. If you're not familiar this story, this book will lead you to Google looking for more information about these two. I personally can't wait to start the next book in the series to see where Bevis takes the story.
You'll definitely want to one-click Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis.

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