Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Review of Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis

Read for: Netgalley/ Requested Review
Synopsis: "Daughters of Zeus, Book One

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."
My Rating: I have been eyeing this book for a while.  I am a big fan of the Myths and Hades & Persephone are by far my favorite. I also enjoy when there is a modern twist on the myths.  This combines all of the things I really enjoy.  I had a little bit of a hard time getting into this book, Persephone just seemed a little too immature to me. She does act her age as set in the book but she just didn't really fit into the image I have in my mind of a modern day Persephone.  Once I got past that little snag, it was an enjoyable book. It progressed mostly how you would have expected and it stuck with the main elements of the myth. You are left with a pretty good cliffhanger and some huge open questions that will have you reaching for the next book in the series.
My Rating: It took me a bit to get into this book but then it was a fun read. It is a short read and can be read in a couple of sittings easily. I will definitely be reading the next two books, no question.  I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.


  1. I love this myth and though there's been a million retellings written, I can't get enough.

    1. This is definitely the best myth, I think my favorite retelling was by PC Cast, Goddess of Spring, she had some beautiful lines in that one about the souls.