Series: Daughters of Zeus #1
Publisher: BelleBooks Publishing
Publication Date: April 24, 2015
Source: From the Author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way has altered my opinion or the review.
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.
I love books about mythology, especially Persephone - maybe it is because her name sounds like mine (Stephanie). Either way I was asked to read this book a while ago and it slipped through the cracks and I am finally getting to it - I loved it.
This is your typical mythology story though - a child of a god, god gets pissed off and or tries to kidnap/kill/ whatever their offspring. In this case, there is another god that needs this particular daughter of Zeus and will stop at nothing to get her - even when she ends up in Hades care.
This was a very interesting story, it was a play on the normally mythology tales and that was great and there were add-ons I really enjoyed. For instance, Persephone isn't technically tricked into the underworld, or seduced - this was a nice change of things. Also Hades in this book was pretty believable - kind of bipolar, scary and nice, everything you would expect of the god of the underworld.
I did have some issue, really it was just that for 80% of the book Persephone is helpless and just cries about being helpless until FINALLY going and doing something about it. ... there was a lot of crying though - I mean A LOT.
Overall i very much loved this book and am very interested to see how the story progresses - especially after a very 'oh crap' kind of ending...