- Paperback: 194 pages
- Publisher: ImaJinn Books (23 April 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1611946220
- ISBN-13: 978-1611946222
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 354 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Persephone Paperback – 23 Apr 2015
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All of the characters in this book were well developed. I liked that they had their own wants and needs and that each one felt real. I thought that Demeter was represented well and I loved that more minor mythological character like Orpheus and Eurydice made it into the story as well. I thought the author did a good job with the push and pull of Persephone and Hades’ relationship. She managed to make Hades feel young and thousands of years old at the same time. I also thought she addressed the age difference between these two characters well and did as well as explaining the “sibling” relationship between the gods. And, I loved seeing Hades struggle with his growing feelings for Persephone considering that age difference and the fact that she was Demeter’s daughter.
The plot was well written. Hades rescues Persephone a few times, but she was clearly the hero of her own story. She was strong and independent and she didn’t let people push her around. I thought she was a little foolish at the end when she took on Boreas by herself, but I was glad that she was able to hold her own and otherwise made thought-out decisions. I was also glad that while the “big-bad” of this book was defeated, the author set up the plot for the next story right away allowing this book to end with a bit of a cliffhanger that pulled me straight into the next one.
Overall this was a really solid story and I would highly recommend it. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series.
This book is all about the beginning of Hades and Persephone's relationship retold in modern times. The character development is amazing even for the secondary characters. There is no wining or temper tantrums of any kind from anyone more than necessary to the verge of irritation.
The way Hades treats Persephone is just so sweet. He is kind and protective about her. Persephone falls in love with this version of Hades and accepts the relationship in great stride.
A great read. I am ready moving on to the next book in the series.
I wasn’t sure I could handle this. I’d followed in the footsteps of the dead, befriended a prophet, been attacked by a snowstorm, married the King of the Underworld, found out I was a goddess, and stabbed a guy with a pen all in one afternoon. I was terrified of what tomorrow might bring.
At my disbelieving look he sighed again. I thought about offering him an inhaler, but he continued.
This book was quite entertaining. I do love a good Mythology tale and Persephone is one of my favorites. The cover is appealing and I loved how modern all the Gods and Goddess’ were. Their powers were interpreted in an interesting way to make them more palatable for modern times. It was fun to try and guess which god was who by their occupation.
I dug Persephone, for one I enjoyed the fact that she wasn’t frozen with indecision. She kind of rolled with the punches and actively searched for the solutions to the problems that she was facing. I especially like how she didn’t let the people in power surrounding her affect the way that she reacted to them; basically she didn’t take their crap. She was snarky, independent and showed a pretty good level of intelligence for someone her age.
I gotta say I had a hard time with the attraction that was shared between Hades and Persephone. The fact that Hades was so much older than her, plus being a God and her being barely 16 just wasn’t believable to me. Honestly, it felt a little dirty because for someone who had that level of power, experience and wisdom; to be attracted to someone so young just didn’t feel authentic. And I know I’m supposed to suspend my belief because it’s a book of fiction but I just wasn’t able to.
I did love Hades’ sense of humor. He was pretty funny and not at all what you expect the ‘evil’ one to be like. He was caring, even jovial at times but he definitely made his anger known when warranted, which was a bit sexy TBH.
There were a lot of side characters and ‘cameos’ of other mythology characters that were clear hints to future stories. They were all well rounded and kept my interest throughout. The plot was pretty fantastic. The whole gods can’t lie thing was a nice twist in the story, but that's all I can say about it. You’ll just have to read it to find out.