Thursday, December 27, 2012

Book Review: Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis

4 stars
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, Mythology
Format: ebook
237 pages
Published by Musa Publishing
Published on July 6th 2012
ISBN13: 9781619372436
Where to Buy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
View on Goodreads

Synopsis on Goodreads:
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.

My Review:
I love retellings of stories and especially about mythology so I was extremely excited to read this.  I wasn’t disappointed! 

I loved the characters.  Persephone’s voice really shows through and her own personality was able to shine through.  Hades personality was surprising in a good way; he has his own reasons for doing what he did.  Hades did not do everything right but it was for the right reasons.  I like the build up of the love story and not having it happen all at once in a love-at-first-sight situation.  Both of their characters were able to develop and grow throughout the story.

Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author from Goodreads:
I spent my childhood curled up with a book, and a pen. If the ending didn’t agree with me, I rewrote it. I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and I spent high school and college learning everything I could so that one day I could achieve that goal. I graduated college with my BFA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and am pursuing my masters at the University of Georgia.

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