Persephone 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.

ebook, 237 pages

Published July 6th 2012 by Musa Publishing

Recently I have come across several different re-tellings of the myth of Persephone. Mostly in Young Adult books. I continue to seek out books of this particular re-telling because it's one of my favorites and I'm dying to find one that makes me feel ALL of the feelings.

So far this version is my favorite of my readings. This is not just because I felt the characters were much more likeable, but the story was edgier and had a bit more danger to it throughout the whole story instead of waiting until the very end as the climax.

The pacing of the novel keeps constant from the very beginning. Persephone finds out that she is a goddess within just a few pages and we swiftly get wrapped up into a story of teleporting worlds, kidnapping, dangerous Gods, the almighty Zeus and of course, Love.

Even at 237 pages it was a very fast read, engaging and entertaining. This is a book that fans of Greek Mythology and adventure will enjoy.

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