Publisher: Musa Publishing
Publication Date: July 6, 2012
Origins: From Author for Review
Order Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Musa Publishing
Synopsis: 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.
Review: Persephone (Kora) has grown up never knowing she’s a goddess, but when she’s attacked by Boreas (god of winter) her mother tells her the truth. Kora thinks her mom is totally crazy, but when she runs to her best friend’s house she’s attacked again – and Hades saves her. She doesn’t realize that in order for Hades to save her by bringing her to the Underworld, he had to mark her as his wife. Now she’s trying to navigate the rules of the Underworld and her role there while figuring out how to defeat Boreas.
‘Persephone’ by Kaitlin Bevis is a very creative and original take on the Greek Persephone myth. I enjoyed the humor and strength in Persephone’s character. She kept trying to make the best of a bad situation, she’s headstrong and loyal. I loved some of the supporting characters like Hades, Charon, and Cassandra. Ms. Bevis has breathed new life in to Greek mythology and as such, welcomes a whole new generation to the field. I look forward to what Ms. Bevis has in store for Persephone!
Daughters of Zeus series: Persephone (1), Daughter of the Earth and Sky (2), The Iron Queen (3)