Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
First of all I would like to thank the author for sending me a copy of this book in ebook format in exchange for an honest review. (Woar, what a long sentence!)
I love the story of Hades and Persephone so I was eager to read a modern retelling of this story.
I really liked this book. The characters were interesting and their actions understandable. I personally liked Thanatos the most.
I liked the setting and the whole concept of a "friendly" underworld since that stayed true to the original greek concept of the afterlife. Which brings us to another pro point for this book: The mythology. The story had it's unique touch while always staying true to the original myth of Persephone. ( I especially liked what the author did with the whole Orpheus myth, since I always thought of this one as my favourite)
The romance though felt a little rushed and I could not really understand the (view spoiler)[change Hades went through (hide spoiler)]. The ending itself was maybe a little too much romance for me, but that is just a subjective thought and may be (or definitely is) because of the fact that I am not that much into romance stories.
Over all the writing style was redeable and the pace very good. I just sometimes felt that I "outgrew" the whole genre which made me read slowlier. I am really sorry that this book was the one that made me figure this out, since I would have really enjoyed and loved it had I read it 2 years ago. But that is definitely not the fault of the book! The book was really good and had a great story.
Oh and one thing that was really great about this book? That twist at the end? I definitely did not see that coming and it was a great cliffhanger!
A recommendation for all YA paranormal romance fans out there!
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