Okay, so I might have a very immature fan-girl moment. From the moment that I could read, I’ve loved stories of the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece and Rome. The second I saw this book title, I knew that I had to read it. Persephone’s story is one of my very favorites. I’m one of the few that never bought the story of Hades kidnapping her and since this book is on my side of the fence where Hades isn’t such a bad guy, I can’t express how much I enjoyed this book.
To see Persephone’s thoughts so clear in this modern day take on the story, there were tears in my eyes. I’m not one to get emotional, but I cried, and I laughed, and I felt like these were friends from long ago coming back to see me. This book didn’t move too fast, too slow, in fact, the storyline flowed like a beautiful waltz in the light of the full moon.
Everyone knows how hard high school can be on a teen, because let’s face it; teens are brutal with their talk and gossip. Now on top of that, how many teens get told they’re a Goddess? When her mother tells Persephone, she is sure that her mother has lost her mind. That is, until Boreas, the God of Winter shows up trying to capture her. Now Persephone knows the truth about her, and Hades rescues her and whisks her off to the Underworld for safety. Now marked as his bride, Persephone wanders the Underworld, desperate to return to the waking world. Though her feelings are growing fond of Hades, Persephone must figure out how to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.
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.