I'm extremely excited to be today's stop on the Persephone Book Tour.
As part of the tour I will be reviewing this fantastic book.
Expected publication: July 6th 2012 by Musa PublishingThere 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.
I cannot put into words how much I loved this book, I never wanted it to end, I loved everything about it, I struggled to put it down, what Bevis has written is one of my favourite books of the year!
I've never read a book before based around the Hades and Persephone myth and I couldn't have picked a better book to start me off, I will definitely be seeking out the sequel to this, I had an inkling when I was getting towards the end that this is part of a series but a little part of me was hoping it wasn't because I don't have the patience to wait to see what will happen next.
And just that one word started my journey into this fantastic world that Bevis has created, Persephone is sixteen still at school and works with her Mother in her flower shop, lately Persephone has had the feeling that someone is watching her.
I could feel someone watching me. Eyes boring a hole in the back of my neck, crawling over my skin. The hushed sounds of my classmates did little to make me feel safe.One afternoon while working in the shop a man comes in saying strange things and after grabbing her and scaring her he runs off, she tells her Mother and it's then that her Mum informs her that Persephone is a goddess as she also is, her Mum is in fact Demeter and her father is Zeus, thinking that her Mum is crazy she drives to her best friend Melissa's house where she confirms the story and tells her that she was born to be Persephone's priestess, upset she drives off to her favourite park and it's there she's attacked by somebody with the ability to harness ice and traps her until she is saved by four people on horseback, and finds that the guy who is helping her is in fact Hades.
Hades? I struggled harder against the heaviness of my eyes. The Hades? Lord of the Underworld, Hades?After the stranger kisses her she wakes up in the Underworld, where she finds Hades in a conversation with her Mother in a hologram.
'You're in the Underworld." Mom's voice was gentle. "But you're not dead. Hades has made it possible for you to travel between planes"
"When I breathed my essence into you - It also marked you as my bride."And so Persephone finds herself married to Hades and also Queen of the Underworld, and so to keep her safe from Boreas (the god that tried to kill her) she is to stay in the Underworld until the spring equinox when it will be safe for her to venture into the world above.
I loved the interaction between Persephone and Hades, I was just cheering them on until they'd both admit their feelings for one another.
"So..." I turned to Moirae, who glared daggers at me, and quickly turned back to Hades. "Uh, what did you today?' He looked surprised by the question. "It's barely been an hour since I last saw you." "It's called small talk," I snapped. "You should try it some time."I can't count the amount of times I laughed throughout some of the dialogue in this book, most of the funniest dialogue was saved for Persephone and Hades which I loved and was perfect for their characters and their love/hate relationship.
"You look nice tonight." Surprise flitted across Hades' face. "Thank you. You look lovely as well." "I always kind of figured you'd be ugly."I could go on and on adding quotes but I want everyone to experience this superb story and writing themselves.
Everyone needs to check this book out, I can't rave enough about it, Bevis is definitely a new talent to keep an eye out for,I give this 5/5.
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