Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Review: Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis
Synopsis: 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: Lately I have been into Greek Mythology re-tellings, and this one doesn't disappoint. In this story, Persephone is a regular teenage girl, or so she thinks. She thinks her mom is crazy when she tells her that she is a Goddess. This story has a different twist than the classical story we read in school. It's a lot darker too.
The pace of this story was just right - the characters very well developed. It was a page turner and I couldn't put it down. Kaitlin describes scenes and events with vivid imagery. The dialogue is well done and interesting.
I love this version of Persephone and can't wait to check out more books by Ms. Bevis.