The Daughters of Zeus - Persephone Book One (Spoilers)

August 25, 2016

Hi lovelies,

I've always loved reading but especially over the past month. I''m really into books about Greek gods and goddesses. Especially books about Hades the King of the Underworld. There's just something oddly attractive about the way he'd portrayed. All cold and possessive and loving when he wants to be.

Anyway, as a result of this my most recent read was Persephone - The Daughters of Zeus Series - Book One by Kaitlin Bevis. I believe there are three books in the series and she has written books on Aphrodite but I love Persephone and Hades. 

The synopsis: One day Persephone is an ordinary high school junior working at her mom’s flower shop in Athens, Georgia. The next she’s fighting off Boreas, the brutal god of Winter, and learning that she’s a bonafide goddess—a rare daughter of the now-dead Zeus. Her goddess mom whisks her off to the Underworld to hide until Spring.

There she finds herself under the protection of handsome Hades, the god of the dead, and she’s automatically married to him. It’s the only way he can keep her safe. Older, wiser, and far more powerful than she, Hades isn’t interested in becoming her lover, at least not anytime soon. But every time he rescues her from another of Boreas’ schemes, they fall in love a little more. Will Hades ever admit his feelings for her?

Can she escape the grasp of the god of Winter’s minions? The Underworld is a very nice place, but is it worth giving up her life in the realm of the living? Her goddess powers are developing some serious, kick-butt potential. She’s going to fight back.

My thoughts: Overall I liked the book but I found that this book wasn't the best of it's category. I also found that the main character Persephone was whiny and she just does the silliest of things. Also, as much as she and Hades 'love' each other they completely lack passion. I'm a sucker for a love story and I wasn't getting that throughout this book. There were a few scenes which made my heart race but they were gone as quick as they came.

In a nutshell Persephone is trying to lead a normal life but can't help but feel like someone is watching her. After an attempted kidnap her mum reveals she's Demeter which make Persephone the daughter of Zeus and Demeter - A goddess. When trying to run away Boreas catches her but she is saved by Hades (King of the Underworld) who marries her in order to get her safely into the Underworld.

It's agreed that Persephone will stay in the Underworld until winter is over and she will help Hades rule until then. During her stay she started to fall for Hades but he feels she is too young for him. However, this doesn't stop him being over protective and referring to her as his 'wife' when he saves her. On the surface Persephone's friend is kidnapped by Boreas leading her to the surface where after a battle she kills him.

That's the story in a nutshell, if I gave anything else away there would be no point in you reading the book yourself. I did find that bits of the book felt rushed, I would have loved Persephone and Hades to have a little bit more of a connection. Like I said above there was the odd kiss but Hades has a real issue with age.

The ending of the book was slightly disappointing, the pair don't end up getting together and living happily ever after in the Underworld. In fact, Persephone goes back to the surface and goes back to school so I wasn't overly keen on the ending, I like them to be happily together forever, sorry I'm a sucker for a cliche.

I will read the rest of the series because I don't like to judge a series on just one book, fingers crossed the story gets better!
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