Summary Via Goodreads:
Some vows can never be broken.
Persephone thought she could go back to her normal life after returning from the Underworld. She was wrong.
The goddess Aphrodite is born among the waves with more charm than she can control. Zeus is stalking Persephone and her loved ones, and Thanatos is no longer content with Persephone’s silence.
He wants her soul.
Persephone can’t tell anyone about Thanatos’ betrayal, and it drives a wedge between her and Hades. Her mother is still keeping secrets, and Melissa’s jealousy of Aphrodite threatens to tear their friendship apart.
Alone, Persephone turns to a human boy for comfort. But will their relationship put him in danger?
Sacrifices must be made, and Persephone must choose between her human life and her responsibilities as a goddess. If she doesn’t, she could lose them both.
But will either life be worth choosing once Zeus is through with her?
My Review: (5 out of 5 stars)
So HOLY WOW. Before i get into the nitty gritty of this review, A HUGE thank you to Nellysa who has been pushing me to read this with subtle hints here and there ;), thanks sweetie you are such a peach! (its a good thing i swear)
So song choice? “Sweet Nothing” by Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch (Florence from Florence and the machine) for the beginning of the book for a lots and lots of peoples. “Howl” by Florence and the Machine, and sorry I can NOT resist “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” by Death Cab For Cutie.
First thoughts, well before that actually: THIS IS A SECOND IN THE SERIES, Will this have spoilers of the first book, most likely. Will it have spoilers for this book? nope. If they are they are going to be hidden and lucky you i am super sweet and i will even warn you before. 😉 NOW ONTO FIRST THOUGHTS
First thoughts: I was dragging my feet on starting this, which is strange because I really liked the first one, like i mentioned in that review, i really wanted to get on this Gods and Goddesses bandwagon but the first i tried was the Goddess Test and i got i think two chapters in and i wanted to punch myself in the face. This series was a blessing! I loved the first one. And now i am really glad that i dragged my feet cause WOW THAT ENDING IS CRUEL. well anyways MOVING ON FROM THAT. What did i think of this one? Completely separate from the first because i am bad and i can’t really remember exactly all my exact feelings about it …. but i was a fool to wait! i admit it, i am a big girl. I really liked it, nicely paced, doing some new interesting things, yes, superbly awesome.
Thoughts on Plot: NOW for some really odd reason i went into this thinking it was going to be a bit slower paced, boy was i wrong. It kept me interested page one to the last page. I will openly admit there were a LOT of times i wanted to jump to the book and attack people. And while there was a lot going on plot wise, and the plot was good, and did keep me guessing a bit, a lot was going on between the characters so characters is what i will probably focus the most on. anyways i really do like the plot, and like i said it actually surprised me a couple of times. i think i was a little frustrated, which is a good thing, which sounds weird even i know this, but its because (i sincerely hope, and even if its not what you intended Kaitlin just say it was ;)) that Kaitlin Bevis intentionally made it so that the readers were as frustrated and confused as Persephone.
well since we are talking about her ON TO THE CHARACTERS, doot, doot, doo, doo! (you know sound effects just don’t work as well on paper…damn onamonapia
Persephone: Soooo omgosh! poor Persephone! She is caught in quite a little pickle! now if you are still reading this review and haven’t read the first one yet and you are all like oh well this girl isn’t going to spoil anything from the first one you’d be wrong i am about to do that. if you read the first one you will know about this, if you haven’t then prepare to stop reading this or have your mind blown! and the book a bit ruined. So Persephone’s little promise, that’s not so little, got her in quite the pickle with Hades. On top of the fact that she LITERALLY CANNOT tell him, it seems like her entire world is crumbling around her and she handles it the best that she can. Unfortunately there were times i wasn’t sure if she knew what she was doing or not but she was making such bad decisions and i was annoyed with her. I didn’t want her to be making those stupid decisions. Alas…anyways she didn’t piss me off that much cause i figured i knew what was going on, and if you pay attention enough which is one of the great qualities of these books is that things are worded very precisely and you need to pay very close attention. Anyways but she does try to take things into her own hands but she knows when to get help…if she can. i don’t blame her for her situation because she was pushed into a corner with no other options and no ways out, not even a secret special escape to the underworld either to that hot husband of hers.
Hades: I LOVED HIM. While he wasn’t in it as much as i would have liked him to be, when he was in it, he was in it! i mean he was throwing off the hot vibe, the super protective vibe, the look at me i am sort of adorable vibe, the everything you want in a Undead King who happens to be your husband vibe. Really he was twisted and evil when he needed to be, and but sweet and caring when he was with Persephone, and if you know the Greek Gods and you are like that not right, well read the first one and realize that Hades is unbelievably sweet.
Melissa: THE BEST FRIEND…yeah right best friend my ass! Okay first off I read my friend’s Nellysa’s review before i read this, anyways so i knew right off that the bat what to expect from Melissa but in the first half of the book i was like Nellysa why you so angry with Melissa? I totally understood where Melissa was coming from at first. She felt like she had not other option other than the plan that was set for her… i mean she was literally born for this she never got a choice, and i understand wanting a choice but the way she handled it was wrong. I could understand maybe wanting a day or a week from Persephone but she demanded was over the top, so not only that BUT she turned out to be ever more of a MAJOR bitch! I mean like WHAT THE HELL? I seriously wanted to jump into the book and punch her in the face. I was…i am still pissed off at her. WHAT A ASS. seriously she fools you into giving her your pity at the beginning of the book, don’t fall for it. and while she almost redeems herself somewhat…well i just can’t easily accept this. sorry Melissa but you girl are going to have to grovel to get my love back!
Aphrodite: Now she happens to be one of my favorite Goddesses, because i think she would be a fun one to mess around with. Like character wise. And seriously by the end of the book i don’t know really how much i feel about her. But this is what i know: i don’t really like the fact at all that she acts superior to everyone, its more of a personal thing, i get it she is a Goddess, but that is why i love Persephone so much because she is doll and doesn’t think that way. anyways i don’t like that at all. She seems really sweet at first….well i mean we are talking about the Goddess of Love/Beauty what do you expect. Anyways she is a puzzle….
Joel: you remember him? the hottie blondie? (don’t ever trust the blonde is my catchphrase ;)) anyways he is sweet but something feels off for me about him. There is just….i don’t know read the book and you will find out.
So i guess that is all, since i already told you about the ending, you will want to have the end book on deck, luckily the amazon e-book i know has the first? or more chapters the next book i am nice and only read the first few chapters and stopped to write this review. 🙂