Summary via Goodreads:
Life is hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the living realm and the Underworld, and as the only living god with a right to both, Persephone’s in trouble. Captured and tortured beyond the limits of her resolve, Persephone must find the power to stand against Zeus. But will she be strong enough?
Meanwhile, Hades contemplates desperate measures to rescue his queen. Persephone never thought of herself as dangerous, but there’s a reason gods never marry for love. A being with the power to destroy all of creation shouldn’t place more value in one individual than the rest of the planet. But Hades…Hades would break the world for her.
To save the world and stop both Hades and Zeus, Persephone must make a difficult choice. One that may cost her everything.
My Review: (5 out of 5 stars)
SO I finished this bad boy at work today….hope my boss never sees this… 😉 just kiddie, she is a sweetie anyways! on to the review!
Song Choice: I am going to go with “My Father’s Father” by The Civil Wars, for what reason i am not 100% sure i just listen to it and think yeah this could work…. i don’t know why… so let me give you some better ones. “Wash.” by Bon Iver, and one more… “Soft Skin” by Mountain Man
First thoughts: So warning third in series, so seriously if you havent read the first or the second you are in for some spoilers. If you haven’t read this one, no fear! if i do feel the need to do spoilers i hide them 🙂 Kay? kay! so first thoughts. I was very very BERRY UPSET Kaitlin Bevis! In this book the POVs shift and I was like OMOGOSH I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH Persephone LIKE ALL THE TIME. UGH. But it did work, it really did because it showed different POVs and we got a better understanding of other characters i liked being in Hades head that is for sure. 😉 plot wise, non-stop you better hope that you weren’t like me and had family from out of state visiting cause you need to read this in one sitting. One thing i have enjoyed so far about this series is how easy it is to follow the different Gods and Goddesses without my head going wait what? So with that said lets move onto plot.
Plot: Now the first book dealt with Boreas who was a serial rapist, and all around gross guy, scary right? but we never got that far where we (as reading in Persephone’s POV) nothing too brutal happened, well TOO BRUTAL, then in the second book some crazy shit went done, i mean we lost a lot of time, and there was a lot of stuff that wasn’t too detailed but again we didn’t quite reach that edge of no return. If that if what you have been holding out for, wait no more! we have hit the edge and there is no return and i mean this in the greatest way possible. as horrible as it makes me i like it when authors are willing to go that last step. Anyways the way the second one ends honestly i don’t know why you are stopping to come here and read reviews i would be reading that book as soon as i could, actually i did :). Anyways but luckily there is a bit in the 2nd book but that doesn’t mean it seems like each chapter when changing POVs leaves us on cliffhangers. a lot happens in this book and you will never stop moving but you won’t be overwhelmed with like too much, its all dealing with the same stuff but building into something more.
Persephone: Poor Persephone! And that is how i started the review for the second book as well, but poor Persephone she is like one of the characters that i am just like NO even i am not cruel enough to be somewhat okay with this because well it gives the story that edge, she just didn’t deserve anything she was going through, none of it! its just not…*heavy sigh* my heart goes out to her and she is so brave i know that she wanted to give in and just give up but she never does and she does come out the other end scarred but not broken. that is what matters. She is still is the oddity that is a Goddess who acts like a human and i love her for it.
Hades: well it was interesting reading in his POV that is for sure. i like that he was violet, i like that he was acting like a guy would, i think you know what mean, *wink wink, nudge nudge* he still thinks like a guy. still not getting it? he IS A GUY. A GUY. A GGGUYYYY. he wants to get his freak on! jesus there i said it. anyways but its not to detailed that its going to erotica or well pretty much too adult. i really liked being in his head but like it said it pissed me off because of those cliffhangers….
Aphrodite: Wow my opinion of her changed dramatically. I think that the POV shifts really helped. While i still didn’t really like her somewhat snobby attitude but even that was starting to chip away. I like that she became more of a better character in this book, in the last book she was really one dimensional she didn’t really bring much to the table besides a means to an escape, but in this book she really grew into more. i think that i love her, yup i really love her a character there is so much more to her now. and if i am going to be completely honest the way that this one ended i would be VERY VERY happy if the next book was all Aphrodite and her story i mean Persephone and Hades can show up but i want it more about Aphrodite.
Melissa: still pissed me off. She seemed even more shallow and annoying in this book than before. I mean when she was being seen through Aphrodite’s eyes that is the only way you can really see her. She keeps trying to get notice from the Gods like its a contest between her and Aphrodite, when there is so much more going on here. And while i understand that she doesn’t want to feel like her choices are being taken away from her the moment she can step up to the plate and be the better person, be the best friend she claims to be, she isn’t. so eww on her.
the ending… well here is the thing it feels almost final for Persephone and Hades, does this world feel completed? NOT in the least. Do i hope there is another one more dedicated to Aphrodite, yes yes i do.