YA Book Review: Persephone (Daughters of Zeus)


Title: Persephone (Daughters of Zeus #1)

Author: Kaitlin Bevis

Age Range: 12 and up

Print Length: 203 pages

Publisher: Euterpe (July 5, 2012)

Genre: Mythology/fantasy/romance

Series: Daughters of Zeus #1

Source: Author for review

My Rating: 3 of 5 stars

About the Book:

There 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.

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About the Author:

Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen.
If the ending didn’t agree with her, she rewrote it. She’s always
wanted to be a writer, and spent high school and college learning
everything she could so that one day she could achieve that goal. She
graduated college with a BFA in English with a concentration in Creative
Writing, and is pursuing her masters at the University of Georgia. Her
young adult fiction series, “Daughters of Zeus,” and her short story
“Siren Song” are available for purchase in ebookstores everywhere. She also writes for Athens Parent Magazine, and www.truuconfessions.com.


My Thoughts:

Persephone thinks she is a normal girl. Mostly. She has this weird
sensation that someone is watching her. And when she is almost abducted,
her suspicions are confirmed. Luckily, Hades enters the scene and saves
the day by whisking Persephone off to the Underworld and making her his
bride. But the story just begins here.

I really liked the concept behind this book. I love new spins on old
stories, so this was right up my alley. The plot moved along at a nice
pace, and I found Ms. Bevis’ Underworld to be quite intriguing. It was
just like life on earth, but with more conveniences and less drama.

This book and the series have a lot of potential. I am interested to see
where the story goes in the next installment. Some parts of the story
could have been developed more, and there were some moments that fell
flat for me. The romance was clean, which made me happy. There is some
language, but there isn’t much by way of violence.

All in all, a nice YA book that is good for a couple hours of entertainment.

Content: A small amount of language

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1 Comment

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    Gina R
    November 19, 2013 at 3:30 am

    How cool! Haven't heard of this particular take on the story yet but I agree, it sounds promising! Also…I really like the cover; it's obvious but curious at the same time. Thanks for the share!

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