Author Kaitlin Bevis has stopped by today with an excerpt for the Persephone Daughters of Zeus blog tour.
Make sure you get your copy of Persephone Daughters of Zeus out Friday July 6th!
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 my BFA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and is pursuing my masters at the University of Georgia.
Her young adult fiction novel "Persephone," will be released this summer. She also writes for Athens Parent Magazine, and truuconfessions.com.
Now for my thoughts...
I'm not at all surprised I liked this book. I love that authors are taking old mythology and giving it a fresh start. From Greek deities to the Nordic & Egyptian gods; they all seem to be awakening from their historic slumbers to ignite the imagination of another generation. (That rhyme was really not intended)
Persephone "Kora" is a wonderfully written character. I liked that her reactions to her circumstances were realistic. So often I find that the characters act too blase' about the crazy things happening in their lives. Persephone does the proper amount of "freaking out" in my opinion. What makes this story so unique is the portrayal of Hades as the good guy. Hades always gets the short end of the stick as the heartless Lord of the Underworld. Bevis has shown him in a new light and I loved it. This book takes the usual heroes and villains and mixes it all up! Then once you think the culprit has been flushed out...BOOM...a fantastic twist at the end! I am eagerly awaiting the next installment.