Monday, December 31, 2012

Review: Daughter of the Earth & Sky by Kaitlin Bevis

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Review copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review.

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 Thoughts:
This book was STUPENDOUS!!  I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to finish, which I haven’t done in quite a while.  The story picks up a few months where Persephone (Daughters of Zeus #1) ended.  Persephone is still struggling with her promise to Thanatos and it’s taking its toll on her entire life.  I completely sympathized with her.  I could understand her feelings of betrayal from her mother’s deception, as well as, the guilt she carried from her own secret she was keeping from Hades.  Then Aphrodite, with nuclear powered charm, shows up on a beach adding to the chaos.  Fighting with her mom and best friend Melissa, growing distant from Hades and being tortured on a daily basis; it’s no wonder she turned to the distraction Joel could provide.  Something that really struck me was the complexity of emotions from the other Gods.  While they wanted to stop Zeus and his insidious plan, they still felt grateful for getting them out from under the Titans’ rule.   The more I get into this series the more I love Hades!  He’s loyal and caring, but he can be cruel and vengeful.  He’s not perfect and that’s what attracts me.  This story is like a Gobstopper candy.  It has so many delicious flavors!  

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