Book Review: Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis
Posted by Rita Webb
From the first paragraph, I was enthralled with this story. I read it all in one sitting and enjoyed every minute of it. What a great spin on a Greek myth! Move over Rick Riordan!
She did an awesome job threading many of my favorite myths throughout the story without bogging it down and still seamlessly intertwining it with the modern day.
The vivid description of Persephone’s Underworld reminded me much of The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell, and it felt much like greeting an old friend. However, the Underworld in Persephone is much more grown up. The stakes are higher. The danger more real. And full of people from Ancient Greece to meet.
Oh geez, that’s really sad. I just called the Underworld an old friend.
Characters!!! Persephone Kora is such an awesome character! She has all my favorite qualities: caring, friendly, stubborn, gutsy, an independent thinker. She winds up in the Underworld to hide from Boreas, the god of winter, and turns a bad situation into a good one—she makes friends and finds a place for herself in this world without a sun.
And Hades was . . . everything a god should be: temperamental, egotistical, handsome, and with just enough caring and thoughtfulness to make him still likable.
The plot is very similar to the traditional story of Hades and Persephone, but author Kaitlin Bevis has so much personality and witty writing that it seems fresh and new. Especially with a few twists she adds.
The ending was perfect, and I can't wait until I get my hands on the next book! Thankfully, it is already out.
Love, love, love this story. Check it out!