Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 208 pages
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
Release Date: May 21st, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Daughters of Zeus series
Source: eGalley through NetGalley.com
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the second book in the Daughters of Zeus series. I got a copy of this book to review through NetGalley. The third book in the series, The Iron Queen, came out in June of 2015. I have really been enjoying this series; I love the take on mythology and have really enjoyed the characters and the Underworld.
This book picks up where the last left off. Persephone has returned to the surface and is struggling to try and get back to her normal teenage life. However, the fact that Thanatos is betraying Hades and that Persephone is locked in an oath not to tell Hades is really eating at her. Persephone is trying to forget her love for Hades and focus on things like college. Then things get weird; another daughter is born to Zeus. Her name is Aphrodite and she was born out of the sea. Persephone gets saddled with trying to get Aphrodite to learn how to act human, but Aphrodite’s incredibly charm is making things difficult. Of course Persephone can’t help but wonder is Aphrodite is somehow part of Zeus’s plan to destroy her.
This was a well done continuation of this young adult series that features a modern day teen that finds out she is a Daughter of Zeus. There is a lot of mythology in here which I really enjoy. I also enjoyed the characters. This was a quick and engaging read that was fun and enjoyable.
I loved watching how Persephone has grown from the first book. She is beginning to accept her duties as Goddess of the Underworld and struggling to merge these duties with her human life. She is slowly coming to terms with the fact that she may not be able to have a human life.
Her and Hades have wonderful chemistry and the struggle between them is both endearing and frustrating. Hades doesn’t want to take advantage of such a young and new Goddess, but Persephone is frustrated by his dismissal of her feelings as a childlike infatuation. This book sees them spending more time apart as Persephone tries to prove both to herself and Hades that she can stand on her own two feet.
I continue to enjoy the surrounding gods/goddesses and demi-gods. They are all interesting to read about.
The writing flows very well and is very easy to read. The story is incredibly engaging and hard to put down. In general this is just a very fun and light read that is perfect for summer. This book does end on a horrible cliffhanger so I am very eager to read book three, The Iron Queen.
Overall I really enjoyed this continuation of the Daughters of Zeus series. I love the characters and mythology throughout. This is a fast-paced and engaging read that I really enjoyed reading. I would definitely recommend this whole series to fans of young adult book who enjoy mythology. I can’t wait to read The Iron Queen!