Review: Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis

Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis
Series: Daughters Of Zeus (# 1)
Release Date: July 5, 2012
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Pages: 203
Source: book provided by the author for review

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.


Review:  I don’t normally come across a book I don’t like. I’m that into books. I was excited to try Ms. Bevis’ novel Persephone. I love retellings and young adult books so this sounded like it was right up my alley. Sadly, though, it really wasn’t. I tried reading through this book two different times, thinking that perhaps the first time was just an off day for me. It wasn’t that. Both times, I got two thirds in and lost complete interest in the story line that Ms. Bevis had created.

I will say she did a good job with the creation of the characters. They were all quite vivid. But, the way that the story line went, they just didn’t fit into the way I would like. The romance between Persephone and Hades, in my opinion, was sorely lacking. I didn’t feel like there any sparks there. The interactions between the characters were to fake for my liking.

All this said, I will not be turned away from Ms. Bevis’ work in the future. Perhaps this book was just an off book for me. Every author has bad days from time to time and I’ll chalk this up to that. I do encourage all readers to try this story out, because what’s not good for me, may be your next favorite book. I am truly looking forward to reading more books by this author in the future to see if I can find my next great read with her.