Disclaimer: I received this book from Rockstar Tours and The Parliament House. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018
Genre: Fantasy Retelling
Recommended Age: 16+ (romance, mature scenes)
Synopsis: Despite being an art history student, Summer isn’t thrilled to be stuck with her archeologist family all summer in Greece. While the rest of her college friends are posting a million selfies by the pool together, Summer is stuck alone, trying to entertain herself alone in a place where she doesn’t even speak the language.
Upon her arrival to Greece, strange dreams and even stranger shadows seem to haunt Summer, leaving her to ponder the meaning of pomegranate seeds and twisted, darkened faces.
Suddenly, her stay abroad leads to tragic twists, leaving Summer in the arms of a dark stranger, who claims to be the god, Hades, whom she feels like she knows from another life. In a whirlwind through the busy streets of Athens, Summer is seduced to the lowest point of Greece where Hades’ lair awaits…the Underworld. Determined to find out who she is and where she belongs in an age-old myth, Summer joins Hades to discover that the secrets about her past life are beyond anything she could have ever imagined.
For the most part I thought this was a good book. I love the Hades and Persephone retelling aspect and I feel that there’s not enough books out about this. I felt that for the most part the author did well with the retelling and it kept me intrigued throughout the book. The concept of this book is entirely fascinating, I really like the flashbacks and how the story is told, and I felt that the romance was very realistic.
However, I do think that the characters weren’t as developed as I would have liked them to be. I would have liked for more of the different characters we get to see throughout the book and I would have liked for the pacing to be a bit slower.
Verdict: I solid romance for the Greek loving kind.
Amazon Best Selling Author, Chantal Gadoury, is a 2011 graduate from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing.
Since graduation, she has published “The Songs in Our Hearts” with 48Fourteen Publishing, and “Allerleirauh” with Parliament House Press, with future titles to follow. Chantal first started writing stories at the age of seven and continues with that love of writing today.
Writing novels for Chantal has become a life-long dream come true! When she’s not writing, she enjoys painting, drinking lots of DD Iced Coffee, and watching Disney classics. Chantal lives in Muncy, Pennsylvania with her Mom, Sister and furry-‘brother’ (aka, puppy) Taran.
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