Donyale H.

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  • Persephone

  • Daughters of Zeus, Book 1
  • By: Kaitlin Bevis
  • Narrated by: Kaitlin Bevis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Persephone from Athens, Georgia...Classic!

  • By Donyale H. on 05-24-14

Persephone from Athens, Georgia...Classic!

5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-24-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would...the narrator's voice was pleasant to listen to and she emphasized emotion when it came to situations of stress, excitement and sorrow.

What other book might you compare Persephone to and why?

I haven't read that many YA books pertaining to Greek mythology, but I would compare Persephone to the Percy Jackson series.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Persephone met the musician, Orpheus. I thought it was brilliant to bring in that character and his wife, Eurydice from mythology.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

As an avid reader of Greek mythology, I was giddy with delight and joy to see these deities come to life in modern time.

Any additional comments?

I love the author's take on how the Underworld is ran and that Hades is not the bad guy, everyone makes him out to be. A great story overall and would love to see this on film. One quote I would add to my Goodreads favorites, "Hades has the ability to kill you then torture you."

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