If there was a graphic novel collection of these, I would buy it. Sejic's Hades and Persephone are adorable together.
Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist.
Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible.
After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever.
The bet does more than expose Persephone’s failure as a Goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows—and it’s forbidden.
Quick and engaging read that I finished in 1 day. I started this after reading a series that totally strung me out with angst, and it was a welcome relief. I agree with others that there's definitely more room for relationship development, but there's several more books in store and I'm hoping this is one where marriage is just the beginning of a more complex and organic dynamic between Persephone and Hades. Onto book 2...!
This short novella is about a woman in the 1950s, who falls asleep on a chaise-lounge and after having woken up finds herself trapped in another womans body. As she comes to term with her situation, she not only realizes that they both are having the same fate but that she has gone back in time and that it is the year 1864.
I really enjoyed this piece of psychological horror. Following the main character in her helplessness gave me a feeling of unrest and being trapped myself and this eerie feeling of not being able to do anything crept upon me while reading this novella. And the ending was just perfect for this novel, because it keeps you thinking about this book after having finished it.
I have to admit, though, I found to be the main character to be incredibly annoying. And this took a huge chunk out of my enjoyment pf reading this novella.
It´s still a book I would recommend, because it gives you an insight to how women (with certain disabilities) were treated back in Victorian times.
I´ve read this book for the Booklikes-opoly square Tomorrowland Station 22 and the main characters travels back in time.
Page count: 99 pages
Money earned: $1.00
Persephone recently started working for a paranormal agency. Their next case takes them to a possessed house in Ohio, where she meets the owner, Jack.
The premise of this story sounded really good, so I was looking forward to reading it. It started out decent, then the inconsistencies began. A character would state one thing in one section and then in the next chapter it would be totally changed around. When the author references the closest city to where the story takes place, it’s evident they don’t actually know the layout of Ohio (considering I live in Ohio this was particularly irritating). The final straw for me was having the biker wear cowboy boots instead of what bikers are known to wear (I would assume this is because the story is in Ohio).
**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book