Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Indie Book of the Week: Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis

I adore Greek Mythology so I am so excited that this weeks Indie Book of the Week is Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis!

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.

About the Author:

I spent my childhood curled up with a book, and a pen. If the ending didn’t agree with me, I rewrote it. I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and I spent high school and college learning everything I could so that one day I could achieve that goal. I graduated college with my BFA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and am pursuing my masters at the University of Georgia.
My young adult fiction novel “Persephone,” will be released this summer. I also write for Athens Parent Magazine, and I have also published several short stories, my latest, Siren Song, is available on

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Author Website:
Twitter: @kaitlinbevis 

My Thoughts and Review:

I absolutely love Greek mythology, I always have so of course I jumped at the chance to read a story about one of my most favorite stories, Persephone and Hades.

Who doesn't love a story about star crossed lovers?

I love the way Bevis put a modern spin on this story while still very much sticking to it's Greek roots. It really turned out wonderfully.

I loved the main character Persephone, she was strong and a little feisty and very much didn't want to be a goddess, at least at first. She did not want people fighting her battles and she was compassionate when being a god and compassion just didn't normally go hand in hand.

Hades was fabulous. I love that he wasn't the villain. He was very much a hero in this tale.

Cassandra, Melissa, Helen, all great secondary characters and as we all know, secondary characters in my opinion can make or break a story.

I am so glad that there wasn't a love triangle or even an insta love in this one. It had just the right amount of romance and action and mythology to really make it a perfect read.

I was sad to see this one end, I really wanted more. I guess I will just have to wait until the sequel comes out to find out more. This is a series that I will definitely be picking up and continuing.

I give this one a very solid 4 Stars!!


  1. I'm actually a tad bit tired of mythology books, so I'm avoiding them for now so I can like them again, but I'm glad you really liked this! Once I'm done being burnt out on them I may have to check it out!

  2. Wonderful review. I really enjoy Greek mythology to. This sounds like a good book. I'll have to add it to my TBR pile for the future.

  3. I love the story of Persephone and Hades as well and I am glad to hear that Hades is more of a hero in this one! That makes it even better.

  4. I love greek mythology as well!

  5. Hades was the hero? I love Greek mythology too and I am intrigued..awesome review, so glad you liked this one.

  6. Oh this DOES sound good. I might have to try to read this one.

  7. I love Greek mythology as well and Persephone has always intrigued me the most I think. Love star crossed lovers! Always a plus when there isn't a love triangle.