I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Daughter of Earth and Sky by Kaitlin Bevis
Series: Daughters of Zeus #2
Published by Bell Bridge Books on June 30th 2015 (first published December 20th 2012)
Number of Pages: 216
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Purchase: At Amazon
Some vows can never be broken, especially with you've recently found out you’re a goddess.
In the flick of a eyelash Persephone has gone from being a high school junior in Athens, Georgia to the wife of Hades, god of the Underworld. Under his platonic protection, she’s waiting for springtime, when Boreas, the sinister god of winter, will stop stalking her.
But even Hades can’t keep Boreas and his minions from threatening her. Finally she escaped back to the world of the living. Maybe she can just go back to normal—and forget that she’s fallen in love with Hades.
Thanatos—a friend from the Underworld, has betrayed her. Persephone can't tell anyone about Thanatos' betrayal, and it drives a wedge between her and Hades.
And then there’s Aphrodite, the gorgeous goddess who was born among the ocean waves with more charm than she can control. Persephone’s dearest ally, Melissa, is furious and jealous when Aphrodite starts winning Persephone’s friendship. Persephone turns to a human boy for friendship. But will their relationship put him in danger?
Persephone must choose between her human life and her responsibilities as a goddess. If she doesn't, she could lose that life and Hades, too.
But either way, she may not survive her father’s schemes. After all, she’s Zeus’s daughter.
Sequels aren’t always as good as the first book. This one? Totally was! There were a few things that I didn’t like. Such as how long it took anyone to realize that Persephone was under a compulsion not to reveal something. She said a few times to people that she “can’t tell you.” And I kept wondering why she didn’t ask Hades or her mother about promising things. Like if there was a way to break the promise or get around it or any of that. Even if she wasn’t able to ask because of her promise, just having thought of doing it would have been enough for me. But she spent a good deal of the book stressing out about the fact she couldn’t tell, and no one realized what the issue was.
I also hated the cliffhanger. It was totally one of those ones where you read it and yell out loud. Then run off to buy the next book because, my gods, leaving it there?!
But there were tons of things I loved too! I totally didn’t guess the twist about who Zeus was masquerading as. I liked Zachary in the last book, even though we barely met him. And he returned in this book, still with a tiny part, but we learned enough new stuff about him that I hope to see more of him in book #3.
Thanatos has always been a favorite God for me. So seeing him as a bad guy in this series was sad. But it did work, so I can’t complain too much. Melissa acted like a spoiled brat for most of the book. And while I can understand a bit, I still wanted to smack her repeatedly.
I loved Hades in this. Not that I didn’t love him before, but the scenes where he’s protecting or getting revenge for Persephone? So much love!