It’s always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate’s going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won’t live past the fall.
Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he’ll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.
Kate is sure he’s crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she’ll become Henry’s future bride, and a goddess.
When I first read the description of this book, I was all excited. I absolutely love reading the various myths. Greek and Celtic myths are my absolute favorite. And when I realized that its Hades and Persephone revisited, I was ecstatic.
The story was pretty decent. It just didn’t live up to my expectations. I had hoped for something a little meatier and closer to the myth. Instead of giving me steak, the author gave me chopped meat and called it steak.
Henry is supposed to be Hades. However, I don’t recall ever reading in Greek mythology where Hades was a depressed emo virgin. No longer was Hades someone to fear. The author presented him more like someone you would laugh at.
So if you are looking for a decent YA read, then go ahead and read this. However, if you are looking for Greek mythology in a good YA, then definitely pass this one by.
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