This week's is mostly historical fiction. Since Greek myths are...myths, it really is just a retelling of a myth but since the Greeks believed this to be genuine history...meh!
He smiles. "Hello." It's a deep voice. I can feel it reverberate in my chest and echo all the way down to my toes. I know I should leave, but I don't want to. I want to keep my senses like this forever. I'm all eye, all ear, all skin. Persephone lives in the most gorgeous place in the world. But her mother's a goddess, as overprotective as she is powerful. Paradise has become a trap. Just when Persephone feels there's no chance of escaping the life that's been planned for her, a mysterious stranger arrives. A stranger who promises something more—something dangerous and exciting—something that spurs Persephone to make a daring choice. A choice that could destroy all she's come to love, even the earth itself. In a land where a singing river can make you forget your very name, Persephone is forced to discover who—and what—she really is.
I may have mentioned in my Nobody's Princess review, but I don't really like Greek mythology. But I like this story, the whole Persephone and Hades myth. It's just so interesting to think of, especially when Whitman tells it.
Whitman tells the story differently. A strong and loving mother, who loves from a far, a paradise that's not always pleasant, and then this strong, confident, handsome stranger suddenly shows up. Who wouldn't be curious?
Hades isn't truly a bad character as he is often depicted either. He just rules the dead. Can you blame the guy for being a bit pessimistic?
Truly, I loved the story. It got a bit repetitive in the middle, but Persephone was just a character I really enjoyed. She was strong and knew what she wanted. I would highly recommend it.