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Girl, Goddess, Queen: A Hades and Persephone fantasy romance from a growing TikTok superstar

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Its somewhat the fluidity in accepting that toxic masculinity and female oppression has made society had not be able to express what they like in the first place. I seem to be in the minority with this review but I didn’t really enjoy this book and I at times, found it quite dull. Persephone and Hades felt too much like friends in this story so when a romance does finally develop, it felt weird like they shouldn't be doing this.

Portrayed as a romance with a sexy love interest, this book was supposed to be romantic with dreamy characters but my god was it slow and none of the characters riveting. Fun fact but there is nothing in the earliest records to suggest that Persephone - who had another name which was secret because she was so feared and respected as goddess of death and destruction - was ever Demeter's daughter. I liked how Persephone was shown as a young girl who was trying to find her way into the world and mostly to discover herself as a person. As the classic myth goes, Hades fell in love with Persephone and kidnapped her, trapping her in the underworld as his bride. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.However, since its a debut novel, I do feel that the author has loads more potential for her next work so, I'm definitely going to be a look out for it. Now all she has to do is convince the Underworld's annoyingly sexy, arrogant and frankly rude ruler, Hades, to fall in line with her plan. It weirdly depowers Hades to remove the context of his experience and the centuries he ruled the underworld alone. At the point the story is happening, Persephone could have been hundreds of years old and still the youngest of the gods.

She barges in to Hell, forces Hades to give her food and shelter and is surprised that Hades is not so fond of this, and somehow he is the d*ck for not being excited about helping her. It's a fun retelling of Hades and Persephone, and the author tries to put a fresh new spin on the myth. The main character- Core is growing in a book, learning who she is and not what she was forced / teached to be. THE WRITING, THE HUMOUR, THE GREEK GODS AND THE PURE VIBES, KORE <3 Stay tuned for when I meet Hades.I think this book was supposed to be about female empowerment and all the 'down with the patriarchy' sort of things, but I personally just find it hard to relate to problems such as having men lining up to court me, let alone men who are so gorgoeus, no beauty as such existed before.

I don't know what I was expecting, but for some reason this book surprised me in all the right ways.For someone who has never read Greek Mythology before I was transported into a new and imaginative world. Personally, I was taking a break from high-stakes epic fantasy and this was a refreshing, witty romance to read with none of the crudeness you'd get from adult novels. However it's also a pretty intelligent look at power, the desire for it and what it costs to be truly free. Sometimes I feel like authors can make their female main characters difficult for the sake of trying to play the feisty card but here, Persephone is (rightly) trying to reject a flawed system while embracing her own flaws and accepting others for theirs too.

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