13. lip 2013.

The Iron Queen by Kaitlin Bevis

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Life is hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the living realm and the Underworld, and as the only living god with a right to both, Persephone’s in trouble. Captured and tortured beyond the limits of her resolve, Persephone must find the power to stand against Zeus. But will she be strong enough? 

Meanwhile, Hades contemplates desperate measures to rescue his queen. Persephone never thought of herself as dangerous, but there’s a reason gods never marry for love. A being with the power to destroy all of creation shouldn’t place more value in one individual than the rest of the planet. But Hades...Hades would break the world for her.

To save the world and stop both Hades and Zeus, Persephone must make a difficult choice. One that may cost her everything.

       One thing I didn't admit while ago. I didn't know the myth about Persephone before I've read the first book in this series. It's strange considering how popular it is. Of curse after reading Persephone I immediately had to find everything about it. Now two books later I can happily say that Kaitlin managed to put that myth into modern world and she did that really successfully.

      This series started we can say typically. We had a girl who didn't know who she was and the main problem in her life at the time was high school. But then things started to change and soon enough she discovered her real nature. Later with the Daughters of Earth and Sky and now The Iron Queen I can say that I grew up together with her. I've seen her transform form shy girl into a real goddess and at moments being stronger than Hades. We all know who he is so you get the idea. I loved every-single-aspect of their relationship and only thing I'd love is to see more of them together. They were more or less separated throughout this book but still I could see how they felt and how much they cared. Persephone didn't only grow emotionally but also as a goddess. She showed especially in this book how strong she really is. Not dropping on her knees in front of Zeus and many would do just that. Only thing that bothered me here is Aphrodite or better said her POVs. I know that they were necessary but somehow I couldn't connect with her.

      During this series I've also met many other goddess. Mostly they're shown like a normal people until you piss them off. Then you can see the real power - especially with Hades. So I must say that this is a great book if you'd want to learn more about mythology but in YA way. Meaning not just myths but also see them as people first then as goddess. For me it was a pleasure to read this series.

Rating: 4 stars.

Until the next time,

***NOTE: Copy of this book was kindly provided by the author - Laitlin Bevis. Thank you. 
I'm not paid for writing this review - I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions in this book are personal. 

Broj komentara: 20:

  1. I've always been meaning to pick up more books about Greek mythology, I admit it does fascinate me. I'm glad that you've been enjoying this series Tanja. Lovely review!

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    1. Yes I always wanted to read more and more of them but well I mostly forgot even those that I knew. Thanks :)

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  2. This sounds like a very interesting series :) I'd love to check it out and your review makes me want to! I love mythology. Awesome review :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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    1. I hope you'll get a chance to read this series :) Thanks Janina :)

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  3. I am a BIG fan of the Persephone myth, and i'm so bummed about not reading the other books. It sounds like the plot was executed well though, and i'm looking forward to reading it :)

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

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    1. Yes I was really drawn to it :) I hope you'll get to read it soon Ellie :)

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  4. Ooo Tanja I think I'll really like this one! I love anything that features Greek mythology, and the Persephone myth is one of my very favorites. You should give Brodi Ashton's Everneath and Everbound a try, I ADORED those two and can't wait for the third:)

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    1. Yes I have seen that series around and I've been planing on reading it. Soon hopefully! :)

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  5. I haven't seen much about this book so thanks for review and glad to hear that you enjoyed

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    1. Thanks :) I hope you'll get to read it :)

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  6. I haven't heard of this one before but I'll definitely have to look into it now. It sounds great! Wonderful review, Tanja! :D

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    1. If you like mythology then yes :)) Thanks Keertana :)

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  7. Persephone and Hades' story is one of my favorite. I read a lot of Greek Mythlogy, so I'm familiar with it, but I love to see different versions of it. This series sounds very good. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Tanja. Great review!

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    1. Yeah especially Hades *drools* I hope you'll get to read it then :) Thanks :)

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  8. Awesome review! I really loved this one! I actually really enjoyed Aphrodite's POV, just because it let us see what a more typical goddess is like and not just Persephone. I hope we get more Hades!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  9. Oh, Persephone and Hades! I've only read Meg Cabot's Underworld series about the two and I find it interesting. I'm glad you liked The Iron Queen. I remember seeing it on your blog... WoW, I think? Anyways, great review as always!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  10. Ooh, I love mythology and I haven't heard of this one! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  11. I think I'd really like this series, and this book especially—Persephone's myth is one of my favorites! Lovely review :-)

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  12. I love retellings and I'll definitely have to give this series a try now. Great review! :)

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  13. Glad to see you're enjoying this series, Tanja. I've never really been into mythology so I never investigate the myths in detail. When I look into them I always forget later who is who and what their story is, but it sounds like this is an interesting take on it. Great review. :)

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