It had to unleash some invisible magic, he thought; Hades and Persephone, joining together again within these black and holy stone walls, for the first time in millennia. As they indulged in enjoying one another, how could they not be reactivating some power within the Earth itself? Surely they were at least bringing autumn storm clouds rolling and thundering over the Mediterranean.
Initial thoughts: I was browsing through the sale section of the Kobo store where I came across Persephone’s Orchard. It was less than $2 and so I quickly bought the book. One thing you should know about me, I love reading retellings of the Persephone & Hades myth. Out of every retelling out there, this is one story that I can’t get enough of. So far, my favorite Hades & Persephone retelling is the Abandon series by Meg Cabot.
The Greek gods never actually existed. Did they? Sophie Darrow finds she was wrong about that assumption when she’s pulled into the spirit realm, complete with an Underworld, on her first day at college. Adrian, the mysterious young man who brought her there, simply wants her to taste a pomegranate.
Soon, though she returns to her regular life, her mind begins exploding with dreams and memories of ancient times; of a love between two Greeks named Persephone and Hades. But lethal danger has always surrounded the immortals, and now that she’s tainted with the Underworld’s magic, that danger is drawing closer to Sophie.” Goodreads
After reading quite a few retellings of the Persephone & Hades myth, Persephone’s Orchard is a good retelling. Although I have read a better retelling (the Abandon series by Meg Cabot), this one is a close second.
Sophie Darrow is just an ordinary girl trying to adjust to her new life as a university student. Then suddenly, she is whisked away to the spirit realm where she meets the mysterious Continue reading