In a modern-day take on the myth of Persephone, 18-year-old Kate Winters is thrust into a mythical world, where she must pass seven impossible tests and outsmart a spiteful god in order to save the life of not just her mother but of her captor as well.
I received this book from The Harlequin Teen Panel and I am so glad I did. I started reading it thinking that it would just be another book to pass the time. I didn't realize that it was going to make time stop as I read it. I have found a new love for Greek mythology thanks to Ms Carter. This story is a wonderful new and exciting twist on the story of Hades and Persephone.
I loved the main character Kate. She was so devoted to her dying mother and she proved that she had a good heart time and time again. Henry just seemed sad and lonely and I don't blame him for wanting to give up everything.
As I read this I couldn't help but want to smack Kate upside her head because she wasn't falling for Henry fast enough for me. I found myself wanting her to love him. I would have like to have seen them have more time together in this book.
Ms. Carter wrote a very well written book because I realized things when she wanted me to figure it out. It was not a predictable read, I didn't realize what the tests were until the end.
Overall this book grabs you from the start, holds on till the end and leaves you wanting more when its over. I look forward to the rest of the series. I cant get enough!