Saturday, September 14, 2013

Persephone's Orchard Review by Dee

Persephone's Orchard
by Molly Ringle

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 very 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.

Dee's Review

Talk about a spin on Greek Mythology. Everyone's been taught to think that Hades kidnapped Persephone. What if that's not what happened? What if they were in love? What if they had a love that fated them to fall in love in every lifetime they had? Ever thought about that? 

Me either, but this book definitely puts a beautiful spin on a story that was supposed to be bad. I really like the idea that if you have one true love, you meet them over and over in every life you have. Sometimes you are together, sometimes you aren't. But your paths always cross.

 I don't,  however, like the idea of a secret society out to kill people. I mean, who would like that?!? So these people know that Hades has been re-introduced to a new body. And in this new body, he has eaten the fruit to make himself immortal again. This society doesn't think people should be immortal so they are out to kill them. All of them. They are like legit immortal terrorists. They are insane if you ask me, they should have a sign that warns people they are crazy.

Well now that they know about Adrian/Hates. They know he is going to be find his Persephone. Little does Sophia know her little college life experience is about to turn upside down and inside out. She has a boyfriend when she leaves for college and if you ask me he seems kind of douchey. Dear Jacob, pressing girls to have sex is DOUCHEY! Dear Sophia, congratulations for saying no and waiting.. any time it presented itself. Way to go. Hopefully more girls learn from you. Well done.

 Anyway so Sophia meets Jacob and Niko, both Mythological Immortals in previous lives. She is tricked into remembering her past lives. But can you imagine all the knowledge her brain unlocks? Languages, intellect, facts, stories! Oh dear god. Then she has a choice to make. Join him in immortality or not. I mean he's the God of the Underworld. You would think it would be all creepy and he would be all arrogant, right?

He's so normal, they all are. And Hades is surprisingly romantic. In all their lives. I'm not going to let you know what she chooses. But just know this, these terrorists play a big part of her decision, in love with him or not. It seems they sway her decision more than I liked. Do they finally end up together in this life??? We don't know.. the story is TBC! I gave this book 3 hearts.

You can buy Persephone's Orchard on Amazon

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