Sunday, August 2, 2009

Radiant Darkness

Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
rating: 8/10
He smiles. "Hello."
It's a deep voice. I can feel it reverberate in my chest and echo all the way down to my toes.
I know I should leave, but I don't want to. I want to keep my senses like this forever. I'm all eye, all ear, all skin.

Persephone lives in the most gorgeous place in the world. But her mother's a goddess, as overprotective as she is powerful. Paradise has become a trap. Just when Persephone feels there's no chance of escaping the life that's been planned for her, a mysterious stranger arrives. A stranger who promises something more—something dangerous and exciting—something that spurs Persephone to make a daring choice. A choice that could destroy all she's come to love, even the earth itself.
In a land where a singing river can make you forget your very name, Persephone is forced to discover who—and what—she really is.
I like greek myths and I like retellings of stories. Radiant Darkness was no exception. I liked how different this version was than from the actual story. Pesephone was not abducted, but went with Hades at her own will. I have to say, I think some things that happened, especially toward the end, were a little cheesy, but it fit in with the rest of it.

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