Hey everyone, I hope you’re doing well today!:)
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on A World of Words and all you have to do is answer the following three (3) questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Make sure to go to the original post and leave a link if you do this!
I changed it up a bit this time! I made headers and decided to add the descriptions of the books. Do you prefer it this way or the way I used to do it? Let me know in the comments!:)
Now, without further ado I shall begin…
A Modern Hades and Persephone Retelling
Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist.
Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible.
After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever.
The bet does more than expose Persephone’s failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows—and it’s forbidden.
This is good so far! I am a little confused with Persephone’s character though. She is almost always angry. She snaps at people a lot and calls them rude names, and yet many call her compassionate? It might have something to do with her power.
In ninety-two days, the feathered appendages that link me to the people I loathe finally come off. Dear, winglets, you will not be missed.
Celeste has spent the last four years building a life outside of angelic guilds—parties, check—pursuing human ambitions instead of celestial ones—college, check—and shedding feathers across Parisian cobblestones and more recently New York sidewalks—speaking her mind, always check.
She swore off angels, but the death of the woman who took her in the night Leigh died brings them soaring back into her life . . . and not just any angel but the most detestable one, the one complicit in Leigh’s death—Seraph Asher.
Although Celeste tells the archangel to feather off, the unreasonably pretty and obstinate man doesn’t leave her alone. He returns and insists she complete her wings. When she asks him for one good reason to do so, he gives her an unbeatable one: what he did with Leigh’s soul.
Asher never meant to share his damning secret, but he knows it’s the only way to save Celeste—the rebellious Fletching he can’t get out of his head . . . or heart.
I enjoyed the first book (though I found the romance it that one toxic) so I decided to check this one out as well. I ended up liking this one a lot more!
I don’t have anything picked yet…
If you have read or want to read any of the books I mentioned, let me know! I would love to talk about them:)