I received a free ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
This was a fun Hades & Persephone retelling where Demeter/Ceres is constantly ripping them apart or actively keeping them from each other. Despite being an art history student, Summer does not want to be stuck in Greece with her parents for an archaeological dig. After a tragic accident, Summer is ripped away from her life as she knew and whisked away to the underworld. Surrounded by secrets, she must figure out what is the truth and who she can trust.
Okay first of all, who the heck doesn’t want to spend their summer in Greece!? I know I do. That was like the only thing that bugged me about Summer. Girl you need to live a little!!! She was real sad in the beginning pining over her friends who are doing nothing when SHE COULD BE EXPLORING BEAUTIFUL GREECE!!! Like come on, the choice is obvious.
I liked the relationship between Summer and Darce. I feel like there’s still secrets to be revealed about Darce or surrounding him, but their relationship was so cute. The side characters of Morpheus and Arae were my favorite. I loved Arae’s prickliness and Morpheus’s charm. I can’t wait to see more of these characters in book 2!