Girl, Goddess, Queen: A Hades and Persephone fantasy romance from a growing TikTok superstar

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Girl, Goddess, Queen: A Hades and Persephone fantasy romance from a growing TikTok superstar

Girl, Goddess, Queen: A Hades and Persephone fantasy romance from a growing TikTok superstar

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Persephone decides enough is enough and manages to escape to the Underworld so she doesn't have to marry (though she still does, she has just delayed it a bit because she didn't think things through). Persephone and Hades felt too much like friends in this story so when a romance does finally develop, it felt weird like they shouldn't be doing this. I liked how she had a plan and took control and she utilised her power over flowers to achieve this. It weirdly depowers Hades to remove the context of his experience and the centuries he ruled the underworld alone. I've only read chapter 1 but I have a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite books this year.

Ergo three stars because it was mostly quite readable and I'm not really the target audience for a lot of YA fantasy anymore. and she has a controlling mother, Demeter, who has told her how to act and how to be all of her entire life.While I enjoyed the setting and the idea of the reimagining of the greek gods, the execution left me feeling disappointed. It's equal parts rom-com and fantasy while effortlessly weaving in Greek mythology elements and characters. She's a badass main character while we get a more soft boy Hades which I adored with my whole heart. And for this one, its a retelling with a bit of a mix where Persephone is the one who is smart and cunning whilst Hades is the soft one in this relationship. I don't know what I was expecting, but for some reason this book surprised me in all the right ways.

When her mother, Demeter, and father, Zeus, decide it’s time for her to marry and head of to find the perfect match Kore decides to take matters in her own hands. Her journey of self-discovery is an empowering fist pump in the air, a massive FU in the face of her father and all the other gods who’d seek to keep her small and subdued. There needed to be more of a foundation for Persephone to grow to love the place she escaped to and want to make it better. I seem to be in the minority with this review but I didn’t really enjoy this book and I at times, found it quite dull. Girl, Goddess, Queen is a fantasy rom-com retelling that weaves the classic story with snarky banter, slow burn romance and a feminist slant that sees the legendary goddess discovering her agency, desires and inherent power.So in a bid to trick the other gods, Persephone and Hades form a mutually beneficial alliance that will ensure her future safety, whilst maintaining Hades’ notorious reputation. Its somewhat the fluidity in accepting that toxic masculinity and female oppression has made society had not be able to express what they like in the first place.

I love how Hades was portrayed in here (soft Hades made me swoon) and Persephone was potrayed to be a stronger but is still feminine. From the side characters such as Styx, to the other inhabitants of the Underworld, to Persephone herself. I adore a Hades and Persephone retelling and I have read my fair share of them in my time but this just felt a bit flat. The addition of completely new characters like Tempest offered a strong supporting cast that made this book stand out in creativity from the rest.Hades likes Persephone for exactly who she is: brave, unrefined, shrewd and, above all else, compassionate. THE WRITING, THE HUMOUR, THE GREEK GODS AND THE PURE VIBES, KORE <3 Stay tuned for when I meet Hades. This will forever and always be my favourite book about Hades and Persephone (because I’m a little sick of the smutty or all serious no-fun ones on the market at the moment), so if you want a bomb ass fun book about fake dating and trying to take down a parthenon then please pick this one up. Styx and Tempest were feisty side characters and I enjoyed the development of the underworld at the hands of Persephone and Hades.



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