Monday, November 30, 2015

REVIEW: Seeds: Volume One by M.M. Kin

Book Blurb: Longing. Need. Desire. Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, has never felt any of these in his long life until a chance encounter with the Goddess of Spring. For as long as she can remember, Persephone has always been told what to do, her life dictated by people who believe they know what is best for her without taking the time to understand or listen to her. However, the opportunity to truly be herself awaits her in the most unlikely of places, sparking one of the most famous and enduring relationships that history has ever known...

My Review: This is book one in the Seeds trilogy. This is a re-read for me but since I didn't really review it before I'm going to take the time to do it now.

I love how Ms. Kin doesn't just just gloss over the beginning of the original myth, she gives us a whole background for Kora. Beginning before her birth and continuing onwards from there she submerses the reader in the life of Demeter, the world of Hellas and the Olympus gods. I totally loved how Demeter was in love with a mortal man named Iason. And she didn't keep her relationship with him secret from other mortals just the gods. But it was a dirty trick that Zeus played on her. The thing I don't understand is how the gods could desire their siblings. There are obviously other gods on earth in other cultures they could have their pick of them. And don't even get me started on how they could form romantic feelings for a child goddess. Disgusting. However, if you pretend that they aren't related at all then the myths become more tolerable. We get to see how Persephone and Hades relate to each other as they get to know each other. Obviously they have no problem in the sex department, though by the end of the book she still hasn't given up her virginity to him.

This book is a great start to the trilogy and now I actually need to read the next two books in the trilogy that I have owned since they came out. Lol. The cover art for this book is gorgeous as are the covers for the other books in the series. I recommend picking up this book if you are a fan of the myth of Hades and Persephone.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5

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