My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ of 5!
In the previous book we found out that the girls’ mother is Persephone, which completely took me by surprise. Throughout the books their mother whispered encouraging things to the girls and, all the talk about love had led me to believe that their mother was none other than the goddess of love, Aphrodite. Well done to Charlie Hart and Anastasia James for this clever twist.
This is the final book in the Daughters of Olympus series and it’s been divided into two parts. The first part describes Persephone’s journey. The phrase “like mother like daughters” springs to mind when we learn, that just like her daughters, Persephone lost her v-card in a steamy orgy. Unlike her daughters it wasn’t with mere mortals, but with none other than the four Olympians Zeus, Poseidon, Hades and Ares. As the goddess of fertility Persephone becomes pregnant with a girl from each of the gods. Their love is strong and true so it seems that nothing can stand in their way when they each marry Persephone. However, when jealousy rear its ugly head at the wedding party their perfect world comes crashing down upon them.
The second part of the book takes us back to the present when Persephone is reunited with not only her four daughters, but also her best friend, Gaia. While Harlow and Remedy are close to their due date, their dads are still looking for revenge so time is of the essence. In a desperate attempt to right an old wrong Persephone, Gaia, Lark, Tennyson, Harlow and Remedy seek out the three Fates – but it’s not smart to anger the women that hold everyone’s life-string in the palm of their hands.
Did I enjoy this book? Yes, yes, I did! The first part didn’t sit right with me as I felt that all the gods were humanised way too much, which I personally didn’t like. However, I loved the second part which was such a perfect ending to this series. I would have wished for the book to be longer (seriously, it only took me about two hours to finish it.) On the other hand, it may have been too much if Charlie and Anastasia dragged it out just to fill pages, so while thinking about it, it was the perfect length. Good thing it isn’t illegal to change one’s mind while writing a review as I tend to do that a lot!
When I finished Tennyson’s story (Their Shade) I didn’t really know what to expect from Persephone’s story. While I was very curious of what happened to make Zeus, Ares, Poseidon and Hades turn on her, lock her up and try to kill their own flesh and blood, I also wanted to know more about each of their daughters. Luckily, for me both Charlie and Anastasia accommodated this and gave me the best of both stories – which is why I’ve rated this book at five hearts.
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