Fantasy, romance

A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

A disappointment after all the good I heard about it…

Themes: fantasy, romance, adult, Greek mythology

The synopsis

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.

The review

That’ll be a quick review… The positive side of this book is that the writing is sooo simple that it is quick to read (I’ve read it in one day). I really liked the idea of modernising the Greek gods and goddesses, but the book just didn’t live up to my expectations. Nothing was really worked on or developed, not the gods and goddesses and not the plot.

This book is just about a classic romance with a looot of sex scenes. Which truly isn’t my cup of tea, I’m more interested in the development of the relationships between characters. And if I liked Hades and how the author plays with the image we have of him, Persephone was just ugh. She behaved like a spoiled brat without a brain while she is supposed to be a successful university student in her last year.

In brief: don’t expect too much from this book. I still enjoyed reading it which explains my rating which remains a good one for me. Hecate and Hermes also contributed to it since I enjoyed meeting them!

My rating: 2.5/5

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