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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After tricking Hades into letting her stay in his home, she takes it upon herself to explore Hades' realm of the Underworld (without his permission) and then proceeds to suggest improvements (lol, Persephone, intrusive guest much). This was definitely one way to solve the age-gap issue and a unique take on the timeless story of the birth of the Olympians. However, since its a debut novel, I do feel that the author has loads more potential for her next work so, I'm definitely going to be a look out for it. I think that's why it took me a while to actually put my thoughts into writing, as I had mixed feelings for this book. Her enthusiastic support for Hades and Persephone’s relationship was super entertaining and her overly dramatic, OTT asides into her own romantic endeavours kinda have me eager for a Styx-related spinoff—hopefully with cameos from Charon and Thanatos.

I’m not certain what I expected from this Hades and Persephone retelling, but this was quite different from the many others I’ve read in the past. I really liked that idea of making the underworld into something more than land of dead ones, a place that god and bad wont mixes together. I felt like every scene was dragged out between chapters and it would have worked better if it was dual perspective for this.The ending is bittersweet, but I won't be spoiling it ;) I read this book as part of a readalong and had so much fun discussing each chapter and sharing quotes. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. All fans of Greek mythology, originals and retelling, experience the patriarchal and misogynistic frustration of these men and their rule.

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. She makes the choice to go to the Underworld to avoid having to get married, and she boldly decides to redecorate and make herself at home, which was inspiring and hilarious in equal measures. I loved the arc of their romance and how they grew from almost enemies to cautious friends to real friendship and then undergoing a 'fake' marriage situation, all the while they have the most insane chemistry and banter.She also had so many opportunities to fall into my least favourite trope - the main character who will sacrifice them self at every opportunity - but she didn't, she wanted to fight for what she wanted and what she'd earned.

Talking of these two MCs, they were a delight in their slow dance towards friendship and the even slower dance to more.Fun side characters and a hopeful coming-of-age heart make this one of the most entertaining reimaginings in an ever growing list of them. Bring[s] to life timeless gods, the complex intimacy of family bonds, a fierce protagonist, and a passionate slow-burn romance. It’s a careful line that Fitzgerald balances admirably with a sharp wit and genuine understanding of the simultaneous contemporary and historic issues she’s writing about.

I didn't mind it so much and again, the fanfiction style aspect showed up in the lack of plot this novel presented. They may have been sisters; Persephone may have been the mother; they may have been the same goddess in different guises. I think she's probably aware that Persephone and Demeter predate most of the Olympians by about a thousand years, that we have pretty compelling evidence for this and that Hades was added on as an after thought much later when a more patriarchal religion subsumed those early goddess worship cults.Enter Hades who comes across quite intriguing at first - a brooding god of the Underworld who wants this flower-growing girl gone and resents her presence. 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. Firstly, she refers to the Underworld consistently as ‘Hell,’ which is unusual, considering that the terminology is more common within Abrahamic religions and its etymological roots can be found in Norse mythology (Hel was the goddess of the Norse underworld, Niflheim), not Greek. In addition, Demeter was much older than Hades (as they were regurgitated at different times), which meant that he didn’t really know Demeter (nor was related to her) and was thus, much closer in age to Persephone.



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