My Thoughts on The Savage and The Swan (Fated Fae, Book 1) by Ella Fields

My Thoughts on The Savage and The Swan (Fated Fae, Book 1) by Ella Fields

The Savage and The Swan by Ella Fields is loosely inspired by Hades and Persephone, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Swan Princess. There are elements of each tale woven throughout the book while telling its own unique tale of the King of Wolves, Dade, and the Swan, Opal. This is a standalone romantic fantasy novel, and the first book by Ella Fields I have ever read. I didn't know too many details before going into this book, other than seeing a mention of it on BookTok that it fell into the enemies to lovers trope.…

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My Thoughts on Neon Gods: Modern Retelling of Hades and Persephone (Dark Olympus Book 1) by Katee Robert

My Thoughts on Neon Gods: Modern Retelling of Hades and Persephone (Dark Olympus Book 1) by Katee Robert

I love a retelling of Hades and Persephone. I've read quite a few, and I wasn't quite ready to return to YA Fantasy or NA Fantasy books quite yet. So, I decided to read Neon Gods by Katee Robert. This book tells the tale of Hades and Persephone with a modern lens where they are not gods or goddesses, but rather the name is a title. This book is the first book in the Dark Olympus universe. Each book focuses on different characters in the world with the next book focusing on Psyche and Eros.…

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Thoughts on A Game of Fate (Hades Saga, Book 1) by Scarlett St. Clair

Thoughts on A Game of Fate (Hades Saga, Book 1) by Scarlett St. Clair

A Game of Fate by Scarlett St. Clair is A Touch of Darkness from Hade's POV. While the two books occur at the same time with many of the same scenes, there's a lot of new things. Scenes are expanded upon or shown completely differently. As Hades picks up on things that Persephone doesn't, and some additional ones that don't make appearances at all in A Touch of Darkness. So even though they are essentially the same books, they are different enough where you could enjoy both. Plus, the plot regarding what they do apart is different. Which makes A Game of Fate a good read.…

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Thoughts on A Touch of Ruin (Persephone Saga, Book 2) by Scarlett St. Clair

Thoughts on A Touch of Ruin (Persephone Saga, Book 2) by Scarlett St. Clair

After finishing A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair, I was curious where the rest of the series was going to go. For the most part, everything had been wrapped up. The only real thing that didn't get reflected in the book from the mythology was Demeter declaring wore and Hades/Persephone becoming married. Granted, there were plenty of things to suggest marriage would happen. And Persephone did stand up to her mother. So, that's where I figured A Touch of Ruin was headed. The fallout over Persephone not doing what her mother wanted. Not to mention Persephone and Hade's relationship is now public after they made out in public before vanishing. I won't share too many spoilers for the book, but I did want to share some thoughts.…

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Thoughts on A Touch of Darkness (Persephone Saga, Book 1) by Scarlett St. Clair

Thoughts on A Touch of Darkness (Persephone Saga, Book 1) by Scarlett St. Clair

I have been fascinated by Greek mythology since I was in high school. One of the stories that intrigued me was the tale of Hades, the God of the Dead/Underworld, and Persephone, the Goddess of Spring. So, when I learned there was a modern retelling of their story by Scarlett St. Clair called A Touch of Darkness, I wanted to check it out.…

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