Today I finished an amazing book called Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman. At the end of the book it said that this was the authors first novel which I couldn't believe at all since it was so good! Anyway here's the summary:
Persephone lives in the most gorgeous place in the world. But her mother, the goddess of fertility, grain and agriculture, named Demeter, is as overprotective as she is powerful. Paradise has become a trap to Persephone, she feels as if her mother is controlling her every move and won't let her grow up and become a women.
Just when Persephone feels there's no chance of escaping the life that's been planned for her, a mysterious stranger arrives. A stranger who promises something more-something dangerous and exciting-something that spurs Persephone to make a daring and possibly deadly choice. A choice that could destroy all she's come to love, even the earth itself. In a mysterious land where a singing river can make you forget your name, Persephone is forced to discover who-and what- she really is.
This book really hit the spot for me. It kept me turning pages constantly. I also have to note the amazing descriptions the author used. It was so beautiful and made me feel like I was really there with Persephone! If you know much about Greek Gods you may know the story of Persephone and who she was captured by, but in this story, the tale has a great twist that I really came to enjoy and love. I would definitely recommend this book!
This book: Four hearts on the rating scale!