“Hades, all the fine suits in the world won’t change the fact that you stink of death.”
― Rachel Smythe
Why I’m Reading this Book?
I’m incorrigible in my quest of reading Goodreads choice award winners for this year. Even though , two of them, “Beautiful world, where are you” and “The final girl support group” disappointed me thoroughly, “Broken” was a good find. So, now I’m reading this award winner in the category of Graphic Novels and comics.
This is the first book in the series of three, which tells us the love story of Greek Gods , Hades (God of Underworld) and Persephone ( Goddess of Harvest and fertility). As its a graphic comics, story is told in comic way which is like a teen drama unfolding except teens here are Gods.
All Greek Gods in the novel are living like rich kids; involved in parties, chasing skirts, personal insecurities and all the things that come with raging hormones of youth.
Hades is king of underworld , but he has a reputation similar to a mafia boss, so he can’t hold on to a girlfriend. Persephone’s mother Demeter, doesn’t like/trust the world Gods are living in , so she makes her daughter live on earth. During a small vacation, Persephone goes to a party , where Hades (ditched by his girlfriend) arrives and they meet each other. One thing leads to another , and their love story starts.
I don’t have much knowledge about Greek Gods and their relationship to each other, If I had , I might have enjoyed it more as I read somewhere it’s ultimate retelling of the love story of Hades and Persephone. However, since I am a novice in this area, story was a cheesy romance story at its best. And even when I was a teenager myself, I didn’t like them, so you know where I do stand.
Illustrations were good and since it was a graphic novel, it was a fast read. However, until I brush up my knowledge of Greek Gods, I’m not interested in next books in series. Because if you remove Gods from equation, it’s a plain old boring romance so far.
My Rating — 2
On the scale of: (1- Hate , 2- Neither like nor dislike, 3- Like, 4- Love, 5- Gaga)
Why anyone else should read this Book?
If you are familiar with Greek mythology, you might like it better as you can connect the dots, where I couldn’t even see the dots.
If you are into graphic novels or Gods/Teens mix, you can give it a try.
In any case, It took hardly half an hour to read this book, so if you want to increase your read books count, give it a go!
“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.” – Annie Dillard