Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Review: Radiant Darkness

Book: Radiant Darkness
Author: Emily Whitman
Pages: 270
Rating: 5 out of 5
Cover Rating: 5 out of 5

Persephone is sick of her Mother, a goddess, acting like she is a child. She wants to be able to talk to men, go to festivals, and be able to act like a women without her Mom getting mad at her. She lives in one of the most beautiful places, surrounded by flowers and beauty, as her mother is the goddess of nature. One day though, while Persephone is out exploring, she finds a man in little area she hadn't ever noticed before. If her mother knew about him, she would be furious! So Persephone keeps him a secret and keeps coming back to visit. Soon though, she has to make a hard decision when the man asks him to join him in the underworld to live and be his bride. Will she except? If she does, what will her Mother think? Will she be able to live in the underworld without missing earth to much? And will her decision affect the millions of other mortals on earth?

"Radian Darkness" was amazing. It was beautifully written and it made me want to keep reading it. I haven't read much Greek Mythology, but I really enjoyed this book. Despite the history in it, I was still able to understand what was going on throughout the story. Persephone's character was well developed. Sometimes though it might have seemed like Persephone was a little to gullible, but not enough to greatly affect the story in a bad way. Emily Whitman did a wonderful job on "Radiant Darkness" and I am looking forward to reading more of her works!

This book has been added to my A-Store! Purchases help with blog contests! Thank you!


I Heart Monster said...

Great review! I hadn't heard of this one yet, and it looks awesome. Thank you!!

Polo.Pony said...

It is awesome, and it is just being released!

emmyreader said...

I've heard many good things about this book! will have to pick it up at the store! you have an ward! come check out my blog!