Author: Aimee Carter
For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows.Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness .
Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal .
Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another .
James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others but never knew true loss before .
Henry/Hades's solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope .
Source : Goodreads
I can't help myself from screaming after I read this. Well not on a too much high tone, but still it gives me all the satisfying story of the Olympians that I've been wondering the moment I start reading this series. It indulge me to different Gods and Goddesses in their immortality but not-so-perfect existence. From the very start of it, I keep on wondering how can they rule the mortal world beyond their innocent abilities to control. How can they maintain and rule the mortal world despite of their indifference? How do they cope changes regarding the changes that keeps on occurring? Those are some of the questions of my mind about the Greek Gods and Goddesses.
She is the most matured from all of them. A composed lady who knows when to stand her rights and speak the decisions she have made to prove her rights. She is not tamed with her husband Zeus beyond his strict compliance she can stand up for her own good and to her sons. But I guess she was firstly deceived by him that makes as a result to be on that dreadful situation; to know that her husband is not faithful unto her. But then again she faces all of those obstacles and became fierce.
A persistent and rebellious Goddess and also a confusing one as I see it. I can't help myself to admire her beauty, Aimee Carter just molded her into perfection. But she seems so fragile when it comes to the love that she wants and the love that she needs. Those things have huge difference and if Ava doesn't made up her mind, both of them might lose. I still find her confusing though, she can't choose only ONE but Hephaestus and Ares still loves her unconditionally in spite of that.
Picture innocence within your mind and Persephone is the epitome of it. Her innocence regarding love and responsibility seems to bundle up and down the moment she marries Henry. She was confused if her feelings is romantically real or just a figment of imagination. Confusion always results into deep drastic moments. But most importantly she realized and found the person that she can fight and hold onto for the rest of her life, even if it takes to sacrifice her immortality. Seeing her vulnerability into being tough and passionate is the one thing that I adore on her.
All I can see about him is bravery. He has undying determination to prove to the Olympians that he is worthy enough of their acceptance. I loved that brave soul of him. He went down and leave Olympus to try and search for another chance for the Gods and Goddesses to exists together with the mortals. I loved his devotion to his task that made him witty.
Deeply look within the eyes of a fractured soul, you'll definitely see Henry within. He thought that her love for Persephone is enough to fill all his loneliness but he was wrong, it only made worse. Unrequited love slowly crushed him inside and out he can no longer endure, but he still loves Persephone beyond that. He is such a gentle and passionate man that I can't clearly express how he can still face Persephone in spite of the complicated things that they've been through since the marriage. But then, he still gives himself another chance to fall for another and takes chances again and again and again to attain the unconditional love that he's been longing for.