I'm Going Under....

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Is this the years for Greek Myth re-tellings or what?

I have to say, that in the beginning, I was a little upset to hear about Meg Cabot's dark Hades and Persephone re-telling mainly because I also wrote a Hades and Persephone re-telling titled Asphodel.

But... I mean, come on, It's Meg Cabot, you know the book is going to be good. So naturally, I swallowed my disappointment and will probably be one of the first people in line at the store to buy this book...

Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.

Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.(summary from goodreads)

I'm excited to read this! I sure as hell hope that it doesn't disappointment...I've spent years studying the Hades and Persephone myth. So it's always cool to see how it's made into a modern story. And it's also cool to see the way other's take it.

This story is told a few different ways so I'm anxious to see Cabot's take on it!



  1. ooh la la... when does it release? sounds really good.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    This does sound good. I'm a sucker for mythology, and a modern take on this myth has the potential to be awesome.

  1. omg i will certainly be in line to buy this!!! it sounds thrilling and addicting... besides meg cabot wrote it AND its a retelling of one of the best greek myths... it cannot be anything other than amazingly awesome

  1. This sounds great. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Adding this to my TBR list. Thanks.

  1. Gina said...:

    I just read your interview on Roza's website and had to come over and follow... we have a scary amount of things in common! AND, I'm actually giving away an ARC of this book on my blog, generously donated by my sales rep at Scholastic. Stop by for a chance to win!


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