*I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.*
What a cute start to the series!
This is a take on the Hades and Persephone story with a good guy Hades, a spirited Persephone, an overbearing Demeter, and a sweet, consensual romance.
I loved the art! It’s so beautiful and full of life, every single page. In full color. I especially loved how expressive all the facial expressions were. There was clearly so much thought and detail put into each one. But the body language, the clothes, the backgrounds, the nature, all of it was truly fantastic.
The character designs for the gods were so fun too. I enjoyed them all, but there were some really neat small touches, like how the plants growing in Demeter’s and Persephone’s hair would change based on their moods. And Hades was gorgeous in a long, elegant, emo way (which is the best way, in my humble opinion), so there was that ;-)
I love how in detail this author is going with the story, really focusing on the characters. It made things slow-paced and meant we only got the start of a romance forming, but I enjoyed that. This is really the author’s own take on the characters and their relationship, giving them their own unique personalities and feelings. The bit of awkwardness mentioned in the description is fun without being overdone. I also enjoyed getting to see their relationships with other characters, like when Hades and Zeus were chatting.
This is worth it for the gorgeous art alone, but it also has cute characters, fun interactions, and a great start to a sweet Hades and Persephone romance that I’m loving so far and looking forward to more of!
Anyone who likes sweet Hades and Persephone retellings, fun characters and interactions, and gorgeous art that's full of life and detail.