Review: Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus #2) by Kaitlin Bevis

Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus, #2)Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: December 21, 2012 by Musa Publishing
Series: #2 (Daughters of Zeus)
Length: 267 pages
Source: author (review copy)
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Some vows can never be broken.

Persephone thought she could go back to her normal life after returning from the Underworld. She was wrong.
The goddess Aphrodite is born among the waves with more charm than she can control. Zeus is stalking Persephone and her loved ones, and Thanatos is no longer content with Persephone’s silence.

He wants her soul.

Persephone can’t tell anyone about Thanatos’ betrayal, and it drives a wedge between her and Hades. Her mother is still keeping secrets, and Melissa’s jealousy of Aphrodite threatens to tear their friendship apart.
Alone, Persephone turns to a human boy for comfort. But will their relationship put him in danger?
Sacrifices must be made, and Persephone must choose between her human life and her responsibilities as a goddess. If she doesn’t, she could lose them both.
But will either life be worth choosing once Zeus is through with her?


I super enjoyed this book! This time the setting took more place outside the Underworld. It focused more on how Persephone and Hades will find Zeus – the antagonist, and problems that came along in between. I also like how we got to know more about the other characters especially Persephone’s best friend/priestess Melissa. She opened up more in this book which surprised me. There were also a few new characters, and we get to see what happens to Orpheus and Eurydice!

For Persephone, you could still see that she’s trying to be independent. She’s become more headstrong and wanting things her way. Besides her relationship with Hades, we see how her relationship with her mom Demeter has become. Hades was just plain sweet and awesome! In this series, Hades isn’t just all out bad guy. I love how he’s caring and protective but such a bad ass at the same time. He’s still iffy about his relationship with Persephone since she’s too young for him, but in this book it really shows more of how much he cares for her. Their relationship is just plain cute!

There’s just a bunch of craziness happening in this book which I really don’t want to talk about in this review. I’m afraid I would spoil it for you guys. It’s a page turner with lots of action, mystery, and revelations. The only thing I had trouble though was sometimes I couldn’t understand what was happening. I’d ask myself “why can’t Persephone just teleport?” or “why can’t she just stay in the Underworld since it’s easier for Hades to protect her?”. The ending would make your jaw drop or leave your mouth hanging, I swear! Literally I was like WHAT!?!?!?! IT ENDED!? WHAT!? DID IT REALLY!? Cliff freaking hanger man. I want book 3 right now! I’m serious! I definitely recommend this series to all of you. Daughters of the Earth and Sky was such an entertaining read with an amazing plot. If you’re a greek mythology fan, pshh, go grab it now!

4 of 5

2 Responses to “Review: Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus #2) by Kaitlin Bevis”

  1. 1 Lee @ Rally the Readers January 6, 2013 at 6:30 AM

    I loved how Hades was portrayed in Persephone and can’t wait to read about him in the sequel! Too bad Thanatos turned out to be a bad guy- I sort of liked him in the first book.

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