Received this book in exchange for an honest review :)
Persephone is a short and fairly light-hearted read. I admit I was pretty excited to pick up this book as I haven't read any retellings of the Persephone-Hades story. Bevis didn't disappoint.
Persephone is the daughter of a florist. She goes to a normal high school and has a normal best friend named Melissa. Or so she thought. Circumstances lead her to find out she is a goddess and in danger. The only safe place for her is in the underworld, with Hades. Who is one of the good guys in this retelling (Score!). During her time in the underworld she must start to learn to control her powers and grow into the great goddess she will soon become. Add in a little love and some cooky characters and you've got the recipe of a book that will make you smile.
In addition to the flat plot, Persephone, our main character, was surprisingly the only one I felt to have 2D depth as a character. I understood and felt for all the other characters, felt they had depth and back stories to them, but Persephone was just boring; a typical Jane Doe in terms of personality.
Overall a good retelling of the Hades-Persephone story. Kept me intrigued enough that I am picking up the second book right now. If you want something short and rich in Greek mythology definitely pick up this book. Though, I advise you throw everything you know about Greek mythology out the window, because Bevis really changes it up.