Am I unhinged?
Honestly the word may best describe this book. As for me? Not even close. I felt like went from me into a crazed woman with a severe case of multiple personality disorder who almost broke a four hundred dollar phone quite a few times during this book. Refreshing to know I can still get so upset that I want to throw the book I'm reading. Breaking down the different personas I experienced during my intense adventurous journey with this novel.
Yes. Spencer is still in high school when she lost the love of her life, Micah , however she grieves and holds on dearly for her dearly departed love as if they were married for decades before the accident. Clearly in her own way going through the five stages of grief throughout the book. With Micah being around wasn't truly helping the process.
The hopeless romantic
Going to hell and back literally to try anything to save the love of your life, your soulmate. The one. Truly takes a lot of blind faith and courage. Adding on to asking the god of the Underworld to bring him back to life knowing that the chance was slim to none and the odds were high in favor of him snapping his godly fingers and killing her for even daring to ask of that.
The omg! School girl
Seriousness. The descriptions of Hadrian with his "eyes the color of blue food coloring" got me hooked instantly. In love with Micah completely or not that man was a god. Even if for the underworld . Back of her mind whether she'd ever admit it or not. Micah wouldn't ever be able to hold a candle to the yummy deliciousness of Hadrian. Cherry on top he shows up in her school the next day. Which brings Me to the next persona.
Oh no you didn't !
Although you might think I refer to how she reacted when he did show up. Like he was bothering her and stalking her. Seriously? The god of the underworld not only spares your life but grants your bargain. Wants to spend time with you and even suffers through going to high school and you complain. W.... t... f...?
Have you lost your mind?
Finally a novel that references history of something as great as Greek mythology and actually spent a lot of time doing the real research. I love the twists you did to make it your own instead of taking credit for history. It really is a wonderful twist to the mythology of Hades and Persephone. But better. Is it wrong that your versions of Greek mythology sounds way better then the actual history which is great in its own way? Bravo on that.
Hadrian 's deal for her to spend six months in the underworld could of gone so many different ways, he is the god of the underworld. She could of been his personal slave for that time. Yet she's taken on one adventure after another . Him showing the beauty and the pain of it. That the underworld can be a peaceful place and a worst nightmare based on what type of life you lived. That he had to live through seeing the good have a good afterlife and those who were horrible people feel what they caused others to feel.
"Lily Aldrin giving the your dead to me look"
Hence the times I really wanted to throw this book which was on my phone so tech throw my phone. Hadrian yes in his own devilish ways at first tries to show Spencer his interest is way more then mere curiosity but after he literally brings her friend back from the dead for her . Instead of thanking him and running into his arms greatful. She actually blame him. Blames him! Like he'd be that low to stage that to be the hero? Really. Yes he's been labeled for thousands of years as evil but he does have a heart. Spencer made me feel most of the book that she was cruel to him and almost my opinion didn't deserve her.
You son of a bitch( yes also a lily aldrin)
But all in all I honestly said the words out loud to this story quite a few times. The twists and turns and the so many times of the almost kisses. Just when you get that perfect moments to be the perfect kiss you stomp my hopes and dreams into the ground. With a flick of the wrist Hadrian cab send Micah away yet he couldn't keep him away for like five seconds. You son of a bitch then as she agrees to bind her soul to Hadrian you not only stomp on my hopes and dreams but hit them with a train followed with a steam roller and then set them ablaze with that whole plot twister with Micah in the end. After she said yes to give it a chance . Then out drop it and leave me hanging.
Which leads me to the last persona.
Cold turkey. Wanting craving dying for more. Tempest you clearly have a way with words becoming a horrible fix. Turning into a dire need and ache for more I cannot wait to continue the story. And see what highs are in store.
(Was a book for review. But greatful to read and honored to review. Five stars and you earned everyone of them).
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)