Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Radiant Darkness

Review - Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman

He smiles. "Hello."

It's a deep voice. I can feel it reverberate in my chest and echo all the way down to my toes.
I know I should leave, but I don't want to. I want to keep my senses like this forever. I'm all eye, all ear, all skin.

Persephone lives in the most gorgeous place in the world. But her mother's a goddess, as overprotective as she is powerful. Paradise has become a trap. Just when Persephone feels there's no chance of escaping the life that's been planned for her, a mysterious stranger arrives. A stranger who promises something more—something dangerous and exciting—something that spurs Persephone to make a daring choice. A choice that could destroy all she's come to love, even the earth itself.
In a land where a singing river can make you forget your very name, Persephone is forced to discover who—and what—she really is.~

This is a retelling of the Greek myth of Persephone. The Greeks once used myths to explain the phenomena of the world around them. Persephone's story is the way they explained the reason for the seasons. I dont wan't to even give out the other names of characters in this story, because I don't want to give it away, just in case you do not already know the story. You'll just have to read it!
Whitman does a lovely job of retelling this myth, in a way that makes the reader think about Persephone, and her fate, in a different light. I always love it when authors make me feel for the "bad guy" and this story does just that. Radiant Darkness is fun and easy to read. I love the romance and love that is so clearly felt between the characters. I couldn't put it down because I needed to know how everything turned out, even though I already knew what had to be the ending. When an author can make me keep reading, even though I already know how the story ends, then I know they're good!
You should definitely find a way to read this book! :)

♥ Allie

p.s. the recipe that goes with this review is below

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