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  • Book Name: When Stars Come Out
  • Authors: Scarlett St. Clair 
  • Pages: 289
  • Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Romantic fantasy
  • Publish Date: 31 October 2018
  • Language: English

Book Review:

When Stars Come Out by Scarlett St. Clair this book is a retelling of the story of Hades and Persephone, set in the modern world Persephone is the Goddess of Spring, but plants wither at her touch. 

Her mother, Demeter, has hidden her from the rest of the Olympians. But Persephone is finally allowed to move to New Athens and start her new life as a mortal journalist. 

Her plans for a mundane life are upended when she finds herself in a contract with Hades, God of the Underworld. Rumor say that he makes impossible deals... ...and the rumors are true. 

Persephone needs to create life in the Underworld, or lose her freedom forever. Not only does Persephone need to complete this impossible task, but she also needs to make sure not to fall for the King of the Dead.

This book is a fast read, the type that will hook you in if you let it. Though there are a couple issues with it, I found myself reading it in one sitting. The struggles Persephone faces are relatable, despite the fact that she's a Goddess. 

And the tension between her and Hades is palpable from the first interaction. Some pros and cons about the book: The world building isn't as detailed as I would wish it. And it can be a bit confusing at times. 

It does make sense by the end of the book, and the sequel also provides more explanation, if anyone would like to have more of the world filled in. The writing also isn't very good at times. 

Some scenes can be cliched or have typos, while other ones are described beautifully. Some of the pros are that my favorite trope is in included in this: enemies-to-lovers. 

Though the dislike is mostly one-sided, the development of their relationship is really well-written, and you'll find yourself hoping that they will end up together. 

A few other tropes that I also love are forbidden love, due to Demeter's disapproval of Hades; an impossible challenge; a misunderstood character; as well as a character who wants freedom from their past. 

But, the best aspect of this book, in my opinion, is the Greek mythology! I absolutely love Greek mythology ever since

I read Percy Jackson as a kid, so the combination of these tropes and the myths make the plot super interesting And the ending was open enough to make way for the sequel,

 "A Touch of Ruin". All in all, this book was the type of mindless read that is perfect for someone who needs to get past a reading slump.

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