It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.
Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.
Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.
After reading tons of raving reviews about this book, I finally decided to buy it, as my first ever eBook for my Kobo. Now I am left to wonder why I took so long to buy it. I have really liked mythology based books for a while now and this one did not end that streak. The story of this novel is incredibly unique- it takes the story of Persephone and retells it in a way that is fresh and relate-able for teens. Plus, there are some awesome twists and turns around every corner in this book. One of the most refreshing aspects of this novel was that there was no instant, head over heals love involved. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy that sort of book, but I come across that theme quite frequently in all the books I read. The book was very well written and I really enjoyed reading about the characters and seeing the Greek gods with personalities that made them feel much closer to being human. This book gets a 5/5 for living up to all the hype that surrounds it.