Monday, December 24, 2012

Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus, #2) by Kaitlin Bevis


Title: Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus, #2)
Author: Kaitlin Bevis
Format: ebook, 237 pages
Published July 6th 2012 by Musa Publishing
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Goodreads Synopsis:

Some vows can never be broken.

Persephone thought she could go back to her normal life after returning from the Underworld. She was wrong.


The goddess Aphrodite is born among the waves with more charm than she can control. Zeus is stalking Persephone and her loved ones, and Thanatos is no longer content with Persephone's silence.

He wants her soul.


Persephone can't tell anyone about Thanatos' betrayal, and it drives a wedge between her and Hades. Her mother is still keeping secrets, and Melissa's jealousy of Aphrodite threatens to tear their friendship apart.


Alone, Persephone turns to a human boy for comfort. But will their relationship put him in danger?


Sacrifices must be made, and Persephone must choose between her human life and her responsibilities as a goddess. If she doesn't, she could lose them both.


But will either life be worth choosing once Zeus is through with her?


Excerpt:
I'd been here before. My bare feet glided over the leaf-strewn path, unharmed by the rocks and twigs crunching beneath me. Massive live oaks draped with Spanish moss created a canopy above me, transforming the forest path into a tunnel of speckled sunlight. The air was heavy with humidity. The moist heat pressed against my skin and stole the breath from my lungs. By the time I reached the path’s end, my Eeyore nightshirt clung to my skin.

"Dungeoness." I came to a halt when I recognized the sprawling ruins of the ancient ivy-covered brick and stone manor.

Athens Academy took my class on a week-long trip to Georgia's coastal islands freshmen year. Cumberland Island was a major highlight because of the sea turtles, wild horses, and these ruins.
"Good job, Persephone,” I muttered, kicking at a branch. “You’ve figured out where you are, but how did you get here?"  I knelt to pick up a smooth, white stone, tucking damp tendrils of hair behind my ears so I could see better. The rock looked and felt real. I ran my hand over the smooth stone, turning it over and tracing the shape. The weight of it in my hand reassured me.
I turned, hoping the path held some answers, but it was no longer there. I stood on the grass-covered shoreline looking out to sea. In the distance, a girl stood thigh high in the ocean, clad in a gown of strategically placed sea foam.  Although her back was to me, I could tell she was perfect. The curly ringlets of hair cascading down her flawless cream skin matched the intense orange of the sky as the sun sank in the sea.
I glanced down at my sun-kissed skin, self-conscious. She was really pretty. A movement caught my attention and I glanced up as she looked over her shoulder, aquamarine eyes meeting mine. Then she spoke. I was shocked to hear Boreas' cold voice roll off her tongue. "Zeus lives."
I stumbled backward. Boreas, the god of winter. My mind flashed back to that horrible day in the clearing last winter. Boreas’ cold laughter. His fingers digging in my hair as he pulled me across the frozen ground. Melissa’s eyes widening as she choked on her last breath. The rush of power that gave me the strength to put Death himself, and Boreas, under my control.
A soul for a soul. I’d bargained with Thanatos, the god of death, and killed Boreas without a second thought, saving my best friend.
Now images shoved their way through my thoughts: Cumberland Island, two sunsets, lightning cracking in the sky. My mind screamed against the onslaught.  I gritted my teeth and forced myself to think the word that would make it all stop.
I bolted up in bed with a gasp. A weight in my hand made me look down. I unclenched my fist, revealing the white stone from Dungeoness.


My Thoughts on Daughter of the Earth and Sky:
When Kaitlin asked if I would read Daughter of the Earth and Sky you know I said yes! Especially after reading Persephone and LOVING it! I wanted to know what was going on with Persephone and Hades and all the other characters. This series just getting better and better!

Poor Persephone has had so many thing she's had to deal with. I'm not talking about normal teenager stuff I'm talking about goddess-sized problems! Dealing with other gods who want to get rid of her or want her for the power she posses. Things are tough without all the added mess. Oh plus the added bonus of dealing with a whole new goddess who has the ability to charm other gods (I'll give you a hint: the name starts with an "A".  Hades, because of Persephone, seems to be slowly changing. 

I still had that sense that I was right there, invisible, watching everything play out right before my very eyes, and I appreciated that because it makes it all that much more real for me. For a bit I was confused that there were gaps in the story but then I remembered that there was something fishy going on with this new goddess that is introduced and what with Zeus after Persephone. And just wen you think things are going to get better (and maybe even take a little break to walk out of your room to get food) BAM! something happens that pulls right back because you HAVE to know what's going to happen! I don't usually like roller coasters but this is one roller coaster you'll want to be on! My goodness, the ending! I was so into the story that I just did not see the ending coming! *zombie voice* MUST READ MORE! MORE MORE MORE! That cliffhanger is not making me happy at all but Kaitlin says she's working at it so I'll try to be patient....try. No promises though! :D

Overall, if you haven't picked up this series YOU HAVE TO! It has the perfect mixture of adventure, gods, struggles, and most of all humanity that you'll love! 

I've rated Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus, #2): (5/5)

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