Persephone’s Orchard by: Molly Ringle


An interesting twist to an old myth; Persephone’s Orchard retells the story of a love between Hades and Persephone and how it might have been.  This is a young adult novel that I devoured as an adult. This is a story about a modern day college freshman and a new love interest that isn’t at all what he appears to be.  Sophie has headed off to college and she knows that this means she is in store for some big changes in her life, but little does she know that her entire world is about to be turned upside down.

Life in the Underworld isn’t all that the original Greek mythologies had made them out to be.  Yes , there is a area that is designated as the place where the wicked go, but the rest of the spirit realm is almost a mirror image of earth.  The souls of the dead reside there in happiness until it is there turn to be reborn.  Hades is not a tormentor or a man filled with hate.  Persephone is about to relive her life again.

I do not want to give away the storyline of this wonderful story filled with love and a bit of suspense.  This is the first book in the Chrisomilia series and I can not wait to read the next one.  I give this book 5 crowns and I think it would make fr some great discussions in a YA book club group.



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