Published: Jennifer Anne Davis Source:Purchased Gene: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
During her abduction and assault, Audrey begins to hear a voice. She hopes she's not going crazy, because after what she's experienced, that's the most logical explanation. However, as she begins to listen to the voice, Audrey realizes that someone may be telepathically trying to help her.
Unfortunately, rescue isn't all she needs. In order to leave behind the constant reminders, she flees to her Aunt Kate's house in San Diego, and assumes a new identity. It works until the eighteen-year-old twin boys who live next door threaten to break through the protective walls she's worked so hard to build. Between Caleb going out of his way to befriend her and Justin avoiding her at all costs, Audrey doesn't know if normalcy will ever find her again. But one thing is certain: When a familiar danger resurfaces, it's the same voice that she turns to -- a voice that is not only real, but a lot closer than she realizes. Gripping and tastefully told, The Voice is a story of healing, trust, and courage.
What can one say but this book is moving and emotional and absolutely amazing to read. Right away I wanted to wrap my arms around Audrey, take away all her fears, comfort her, wipe away the horrible nightmares that plagued her.
The Voice is a story about a very hard subject it is about kidnapping and rape by a family member no less. Audrey does get away, she is rescued, the story is about her road to recovery and the struggles to get there along the way. Not just Audrey’s struggles but that of her family as well. This is not a light topic but so very well written.
You know in any other young adult book I would just gush all over Caleb and Justin and pick on the author about how is a girl to choose when you put two fine specimens in a book. But that would do this book a disjustice. Caleb and Justin are twins who are really special in more ways than one. As different as they are from each other in many ways they are the same. Caleb right away takes to Audrey and tucks her under his wing like a little sister. Justin however is distant and well frustrating, at first.
But it is Justin who breaks through to Audrey and that is when she realizes who he really is. I wont tell you because it would surely spoil it. But let me just say that the author did a fabulous job writing these three characters. Along with Audrey’s aunt Katy. I absolutely loved her. If it wasn’t for her stepping in when she did Audrey would not have had that chance at healing that she desperately needed.
Thank you for giving me the chance to read this amazing book. And like the book says at the end if you have ever been a victim there is help out there – don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for you – you are not alone.
Published: Katlin Bevis Source:Purchased Gene: Young Adult Paranormal
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?
What can I say book 2 picks right up where book 1 finishes but with a new twist. Persephone and Hades are what taking a break hello Persephone bad move because that leaves him wide open for all us other girls who are head over heals for the bad guy persona that really is a good guy inside. And hot to boot yeah hello HADES!!! Over here hunny!!!! I am more than happy to occupy your time sweetie pie. LOL
No really now it took me a little longer to read this one I so do not like teenage drama. Maybe it is because I get enough of it with a 17 year old daughter in the house. LOL but at times I felt there was just a bit too much of it with Persephone, Aphrodite and Melissa. LOL A bit of girl on girl jealousy honestly. But it made for a good side line in the story. I will just say I don’t like Aphrodite in here as much as I have never liked her ROFL I have always thought her selfish and vain and self serving and the author does a great job portraying that – kudos!!!
Persephone’s life is in serious turmoil in this one with the reapers and the one she used to trust Thanatos, pushing Hades away, not trusting in anyone. She has Zeus coming at her, her mother Demeter lying to her, Hades trying to figure out what is going on and poor Persephone can’t tell anyone. Darn those stupid cant lie and cant break your given word god/goddess curses. LOL Yes that is what it would be to us humans.
I did however enjoy the book I loved how with the help of something someone else said she was able to help Orpheus and his wife. I loved the whole fated soul’s theory. Oh how I wished I believed in it. LOL
Published: Katlin Bevis Source:Purchased Gene: Young Adult Paranormal
There are worse things than death, worse people too.
The “talk” was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they’re a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn’t until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.
Well any of you who follow my blog know that I am a huge fan of Greek and Norse mythology so I jumped all over reading this book. And I have to say I love being able to see Persephone as a 16 year old teenager who doesn’t even know she is a goddess. Living in the real world among us humans, but feeling like something is very wrong with her. The constant feeling of being watched and strange things happening, frost creeping up on paper, and huge gusts of winds blowing your car off a road. Yeah that would kind of weird me out to.
And who would have thought Hades was good looking. Wow a new side to him. And wait a kiss is all it takes to become the bride of Hades. WOW again a nice little twist in the story I really like it. I love how the author really spent time with the details of the underworld, the different areas, what goes on in each one, not leaving out the river Styx and Chiron and all those that are down there. Reapers included oh got to love those reapers.
I absolutely loved this book. Persephone wow that girl even after everything she goes through, with Boreas coming for her, not knowing she was a goddess, being attacked by nasty souls, and having her entire life and world turned upside down she still has spunk and fire. I loved this character and think the author did a fabulous job with her and I love how she gets under Hades skin.
And Hades wowsers I guess if you have to get stuck in the underworld then this Hades would be the one you hoped was the ruler. Good looking and a fair and just ruler. He has a hard time with Persephone at first but wow does he really turn. Subtle changes at first but eventually you see it and so does everyone else.
I loved Cassandra that girl has spunk she was so funny and such a great character. And Charon wow who knew the man who came to collect souls from across the river of fire would have a heart at least I think he does. And then there is Thanatos, he and his reapers seem to rub Cassandra the wrong way. Always had me wondering. He seems to rally care for Persephone when he is guarding her. But there is something about him that I wasn’t expecting and now I have to rush to the next book to find out if it is really true.
The characters, the souls, the reapers, the lives of these gods, goddesses, this story the daughters of Zeus series absolutely great. I loved this book off to read “Daughters of the Earth and Sky”.