Goodreads Blurb: KATE WINTERS HAS WON IMMORTALITY.
BUT IF SHE WANTS A LIFE WITH HENRY IN THE UNDERWORLD, SHE’LL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT.
Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.
As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.
Henry’s first wife, Persephone.
Loved, loved, loved this book. I enjoyed getting a glimpse into the Underworld. It’s not the creepy place I imagined. The surroundings depend on the person. While most choose their afterlife to be pleasant, others find it their own personal hell.
Kate is excited to return to Eden and continue her relationship with Henry. When she returns, however, she finds that Henry has been injured. He isn’t very forthcoming with answering her questions. That simple act begins to build a barrier in their very new marriage.
I didn’t like Kate as much in this book. She seems very whiny, and acted without thinking in many instances. She did have the best intentions though. That only helped her character a little bit in my eyes. I mean you have to consider consequences at times. I wanted to slap Henry for acting like a jerk. We all know his skill for showing emotion is lacking. He needed to show Kate, or the very least tell her, how he was feeling so that she didn’t feel lost. (Although I think it’s dumb to hang your existence on how someone feels about you.) I did feel for Kate at some parts. I’ve gone through some of the things that she is encountering. Not the mythological parts, although that’d be pretty cool, but the relationship problems. I think most couples go through this at some point in their life. It’s maddening to not know what’s going on. So, of course, I was teary eyed in those scenes.
I was excited to finally meet Persephone and see what she was like. And wow, she fit pretty spot on with how I pictured her character. She’s snarky, and kind of mean at times. She does have a few redeeming qualities. And while, I didn’t agree with the way she went about things, I appreciated the effort.
If you are a fan of this series you’ll love the sequel. It has a lot of emotional drama, a betrayal, and cliffhanger. I’m still pretty “what the crap” about the way it ended, but I can’t wait to see what happens next.