I read this book recently as it was one of my birthday presents. I have to say I was most excited to read this as the legend of Persephone, has always intrigued me. So here are my thoughts on Bea Fitzgerald’s retelling of the tale.
Girl, Goddess, Queen
by Bea Fitzgerald.
Persephone is in despair. Her mother and father are insistent for her to marry and she is desperate to avoid it at any cost. So she comes up with a plan. She will seek refuge in the most unlikely of places The Underworld. Now all she has to do is convince Hades to let her stay there. But how can she persuade of the God of Hell to go along with her plan? And how long until her parents discover where she is?
I absolutely loved this. The narration felt so clear and strong and all the characters very vivid and real for gods. I especially loved the character of Persephone, whose headstrong determination and courage perfectly match Hades’ secretly soft and caring nature very well. The plot was well paced and enticing, a brilliant spin on the original story. The descriptive language felt so alive, almost as if I was in The Underworld myself. Fitzgerald has outdone herself. 5/5 stars!
Thanks for reading,