Hades ((Modern Descendants, #1) by L.B. Dunbar writing as Elda Lore
Release Date: October 24, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Mythology
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: “Welcome to Hell.”
Persephone Fields is just an average girl: beloved daughter and loyal friend. One night decides her Fate, when the prince of The Underworld becomes her savior and her kidnapper.
Hades has lived centuries in darkness and sin. When he decides to save the blonde goddess, he doesn’t consider the ramifications of his decision to bring her into his realm.
Two worlds divided struggle to find friendship in a history of family discord beyond their control. When attraction blurs the line, questions result in choices of love or loyalty.
A modern twist of the classic myth: Hades and Persephone, this version incorporates the sensual tension of opposites divided by contemporary humanity and mythical underworlds. Also reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, this is a love story ripe with desire.
Author’s note: This book contains scenes of sexual intimacy.
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Oh my! What world have I fallen into and don’t want to wake up from?!? This is my first book from Elda Lore/ LB Dunbar and omggggggg I’m in love and desperately need more! Like..today..right now..ASAP. This book couldn’t have ended the way it did. What!?!? Lore has knocked my effin’ socks off in this start to a series unlike any other. Yes, we’ve all gotten different versions of the all-time classic mythology legend of Persephone and Hades, but this…this takes the effin’ cake. Seriously.
“My father warned me; I would be bewitched by her. Unaware of the ability she possessed, she ensnared me to worship her beauty and her kindness. Only, I wanted to be the sole man to pay homage to her, and her to return the devotion to me.”
As in the series title this is a modern spin on an age old legend. The author did an amazingly great job of equating this legend and the actual storyline to Romeo & Juliet –forbidden. And that’s what Persephone was to Hades..untouchable. When I first started this book I was fearful of how the author would take a classic such as the magnificence of Hades and Persephones and spin it, but she did more than that; she took it and made it her own. Yes, she put a modern day ring on it, but she gave it so much more and allowed it to be more than just a “re-run,” and I have to say it was amazingly well done and flawlessly executed.
The characters were well written and I connected with them easily. I love how descriptive Lore was in, not only how she described their physical appearcances, but also in how she described their feelings for one another even when they were fighting it. I swooned; my heart melted then broke. The entire book was a slow burn and at times I wanted to scream out in agony.
“I can’t say I was too late to love. He had loved me. I realized I was there too early, and only time would lead me back to him”
There wasn’t enough of this book. I was left gasping for air beggin the book gods to give me just a few more chapters, just a few more moments with these characters. My heart broke in ways I couldn’t have imagined with this book, and I swear I wasn’t prepared for the aftershock. A book hasn’t pulled me in like this in ages so I forgot how much it hurts to have to let go of characters when you literally aren’t ready to. I can’t wait to see what the rest of this series holds!