Neon Gods (Dark Olympus Book 1) by Katee Robert

This is the first book in the Dark Olympus series.

He was supposed to be a myth. But from the moment I crossed the River Styx and fell under his dark spell…he was, quite simply, mine.

*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Hades and Persephone that’s as sinful as it is sweet.*

Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over far from the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But all that’s ripped away when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind their glittering city’s dark facade.

With no options left, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a devil’s bargain with a man she once believed a myth…a man who awakens her to a world she never knew existed.

Hades has spent his life in the shadows, and he has no intention of stepping into the light. But when he finds that Persephone can offer a little slice of the revenge he’s spent years craving, it’s all the excuse he needs to help her—for a price. Yet every breathless night spent tangled together has given Hades a taste for Persephone, and he’ll go to war with Olympus itself to keep her close…

I absolutely loved this book. The characters were great and I loved the relationship development between them. There was also a good plot.

Hades, my God, that man, he was perfect. I loved him and his dark brooding mood. He saves Persephone, and agrees to help her to serve both of their purposes. I loved how he would do anything for her, even sacrificing himself. It was endearing.

Persephone was a great character. She was so feisty and strong-willed. She runs from Zeus to save herself and ends up with Hades. I love how forward she was with him. They had a spark from the start and I loved seeing their emotion grow into something real. It was great seeing them fall in love.

The spice between them was smoking. I loved it. I think Hades tastes complimented Persephone perfectly. It not only makes a point to Zeus, but it also makes them develop real feelings. The more I learnt about his life, the more I loved him. I also loved how Persephone stayed strong with him. She made herself her his equal and he embraced that and worshipped her.

The story is good. I loved the spin put on Hades and Persephone and the fact that Zeus was the bad guy. Most of all, I loved Hades. I loved the ending and the fact they chose each other.

Overall, this was a great book and I would definitely recommend it. I’m looking forward to reading the read of the series.

My rating: 5/5*

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