Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Book Review: Radiant Darkness

TITLE: Radiant Darkness
AUTHOR: Emily Whitman
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: retelling
PREMISE: A retelling of the myth of Persephone told to us by Persephone herself.
MY REVIEW: If you know the basic idea of the myth of Persephone I probably don't need to explain it that much to you. This one takes that tale but makes it so that basically Persephone chose to go below instead of being kidnapped against her will. It was an interesting idea and that's all there is to this book really: just an interesting take on the story.
The writing is pretty good. It's very easy to picture all of this and I can tell the author did actual research on Greece which was very nice to see and much appreciated. But really, it wasn't overly unique or mind blowing. It was just a nice take on a old well known myth. That's pretty much all I have to say about the book.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of greek myths
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five pomengrate seeds

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