Friday, February 1, 2013

Review for For the Love of Hades by Sasha Summers

Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, has no patience for living things or his Olympian brethren. His purpose is order, administering justice to those who enter his realm, and keeping the balance decreed by the Fates. Meeting Persephone sways his focus, her gentle sweetness threatening his control. But he will not be tempted.
Poseidon’s scheming wreaks havoc upon Persephone. Hades has no choice - he must rescue her.
Hades awakens something within the Goddess Persephone. She feels no fear from his brooding presence. In truth, she’s never felt so alive. Every stolen moment together only confirms her instinct: he is meant to be hers. Such a powerful union suit will face opposition – from Olympus, her troubled betrothed, the Fates, even Hades himself – but she is determined to win his heart. 
Tagline: Hades, God of Death, has no heart. Persephone is determined to prove otherwise…


Sasha Summers has completely won me over once again as her unique and fresh take on mythological tales continues with For the Love of Hades.  In this latest installment of the Loves of Olympus series a new spin on the story of Hades and Persephone paints Hades as a conflicted yet very worthy of love character seeped in loneliness who would do anything to save the one bright light in his Underworld.  Hades is brooding and sexy and more likable than the original myth makes him out to be.  In contrast, Persephone is perky and playful and truly falls for Hades even though her mother promises her to another.  Their scenes together are entertaining and heartwarming in the abundant love that's blatantly obvious.

The scenes of the Underworld are vividly depicted with its darkness and various creatures that lend to its gritty nature.  Seeing the love between the two of them amongst this darkness makes their connection even more heartwarming in its importance.  Also vividly depicted are the other Gods and Godesses who, while full of powers, are still presented with the same jealousies and pettiness of us mere mortals.  It made them easy to relate to and pulled me further into the story because of it.  With plenty of Gods and Goddesses to choose from I'm greatly anticipating what Ms. Summers will put her personal stamp on next.

Ms. Summers' writing style flows beautifully with an almost lyrical quality to it.  The love story involving these two likable characters is intensely emotional and makes you a bit misty-eyed throughout their journey to be together.  The interferences of others leads to life or death situations that make you want to scream at the injustice as you continue to root for Hades and Persephone.  As the second book in the series it's not necessary to have read the first book as only one or two references tie into the previous installment.  But this world and its characters will work their way into your bloodstream and you won't want to miss a single minute.  With its unique voice and romantic writing style I've completely fallen in love with the Loves of Olympus series and highly recommend For the Love of Hades to those looking for something special to read that will leave a lasting impression!

My rating for this is an A.

*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.


  1. I will be smiling ALL weekend over this lovely review! I am so glad you loved Hades and Persephone tale. :) YAY!

    1. Thank YOU for the opportunity to read this wonderful book! I look forward to the next installment and applaud your continuing high quality of writing. Happy 2013 and may it be full of wonderful stories!