Friday, June 7, 2013

Book Review: The Iron Queen (Daughters of Zeus #3) by: Kaitlin Bevis

Release Date: May 17, 2013
from Musa Publishing
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

"Life is hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the living realm and the Underworld, and as the only living god with a right to both, Persephone’s in trouble. Captured and tortured beyond the limits of her resolve, Persephone must find the power to stand against Zeus. But will she be strong enough?

Meanwhile, Hades contemplates desperate measures to rescue his queen. Persephone never thought of herself as dangerous, but there’s a reason gods never marry for love. A being with the power to destroy all of creation shouldn’t place more value in one individual than the rest of the planet. But Hades...Hades would break the world for her.

To save the world and stop both Hades and Zeus, Persephone must make a difficult choice. One that may cost her everything."

My Thoughts:

This is another series where I am incredibly thankful for the day I decided to join the blogging community. I never ever would have picked this series up were it not for blogging. It is such a hidden gem and I just want to make every mythology loving person pick up this series and start reading it as soon as possible. Kaitlin Bevis has taken mythology and thrown it on its head and created a world you cannot help but get lost in.

Persephone has really grown into an incredible heroine and a force to be reckoned with. I love her strength and determination and that she will always do what needs to be done. I also love that she is stronger than she knows. She isn’t egotistical and power hungry, but she has power and will use it when she has to. I always love and appreciate a character like Persephone.

Then there is Hades, who I am absolutely in love with. I have said it in previous reviews for this series, but I never though I would love Hades the way I do. Kaitlin took a character that was always the villain and always feared and turned him into one of my favorite heroes. I love his devotion to Persephone and I love that he is willing to do anything for her. I also love that Kaitlin took Zeus, who is traditionally the good guy, and made him a truly evil and sadistic villain.

Another character who I began to love in this one was Aphrodite. We get to see from her perspective and I liked getting inside her head. She is very interesting and provides the reader with what it is like to be inside the head of a more typical goddess.

What I really liked about The Iron Queen is that it took me by surprise. There was a twist that I just didn’t figure out. Looking back on it I can see all the signs, but it really just smacked me in the face and I absolutely loved it.

This is a series that has really taken me by surprise. It is the perfect read for fans of mythology. Persephone and Hades will work their way under your skin and their story will keep you addicted from beginning to end.


  1. I am so thankful for blogging helping me find hidden gems, too!

    I kind of burned myself out on mythology stories, but your review has me interested in this one. So glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I'm really glad to see that you like this! I love this series too and you know that. I only missed a bit more of Hades - Persephone together. And about Hades, we need to share girl! Great review :)

    1. I would have loved a bit more Hades and Persephone interaction but I have hope there will be more books =]

  3. I love finding hidden gems because of blogging as well, yay

  4. I love books that take me by surprise, and books I wouldn't of even found if it wasn't for the wonderful blogging world!! I'm glad you enjoyed this series, and I think I really need to pick it up!! Love me some good mythology!


    Magen Corrie


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