Title: Radiant Darkness Author: Emily Whitman Publisher: Harper Teen Number Of Pages: 270 Publication Date: April 28th 2009
Summary: He smiles. "Hello."
It's a deep voice. I can feel it reverberate in my chest and echo all the way down to my toes.
I know I should leave, but I don't want to. I want to keep my senses like this forever. I'm all eye, all ear, all skin.
Persephone lives in the most gorgeous place in the world. But her mother's a goddess, as overprotective as she is powerful. Paradise has become a trap. Just when Persephone feels there's no chance of escaping the life that's been planned for her, a mysterious stranger arrives. A stranger who promises something more—something dangerous and exciting—something that spurs Persephone to make a daring choice. A choice that could destroy all she's come to love, even the earth itself.
In a land where a singing river can make you forget your very name, Persephone is forced to discover who—and what—she really is.
Review: Radiant Darkness is such a great debut novel! Emily Whitman takes you into another world, and I found myself having a hard time putting it down. It only took me one night to read Radiant Darkness and I thought it was amazing! Although I thought that the relationship between Persephone and Hades wasn’t developed enough. But if you over look that minor problem I would recommend you read this. Persephone is such a strong, kind heroine and I really think if she was a real person we would be good friends. I have always loved Greek Mythology and Radiant Darkness was a great Greek Mythology novel! I really hope Emily Whitman writes another Greek myth novel.
I recommend this book if you like Greek mythology, romance, and YA novels.