Dark Olympus #1
Expected publication: June 1st 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Society darling Persephone Dimitriou wants nothing to do with her mother’s ambitions. She’s biding her time until she’s able to leave the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start her doctorate degree. The one thing she never planned on? Her mother ambushing her with an engagement to Zeus—a man with more than a few dead wives in his past. Persephone will do anything to escape that fate…even flee the sparkling upper city and make a devil’s bargain with a man she once believed was a myth.
Hades has spent his life in the shadows, and he has no intention of stepping into the light. Not even for the woman who flees into his territory as if the very hounds of hell are on her heels. But when he finds that Persephone can offer a little slice of the revenge he’s spent his entire life craving? It’s all the excuse he needs to agree to help her—for a price. She’ll be his for the summer, and then he’ll see her safely out of Olympus and away from her mother and Zeus.
Hades and Persephone’s deal might seem simple enough, but they both quickly realize it’s anything but. With every breathless night spent with Hades, Persephone wonders at her ability to leave him behind. And Hades? Now that he has a taste for Persephone, he’s willing to go to war with Olympus itself to keep her…
I loooove a good Hades/Persephone retelling and knowing it’s from Katee Robert is making me even more excited. It will also have the fake relationship and grumpy one + sunshine one tropes. Can it be June yet? ?
Okay, this has my attention! It’s such a creative retelling!
I am ridiculously excited!
I’ve only read one of her books, but I enjoyed it, and a retelling always sounds good to me! Soooo, Hades & Persephone look like a great choice 😀
Which one did you read of hers?
The Marriage Contract. I remember I didn’t just enjoy the romance, but the action and suspense as well.
I’ve never read this author – but this one has certainly snagged my attention! I am a sucker for a strong Greek myths retelling and this one sounds nicely bouncy and fun…
I love this synopsis! I hadn’t heard of this book but definitely interested now, especially to see how they’ve incorporated the Greek myth. Hope you enjoy it once it’s out!
This sounds really cool!
Ooh this sounds like fun! An updated version of the myth, great choice?
I love a good Persephone retelling as well. Going to keep an eye out for this one.
Ooh this sounds fun! Yes to the Greek mythology…
Ooh! That sounds really good! I’ve heard of this author, but not this type of book. Now I’ll have to add it to my TBR. Great pick! My post is linked below.
I’ve never read this author, but I added this to my tbr after reading Persephone in the summary. I am so hyped for this!!!!
The cover caught my eye instantly. Love the shading and colors. And that synopsis! The Hades/Persephone premise appeals to me as well. lYou’ve got my attention even more now. I am adding this to my wish list. I hope you enjoy Neon Gods when you read it!
I thought Katee Robert wrote contemporary mafia books… she has switched to fairytale retellings? Interesting theme and cover. Look forward to your review in June!
She writes a mix of genres. This one is dark romance but she also writes paranormal romance, erotic romance etc 🙂
I’ve never seen this before but the cover really grabbed me and then once I read the synopsis! I think I’ll be trying this one.
Oh wow, this sounds amazing, I never hit the Add To Goodreads buttons so quickly 🙂 Still a bit of a wait, but luckily I still have her Wicked Villains series on my TBR to try first!
This has a cool concept! I hope that you love it when you get the chance. Definitely sounds like a unique retelling! 🙂