i received a copy of a touch of darkness from hachette nz in exchange for an honest review.
a touch of darkness review
if you’ve been on social media (booktwt, bookstagram, booktok, etc) then you’ve probably already heard of this book. prior to receiving this book, i’d heard of it several times but never actually picked it up. i assumed this book wasn’t for me due to the explicit sexual content (which i’m generally not a big fan of).
that being said, the sexual content is the one thing that made me decide to give this four, rather than five, stars. i’m sure there’s plenty of people out there who love these kinds of books, so don’t let my one thought dissuade you.
that aside, i found the plot to be very interesting. it was extremely fast paced and engaging. i always appreciate a quick read.
the characters themselves were so-so. i wasn’t persephone’s biggest fan. i actually found her somewhat annoying. while this wasn’t all the time, it happened often enough to bother me.
hades was a quick favourite of mine. i want to know where this story will continue to go, and how he’ll prove to be the opposite of what mythology has taught us that he is.
overall, the story was good. i liked the modern greek gods retlling. i found it creative and different from what i normally read. (although i think it’s become more mainstream since a touch of darkness’s initial release).
have you read any mythology retellings that you absolutely loved?