A Touch of Ruin by Scarlett St Clair

A Touch of Ruin (Hades & Persephone, #2)

by Scarlett St. Clair

Persephone’s relationship with Hades has gone public and the resulting media storm disrupts her normal life and threatens to expose her as the Goddess of Spring.

Hades, God of the Dead, is burdened by a hellish past that everyone’s eager to expose in an effort to warn Persephone away.

Things only get worse when a horrible tragedy leaves Persephone’s heart in ruin and Hades refusing to help. Desperate, she takes matters into her own hands, striking bargains with severe consequences.

Faced with a side of Hades she never knew and crushing loss, Persephone wonders if she can truly become Hades’ queen.

Reviewed by Ashley on

2.5 of 5 stars


Ugh this was disappointing. Honestly I'm exhausted. This book is nothing but fighting, making up, IMMEDIATELY fighting again, then making up. It's all due to lack of communication or Persephone being irrational and ridiculous. She was such a child.

Additionally, I felt like this book lacked focus. There were a ton of plot points with nothing particularly being the focus.

It did have a decent ending though… I wish more of the book could have been like that!

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  • 14 January, 2021: Started reading
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  • 14 January, 2021: on page 90 out of 418 25%
    Persephone's jealousy is annoying.
  • 15 January, 2021: Finished reading
  • 15 January, 2021: Reviewed