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 ambiancereads on

3 of 5 stars

This books really centers around Persephone and her growth. I'll admit her actions are very annoying and she is really whiny in this book which did drive me crazy. The majority of the action doesn't happen until around half-way through the book. In the end though when you do see Persephone FINALLY get her act together it is pretty satisfying (maybe because I spent the majority of it screaming for this girl to get it together). Still a great read. I really love the world Scarlett creates for these characters and I'll admit I even started to really like Apollo in the end. Will definitely be reading the third book.

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