Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Radiant Darkness

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Radiant Darkness

Emily Whitman

GreenWillow Books (HarperCollins)

$16.99 U.S. (Hardcover)

FTC: I purchased this book.

Synopsis by Barnes and Noble:

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.

My Thoughts:

I absolutely adored this book!!! I was captivated from the bgeiining until the end. Emily Whitman does a phenomenal job in writing her first novel. I was able to feel a connection to Persephone within pages. She was likeable, and someone you would just want to be friends with.Whitman does an amazing job of taking a olfd Greek story and adding a modern twist while still keeping to the basic principles. This book was completely different than anything else I have been reading. I love how the book is set up into three separate sections. The sections flow well together but each one provides a different problem for Persephone to overcome. The use of vivid detail is ever present in the book, and I was easily able to see all that went on. I could not have asked for a better book to read.

Recommendation: Anyone and everyone!

Age: 14 and up

Grade: A+

Quote: "They don'tknow where I am. I never told them." ~Persephone

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