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Preview — Asphodel by Lauren Hammond. Persephone has been running for her entire life. Running from the humans to keep her immortality a secret. And running from a man who haunts her dreams.
Not a man but a god, who will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants. And what he wants most, is her. Trapped in the realm of the dead, Persephone plans to return to the land of the living. The underworld is a terrifyi Persephone has been running for her entire life. But then, something unexpected happens. Persephone finds herself falling for the god who abducted her, the god who has chased her for five thousand years, a god who is none other than death himself, Hades.
Ripped out of the underworld by Zeus, Persephone must find a pomegranate to return to the realm of the dead and to her beloved. But Zeus has reduced every pomegranate tree in the world to ash.
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Published December 20th by S. Addison Books first published December 18th The Underworld Trilogy 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Asphodelplease sign up. I can’t find this on Amazon Flora Smith I can’t find it either. See all 3 questions about Asphodel…. Lists with This Book. Nobody loves mythological re-tellings more than me: View all 16 comments. Dec 29, Emily Ever rated it did not like it Shelves: I am only half way through this hamkond but I can’t take it hammonc.
I don’t think this book has ever even heard the word ‘editor’.
On top of that, the heroine is – though immortal – acting like a child. She has supposedly lived for centuries and yet she still cries at the drop of a hat; still flustered by a cute boy; still doesn’t question why her mother w I am only half way through this book but I can’t take it anymore.
She has supposedly lived for centuries and yet she still cries at the drop of a hat; still flustered by a cute boy; still doesn’t question why her mother won’t answer some basic questions. I know its a YA novel but I feel like she would be more self-possessed by now. Not exactly someone I would like to look up to as a strong independent woman.
Not to mention her emotions are lighting-quick and can pull a on a dime, making it hard to connect with her in any way. Not a page later she is bawling and I am not making this up wrapped around his leg like a four year old. The writing also leaves something to be desired, too many cliches and not enough original thought.
And when there is some original thought, it doesn’t connect with what’s going on and you have to pause and go ‘ I am going to continue reading because there must have been something hammlnd this book that other people liked but so far, nothing.
View all 5 comments. Jan 17, Shauna rated it did not like it.
The mythology in this was just god awful. It was mentioned a number of times that Persephone had had many 17th birthdays, the implication seemingly that her age never stretched any further than that, but that was aspyodel. What is that supposed to tell me?! That she’s forever being re-incarnated? That her mother Demeter just keeps on jumping Zeus’s bones to have her? That, although she herself The mythology in this was just god awful.
I swear, hammnod book did not even try to make sense. Now you might be saying, ‘Shauna, you are over-thinking it, go with the flow’.
There was no flow. I gave up around page a solid effort on my part at this charming exchange: He takes me by surprise when he whips around, clutches my arm and backs me up into the wall, his cheeks flushed and red, full of rage. A startled gasp gets stuck in my throat.
Jun 14, Kristen rated it did not like it. Well, it was a great idea executed in a very poor way. It was a complete struggle to read and nearly lwuren to enjoy. Persephone is thousands of years old but has the maturity of a seven year old. She is whinny, irritating, dull and honestly, quite dumb she can’t figure out things that are blatantly obvious. I didn’t like her and could not relate to her. She goes to high school and likes a boy at her high school.
I’m in my 20s and could never do this if I were 17 again let alone if I were Well, it was a great idea executed in a very poor way. I’m in my 20s and could never do this if I were 17 again let alone if I were thousands of years old.
Persephone’s Mother Demeter treats her as though she’s about four years old – she tries to protect her and shield her from Hades who was promised by Zeus Persephone’s Father that she would be his wife. Demeter and Persephone are constantly on the run from Hades but Persephone has never known why they are always moving from continent to continent.
You’re thousands of years old – figure it out! The author’s writing was very weak. It was full of spelling and grammar errors and painful, cliched metaphors. I really wanted to enjoy this novel so it was a huge disappointment. Despite being a lover of YA novels and mythical stories, I would not reccomend this book to anyone. Jan 22, Mei rated it did not like it. Synopsis Hades is lonely and bored ruling the underworld.
Asphodel (The Underworld Trilogy, #1)
Zeus has promised him a wife, but has refused to actually give her to him. Review I apologize for the very short synopsis, but I wasn’t able to make it more than 50 pages in to the novel. I was drawn to Aspodel by the cover and the premise of the story. I love retold or modernized myths, and this one looked interesting. Unfortunately, the writing was so poor that I gave up searching for the plot. The author uses words incorrectly and in the w Synopsis Hades is lonely and bored ruling the underworld.
The author uses words incorrectly and in the wrong tense constantly, and her use of really bad metaphors was irritating.
Below are a few passages: His limbs were twisted and broken and blood oozed from every opening on the man’s face. The task of damning the souls that had crossed the river Styx into his domain was becoming tiresome for the deceitful king. Seconds later, Hades disappeared, reappearing in front of the boy. Fear crept up the mortal’s spine and he stiffened, unable to move.
Then he started shaking. Hades examined him, hoping to scorch him with his gaze. Rage bubbled inside of the might God and Hades boomed, lakren you a man? Laurrn the boy did not answer. The novel feels like it was written by a a very young, new writer.
I looked into the author, Lauren Hammond, and it appears that she has written several books. I’m not sure if the rest of her body laureen work follows this example, but I will not search out more of her books to check. Mar 03, Ayesha rated it did not like it. I wish there was a lower star rating than 1! This is a horrible book and I am really surprised how the author ever managed to get this published.
Either she was high when she was writing this or this was book written by her five year old! Her metaphors made me cringe the entire time and I read the entire book hoping that it will get better.