Book Review| A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

Purple flowers wrapped in golden filigree against a black background with the title A Touch of Darkness written in white letters in the middle serve as the book cover.
A Touch of Darkness Cover

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Book Review| A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

  1. Book Review| A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair
    1. What’s It About?
    2. My Thoughts
    3. Overall Impression
    4. Book Specs

What’s It About?

The Goddess of Spring, Persephone doesn’t feel like much of a goddess. Everything she touches shrivels at her touch, her magic just doesn’t seem to work! Persephone disguises herself as a mortal working toward a thriving career in journalism while looking for a fresh start in New Athens. Things seem to go well until she decides to venture into a mysterious and illusive nightclub Nevernight.

Hades is the head of his own gambling empire and has become notorious for gambling with mortal lives. The God of the Dead rarely encounters a bet he can’t resist. That is, until he meets a certain goddess.

Persephone unwittingly finds herself on the other end of a contract with Hades. The terms? Create life in the Underworld or be imprisoned there forever. In pursuit of this impossible goal she will find that Hades is just as irresistible to her as their bet was for him. Unfortunately, such a pairing is forbidden.

My Thoughts

I enjoyed the reimagined and updated version of the classic myth of Persephone and Hades. This fresh and fun take included modern touches mixed with well known elements from antiquity. There were some steamy scenes throughout the story along with fun touches of humor. The pacing of the action kept me turning the pages for hours! The characters are quite memorable and by the end, I was eager to see what was next for this famous couple.

Overall Impression

This updated version of the classic myth of Persephone and Hades is a reimagined delight. There are things I remember from learning about the Greeks in school that make their way into this story in a way that makes it feel familiar. However, St. Clair has such a way with her storytelling that moves the familiar into something new and exciting. I recommend it for Grecian fans and romance lovers alike!

Romance | Gambling| Magic | Greek Myth | College | Strong Female Lead | Gods | Goddesses 

Book Specs

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloom Books; Reprint edition
  • Publication Date ‏ : ‎ September 1, 2021
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
  • Series : 1/3 Hades x Persephone Series

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