Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Radiant Darkness - Emily Whitman

Let's get this out of the way. I prefer my fantasy urban and gritty. I am definintely more of a Buffy girl.

(Borders) Description: Persephone, a young goddess, leaves home to find romance and independence--and finds herself along the way.

(Barnes & Noble) Synopsis:

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.

Radiant Darkness is, to my taste, fluffy. But if you like your fantasy fae, alternate worlds, myths, legends, fables and etherial, you may really like this book. The writing is good. I just prefer things that are a little more gritty and kick-ass.

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