Review // Hades by Alessa Thorn

March 29, 2022

Hades by Alessa Thorn

She didn't know why he brought out the brat in her, but she loved stirring him up.

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Hades by Alessa Thorn

Hades by Alessa Thorn

Standalone - The Court of the Underworld #3
Release - May 22, 2020
Genre - Paranormal Romance / mythological legend retelling
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat Level - 3 out of 5 / a few scenes
Format/Source - ebook borrowed through Kindle Unlimited
Length - 203 pages
Publisher - Thornstar Publishing Pty Ltd

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A demi-goddess with the power over life and death, the God of the Underworld burning for revenge... it's a forbidden obsession waiting to happen.
Hades is ready to take the fight to the gang Pithos who keep pissing him off and messing with his business. When a money trail leads back to Demeter, Queen of Athens, he takes the one thing she values; her daughter Persephone.

Persephone is no pampered princess. With a curse to create life in one hand and control death with the other, she's going to make life Hell for her kidnapper.

Hades is willing to play dirty to get what he wants, but he's about to meet his match in the irresistible demi-goddess who only plays to win.

HADES is a modern re-telling of the Hades and Persephone Greek Myth. It contains adult content, including violence, swearing, and steamy sex scenes.

My Two Cents

3.5 "The Balance of Life and Death" stars

Was I surprised when I found out who was behind Pithos? Nope, not so much. I kinda figured it would be someone they were all familiar with and I had a few names bouncing around in my head. The person responsible for all of the horrors was someone on my list. Who are they? Ummm... read the books to find out!

So Hades is the King, god of the Underworld, and he seems to be hot as sin. Everything of death (and I'm guessing life) is his domain. Persephone has two gifts — life and death. And because of these gifts, her mother has kept her away from Hades' grasp. She's been led to believe that he's someone to fear. However, one reckless night six years ago showed Persephone that more than her gifts could be at stake... and her heart couldn't take it.

"You're dark and beautiful and all the cursed things belong to you," Persephone sighed as sleep began to pull her away. "And I'm so very, very cursed."

Six years later, they haven't forgotten each other. Too bad she knows who he is and he doesn't have a clue who the mystery woman who haunts him really is. Until he does and no one, not even the female herself, is going to keep them apart.

He would never be able to predict what she would do, and he loved it even though it frustrated him at the same time.

Okay, so I didn't like this one as much as the previous books. I assumed, with how much I liked the first two heroines, that I would automatically like Persephone. I didn't. For most of this book, I had to keep reminding myself that she was in her 30s because she acted and reacted like a teenager or new adult. It was annoying. While I'm supposed to be sympathetic because her goddess mother kept her sheltered and oppressed, my understanding only reaches so far. Ah well, at least I had all of the other characters to make it up to me.

Hermes is next and he's one broken god of thieves. And you know I can't resist the broken ones. I've already got it lined up!

About the Author

Alessa Thorn believes that all monsters and villains deserve their happy endings. She prefers her clothes black, eyeliner winged and books full of hot romance. She thinks heroes are boring, so her first series 'The Court of the Underworld' centers around dark gods, monsters and villains from her favorite Greek Myths.

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  1. oh the heroine sounds a bit disappointing. Happy to see that there were other redeeming qualities to this one here.

    Great review!

    1. Thank you! 🌺
      And yes, I'm so grateful for all of the other characters :)

  2. Oh no! Sorry this one took a dip for you. Hopefully Hermes treats you better.


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