Infernal (Shadow Guild: Hades and Persephone #1) by Linsey Hall
As a librarian in the most gorgeous library in the world, I’m living my book nerd dreams. The hallowed halls are my haven, until the specter of a dark god begins to haunt my days and nights.
When he kidnaps me, the lethally beautiful god gains a name: Hades. That should make me Persephone, but I’m no goddess. So why does he want me?
While I’m trapped in his castle, I set out to discover what his deadly plans entail. When I learn what he wants me for, I’ll do whatever it takes to escape, including seducing the brooding dark god. Yet there’s more to him than I realized. More to us. Despite the cracks that I put in his armor, he still wants me for a darker purpose–something that would bring about the end of the world.
Overall, I really need to stop reading books like this. I am not even sure why I finished it. I hate how authors write characters who are attracted to such toxic, awful people. It really concerns me that young, impressionable readers would think it is okay for someone to treat you this way and it be okay.
I get that this is romantic, fictional retelling of Hades and Persephone, but come on. Serphina (aka Persephone) literally kept having to remind herself, hey this dude is bad and fillets people’s skin off and wants to take over Earth, but OMG I am so attracted to him. That was literally her entire inner monologue the enter book.
This book is connected to C.N. Crawford’s book The Fallen, check out my review here. Crawford does a little bit of this too, however, in their books, the seemingly ‘bad guy’ isn’t. I imagine that is where this book is headed too. Still, in my opinion, it is extremely problematic that the heroines are attracted to these awful people, even if they do change.
Honestly, I probably won’t continue with this series. I have issues with it on a moral level, even if the writing was good. I also am not a fan of enemies to lovers and that is the direction these books are heading so… This book is available Kindle Unlimited.
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