Book Review: Underworld's Daughter by Molly Ringle

Underworld's Daughter
The Chrysomelia #2
Author: Molly Ringle
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Mythology, Romance
Released: June 27, 2014
Review Source: Central Avenue Publishing

New immortals are being created for the first time in thousands of years thanks to the tree of immortality discovered by Persephone and Hades. But Sophie Darrow is not one of them. Nikolaos, the trickster, has given the last ripe immortality fruit to two others, the reincarnations of the gods Dionysos and Hekate: Tabitha and Zoe, currently Sophie's and Adrian's best friends.

While the disappointed Sophie struggles to remember Hekate and Dionysos from ancient Greece, she must still face her daily life as a mortal university freshman. Tabitha and Zoe have their own struggles as they come to terms with being newly immortal and their own haunting dreams of past lives and loves. The evil committed by Thanatos invades all of them in heartbreaking memories, and worse still, Sophie and her friends know their enemies are determined to kill again. And even the gods can't save everyone.

This is the second book in a series. I had high hopes for it since I enjoyed the first one, but it was just okay. It wasn't quite a two tree rating because there were things I enjoyed about the book, but it wasn't one of my favorites either.

The beginning of the novel was a little confusing and the intimate scenes between Hades and Persephone felt a little childish. The heat just wasn't there. I felt like this throughout the whole novel with other character interactions as well. I understand that this isn't a an erotic novel, but it's also not a young adult as well. Maybe if these scenes were a little bit more developed, I would have given it a better rating.

The one thing I did like about this book was the characters Sophie and Adrian; they compliment each other well. I also felt that the characterization of their friends Tabitha and Zoe were well done as well.

There were parts in the plot where I was worried about the characters and other parts that I felt fell flat, but overall, I enjoyed this book. There were only a few things that I would fix in the story, but I would recommend this to those who like Mythology and Romance.

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