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Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus #2)

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The Daughters of Zeus, Book 2

Some vows can never be broken, especially with you've recently found out you’re a goddess.

In the flick of a eyelash Persephone has gone from being a high school junior in Athens, Georgia to the wife of Hades, god of the Underworld. Under his platonic protection, she’s waiting for springtime, when Boreas, the sinister god of winter, will stop s
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 18th 2015 by ImaJinn Books (first published December 20th 2012)
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Tabby
May 23, 2016 Tabby rated it did not like it
Shelves: audiobook
THE REVIEW


Why this book?

I read the first book of the series

What I thought



This book frustrated the shit out of me. Did the storyline with the human boy really need to happen? It just made me pissed off even though it’s explained at the end. Also why is Aphrodite such a superficial bitch? Persephone continued to be annoying. Hades was the only saving grace, he was swoonworthy as ever. Oh and of course it had to end up with a cliffhanger so I have to read the 3rd book. FML
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
Feb 17, 2013 Christina (Ensconced in Lit) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-request
I was given this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I was thrilled to be given the second installment in the Persephone trilogy, as I absolutely loved the first book for the terrific, quirky characters, plays on mythology, and wonderful plots twists. I wasn't let down by the sequel. We start back off where we left off in Persephone, with a really big reveal (which I won't talk about to not spoil people). We get more of smoky, sexy, Hades (can always get more of him!) and a sli
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Shay J
Sep 18, 2015 Shay J added it
[Review to come]

WOW I AM POWERING THROUGH THESE, just purchased Book 3! :D
N.G.
This book...wow! Specially towards the end was truly superb, there were a lot of things I didn't see coming, but you will have to read it because I won't spoil too much xD

New Character:

Aphrodite:

She had a bubbly personality and was always between happy and confused. She wasn't afraid or reluctant to let "humans" know she's superior to them (to the point she wouldn't pay for the things she grabbed because she saw it as an "offering"). At first I thought she was very naive, she didn't even know ho
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Samantha
Jun 19, 2015 Samantha rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series and leaves off where the first ended. I have to say I really love how Kaitlin Bevis spins Hades and plays around a bit with Greek Mythology. This story is a true gem and took some serious talent to be able to write. I thoroughly enjoyed the read! 4.5 charmed stars for Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus, #2).

Poor Persephone has more to deal with than just her insane father trying to get her now. She has to deal with her feelings for Hades who s
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Martha
Dec 24, 2012 Martha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, favorites
WHAT????? :O NOOOOO!!! Ms. K we must talk about this book because I am going crazy!
And I have to wait til next Spring?? I'm going to cry!

REVIEW TO COME!

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When Kaitlin asked if I would read Daughter of the Earth and Sky you know I said yes! Especially after reading Persephone and LOVING it! I wanted to know what was going on with Persephone and Hades and all the other characters. This series just getting better and better!

Poor
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Brooklynn N.
Feb 12, 2013 Brooklynn N. rated it it was amazing
I must admit, when I started this book, I was a little nervous because Im not a big fan of second books in the series like this- especially when its about the same characters- because for some reason authors think its fun to screw up our favorite relationships. Take the Hush-Hush and HON series for example. I usually try to stay away from the second, and sometimes third, books in a series.

But, despite all the warnings in my head, I read it. And I... LOVED it! I downed it in just a few hours. Ye
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Karissa
Aug 23, 2015 Karissa rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Daughters of Zeus series. I got a copy of this book to review through NetGalley. The third book in the series, The Iron Queen, came out in June of 2015. I have really been enjoying this series; I love the take on mythology and have really enjoyed the characters and the Underworld.

This book picks up where the last left off. Persephone has returned to the surface and is struggling to try and get back to her normal teenage life. However, the fact that Thanatos is betr
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Lola
I got a copy for review in exchange for an honest review.

When I started this book I doubted that it could be better than the first book, because in the first book Persephone learns about who she is and I had no idea how this book could top that. I was wrong, this book was even better than the first book!

Now Persephone knows who she is the story focuses more on new problems and Persephone struggling with the consequences of a decision she made at the end of book 1. I really liked where the story
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
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I guess this had to happen sooner or later. For the first time since I've started reviewing and blogging I forgot to do a review for a book. I'm extremely sorry for that and I'll give my best not to do this again.

So few months ago I've read the first book in Daughter of Zeus series. If you want you can check my review for Persephone here. Now it's time to do what I should have done a while ago - the review for the second book in this series Daughter of the E
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Kristal
Dec 21, 2012 Kristal rated it it was amazing
I love the first book in this series and I was ecstatic when I received Daughter of Earth and Sky to review. If you follow my reviews at all, you know that I am a big fan of mythology and a huge fan of Hades. So, safe to say that this book is right up my alley.

A lot of things that were started in the first book (Persephone) came to a head in Daughter of Earth and Sky, things that I was really excited to see the resolution to and Bevis didn't disappoint. This novel is full of emotional highs and
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Becca
So HOLY WOW. Before i get into the nitty gritty of this review, A HUGE thank you to Nellysa who has been pushing me to read this with subtle hints here and there ;), thanks sweetie you are such a peach! (its a good thing i swear)

So song choice? "Sweet Nothing" by Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch (Florence from Florence and the machine) for the beginning of the book for a lots and lots of peoples. "Howl" by Florence and the Machine, and sorry I can NOT resist "I Will Follow You Into The Dar
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Ashley
Dec 23, 2012 Ashley rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars

I'm kind of bummed that I didn't quite enjoy Daughter of the Earth and Sky as much as Persephone . It was still a pretty good book, but I think I started nitpicking at a few things that bugged me, and then that was all I could think about.

Persephone's attitude in the beginning of the book bugged me. Maybe that's what contributed to my iffy feelings about the book—I didn't start off on great terms with her. Sometimes Persephone was just a bit stupid
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Dusty Crabtree
Dec 24, 2012 Dusty Crabtree rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book of this series, Persephone, so I had high hopes for the sequel. I wasn't disappointed. This series is such a fun read! It combines interesting teenage drama with the fantastical and fascinating world of the Greek gods. Even if you aren't a fan of the old Greek stories like The Odyssey (I teach it, and...shhh...it's not my favorite), this is different. Like the Percy Jackson series (which I loved), this series allows you to experience the wonder and intrigue of the gods - a ...more
Kimber Wheaton
Nov 08, 2013 Kimber Wheaton rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, ya
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

My name is Kimber Leigh and I'm a mythology addict. Greek, Roman, Norse, Celtic; doesn't really matter, I love it all. My favorite pair has always been Hades and Persephone. It irks me that Hades tends to be portrayed as a villain. Perhaps this is part of the reason I like this series so much. Far and away, my favorite of the three books is the first, Persephone.

Persephone is an amazingly strong and intelligent girl. Her inne
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Lauren
Jun 23, 2014 Lauren rated it really liked it
Going back to normal? Not for Persephone! Having to choose between a human life and one of a goddess is not an ideal situation especially with all of the turmoil of the immortal world.

I absolutely adore books about Greek mythology and this once certainly doesn’t disappoint! The complexities between Persephone and Hades are enjoyably sexy and Hades is scrumptious! It is great in this book how Persephone can focus on all of the problems she is faced with because she now knows who she is. This is
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Leah
THAT ENDING!


More than anything, I sincerely loathe cliff-hangers. LOATHE them. The way this book ended made me want to scream and rip my hair out. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Jesus. Okay, okay. Okay. Let me chill out for a moment here.

Okay, so this was the second book after 'Persephone', where Kora/Persephone ends up going down to the Underworld after being saved by Hades and ends up marrying him. Well, there's all sorts of crazy happening in the Underworld and on the surface. Zeus is crazy. Like, bat
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Margaret Lesh
Sep 21, 2014 Margaret Lesh rated it it was amazing
Picking up where Persephone, Book 1 of the Daughters of Zeus Series, left off, Daughter of the Earth and Sky jumps right into the action with Persephone getting a handle on her new powers while trying to live in both worlds--the human world she grew up in and the world of the gods.

In book 1, she dealt with villainous Boreas, became wife of Hades, and learned to fit in as Queen of the Underworld while maintaining her high school life/challenges. In book 2, she meets goddess Aphrodite and the two
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Kezia Goodman
Mar 18, 2016 Kezia Goodman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-challenge
Well if the first installment was anything to go by i should have know that book two was going to be way better.

Continue the story of Persephone and Hades and it is just great to see the trials and tribulations that they have to go, the separation that Zeus forces on Persephone allows us to see her mature into the Goddess she suppose to be, we also meet a new character Aphrodite; and wow her tale is tragic, bound to be a puppet and obey everyone in her family line above her own power, it gives a
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Andrea Heltsley
I love Hades! The story is steeped in greek mythology. The author did a great job with the complexity of the plot. It was a little on the short side, but otherwise, good! Four glittery stars!
Maya De toro
You know the feeling of wanting to stop reading it but you can't? Yeah that was how I felt when I was reading this and look what happened, I finished reading it in like 10 hours. Yeah its a very addicting book and of course Persephone and Hades is an adorable couple I mean they had their sweet moments, arguements and that overprotective jealousy moment. I adored this second book much like the first and now I'm of to the last book and is very excited to see how Hades will rescue Persephone and ho ...more
Alyssa
Feb 23, 2016 Alyssa rated it it was amazing
This is a great second book.

Persephone and Hades' relationship is progressing so well. I ship them. I also really hate Joel/Zeus. Joel was a silly little boy. Why would you even let that get so far, when you have the god of death lusting/loving after you?

I love the way familial loyalty is played out (and not recognized by the gods, but by Persephone).

Thanatos, NO! There could've been hope. And then there wasn't.

I hate the ending though. If you were unfortunate enough to have read this before th
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Aqsa
Feb 02, 2015 Aqsa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-again
It started off as not that interesting to me. I was saddened by the thought that the sequel wouldn't fulfill my desire for how I would have liked the story continue but I was so wrong. It picked up with more interesting details and a few moments of romance to fulfill the somewhat hopeless romantic in me. I loved every single interaction Persephone had with Hades. Everything she went through put my stomach in knots and made me feel sorry for her but it certainly kept me reading. I would definitel ...more
Vithusha
Apr 19, 2015 Vithusha rated it really liked it
First of loved this book ! Normally trilogies are hit or a miss but in my opinion this was a hit for sure. Secondly, Hades you gorgeous underworld God. I love retellings of myths where you get so many details about the gods personalities. I have a very obvious addiction to Greek mythology, took uni classes on it and everything. It didn't focus a lot on hades & Persephone but when it did - it showed another dimension of the characters. Quite frankly Persephone's fight or flight instinct must ...more
Victoria
May 14, 2016 Victoria rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-series
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Silvara Wilde
Dec 11, 2015 Silvara Wilde rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
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Sequels aren't always as good as the first book. This one? Totally was! There were a few things that I didn't like. Such as how long it took anyone to realize that Persephone was under a compulsion not to reveal something. She said a few times to people that she "c
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Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~
Here's to Re-Read #1:
THIS BOOK GETS BETTER EACH TIME. It was almost like the anticipation of what I KNEW was going to happen made it even better! Seriously, I love this series. I don't know how, on the second time around, I can still be near tears in agony over the plot. I don't understand! Kaitlin Bevis is amazing. If you haven't read this series... REad it. NOW.

FULL REVIEW HERE: Review: http://escapingrealitybookreviews.wor...

OHMYGOSH. Ohmygoodness. whew. Breathe, Lynette. Breathe. Okay, so, I
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Michelle Randall
Reviewed for Readers Favorite.

All her life Persephone thought she was a normal teenager, now she has found out she is really a God and married to one of the best looking Gods around, Hades. Problem is that Zeus, who happens to be her father, is hunting her down. Of course she is also dealing with this thing that mostly the Gods marry for power and not for love, and she is not really sure what is going on with her and Hades. To top that all off she still wants to try to finish her senior year lik
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Becky
Dec 30, 2012 Becky rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I read 'Persephone', book 1 in the series but it was one of those books that had stayed with me, for as soon as I started to read this one this morning - everything came back quickly and easily and I was straight back into that world.

Persephone is recovering from the events of book 1 and wonders what else could be thrown her way. Surely she can enjoy being 'normal' for a while, right? No such luck. Once more she must battle with gods, charms and lies.

I still really like
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jan 04, 2016 11:14AM  
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I spent my childhood curled up with a book, and a pen. If the ending didn’t agree with me, I rewrote it. Now, I write my own endings, middles, and beginnings for the Daughters of Zeus series, including the best selling novel, Persephone.

I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and I spent high school and college learning everything I could so that one day I could achieve that goal. I graduated college
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Other Books in the Series

Daughters of Zeus (4 books)
  • Persephone (Daughters of Zeus #1)
  • The Iron Queen (Daughters of Zeus, #3)
  • Aphrodite (Daughters of Zeus #4)

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“I took a final look at my mother’s silhouette in the doorway and tightened my grip on the steering wheel.
Hades followed my gaze. “She was trying to protect you.”
“I know. That’s the worst part. I’m just tired of her deception. I mean, keeping the fact that I was a goddess from me my whole life was one thing, but to still keep something from me? That’s just…” I couldn’t put words to the feelings that were bothering me.
“You wanted her to be as honest as you’ve always perceived her to be.”
“Yes.”
“It could be worse.”
“How?”
“My father ate me.”
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