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Daughter of Persephone

(Cerberus #1)

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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  1,304 ratings  ·  132 reviews
Poppy is nothing special.

She was making ends meet and trying to enjoy life. But a strange necklace caught her eye at the thrift store. Now, three gorgeous men have stumbled into her life, and she's torn between being terrified and excited. That is until they tell her she is the future queen of the Underworld.

Not only that, but she needs to bond with her hellhounds, the
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Kindle Edition, 85 pages
Published March 16th 2018
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Marguerite (M)
Mar 21, 2018 marked it as dnf
I DNF'd a 85 pages long book and i'm not very proud of myself.
Danyelle
Apr 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Not the best Greek myth ever but it was ok
Coco.V
Aug 29, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Blurb:
Poppy is nothing special.

She was making ends meet and trying to enjoy life. But a strange necklace caught her eye at the thrift store. Now, three gorgeous men have stumbled into her life, and she's torn between being terrified and excited. That is until they tell her she is the future queen of the Underworld.

Not only that, but she needs to bond with her hellhounds, the three heads of Cerberus, and protect the Underworld from a goddess who wants it for h
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Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
May 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: may-2020
Not what I was expecting... I wanted to try a RH novel to see what all the hype was about. Not my thing, too much porn, not enough plot. The writing was good though but hardly any character development and they really matters to me. So I won’t be continuing this series.
Abi
I did not love this book. It didn't totally suck, though.

Good stuff:
- Interesting premise
- Hot sex

Bad stuff:
- Didn't really like Poppy. She was meh.
- Very weak plot.
- Not a ton of character development from the start to end of the book (it was, however, a first book, so this is sort of okay.)

As you can see, the negatives outweighed the positives. This book just didn't do it for me. It could have been really well executed, and I honestly would have liked this same thing minus the reverse harem
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Jamielee
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 I want her Boyfriend Stars

Poppy was just your average girl. Working a job she hated to pay rent and trying to build her business on the side. She shared an apartment with her roommate Roxie and lived vicariously through Roxi's escapades. That was until one night at the Club when her eyes locked on with a stranger and her entire world shifted.
She would go from the living in the shadows watching others take chances to taking some of her own, finding her voice and finding some new lovers. Meanwh
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Zenda
Mar 20, 2020 rated it liked it
**minor spoilers ahead**

Very fast read. Although I liked the story, it seemed very hurried. When reading fantasy, there is a level of suspension of disbelief that must be maintained. Although you are reading about something fantastic, it still must work within some realistic guidelines and I don't feel like the behavior of the heroine always did so. For example, when she meets Knox for the very first time and is stopped by Hunter,it didn't feel genuine that she just accepted it and then lead the
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Runningrabbit
KU

This is an enjoyable read with 4 sexy blokes and a great, credible heroine. I will definitely be carryong on to the with series.
Dena
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Started

This is a interesting story of a necklace. I liked the premise of the Geek gods and them playing chess. I can't wait to see how she conquers Hunter.
C.J.
May 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Really didn’t connect to this story or its characters at all. Not sure why.
Jillian
I really enjoyed this book. It was a great intro to the story. I can't wait to read the next book to find out what happens next.

I'll add more to my review tomorrow.
Anne
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reverse-harem

I love Poppy the most! She is definitely one of the most reasonable heroines in the reverse harem community. And by reasonable, I meant, she took into consideration those "pieces of evidence" about her true heritage and about those of the heroes. She hasn't acted in ignorance, like some of those 'strong & badass' heroines I've known, and hasn't directly endangered any of the characters by being stubborn.

In short, she isn't a PITA.

She's also able to establish her relationship with each of the h

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Ana
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Come On Down.....

Can you imagine one day you are serving drinks to a bunch of old horn dogs and the next thing you know you are being told you are the queen of hell by 3 gorgeous hunks? Well that's exactly what happened to Poppy. And that's not all, she has to bond with them all, well not all cause one of them is kind of a grouch, oh did I forget to mention she gets a fourth one too.

To top it all off they are all Hellhounds, in order to better protect her from what is to come before they get to
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Sherry Westendorf
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well written and entertaining. I love anything that talks about Greek Mythology. And add in the reverse harem and all other aspects and this makes for one terrific story that is well worth reading. It has a lot of different things I am unused to reading. But that made if so I couldn't put it down. It is exciting, fun, hot, suspenseful and so much more. I recommend it. I was given a review copy by booksprout and voluntarily review it.
Cynthia
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf-ed
Started out interesting and I really did think the interpretation of Cerberus within the context of a reverse harem was clever, but I dnf'ed at about the 2/3rds mark. There wasn't any chemistry between her and any of the guys, only pre-ordained massive physical attraction.
Karen
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a very promising start to a new RH series. The storyline is well-written with some drama, paranormal characters, and a sensible heroine. The characters are developed, sassy, strong, and mostly likable. Perhaps one will come around and become more likable. I liked it. I voluntarily read an ARC and this is my honest review.
Kiana
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook-reads
2.5 stars. This was okay but not great. Didn’t seem like much happened and just wasn’t my thing I guess.
Maria
Jun 07, 2020 rated it liked it
pwp at its finest
Karli
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Spoilers below

****SPOILERS!!!******

Hmm I’m not entirely sure what I think about this book! I liked the premise as it is Greek mythology which I totally love. Plus I really like the idea that this new queen of the underworld would be bonded to her hellhounds. I haven’t read many books with hellhounds in them and I thought it was cool! It is also super steamy and has some great sexy scenes! I liked Poppy as a character as well. She was pretty cool and was ready to accept her new life which is goo
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Tiffany
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ok so while I really did enjoy the book, it only got 4 stars because it just didn't make sense. Yeah sure there was plenty of issues and action but...it was too easy in a way. I mean Poppy gave in way too fast and easy even with a pull. Nolan jumped on way too easy as well....I mean random woman, yeah a pretty one, jumps in an elevator with you says her name and instantly starts making out with you..which then she calls you a hound and herself a queen and then right after you turn into one to fi ...more
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An okay read.

The idea of this book is a solid 5 stars but, to me, it just didn't reach it's full potential.
Poppy was too accepting, too naive, too wishy-washy. I couldn't stand behind her, and half the time I wasn't sure I even liked her.
"Why'd you keep reading then?"
I wanted to love this story! It has everything I love in a good paranormal romance it just did not deliver. There's not enough showing, I don't feel the connection between Poppy and her men, the steamy scenes were okay, I was told
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Julia (Shakespeare and Such)
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Missy Brown
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Poppy believes that there is nothing special about herself. That she is working her way through life, trying to make ends meet and enjoy what she can of it. After finding a beautiful necklace one day while shopping with her best friend, her life will be forever changed. When she meets three men, who may or not be huge dog like things with glowing red eyes, they reveal something that leaves Poppy totally floored. That she is the queen of the underworld and they are her hellhounds. They make up th ...more
Emily Lawrence
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Lackluster...

Poppy is nothing special... and neither is this book. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t terrible... okay, at best. Personally I just wouldn’t waste my time unless you’re looking for something average. Nothing really grabbed my attention, which was disappointing to say the least. I’m one to love a good supernatural romance based off Greek mythology, so this book immediately caught my eye. I liked the cover and the concept of her being the daughter of not one, but two Greek gods. Then I s
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Marlou (life_of_a_bookdragon)
Well that was a fiasco... It's a book of 85 pages and I wanted to DNF it so bad, but since it was so short I figured I'd just finish it.

Writing style: The writing was such a mess. The basic rule of writing is 'show don't tell' and Scott did a whole let of telling and used the 'she said, he said' A LOT and gosh the writing annoyed me so much.
The story had so much potential to have some gradual world-building as Poppy figured out who and what she is, but instead it was infodump after infodump.
Als
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Natalie
Since she found a magical necklace in a thrift store, you could say Poppy's life has been turned upside down. Now she is the next queen of the underworld, has three, no four hot hellhound shifters to "bond" with, then add some really creepy white haired blued eyed somethings that is trying to kill her, Poppy's life just got a little bit more complicated. Will she be able to survive longer than the last queen did?

I love Greek mythology YA. And this book didn't disappoint. While I would have wi
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Natalie
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read this book about a week ago! It was not the worst I have read but not the best book either! Poppy, the MC, was a bit too bland in personality and sometimes seemed as if she needed to show a bit more emotion. The book started out super slow and didn't really pick up until about half way through. The premise of the story was that she was supposed to be the new queen of Hades because of a necklace. The three men/Hellhounds are her Cerebrus. The Greek mythology spin was a great part of this bo ...more
Christine Rains
Mar 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Poppy is just trying to make it through life working a crappy job and trying to save up money for her dream job. A magical necklace has chosen her, though, and now these three gorgeous men have come into her life to protect and guide her... Because she is the next chosen Queen of the Underworld. While she's trying to come to terms with that and her immense lust for these sexy men who are actually hellhounds, she is being stalked by soldiers from another underworld for Poppy's death would mean He ...more
Heather
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i've personally been on a RH kick lately and even though this was a bit shorter than i prefer it has become one of my top favorites. i love Greek mythology in books and this was amazing. I've read other books by Helen Scott and like all the others, i fell in love with this book, from the characters and the development between characters, the troubles they have to overcome within themselves and out in the world, and of course the adult sections made it so much better [which almost seemed impossib ...more
Kathy L.
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! Was not sure what to expect but it did not disappoint.The story is great and so are the characters. I have grown to love them all, even if Hunter frustrates the crap out of me. The ending helped balm some of my anxieties though. It is definitely part of a series, so if you are the type of person that does not like to read book series then this is not for you. Although, I do have to say, it is so worth the read. The second book is already out, so you might as well buy it as well becau ...more
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