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Summer Queen

(King of Shadows #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  962 ratings  ·  137 reviews
Persephone’s been stolen from me.

Out of my mountain, out of my reach. I’ll do anything to get her back, even break a truce that’s kept my kingdom safe.

I can only breathe again when she’s back in my arms.

When I can make her pay for every second I spent in fear.

I want more than her body given to me in debt. I want her heart. And I will punish her until it’s mine.

Summer Queen
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 264 pages
Published August 31st 2020
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Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
Dark and gritty, filled with passion and intrigue, Summer Queen the second book in a must-read series. Amelia Wilde has woven such a dirty and twisted retelling of a classic mythology tale, blending dark romance and captivating suspense into a compelling story.

"His touch is a command. And I have no choice but to obey."

This book picks up directly where King of Shadows left off, with Persephone taken and Hades desperate to get her back. I really enjoyed the way their relationship developed in th
PP's Bookshelf
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amelia Wilde perfectly brings the angsty and forbidden feeling of wanting a dark and twisted man in Summer Queen. It had the epic dangerous feel with stunning passion. Hades and Persephone's raw, gritty and filthy story will bring you to your knees.

Persephone lived an innocent life till Hades literally captured her and she signed her life to the devil. Now Hades owns her. And she wants that ownership and she craves his cruel ways. After Hades rescues her from his brother's clutch, their relation
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow, book two in Hades and Persephone story is sinful and breathtaking! As this couple's story picks up again from book one, King Of Shadows (which you Must read first) everything intensifies (which, honestly doesn't even seem possible!). If you are like me you will find yourself very quickly pulled back into this captivating tale and consumed by these complex characters. The well written story line is filled with raw emotions, nail-biting tension, jaw-dropping twists, swoon worthy passion and l ...more
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Summer Queen is the second installment in the King of Shadows series by Amelia Wilde. I have to say that I am a sucker for a good Hades and Persephone retelling and this one is definitely working for me. Summer Queen picks up right where King of Shadows left off. We finally get to meet the elusive Zeus and find out more about his operation and how it ties into Hades and Demeter. So many secrets are revealed and, while I'm usually pretty good at guessing ahead of time, some of them threw me for a ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
SUMMER QUEEN by Amelia Wilde is book Two in the King of Shadows Series. This continues the story of Persephone and Luther Hades so you really should read the previous book 'King of Shadows' before starting this one. This story picks up where we left off and we are in full story line with everything that has been happening. Hades is on the warpath to get back Persephone because she is his and he wants her to no end. Persephone starts to show more of her strength and we start to see that she can b ...more
Stephanie Ditmore
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Persephone’s life will never be the same again, not after Hades. She is torn between what she knows and the craving of the darkness. These two are connected in such a way it could ruin them if they aren’t careful. Persephone knows she shouldn’t want to be with Hades, but she sees something in him more than he sees in himself. Their relationship is complicated, Hades can’t let her soften him, he has secrets that can never be revealed and if found out Hades life would never be the same again. This ...more
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After the ending of King of Shadows, I was left to literally count the days down to Summer Queen. I couldn't stop thinking of this story, it's characters, and everything in between. It really digs into you and won't let go, but in all reality do you want to let it go? No!

The retelling of this Greek Mythology is done in such a sophisticated way. Truly an already dark tale, but done in such a way you can almost see, if not feel, the sharp lines and moods of Hades, and then feel the breeze and lig
Racy Reader
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

What's mine is mine forever. That includes Persephone. But I want more than to own her body and her soul and her debt. I want her heart. And not that she's been stolen from me, I want revenge. At any cost. At any price. They've taken whats mine. And I'm going to get it back.

This is the second book in the King of Shadows Series you need to read that book, King of Shadows first or your going to be so lo
Ga Books LoverX
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am completely digging this series about Hades and Persephone that has a bit of a spin on it from the version that we all know and love. This definitely dives into the dark side of things, but I absolutely love it! This book shows you that you may know something to be "bad" or that you shouldn't want it, but that does not mean that you don't crave it, just ask Persephone! ;)

There are still a lot of suspenseful twists and turns in Summer Queen that you are not expecting. These two are pure oppos
Rhonda Ziglar
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 OH MY GOODNESS STARS!! Wow.....this story is so intense and dark...I am in love with this story. My dark heart loves Hades and Persephone...I can't get enough of these two. You need to read this series. Amelia Wilde has gained a new readers, she will always be a 1-Click for me. ...more
Marlys Cruz
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Summer Queen is the second book in the King of Shadows series. And it is a continuation of a modern day retelling of Persephone and Hades story. We were left with an OH NO moment at the ending of King of Shadows. So I couldn’t wait for this book!

Persephone signed a contract with the King of Shadows, Hades. Persephone belongs to Hades. Persephone escapes from the mountain and from Hades but she is delivered into Hades brothers arms, Zeus.

Hades goes after Persephone, she is HIS. Persephone didn’
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IT'S OFFICIAL. I'm OBSESSED with this man. He's an ahole. He's mean. He's rough, in all the best ways. He dicks Persephone down so good I jizzed my pants multiple times. If I could rec *come-in-your-pants* books RIGHT NOW, it would be KING OF SHADOWS and SUMMER QUEEN by Amelia Wilde! SUMMER QUEEN has one of my fave anal scenes ever, like every time I think about it I get a huge smile on my face, ok and I moan too. GODDDD. I DIED. 🤤😍🥵Start with KING OF SHADOWS, then read SUMMER QUEEN!

You need thi
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
TOP RECOMMENDATION ALERT!!!!! Another HIT in what is sure to be an EPIC Series!

Are you a fan of modern re-tellings? If you are, then you MUST, MUST read this series from Amelia Wilde!! I am OBSESSED with this book just as I am with the first book!

Even if you're not a fan of re-tellings guarantee you'll love this series! Hades and Persephone are AMAZING. This series is dark and twisty and make you think, are so ridiculously HOT and easily Amelia's best story telling yet! I can't get enough! Sum
E&A Book
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Picking up where book one left off, I was once again swept away by Hades and Persephone's story. Torn between love & hate, I was fascinated by the way Persephone came into her own and became the Queen she is meant to be. To watch as Hades finally admits his feelings and then the secrets he shares is truly breathtaking. I can't wait to see how their story ends!! ...more
Athena D.
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS

Full review to come
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Summer Queen is the second book in the King of Shadows series, and HOLY HELL! Anyway, YOU MUST READ King of Shadows FIRST, as it's a continuing story line. It also means that I'm not giving anything away, just in case readers read reviews to both books before they actually read either of them. The dark twist that the Amelia Wilde has put on the Hades & Persephone legend was next level, though I always thought it was on the darker side. The delicious dirtiness to it all had me all in, though I wo ...more
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is Book 2 in the "King of Shadows" series and I am so hooked as this author continued to write a great storyline and well created characters! As each and every page was turned Hades and Persephone continued to lure me right into their story as it unfolded! ...more
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Persephone is so much more than expected...

We open on a flashback to a rebellious moment that foreshadows Persephone's future. And a reference to the Fates.

Foreward to the present, Hades is dealing with the aftermath of Persephone's kidnapping. He knows it was Zeus. The order of things is about to come tumbling down...

Meanwhile Persephone discovers her captor and Hades AND her mother are all connected...closely...

...but she still wants her Hades. He definitely wouldn't be happy she's in a whoreh
Kari Hansen
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Persephone thought that all her arrangement with Hades was with a situation she needed to extradite herself from as soon as possible so when she has her chance, she escapes only to find out the grass is not always greener on the other side.

Hades is determined to not only get Persephone back but to ensure that she stays. He has now successfully achieved the first part, but the second part is proving to be a lot more complicated. Not only are there outside forces trying to tear them apart but they
Melissa Ledet
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“The truth is that I want him, and I’m not supposed to. If I close my eyes to what he really is, then at least I can pretend I’m not falling for a monster.” ~ Persephone

An intense read that will leave you wanting the next book in this series to see what else will happen. Persephone and Hades story continues with lots of twists and turns. Love how the author brings each character to life.
HANNAH (Books, Films, and Tea)
Summer Queen by Amelia Wilde is the second book in the King of Shadows trilogy. I was really excited for this after reading King of Shadows (book one) earlier this year. It picks up right where King of Shadows left off, with Hades dealing with his injured dog Connor and Persephone's escape. I was hooked from the beginning, and there was just as much action and suspense in this novel. There were less erotic and steamy scenes between Persephone and Hades, which I wish there were more of. I did lik ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Two things: Don’t read this book if you haven’t read King of Shadows and GAH, this book went by fast (but it's kinda on the short side so that was to be expected lol!!

Summer Queen starts right off where King of Shadows leaves off and if you’re anything like me, your anxiety level will go thru the roof but in the best of ways! This story is so passionate!! Everything about it is passionate and intense! It’s glorious! I was so caught up in the story that it ended before I had time to breath! I am
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This sequel is intriguing, fascinating, exciting, mind blowing, dark twisted … you name it!
Persephone and Hades … they are so perfect for each other, complement each other as if they were destined for each other by fate.
The re-telling of this Greek myth is pure fascination. I feel as if I am drawn into a new universe, unable to separate myth and reality, and that has never happened to me before. After I finished reading it, it felt like something out of a dream, like the resurfacing of a wa
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
Whoa! Hades and Persephone's story continues here and we get to see more of Persephone's growth and how she is becoming the queen Hades needs. It's dark and gritty, depraved but so captivating. The scenes sucked me in and I couldn't stop reading. I am slightly disappointed that it does not end here. There is a cliffhanger that will leave you with your mouth hanging open and anxiously awaiting the next book. ...more
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My gosh, this book is an emotional rollercoaster. Summer Queen continues where the first book in the series left off and things get even more heated.

Hades needs to get Persephone back and nothing will stop him. He won't let anything stand in his way, but his actions have consequences that will affect not only his arrangement with Zeus and Demeter but also the safety of all the people that live on his mountain. War is knocking at his door and they have to prepare for the worst outcome.

The relatio
Cierra McCauley (Cierra's Corner)
I will NEVER get enough of these characters! I'm so caught up in this trilogy! Summer Queen is book two in the King of Shadows Trilogy and it's Dark and Delicious! This book will give you goosebumps! After I read book 1 I was dying to find out what was next! This book is wayyyyyyy hotter than the first! Get ready for a cold shower! The heat has definitely been cranked up! These two are so addictive, they're ravenous and filthy, and you just can't get enough of the intoxicating passion that Hades ...more
Sassy Southern
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was the second book in the trilogy and it leaves you one hell of a cliffhanger! The book moves at a decent pace but you don't really get a lot of new plot until the end just in time to finish for the next book. There is some big shocking and heartbreaking revelations that come to light. The story does keep you turning the pages at a rapid pace it's easy to devour. The only thing that puts me off is the brutality of the "sex" And sex is really stretching it, it's not really rape because it's ...more
Nov 09, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I’m still very conflicted with this series.

In one hand, I still find the writing kind of confusing and I really have some problems with the character (individually and how their relationship develops) and the plot, but at the same time, I keep reading this without being able to give up of the book because I want to read and know more.

Well, let’s see how the story ends, I guess.

▬ 𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐬: dark romance, forbidden romance, age gap, captor x captive, retelling (Hades x Persephone)
▬ 𝐭𝐰: violence, abus
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Amelia Wilde is a USA TODAY and Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of steamy contemporary romance and loves it a little too much. She lives in Michigan with her husband and daughters. She spends most of her time typing furiously on an iPad and appreciating the natural splendor of her home state from where she likes it best: inside.

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