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Persephone Underground

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Seph Gonzalez is haunted by a DUI crash that left her with serious learning disabilities. She falls prey to Mami Wata and her strange grandson, who recruit her to clean their house of voodoo. Lured under the premise of a summer job at The Pomegranate, Seph is undeterred by the nightclub’s criminal reputation. Girls have gone missing, but it’s as though witnesses and local ...more
Kindle Edition, 241 pages
Published October 1st 2019
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Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another spooky visit with Jennifer Russon’s Mami Wata and her bizarre family, this time told from the perspective of a teenage girl. A suspenseful trip to Hades and back, Ms. Russon spins the Greek myth of Persephone in unexpected directions and always has a twist in store for the reader. As a bonus, there are some follow-up details on the characters from her earlier book in the series, A FOREST FULL OF ROSES.
Kim Lockhart
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Madcap adventures and really quite funny. Loosely structured homage to the Greek myth, with a decidedly modern take. A joy to read.
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love books set in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area, that make me feel like I’m there. So I loved this. Also I loved how the supernatural fit into our crazy reality. There are mermaids and magical teleporting mirrors, but they still can’t save us from the NRA and AK-47s.
Divya Mahajan
May 07, 2020 rated it liked it
5 stars for many points - story, idea and characters
Persephone Underground by Jennifer Russon is a mix bag of fantasy, heartbreak, dreams, love story, drama and mythology to give an interesting read. The story is narrated by Seph brings readers to tears sometimes when she tries to cope with her trauma and her family tragedy but her narrative has sarcastic humour and her self deprecating tone keeps you invested in her story. The story has strange and surprising twists that jolt readers.
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JJ Dunaway
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A creatively beautiful and messy story of deep rooted love and a little black magic. Persephone is the young girl trying to make her way to becoming an adult at age 17, but runs into some complications when she meets Mami Wata - the voodoo queen and her grandson - Hayden. It seems no accident that she meets them and throughout the story Persephone is learning more and more about herself and her own family. The anticipation to read more was rewarded; a very well paced and enjoyable story!
Sandra Lopez
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Persephone (Seph) Gonzalez was a young, gothic girl with pale skin and cuts so deep that they ran into her soul. She was deeply fascinated with the dead, which often sent her to the cemetery grounds. She was as haunted as they come.

Having to live in foster homes while her mom was incarcerated and living with learning disabilities, Seph had resentment (of course!) Not only was she a cutter, but she often “checked out”—daydreaming of different worlds. One day, a message gets seared into her palm:
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