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Book Review (re-edit): The Goddess of Spring, by P. C. Cast, 2004. (The Goddess Summoning series).

The Goddess of Spring, authored by P.C. Cast, is a fantastic addition to the Goddess Summoning Series. It delves into the mythological legend of Persephone the Goddess of Spring, and how she becomes the lover of Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, and ultimately, the queen of the Underworld herself.
Persephone’s mother Demeter, trades her daughters soul with that of the modern mortal woman Carolina Francheska Santora, and allows each woman to live out six months of their lives in the others body. The whole idea being that she would force her daughter into finally maturing and becoming more responsible. However, the Goddess’s plans go awry, and Carolina finds that while residing inside the body of the Goddess Persephone she has become head over heal’s in love with Hades, and the feelings are mutual.

Throughout this novel the secrecy and restrained love keep the reader interested. But for some reason I found it lacking in the usual spark that have been in other novels of this series. The myth of Hades and Persephone is a great one to rework, but I just don’t feel P. C. Cast has given this story the individuality that is seen in the other novels. Overall I thought it was still good and worth reading by my rating for this book has to be 6.5/10.