Just Read: “A Touch of Malice” by Scarlett St. Clair

Read August 22, 2021 – August 24, 2021

Scarlett St. Clair may be my new favorite author… please buy me all of her books! I found her Hades x Persephone Saga when I was looking for a fun read about Persephone, the Greek Goddess of Spring. St. Clair has published several other books outside of this series and has more on the way, which I will obviously be checking out soon. If you’re new here and haven’t been following along with my last two reviews, you may want to start with A Touch of Darkness and then read A Touch of RuinI’ve linked my reviews for you… proceed with caution when reading this review since there will be spoilers if you haven’t read the first two books. 

What is it about? 

Persephone is goin to the chapel and she’s gonna get married… hopefully! Persephone’s mother is doing everything in her power to stop the wedding from happening and is causing chaos among the gods and mortals alike. Winter is here – not only is the world freezing over but a war is in the works. Mortals are rebelling and attacking gods, demigods are wielding their power to help destroy vulnerable gods, and it’s freaking killing the vibe. What happened to wedding season?!

Zeus and some of the other Olympians seem to be siding with Demeter in not being thrilled about Hades and Persephone’s engagement and apparently Zeus has the final call on whether they are even allowed to get married. Persephone’s fate is never in her own hands, with someone else always seeming to be in charge of how she proceeds in her life. Her mother controlled her childhood, locking her up and keeping her from the world, and The Fates have the ultimate plan for her future; Zeus apparently can deny the foretold union.

What does it have?

  • Vengeance
  • Reinvented Friendships
  • Mother’s Trauma
  • Bondage of the gods

I feel like a broken record here but damn St. Clair is coming in hot with the wisdom again… looped in with all of the love and war are lessons about life and healing. She writes, “We are all broken, Persephone. It’s what we do with the pieces that matters.” Does anyone else feel this so freaking hard? I feel this message has been circling about a lot lately and it is so loud; I hope you hear it. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been and what you’ve done as much as it matters where you’re going. Ask yourself what you’re going to do with that hurt or pain because you are in control.

Is it worth reading?

Read. This. Book. But first… A Touch of Darkness and then A Touch of Ruin. 

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