Kaitlin Bevis recently re-released her Daughters of Zeus series — with new covers this time! If you’ve been following me for very long, you’ll know that I am head-over-heels in LOVE with this series. So when I heard that they would be available for paperback for the first time ever, and with new covers, I had a serious fangirl freak-out moment. So without further ado…. Cover review time!
Check out my review of Persephone HERE!
One day Persephone is an ordinary high school senior working at her mom’s flower shop in Athens, Georgia. The next she’s fighting off Boreas, the brutal god of Winter, and learning that she’s a bonafide goddess—a rare daughter of the now-dead Zeus. Her goddess mom whisks her off to the Underworld to hide until Spring.
There she finds herself under the protection of handsome Hades, the god of the dead, and she’s automatically married to him. It’s the only way he can keep her safe. Older, wiser, and far more powerful than she, Hades isn’t interested in becoming her lover, at least not anytime soon. But every time he rescues her from another of Zeus’s schemes, they fall in love a little more. Will Hades ever admit his feelings for her?
Can she escape the grasp of her powerful dad’s minions? The Underworld is a very cool place, but is it worth giving up her life in the realm of the living? Her goddess powers are developing some serious, kick-butt potential. She’s going to fight back
Thoughts: Yes, yes, YES! Persephone is one of my absolute favorite books EVER, and this cover is spectacular. I will always prefer real artwork on covers (painted artwork, not models or clipart), but even then… I must admit, this cover is stunning! I love the fancy title band, and that dress is gorgeous! Very Persephone. I can’t wait to buy my own physical copy for my bookshelf!
Check out my review of Daughter of the Earth and Sky HERE!
Some vows can never be broken, especially with you’ve recently found out you’re a goddess.
In the flick of a eyelash Persephone has gone from being a high school junior in Athens, Georgia to the wife of Hades, god of the Underworld. Under his platonic protection, she’s waiting for springtime, when Boreas, the sinister god of winter, will stop stalking her.
But even Hades can’t keep Boreas and his minions from threatening her. Finally she escaped back to the world of the living. Maybe she can just go back to normal—and forget that she’s fallen in love with Hades.
Thanatos—a friend from the Underworld, has betrayed her. Persephone can’t tell anyone about Thanatos’ betrayal, and it drives a wedge between her and Hades.
And then there’s Aphrodite, the gorgeous goddess who was born among the ocean waves with more charm than she can control. Persephone’s dearest ally, Melissa, is furious and jealous when Aphrodite starts winning Persephone’s friendship. Persephone turns to a human boy for friendship. But will their relationship put him in danger?
Persephone must choose between her human life and her responsibilities as a goddess. If she doesn’t, she could lose that life and Hades, too.
But either way, she may not survive her father’s schemes. After all, she’s Zeus’s daughter.
Thoughts: Yes. Daughter of the Earth and Sky was an incredible book, and this cover is breathtaking! I am LOVING the continuity of these covers! Especially the title band and fonts. I definitely would prefer artwork, but this is a beautiful shot. I love the copper, earthy tones, and how they contrast with the bright red lips. (Also, I’m pretty sure that quote is me! Excuse me as I fangirl squee!) Make sure to buy your copy of Daughter of the Earth and Sky today!
Check out my review of The Iron Queen HERE!
His love could destroy their world.
Life is hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the living realm and the Underworld. As the only living god with a right to both, Persephone’s in trouble. Captured and tortured beyond the limits of her resolve, Persephone must find the power to stand against Zeus. But will she be strong enough?
Meanwhile, Hades contemplates desperate measures to rescue his queen. Persephone never thought of herself as dangerous, but there’s a reason gods never marry for love. A being with the power to destroy all of creation shouldn’t place more value in one individual than the rest of the planet. But Hades . . . Hades would break the world for her.
To save the world and stop both Hades and Zeus, Persephone must make a difficult choice. One that may cost her everything.
Thoughts: No, No, NO. I HATE this cover. I loved The Iron Queen. And I adored the artwork on the original cover, so it was already going to be really hard to sell me on a new cover… but this one disappointed me. I really do love the continuity of the bottom half of the covers — and I think it’s beautiful! I love how the dress is flowing and in the clouds (which is a really great nod to the contents of the book itself), but I was quite disappointed with the figure in this one. It loses the continuity of having models, and as much as I prefer artwork, if you start with models, you should end with them.
The sensually stripping woman (because, let’s face it, no dress can actually stay up designed like that) combined with the one-line review from “Love Romance Passion Blog”, gives The Iron Queen the appearance of an erotica – which is a completely inaccurate presentation of this book. I hate that. I don’t see why on earth it was necessary. Agh. Why couldn’t the dress actually be covering her??? I really wanted to own a complete physical set of this trilogy – but I don’t want this on my bookshelf. NONE of this is saying anything bad about the author – I adore Kaitlin Bevis! – but this cover does not impress and in my opinion it does NOT properly portray the contents of the book. Don’t forget to get your (e-book or physical!) copy of The Iron Queen!
And the next book in the series, publication date TBD:
Being perfect isn’t easy, but Aphrodite is determined to live up to the ideal. So when Poseidon asks her to investigate strange happenings on several cruise ships, she jumps at the chance to prove herself. Demigods are going missing, and no one remembers them having been on board. Aphrodite charms herself into the best room on the ship, prepared to investigate in style. Unfortunately, the room belongs to the one man immune to her charm.
When Aphrodite realizes that he could be the next target, her investigation gets more complicated. Worse, whoever is responsible for the missing demigods charmed the passengers and armed them with long-forgotten weapons designed to kill gods. When the ship goes dark, Aphrodite and Adonis have to work together to discover who is behind the mayhem before Poseidon decides their ship, and every charmed and armed human on it, are more trouble than they’re worth.
Thoughts: Beautiful! For continuity’s sake, I hope this means that this new trilogy will be based in artwork. I really love this cover. I think the artist does a spectacular job at capturing the beauty of these two iconic mythological characters. I’m so excited for this book!
Overall, I love these new covers, and I’m so excited about them!