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Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Kaitlin Bevis
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Book Description

Some vows can never be broken.

Persephone thought she could go back to her normal life after returning from the Underworld. She was wrong.

The goddess Aphrodite is born among the waves with more charm than she can control. Zeus is stalking Persephone and her loved ones, and Thanatos is no longer content with Persephone's silence.

He wants her soul.

Persephone can't tell anyone about Thanatos' betrayal, and it drives a wedge between her and Hades. Her mother is still keeping secrets, and Melissa's jealousy of Aphrodite threatens to tear their friendship apart.

Alone, Persephone turns to a human boy for comfort. But will their relationship put him in danger?

Sacrifices must be made, and Persephone must choose between her human life and her responsibilities as a goddess. If she doesn't, she could lose them both.

But will either life be worth choosing once Zeus is through with her?

Editorial Reviews


"Kaitlin Bevis has taken the well-known Hades and Persephone myth and made it her own. She has taken this myth and crafted it into a beautiful love story that you will wholeheartedly root for from beginning to end...this is honestly one of the best twists on Greek mythology I have ever read." ~ Readers Live a Thousand Lives
"Overall, this story was the perfect sequel to Persephone: it is fast-paced, with added action, suspense, tension, sacrifice and love, but most of all: more scary enemies lurking in the shadows." ~ Prosperpine Craves Reviews
"A thoroughly satisfying middle book! I love the twist at the end, and am looking forward to the final book and finding out how this all plays out!"  ~Reader's Dialogue
 "Kaitlin Bevis writes so descriptively that the reader feels physically and emotionally invested with every decision Persephone makes." ~ Between the Bind
"This book was simply amazing I was pulled in from the beginning and I just couldn't stop reading. Persephone was good, but Daughter of the Earth and Sky was even better! Normally the first novels are usually the best in the series because the author puts more effort into them, but I felt that this book outweighed the original in many departments!" ~ Ownestly Reviews

About the Author

Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. She's always wanted to be a writer, and spent high school and college learning everything she could so that one day she could achieve that goal. She graduated college with a BFA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and recently graduated with a master's degree from University of Georgia. Her young adult fiction series, "Daughters of Zeus," and her short story "Siren Song" are available for purchase in ebookstores everywhere. She also writes for Athens Parent Magazine, and

Product Details

  • File Size: 585 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Musa Publishing (December 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ARA2YK2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,102 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I was given this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I was thrilled to be given the second installment in the Persephone trilogy, as I absolutely loved the first book for the terrific, quirky characters, plays on mythology, and wonderful plots twists. I wasn't let down by the sequel. We start back off where we left off in Persephone, with a really big reveal (which I won't talk about to not spoil people). We get more of smoky, sexy, Hades (can always get more of him!) and a slinky, evil mastermind (again, which I will not name). But Persephone is bound by a promise, and she cannot reveal this evil to her husband. Not to mention, she's still a teenaged girl and has to navigate mortal things such as high school and jealous friends, and whoa, Aphrodite! Persephone's also personally under attack for unknown reasons, and we figure out a lot more of why in this installment.

All the strengths of the first novel remain. I don't have fictional crushes often, but I have to say, Hades is one sexy man. I do like that Bevis talks about the issues of him being WAY older and having more relationships (you may have more than one squick moment as I did reading about some of this) than Persephone ever has. I love that Persephone would actually communicate with her husband if she COULD, which is always my big beef when two young people could have staved off very tragic consequences if they just sat in the same room for half an hour and talked to each other.

As usual, I have one issue with this book. And that is, I still don't get the combination of people knowing about the Greek myths, but not really knowing about the Greek myths. I mean, Persephone seems to understand the allusions to Orpheus, Demeter, Hades, and her own name, so why was the creation of Aphrodite such a surprise?

Overall, a terrific addition to the series, and I can't wait to see the final chapter of this great trilogy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a great series December 28, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved the first book, so I was super excited when I got a copy of the second book. I really liked Persephone and Hades, so I couldn't wait to read more about the two of them. However, the last book ended with a few extra problems set up, so I knew it was not going to be smooth sailing for the two of them. And that turned out to be a bit of an understatement. There were tons of obstacles thrown at Persephone in this book. The Daughter of the Earth and Sky was a great addition to the Daughters of Zeus series. It solidified in my mind that this is a great YA Mythology series. One of the best ones that I have read so far.

Persephone is starting to come into her goddess powers, even though she is a bit young. And she is very powerful as both goddess of spring, and queen of the underworld. And throw in the Charm that her dad, Zeus bestowed upon her and she really is a force to be reckoned with. But the best part about her, is that she is such a sweetheart. She can be feisty sometimes, and just a tad stubborn, but she has such a kind and caring heart. She is so hard on herself sometimes. She feels awful about what happened with a certain god of the reapers in the first book. And she thinks Hades will hate her for it.

In this second installment in the Daughters of Zeus, we meet Aphrodite. She is an interesting character. I didn't always know quite what to make of her. I never really loved her, but then again I never really hated her. She is pretty complicated. Much more like the normal version of the aloof and kind of cold gods that I am used to.

There were plenty of adventure, and twists and turns throughout the story to hold your attention, and all sorts of fun new characters from greek myth. Plus, all of your favorite characters from the first book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kaitlin Bevis does it again! February 4, 2013
By Jenna
Format:Kindle Edition
*Some minor spoilers from book one in this series, Persephone*

This book begins where the Persephone left off, we jump right into epic page turning (or Kindle clicking as it were). Persephone is still coming to terms with her new responsibilities as a Goddess and with her mother's dishonesty. Moreover, she is learning to balance being a wife to the Lord of the Underworld and a teenage girl with Goddess-size problems.

While reeling over her ignorance with her inadvertent promise to Thanatos, that stopped her from telling anyone about his treachery, Persephone pushes all who love her away. This lie festers throughout the story and we watch Persephone slowly fall apart piece by piece while putting on a brave face and working with those she is destined to hurt.

I loved the characterization in Persephone and DOTEAS shows much of the same. We are introduced to a new goddess, Aphrodite, who is all that she has ever been in Greek lore. Beautiful, ethereal, and a Goddess of pure charm. Being around someone so perfect gets even the most confident girl to question her security. There is also a new guy on the scene...but you have to read to find out more about him!

Our villans remain constant with a few more added. We hear more from Thanatos and finally meet Zeus who both remain simply hateable. Even more so if you can believe it. The Reapers are included Thanatos' plan thereby filling the preconception humans have of them. Finally, it seems to be that Persephone plays her own villan, working through personal demons being much more difficult than conquering external ones.

Kaitlin Bevis writes so descriptively that the reader feels physically and emotionally invested with every decision Persephone makes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This whole series is great.
Published 7 days ago by R
5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of action, nicely paced
Picking up where Persephone, Book 1 of the Daughters of Zeus Series, left off, Daughter of the Earth and Sky jumps right into the action with Persephone getting a handle on her new... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mclesh
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!!!
I totally fell in love with this series! I love how the characters are portrayed and the story line. This book is very well written and attention grabbing. Read more
Published 8 months ago by goddessbooklover<3
4.0 out of 5 stars keeps getting better!
I am really enjoying this fast paced series! This was another quick read. Great characters, lots of plot twists and turns! And a huge cliffhanger! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Marci B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love these gods!!
Favorite Lines "After everything he did to you, you still couldn't bring yourself to kill Thanatos."
"So you had to kill one of your best friends? Read more
Published 12 months ago by Carrie Book Fairy Fort
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as entertaining as the first
**Review written for an originally posted on my blog, Book Bliss.I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review**

Review: 5 stars... Read more
Published 12 months ago by A. Ostrow
5.0 out of 5 stars Kaitlin keeps you glued to this series
She thought she had destroyed the god that wanted to harm her and her family, what she didn’t know was that there was more hands to this game. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Karen Swart
4.0 out of 5 stars Good sequel, and exciting continuation to this story
Continuing on with the story that was started in Persephone (Daughters of Zeus #1), this book gives further glimpses and insights into the mythical characters introduced. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Desert Rose Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars blew me away
After reading the first book in this series, I was eager to read this volume, and may I say that my expectations were not only met, they were exceeded. Read more
Published 13 months ago by M
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great Hades & Persephone continuation
What can I say book 2 picks right up where book 1 finishes but with a new twist. Persephone and Hades are what taking a break hello Persephone bad move because that leaves him wide... Read more
Published 13 months ago by My Family's Heart
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More About the Author

Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she's always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with a BFA and Master's in English, Kaitlin went on to write The Daughters of Zeus series. In addition to her fiction writing, she also writes for and Athens Parent Magazine.

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