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The beginning was strong. After she enters the underworld the strange relationship with Persephone was interesting, but the obsession with her sister was distracting and made the... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Miyabeajisai
W wonderful it was very interesting especially because of the period of time!Published 4 months ago by Marie Heeren
I wouldn't spent ten bucks on this. Spoiler Alert!!!! Don't read if you don't want to know! I enjoyed the initial 2/3 of the book and the plot seemed to be perking on well, and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by E. McKechnie
Slow to start, but it picked up very quickly. I love how the theme of grief plays out. I love how the story explores the ability of women to tell their own stories, and how it... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Nikki
The voice was believable. The story imaginative. What not to like?
Easy, thoughtful read
Will read more of this author
There are few historical fiction novels that tempt me reread my Greek Classics texts from college. Beutner's unique take on the Greek myth of Alcestis swayed me towards my packed... Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by SherdNerd
2.5 Stars (rounded up to 3)
I've mentioned this before, but I'm a sucker for any book that has to do with Greek mythology. Read more
I loved this book! I thought it was well written and the author did a good job in bringing to life the complicated relationship between fickle Greek Gods and their mortals... Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by Patricia
Alcestis is an interesting story, and Beutner gives a good go of it for awhile. But after Alcestis's descent into the underworld it becomes dreary enough to make the reader long... Read morePublished on February 4, 2011 by Mohe