Title: Persephone the Phony
Author: Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
Series: Goddess Girls #2
Previous Book: Athena the Brain
Next Book: Aphrodite the Beauty
Description from Goodreads:
As PERSEPHONE’s mom encourages her to do, she often “goes along to get along” instead of doing what she really wants. But when she meets Mount Olympus Academy bad-boy Hades, she finally feels she has found someone with whom she can be herself. He’s the first person who actually listens to her, and she finds herself liking him, despite the fact that the other goddessgirls think he’s bad news. But if he makes her feel so special — and she’s so comfortable hanging around him — can he really be all that bad?
After reading Athena the Brain, I was feeling a little hesitant about the Goddess Girls series because it was reading much younger than I had expected. However, I decided to proceed and give Persephone the Phony a chance.
I was really disappointed in this book. I’ve read another series with Persephone as the main character, and I really liked her, but this Persephone is just a little too timid. And her friendship with Hades is a little weird.
Persephone the Phony is really short, so there’s not that much I can say about it. I felt like not very much happened, and what did was dealt with way too easily. And I get that it’s a series for kids, but Hades was just a little too likable, and his friendship with Persephone just didn’t make sense. After reading this one, I probably won’t continue with the series.