“It takes a certain kind of person to gossip and mingle and backstab while their likeness stares down at them, but the Thirteen is filled with monsters like that.”Katee Robert, Neon Gods
Neon Gods by Katee Robert is the first book in her new Dark Olympus series. If the upcoming books are anything like Neon Gods, the entire Dark Olympus series will be a wickedly sexy read, and chock full of fun with an unexpected and delightful twist on traditional Olympus lore.
For this retelling, Persephone isn’t just the daughter to Demeter—one of the Thirteen who rule Olympus—she’s also a pawn in Demeter’s grand plan. Hades isn’t even known to Olympus outside the Thirteen…he’s more myth than man and that is exactly how Zeus wants to keep it. Their fates and futures get tied together when Persephone takes a chance and flees Olympus to cross into the Lower City of Hades territory literally hours after her announced engagement to Zeus himself.
“His dark eyes give me absolutely nothing, which shouldn’t be thrilling. It truly shouldn’t. Watching this man’s control crack in real time is a desire that I can’t afford to have.”Katee Robert, Neon Gods
What happens in the darkness of the Lower City? More than what Persephone had expected, especially with Hades alive and well and eager to stick it Zeus. Consider Neon Gods a dark, erotic retelling that is comparable to the popular Webtoon but eons better than any TikTok-famous story out there. Katee Robert weaves the classic Hades and Persephone mythology in a way that humanizes each of the characters and injects so much emotion that I could not read it fast enough.
Neon Gods is not for the faint of heart, nor is it your typical romance. Persephone relishes her time spent with Hades. Her journey of self-discovery go hand in hand with journey of sexual freedom as well as her fall into all those delicious feelings she has for Hades. While Persephone realizes that she doesn’t just have to be a dutiful daughter, Hades begins to understand that his lifelong revenge plot against Zeus has left his life bereft of any true connection with others.
“Every smart comment out of those pretty pink lips and sign of arch amusement in those hazel eyes makes me want to drag her down into the dark with me.”Katee Robert, Neon Gods
The culmination of Neon Gods is truly a whirlwind. How Persephone, Demeter, Hades and Zeus all finally end up by the conclusion of this story is nothing short awesome. Be prepared to be on the edge of your seat and have the pages fly by because I was legit consumed with wondering how Katee Robert would tie this all up in the end.
I cannot begin to recommend Neon Gods enough! If you’re like me and like dark romance, erotic and spicy books, and modern retellings that are delightfully well-written then Katee Robert is the author for you and Neon Gods is the book to read, my friends! Available now at all retailers, go get your copy today!