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Merin is a teacher, a book blogger, a baseball addict (Go Cardinals!), lover of music, movies and TV crime dramas, and YA/MG connoisseur. Follow me on my blog at http://ahandfulofconfetti.wordpress.com!

Currently reading

Her Highness, the Traitor
Susan Higginbotham
Progress: 23/323 pages
Jane Eyre
Ruben Toledo, Charlotte Brontë
Progress: 162/453 pages
The School for Good and Evil
Soman Chainani
Progress: 40 %
Rainbow Rowell
Progress: 46/433 pages

Hades: Lord of the Dead

Hades: Lord of the Dead - George O'Connor Hades: Lord of the Dead is undoubtedly the best of the Olympians series. I love how, instead of leaping around from myth to myth and story to story, O'Connor chose the story of Persephone to introduce us to Hades and his underground realm. This most likely has something to do with the fact that the story of Persephone and Hades is my favorite Greek myth, but also had something to do with the fact that it was the most cohesive story; the narrative flowed nicely and didn't confuse anyone by jumping around and introducing new characters or stories. I also love the twist O'Connor provided with the story of Persephone; I don't want to spoil anyone, but let's just say that her relationship with Hades was a bit more kosher than some versions of the tale that I've read!