I received this book from the author Chantal Gadoury in exchange for a review 🙂
Seven Seeds of Summer is a book that will take you into the world of Greek mythology, specifically the myth surround Hades and Persephone. I’ve personally always found Greek mythology to be interesting, although I am definitely no expert.
The book follows Summer, a college sophomore and artist who is obsessed with the god Hades. After years of painting pictures of him and obsessing over him, she discovers the greek myths she fell in love with as a child may not actually be myths at all. Hades is real, and by some stroke of luck she has a connection to his love Persephone, as a kind of reincarnated version of her. When Summer’s father gets a job in Greece, she and her mother (who she has a strained relationship with) pack up and move, only to be met by a tragedy that changes her life forever.
Demeter wanted her child to be free of his curse. Persephone wanted to be free of her mother. Hades wanted to be loved.
Demeter buried her daughter near the ocean, hoping that the sand and seashells would create a new human form for her daughter to take. Demeter buried her daughter near the ocean, hoping that the sand and seashells would create a new human form for her daughter to take. And just like she planned, when she was ready, you were created. She called upon me to bring her Persephone’s soul, which had been kept carefully hidden in a jar in my home here in the Underworld. I gave the body a soul, and you were born.
So we know she was killed, but I’m confused as to what Demeter had in the jar at the end of the book and also what happened to the jar if Persephone’s soul was placed into Summer? Or was she given someone elses soul?
Although that question lingered, I enjoyed it! It will keep you engaged and wondering what’s going to happen next. If you’re interested in romance and/or greek myths this book is for you! This is the authors first book and if this is any indication of what’s to come I expect great things!