The 21 most compelling Persephone and Hades romance book retellings

Last updated: Jun 8th, 2021

Be it in contemporary romance or a medieval fantasy setting, Hades and Persephone reimaginations are certainly having a moment right now. There are quite a few romance books out there featuring the trope, and we have compiled the best 'Lord of the Underworld kidnaps girl to bring into his world' stories out there for you.

  • #21 The Goddess Test - Aimee Carter

    The Goddess Test - Aimee Carter

    contemporary young adult fantasy dystopian mystery

    It’s always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate’s going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won’t live past the fall.

    Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he’ll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

    Kate is sure he’s crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems amazingly possible. If she succeeds, she’ll become Henry’s future bride, and a goddess.. more


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