AtoZ Mini Challenge #1 – a book told from the villain’s perspective.
The Sea Queen
by : Jovee Winters
Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
Series: The Dark Queens #1
Publisher: FairyTale Publishing
Release Date: June 15, 2015
Genre: Mythology, Fairytales
Audio Length: 5 hrs 43 mins
Format Read: Kindle with Whispersync
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As Aphrodite says, Calypso and Hades are definitely the new power couple!
I loved everything about this book! I picked it up because I needed a book told from the villain’s point of view (and because oh my, that cover is stunning!). Hades is always portrayed as a villain so I saw that as a safe bet. Then you have Calypso. The blurb, I thought, said that she was mad (as in cracker jacks). Well no, she was mad as in angry. Do I still think she’s a little cracked? Yea. But in an endearing way. Needless to say, she’s a dark queen so we’re sticking with her being the villain. Challenge #1 complete.
I fell in love with Caly and “Death Boy” almost immediately. Calypso is so adorably naive when it comes to all things human and love. Just listen to her talk. Half the time, she says the strangest things and it was hilarious!
“What a pretentious, pompous, a-hole bunch of poo-poo heads.”
“Just thinking about Fish Butt made me feel ragey.”
I rest my case.
I also loved the different twist on the Hades-Persephone myth. I can’t say much without spoilers but in this book, you get to see Persephone in a different light. There are always two sides to every story. Maybe, just maybe . . .
The narration! I can’t forget about that. Shiromi Arserio did a phenomenal job with this book! Though she didn’t really change her voice between Hades and Calypso, I never had any difficulty telling who was speaking. And to pull off a personality like Calypso’s so flawlessly takes extreme talent. I would eagerly read anything she narrated, even a pizza takeout menu.
I am eager to continue the series and meet some more Dark Queens 🙂
That’s all for today! One challenge down, one to go . . .