15 Best Books About Hades And Persephone Update 05/2022

There are a lot of new versions of Hades and Persephone, whether they’re set in modern romance or medieval fairy tales. If you’re looking for a book that features the trope, there are a lot of them out there. We’ve put together a list of the best ones for you.

Neon Gods – Katee Robert

This is what people thought about him. Before I even made it to his river of death, he was mine. She’s a hit with the people in her community, but Persephone Dimitriou wants to leave the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start a new life somewhere else. But when her mother proposes to Zeus, the dangerous power that hides behind their city’s glittering facade, all of that is ripped away from her, too. With no other options, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a deal with a man she once thought was a myth…a man who opens her eyes to a world she didn’t know was there.

King of Shadows – Amelia Wilde

Luther Hades has always been the enemy of my family. Because he’s the exact opposite of what we stand for, we don’t like him. He’s very mean. For me, Hades wants me. There is a trap set by him. I’ve walked right into it. This mansion is like a fortress, and there must be a way out of the mansion. I’m going to get away. I have to. Even if I lose everything. It will cost me everything: my body, soul, and heart.

Court of Asphodels – Elisa E. Enzo

As soon as Persephone was born, she began to hide from the world around her. She doesn’t know who she is, but she knows that this isn’t the life she wanted. She is more powerful than her mother thinks she is, and more powerful than the maiden on Olympus thinks she is, as well. She was chosen by Gaia herself, and inside of her, she knows that she was chosen. This is her chance to show that she’s worth something. Born: I was born to destroy, not to be destroyed by.

Receiver of Many – Rachel Alexander

It has been a long time since Persephone has had to work. She has been the maiden of flowers, and her mother, the Harvest Goddess Demeter, has looked after her. After becoming a woman, she wants to be free even though the terms of a long-old pact are coming due. Hades, the God of the Underworld, has spent most of his life alone in the dark land of the dead. As the ruler of the souls of mortals, he doesn’t have any attachments. But he thinks about the young goddess who was supposed to be his wife, and he knows it’s time for his Kingdom to have a Queen.

Daughter of Earth and Sky – Kaitlin Bevis

As a goddess, your vows can never be broken, even if they were made before you found out you were a goddess. She went from being a high school junior in Athens, Georgia, to the wife of Hades, the god of the Underworld, in a split second. Under his protection, she’s waiting for spring, when Boreas, the evil god of winter, will stop following her. It can’t be done even by Hades, because Boreas and his henchmen are still going to try to hurt her. In the end, she made it back home. She might be able to go back to normal and forget that she’s in love with Hades. She’s not right. Thanatos, a friend from the Underworld, has turned on her.

Sworn to the Shadow God – Ruby Dixon

Adventure. You know how boring your life is, so when you fall through a portal into a different world, you’re excited because it’s what you need. I’m important here. I’m the only one here. When I meet Death, I find out just how special I am, and I can’t believe it. Yup. That person. He’s been banished to the mortal world to work on his flaws, and he’s just as spoiled and awful as you’d expect him to be. Rhagos, the Shadow Lord, is rude and controlling and wants to be in charge and do what he wants. Because he’s selfish, He can’t be. He’s also a total stunner, too. Magnetic. Lonely. As well as being very protective of me. The two of us have been linked together by a magical bond. I now act as his anchor in the real world.

The Power of Hades – Eliza Raine

It looks like Zeus has taken me away from where I was. Plucked from the streets of Manhattan and scared to death by an Olympian god. I’m now in the Underworld, where I’m being forced to compete in a series of death-defying trials to become Queen of the Underworld, and I can’t get out. Which would mean marrying Hades, the Lord of the Dead. Who in the world wants a husband, let alone one made of smoke and filled with death? It’s time to go home, to New York and my brother. But I can’t leave until I finish the trials, and they were made for a godly Queen, not Persephone, a barista and plant lover. I’m in the middle of a group of lethal, all-powerful maniacs.

Promise of Darkness – Bec McMaster

Princess. Tribute. Sacrifice. Aren’t there two Fae courts that are at odds with each other? That’s not a good answer. In a world ruled by magic, the Queen of Thorns wants to kill her enemy, the cursed Prince of Evernight. In the middle of a war between two bitter rivals, the prince tells the queen to uphold an old treaty. She must send one of her daughters to his court as a political hostage for three months. The queen thinks Princess Iskvien should take this chance to end the war before it starts. But when Vi looks into Thiago’s eyes, she knows she’s not an assassin.

A Touch of Darkness – Scarlett St. Clair

Persephone is only the Goddess of Spring by name. She isn’t the real thing. The truth is that since she was a little girl, flowers have died when she touched them. After moving to New Athens, she wants to live an unnoticed life as a mortal journalist. A gambling empire has been built by Hades, the God of the Dead. He is said to be very picky about the bets he likes to make. A chance meeting with Hades leads to Persephone being in a contract with the God of the Dead. The terms are impossible: Persephone must make life in the Underworld or lose her freedom for good. The bet does more than show Persephone’s flaws as a goddess, though.

The Dark Wife – Sarah Diemer

Three thousand years ago, a god lied. There is now only one person who can tell the truth, and that is a goddess. All of the things a daughter of Zeus could want, except for freedom. They live together on the green earth. She grows up in a place where the gods and goddesses are always watching. But when Persephone meets the mysterious Hades, she learns a new thing: that she can choose what to do with her body and soul. He calls Hades “lord of the dead” as a prank. It is true that Hades is a goddess of the underworld, but she is not a friend of Zeus at all. She gives Persephone a place to stay in her land of the dead, so the young goddess can avoid her Olympian fate.

Hades And Persephone: Curse Of The Golden Arrow – Heidi Hastings,Erica Hastings

When Persephone is made to go to the Underworld, she is afraid of the Dark Lord who rules the kingdom of the dark. There is a curse that has brought them together, and the Goddess of Spring is fighting against Hades, who is the King of the Dead. If he isn’t the monster she’s afraid of, then maybe he’s the answer her soul has been looking for all this time. They are kept apart by lies, jealousy, and betrayal, which all work together.

A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas

Feyre was able to get away from Amarantha and return to the Spring Court, but at a high price. Though she is now a High Fae, her heart is still human, and it can’t forget the terrible things she did to save Tamlin’s people. Feyre hasn’t forgotten her deal with Rhysand, the High Lord of the Night Court. As Feyre makes her way through the dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil is on the way. She might be the key to stopping it. if she can use her harrowing gifts, heal her broken soul, and decide how she wants to shape her future and the future of a world split in two.

For the Love of Hades – Sasha Summers

Has no heart, the God of Death. Persephone wants to show that it’s not true. In the underworld, Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, has no time for living things or his fellow Olympians. His goal is to keep things in order, do the right thing for the people who come into his world, and keep the balance set by the Fates. When he meets Persephone, her soft sweetness makes him lose focus. Then, he won’t be able to get caught. Poseidon’s scheming causes a lot of trouble for Persephone. Hades has no choice. He has to save her. In Hades, something inside the Goddess Persephone is awakened. She is not afraid of him, even though he has a dark look. In truth, she’s never felt more alive.

Goddess of Spring – P.C. Cast

Lina’s bakery in Tulsa isn’t making a lot of money, so she needs a plan. When Lina finds an Italian Goddess cookbook, she can’t help but think she’s found the answer. Even if it means summoning an ancient Goddess… Soon after, Lina meets the goddess Demeter, who wants her to exchange souls with Persephone, the Goddess of Spring, who will bring new life to the bakery and make it look better. The lovely Persephone must be brought back to life by Lina, who must act as her.

Hades: The Court of the Underworld – Alessa Thorn

When a demigoddess has the power to change both your life and death, and the God of the Underworld wants revenge, it’s a forbidden thing that’s going to happen.

There are three books in the “Court of the Underworld” series, and this one is called “HADES.” It’s set in a dark, dystopian future where Hades rules a court of gods and monsters in modern day Greece. Hades Acheron hates when people mess with his business. The Lord of Styx has already had two members of his Court killed by the shady and powerful Pithos gang. He’s ready to take things into his own hands.

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