Ah, so if you keep up with my book reviews you know I am fan of Chantal Gadoury, so I was REALLY excited to get my hands on Blinding Night, a retelling of the story of Hades and Persephone. But this is no ordinary retelling! You can order this Amazon and don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads! This is available on October 2nd! See my review below…
Blinding Night gets 5/5 stars! Two reviews (spoiler free and spoilers)
Like I said, this isn’t my first book to read of Chantal’s. But it’s hands down my absolute favorite. Chantal’s writing style is one that reels you in until you cannot put the book down –which is exactly what happen to me with Blinding Night. I finished in it less than half a day. Chantal’s Blinding Night is a breath of fresh air. It’s dark, emotional, sensual, and just exquisitely done! The characters and their emotional journeys felt so real and raw. The storyline is one that stays with you and leaves you with such a book hangover. I seriously cannot wait for book two! This is my favorite read of 2018!
I enjoyed getting to know Summer at the beginning of the story, heading off on a family vacation – wishing she was back with her friends after a semester of college to enjoy the summer. I found her spunkiness to be so relatable. I adored her relationship with her father and their banter. It felt so real.
The chapters that showed up occasionally in between those from Hades perspective (and from the past) just broke my heart into thousands of little pieces. The backstory/past lives chapters were just so beautifully written. Each time you found yourself falling in love with the characters story, despite just (technically) getting to know them during that time.
The underworld – OHEMGEE – nothing like you would picture a normal underworld to look like (I mean, I’m guessing lol). I could picture every room, every character (Darce, Morpheus… *swoons*). I wanted characters so badly to kiss, to fall in love and oh man…I was not disappointed.
When *it* finally did happen, my heart was soooooo happy and fell in love all over again.
Again, if you haven’t put this is on your TBR list, do it now. You will not be disappointed.