The God of Love seeks a bride who is pure in heart and full of life—full of soul. Instead of a woman, he finds a child with laughter in her heart. Waiting for her to grow up, he befriends her, pretending to be nothing more than a blue-eyed boy with wild, tangled hair.
Left on the temple doorstep, a young girl turns the lives of the priestesses upside down…until one summer before her eighteenth birthday, a traveling oracle tells her she is to marry a stranger in a foreign land.
An ancient demon—half man, half snake—wants to destroy anything the gods love. When she was a child, he haunted her dreams, but now he stalks her across the countryside. If he catches her, he’ll devour her.
This was a fun find on my kindle that turned out much better than I expected. It has a lot of the tone of classical mythology, I got stuck in paralleling it to the Greek pantheon, but strangely I got a lot of Christian themes within the book as I read. It was a sweet read, and I really connected with Peaches on a lot of levels. This is a love story, but it’s also a story about good and evil and the power one person has to change everything in their own life and the lives of the people they love. I’d highly recommend it if you enjoy mythology and fairy tale. It can be compared to certain Christian themes, but I see them because I’m Christian, so even if you aren’t you can still really enjoy this book.
I give it a 3.9 out of 5- it’s almost a 4 but not quite!