Stephanie’s Review of “A Touch of Darkness” by Scarlett St. Clair

By: Stephanie Wyatt

A Touch of Darkness is a modern version of the Hades and Persephone myth.

Persephone is a senior journalism student who convinced her overbearing mother, Demeter, the goddess of spring to let her take an internship at the New Athens News. Persephone is pretty optimistic about her future until she gets a call from her best friend Lexa. Lexa managed to snag two spots in Hades’ exclusive nightclub Nevernight. Persephone agrees to go since it’s Alexa’s birthday, even though it violates her mother’s number one rule. No interaction with gods especially Hades.

I liked how the gods were still gods, which made them like celebrities with their businesses. Also, I liked that this version of Persephone killed the plants she touched. I thought it was a good foreshadowing of her future role in the Underworld.

This book is marketed as being very sexually explicit, but there are only about five scenes, and you can probably skim over them. It’s definitely an adult book though. I have discovered recently that I have a vastly different meter for sex in books than most people. This book was very tame compared to others I have read.

Overall, I didn’t expect to like this book at all. I had heard from a few people whose opinions I respect that Persephone was dumb, and that ruined the book for them. I think she was a touch more naive, but not more than any other sheltered character. I enjoyed the modern take on the gods, and I love that Persephone slowly discovers the truth that Hades is nothing like the rumors say.

There are two more books in the series and a companion series from Hades’ point of view. I’m excited to see how the story turns out. You can find the series on Amazon. The first book is available on Kindle Unlimited. All of the books in The Hades Saga are available on Kindle Ultimate too.

Have you read this book? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!

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