• Girl, Goddess, Queen
  • Girl, Goddess, Queen
  • Girl, Goddess, Queen
  • Girl, Goddess, Queen

Girl, Goddess, Queen

Children's, Teenage & Young Adult
Hardback Published on: 20/07/2023
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Girl, Goddess, Queen
A swoonworthy retelling!
A fantastic retelling of Hades and Persephone, but not as you've seen them before. Hades didn't exactly kidnap Persephone - she ran away to Hell and demand... READ MORE
Jennifer Burt
Girl, Goddess, Queen
Wow! I didn’t know I needed a rom-com reimagining of Hades and Persephone but I’m so glad I read this. In the original greek mythology, we see Hades kidnap... READ MORE
Girl, Goddess, Queen
A Barbie-Esque Persephone and Hades Re-Telling
This is a really exciting debut from Bea Fitzgerald that puts a fresh spin on the myth of Hades and Persephone. Re-telling the story from Persephone's pers... READ MORE
Girl, Goddess, Queen
Burn down the patriarchy with flowers and empathy
This book deserves the hype. Girl, Goddess, Queen reframes the myth of Persephone by giving the main character so much energy and drive, an unwillingness t... READ MORE
Morgan at Exeter Roman Gate
Girl, Goddess, Queen
Even the Muses are swooning
Honestly, just a lot of fun. I laughed out loud several times.
David Wright
Girl, Goddess, Queen
The perfect introduction to Greek mythology
This was a perfect introduction to YA Greek mythology retelling. Persephone was a very strong female protagonist which younger readers will love reading ab... READ MORE


To hell with love, this goddess has other plans... Thousands of years ago, the gods told a lie: how Persephone was a pawn in the politics of other gods. How Hades kidnapped Persephone to be his bride. How her mother, Demeter, was so distraught she caused the Earth to start dying. The real story is much more interesting. Persephone wasn't taken to hell: she jumped. There was no way she was going to be married off to some smug god more in love with himself than her. Now all she has to do is convince the Underworld's annoyingly sexy, arrogant and frankly rude ruler, Hades, to fall in line with her plan. A plan that will shake Mount Olympus to its very core. But consequences can be deadly, especially when you're already in hell.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780241624272
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Weight: 740g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 43 mm

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Girl, Goddess, Queen
A gorgeous re-imagining
Okay so I loved this. A fresh take on the Persephone & Hades story, where instead, in order to escape Demeter & Zeus’ plans for her marriage, Persephone le... READ MORE
Lizzie | @littlehux
Girl, Goddess, Queen
The Queen of Hell has a Story to Tell
Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin for early access to an EPUB in exchange for an honest review. Despite being an avid reader of the new Greek myth moveme... READ MORE
Caitlin - NorthernFleabag
Girl, Goddess, Queen
Just an amazing book to concur your hearts
The moment I heard about this book I knew I have to have it. Not only because I enjoy fantasy/romance but I find Greek mythology fascinating. The cover... READ MORE
Amanda  Galinskaite
Girl, Goddess, Queen
Stunning reimagining of the myth
I was provided with an ebook copy of this novel free of charge by Netgalley in return for a review. We have all heard the story of Persephone and... READ MORE
Girl, Goddess, Queen
Delightful and Enchanting
Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC! I ATE THIS BOOK UP. I've always been a massive nerd for Greek mythology, and have been following Bea on Instagram for a w... READ MORE
Maggie McAlister
Girl, Goddess, Queen
Powerful and beautiful
Persephone and Hades retelling, that not only engulfed my mind, and took me in full colour and vivid life into the world that Bea has created but also took... READ MORE
Victoria Alyesa
Girl, Goddess, Queen
5⭐️ An absolute joy of a read, this is up there with my favourite YA Romantasy Books and takes the crown for my fave mythological retelling
I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to do a full review of this but i’ve really struggled to right coherently about how much I love it without just gushi... READ MORE
Girl, Goddess, Queen
Beautifully written
I love Greek myths, I love romcoms and I love this book deffo recommend x
Emily  Xx
Girl, Goddess, Queen
Couldn’t put it down!
I started reading this book at 12:10 and didn’t put it dow till I’d finished at 21:40 the same day! A refreshing take on the Hades and Persephone tale t... READ MORE
Catriona Miller
Girl, Goddess, Queen
A new favourite!
Thank you NetGalley and Penguin Random House for the e-arc of Girl, Goddess, Queen in exchange for an honest review. Before I had even requested this e-ar... READ MORE
Jordan Mangnall
Girl, Goddess, Queen
Absolutely enjoyed this book!
This was a fun reimagining of the legendary Greek myth of Persephone and Hades, and I felt so sad when I finished reading it. I won't spoil the story as th... READ MORE
E Birch
Girl, Goddess, Queen
Loved it
They say never judge a book by it's cover but I absolutely did and I'm glad. This is my first time reading something like this. I love the retelling. A mus... READ MORE
Ella Trilby
Girl, Goddess, Queen
Interesting story let down by boring characters
I think the best way to describe this book is interesting storytelling (or retelling) with uninteresting characters. I found the two main characters to be... READ MORE
Bethany Matthews