Monday, January 30, 2023

Book Review: Lore Olympus Vol 1

  Title - Lore Olympus Vol 1
Series - 
Lore Olympus Volumes 
Author - Rachel Smythe 
Genre - Comic
Format - Physical 
Published - November 2 2021
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Persephone, young goddess of spring, is new to Olympus. Her mother, Demeter, has raised her in the mortal realm, but after Persephone promises to train as a sacred virgin, she’s allowed to live in the fast-moving, glamorous world of the gods. When her roommate, Artemis, takes her to a party, her entire life changes: she ends up meeting Hades and feels an immediate spark with the charming yet misunderstood ruler of the Underworld. Now Persephone must navigate the confusing politics and relationships that rule Olympus, while also figuring out her own place—and her own power.
This edition of Smythe’s original Eisner-winning webcomic Lore Olympus brings Greek mythology into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.

Lore Olympus started as a webtoon comic that has evolved into hardback graphic novels. I've been seeing so much about this series in the book world. My bestie has been recommending it to me but I never seemed to get around it. I actually have been in a book slump and this pulled me right out. I'm hooked on the Persephone and Hades story. 

 Each page is beautifully illustrated the artwork enhances the story of Persephone and Hades romance with a modern day twist. The story is captivating from first page to the very last I couldn't put it down. I even ordered the second and third volumes before even finishing the first one. I've devoured each installment as quickly as they arrive dropping everything to continue the story. 

I'm in love with the authors style of story telling and the artwork is beautiful. I highly recommend this series to everyone. I think this is a series that anyone who enjoys mythology will get drawn into and those that just love beautiful art. One of my favorite and newest addictions. I'm stuck waiting for the 4th installment to arrive and tempted to head online to the webtoon. One of the best comic series I've read and in my all time top 3. 

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