Monday, January 30, 2023

Book Review: Lore Olympus Vol 2

  Title - Lore Olympus Vol 2
Series - Lore Olympus Volumes 
Author - Rachel Smythe 
Genre - Comic
Format - Physical 
Published - July 5th 2022
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Witness what the gods do after dark in the second volume of a stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of the best-known stories in Greek mythology from creator Rachel Smythe.

Persephone was ready to start a new life when she left the mortal realm for Olympus. However, she quickly discovered the dark side of her glamorous new home—from the relatively minor gossip threatening her reputation to a realm-shattering violation of her safety by the conceited Apollo—and she’s struggling to find her footing in the fast-moving realm of the gods. Hades is also off-balance, fighting against his burgeoning feelings for the young goddess of spring while maintaining his lonely rule of the Underworld. As the pair are drawn ever closer, they must untangle the twisted webs of their past and present to build toward a new future.

This full-color edition of Smythe’s original Eisner-nominated webcomic Lore Olympus features a brand-new, exclusive short story, and 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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