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Dry Roses and Diary

Review: A Touch of Ruin by Scarlett St. Clair


“Create the life you want, Persephone, and stop listening to everyone else.” This one was very emotional and raw, and occasionally made me feel things I wasn’t expecting to feel. That being said, I did still really enjoy this one. Scarlett’s writing is very engaging and draws you in no matter what she’s talking about, and the book NEVER felt like it was dragging or like I had to force myself to keep reading. A Touch of Ruin continues with Hades and Persephone’s story as their relationship continues to grow and the media catches wind of it. Hades past continues to come to light, occasionally leaving Persephone reeling and wondering if she really does know the God of the Dead as well as she thinks she does. After Persephone suffers a horrible loss and a feeling of betrayal at Hades’ lack of help, Persephone enters into another bargain….but will this one fare as well as the last? This book was a bit slower at the beginning than ATOD, but it was easy to get through and it set up the rest of the story nicely. The conflict in this book