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Radiant Darkness

Emily Whitman

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (5/1/2009)
Paperback (3/1/2011)

Description

He smiles. "Hello."

It's a deep voice. I can feel it reverberate in my chest and echo all the way down to my toes.

I know I should leave, but I don't want to. I want to keep my senses like this forever. I'm all eye, all ear, all skin.

Persephone lives in the most gorgeous place in the world. But her mother's a goddess, as overprotective as she is powerful. Paradise has become a trap. Just when Persephone feels there's no chance of escaping the life that's been planned for her, a mysterious stranger arrives. A stranger who promises something more—something dangerous and exciting—something that spurs Persephone to make a daring choice. A choice that could destroy all she's come to love, even the earth itself.

In a land where a singing river can make you forget your very name, Persephone is forced to discover who—and what—she really is.



Praise For Radiant Darkness

“Whitman makes Hades and Persephone (Hadephone? Persades?) a glam celebrity couple that everyone will want to read about.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A steamy coming-of-age novel laced with feminist sensibilities.”
— ALA Booklist

“Will satisfy fans of Libba Bray and Stephenie Meyer.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“A terrific story of a girl on the edge of womanhood, caught between a mother who offers no reverence and a boy who offers worship.”
— Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

Greenwillow Books, 9780061724497, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2009



About the Author

Emily Whitman's first novel, Radiant Darkness, was praised for its "originality and flair" by BCCB and was a #1 IndieBound Pick. The author lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.