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.
Gr 9 Up-Persephone describes her confining life with her overbearing mother, her growing passion for mysterious and charismatic Hades, and a difficult choice that reverberates far beyond her own existence. A romantic, compelling, and sensual coming-of-age story. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"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 "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 "Will satisfy fans of Libba Bray and Stephenie Meyer."--Kirkus Reviews