Author: Katee Robert
Narrators: Zara Hampton-Brown & Alex Moorcock
Audiobook Length: 10 hours 53 minutes
He was the most beautiful man alive.
And if I wasn’t careful, he was going to be my death.
*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Psyche and Eros that’s as sinful as it is sweet.*
In the ultra-modern city of Olympus, there’s always a price to pay. Psyche knew she’d have to face Aphrodite’s ire eventually, but she never expected her literal heart to be at stake…or for Aphrodite’s gorgeous son to be the one ordered to strike the killing blow.
Eros has no problem shedding blood. But when it comes time to take out his latest target, he can’t do it. Confused by his reaction to Psyche, he does the only thing he can think of to keep her safe: he marries her. Psyche vows to make Eros’s life a living hell until they find a way out of this mess. But as lines blur and loyalties shift, she realizes he might take her heart after all…and she’s not sure she can survive the loss.
Electric Idol is the second novel in the Dark Olympus series. While the first novel told the story of Hades and Persephone, this story follows Psyche Dimitriou, daughter of Demeter and sister of Persephone, and Eros Ambrosia. As a plus-size influencer and socialite, I looked forward to reading this story even more. When Demeter’s enemy, Aphrodite, sends her son Eros, to collect Psyche’s heart, Psyche will do anything to stay alive. To save Psyche, a marriage of convenience takes place with her and Eros.
While there are intimate scenes in this novel, they did feel tame in comparison to its predecessor. Typically, I enjoy steamy scenes, but they seemed to take over the story in Neon Gods, so I felt it was more balanced in this novel. Psyche and Eros were fun together as they each had hidden depths to their characters. As a plus-sized individual, Psyche is confident in who she is, but she also is aware of the struggles in society. As a plus-size reader, I enjoyed how her character was represented in the story. As for Eros, he sees himself as a monster with a very complex relationship with his mother. While some of his backstory is given, I wish this was explored in further detail as I found his character intriguing.
Overall, I enjoyed that the world was expanded on in this story as I felt the world-building was a little stronger compared to the first novel. Eros and Psyche each have their private personas and their public ones, and I enjoyed how they navigated each side of themselves and each other. As this one was better than the first, for me, I am looking forward to trying Wicked Beauty, which features Achilles, Patroclus, and Helen, and Radiant Sin, which features Apollo and Cassandra.
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