Fantasy Romance

Re-read Electric Idol

Read Electric Idol (Dark Olympus, #2)

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…

Was in the mood for a Psyche and Eros story so I revisited this one, which is ~mobster marries the socialite / influencer he’s supposed to kill.

Interesting to read this again while I’ve been reading Lore Olympus online to see how they portray the same characters.

I’m still iffy on the “hero” who is a hitman that kills innocent people because his mother dislikes them — which is compared as being maybe nicer than destroying their reputation or getting them exiled? 🤔 I get it, he’s been emotionally manipulated and controlled since childhood and is basically totally traumatized and disassociative… but he still murdered people so he wouldn’t suffer emotional punishment from his mother? I think this is over the line on a redeemable hero, whereas the hero in Alyssa Cole’s A Hope Divided has been forced to torture people for the war effort and basically escapes it by repeatedly being taken as a POW. They’re both self-loathing but one makes an effort to stop whereas in this book he realizes what he’s become and kinda goes well guess I’m trash 🤷‍♀️

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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