Neon Gods (Dark Olympus #1) – Katee Robert

Genre: Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 391
Release Date: June 1, 2021

He was supposed to be a myth.
But from the moment I crossed the River Styx and fell under his dark spell…
…he was, quite simply, mine.

Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over far from the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But all that’s ripped away when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind their glittering city’s dark facade.

With no options left, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a devil’s bargain with a man she once believed a myth…a man who awakens her to a world she never knew existed.

Hades has spent his life in the shadows, and he has no intention of stepping into the light. But when he finds that Persephone can offer a little slice of the revenge he’s spent years craving, it’s all the excuse he needs to help her—for a price. Yet every breathless night spent tangled together has given Hades a taste for Persephone, and he’ll go to war with Olympus itself to keep her close…

A modern retelling of Hades and Persephone that’s as sinful as it is sweet.


Neon Gods is a deliciously spicy book. I wasn’t expecting it to be as spicy as it was since I’ve never read a Katee Robert novel, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Neon Gods follows Persephone as she’s forced into an engagement with the ambitious and dangerous Zeus. She flees into the undercity where she meets Hades, a myth become real. Her whole life is turned upside down as secrets become realities and sexy deals are made.

If you were disappointed by A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair because of its lack of chemistry and character development then Neon Gods is for you. As mentioned previously, Neon Gods is a spicy novel. The sensual scenes are hot with just a touch of forbidden-ness to make readers reach for a cold glass of water. Persephone and Hades have instant chemistry. They appeal to one another in a way that compliments each other.

Robert’s Persephone is a ray of light in an otherwise dark world where everything goes in the name of ambition. However, she’s not as innocent as she seems. Persephone embraces who she is and all that entails. Experiencing her sexual empowerment is easily one of the best parts of this novel.

Overall, Neon Gods is a deliciously spicy book worth picking up. Robert strikes a perfect balance between plot and smut that will keep readers turning the pages and reaching for a cold glass of water. I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us in the sequel, Electric Idol, which follows Persephone’s sister, Psyche.

*** I received an eARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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