Thank you to Victory Editing, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read Endangered (Daughter of Hades Book 1) by Dani Hoots, in exchange for an honest review.
Chrys has been in the Underworld for thousands of years, hidden away by her father, Hades, from all the other gods. He’s afraid that if someone finds out about her, that they will destroy her because of the dichotomous power that she holds, the power of life and death. So she has remained in the Palace of Hades all her life, making very little friends and always bored out of her mind.
Huntley would have never guessed that after he died that he would wake up with a beautiful girl standing over him. And that she would be the Dark Lord of the Underworld’s daughter. Yet, for some reason, she keeps him around as her tutor, as if he knows anything about the world. But Huntley knows that all she really wants is a friend; being trapped in the Underworld can get pretty lonely.
That is, until Chrys decides that she wants to run away to the human world after a big fight with her mother Persephone. Chrys claims that her father is over reacting and that nothing bad will come of it. There’s no way that the gods will notice she’s there for only a couple of days, right?
Publication Date: May 13, 2016.
DNF’d at 59%
Immediately, when I knew that this book was part of the mythology genre, I was slightly interested in reading this book. When I found out that Endangered is from the point of view of Hades’ daughter, my interest was piqued and then I requested the novel.
I was very excited about Endangered, and I was truly looking forward to it.
What took me by surprise in Endangered was that there were two points of view. The first view we read from in Chrys. The second, Huntely. I thought I would have liked Chrys’ point of view alone, but I’m glad that there were two points of view, since both of these characters were a little stifling to me. So I’m glad that the POV changes with every chapter.
Chrys is Hades’ & Persephones’ daughter. Chrys is not supposed to exist, so her existence is kept a closely guarded secret. However, with being in hiding for as long as she’s been alive, Chrys wants to go out and explore the world.
Huntely in the second POV we read from. I’m not going to say much about Huntely, aside from that he’s a dead teenager, and loves Chrys. He won’t lay a hand on her, nor tell her his feelings because Hades scares him.
What I didn’t like about Endangered was that the story was interesting in the beginning, and I wanted to read more. But the more I read, the more the story seemed to have slowed down. And the story seemed to be dry. There were definitely some entertaining parts to the novel, but the fact that I only liked a few scenes here and there doesn’t make up for the fact that I found Endangered to be lacking.
I genuinely, with all my heart, wanted to love this one. I always want to read books with mythology. I’m happy that Endangered is a story based in mythology with an Urban Fantasy setting (most of the time at least). However… I unfortunately had gotten my hopes were too high for Endangered.
I give Endangered, 2 stars.