Food for Thought
by Ariana Ferrante
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Pub Date 07 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 30 Dec 2023
Limos is the goddess of starvation. Whatever she touch withers and wastes, crumbling to dust. She aids those seeking destruction, plaguing fields with famine and waters with drought. When mortals see her, they yearn.
Her opposite, harvest goddess Demeter, makes life flourish wherever she goes. She supplies mortals with fruits and vegetables, piling their tables with sustenance and satisfaction. When mortals see her, they are contented.
Given their opposing natures, The Fates themselves have decreed Limos and Demeter are never to meet, promising only ruin and mutual destruction should they ever unite.
But when Demeter arrives at her doorstep, begging for her assistance, Limos can't help but fall victim to the same yearning her mortal worshippers feel...
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Average rating from 46 members
Thoroughly engaging and very well composed. This is a fast and enjoyable read that centers around the Greek myth of the changing of the seasons.
Brutal and tender. Modern and classical.
So ok, yes, the absolutely gorgeous cover drew me in, and I'm still going a bit feral for it. But the book itself pretty much lived up to the cover, even in such a short span of pages. And I'm saying this as someone who's decidedly NOT a fan of the typical Greek myth retelling. It's a sparse read, but it's a deep one. I'm still thinking about it days later. Can't wait to get a physical copy.
Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read this story in exchange for an honest review. It's too short and I want more! I love this story. I loved the play on a classic tale. I loved the star-crossed lovers type trope. I loved the characters. This was a quick but great read and honestly I just want more of it. I want to see how the relationship blooms with time. I want to watch these two Goddesses develop more.