Blinding Night | Review

Title: Blinding Night
Series: Blinding Night #1
Author: Chantal Gadoury
Pages: 289 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★


What if you were the missing piece in one of the world’s most epic legends? 

Despite being an art history student, Summer isn’t thrilled to be stuck with her archeologist family all summer in Greece. While the rest of her college friends are posting a million selfies by the pool together, Summer is stuck alone, trying to entertain herself alone in a place where she doesn’t even speak the language.

Upon her arrival to Greece, strange dreams and even stranger shadows seem to haunt Summer, leaving her to ponder the meaning of pomegranate seeds and twisted, darkened faces.

Suddenly, her stay abroad leads to tragic twists, leaving Summer in the arms of a dark stranger, who claims to be the god, Hades, whom she feels like she knows from another life. In a whirlwind through the busy streets of Athens, Summer is seduced to the lowest point of Greece where Hades’ lair awaits…the Underworld. Determined to find out who she is and where she belongs in an age-old myth, Summer joins Hades to discover that the secrets about her past life are beyond anything she could have ever imagined.  


This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Chantal Gadoury! 

Blinding Night is a retelling of Hades and Persephone’s story set in Greece.

First of all, I’d like to start my review by saying that I love the cover, it’s so beautiful! When I was going through Facebook, the cover immediately caught my eye and I had to know what this book was about. I’m so glad that I requested this review copy because this book didn’t let me down at all!

Blinding Night was such an original story because it’s a retelling of Hades and Persephone’s story and I’ve never really read a book like this one. I love retellings but not every retelling is good or interesting, but Blinding Night was an amazing retelling!

I really love how Darce/Hades and Summer started to get to know each other and started to fall for each other. It must’ve been really hard for Darce because he’s been through so much. There was so much character development and I couldn’t get enough of Darce and Summer. I also really liked that you got to read some chapters from Darce’s perspective.

Blinding Night was such a dark, sensual read but also a beautiful and emotional one. Blinding Night was so well written and I cannot wait for the sequel!