Lore Olympus Volume 2 by Rachel Smythe

Persephone was ready to start a new life when she left the mortal realm for Olympus. However, she quickly discovered the dark side of her glamorous new home—from the relatively minor gossip threatening her reputation to a realm-shattering violation of her safety by the conceited Apollo—and she’s struggling to find her footing in the fast-moving realm of the gods. Hades is also off-balance, fighting against his burgeoning feelings for the young goddess of spring while maintaining his lonely rule of the Underworld. As the pair are drawn ever closer, they must untangle the twisted webs of their past and present to build toward a new future.

This volume collects episodes 26–49 of the #1 WEBTOON comic Lore Olympus

I really enjoyed the first volume of Lore Olympus and this volume was just as gripping.

Everything about this comes together to make a really enjoyable graphic novel read, but what really makes this one stand out from the pack is the extraordinarily clever use of colour, I love it and it makes these so easy to read. Each character has their own colour ie blue for Hades and pink for Persephone and this doesn’t just make them easy to recognise in the panels its also used as a text colour for them when they are speaking ‘off screen’ such as on the phone which is brilliant. The bold use of colour also really makes the illustrations pop and everything is so bold and cheerful.

The storyline is engaging as well, watching Hades and Persephone try to work out what they want from each other while others around them think they know what’s best and interfere in various ways. I really enjoyed curling up in a chair with this one and reading it cover to cover.

Lore Olympus Volume 2 is available now.


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