If Persephone had just started the sequel with "I will never swear fealty to Zeus," that might have solved 3/4 of her issues in this book. Or at least 1/2. I don't know. I came into this book really excited, but grew more and more frustrated when I realized that all her problems hinged on her "OOPS!" from the previous book. And the pages of misery continued and continued and CONTINUED... not to mention the cliffhanger ending that resolved nothing.
After a great experience with the first book, I really am disappointed by this one. I'm actually glad that so many here gave the book high ratings because the author does deserve to be read. Maybe I'll come back for a different book of hers, but I'm done with this series.