Death and the Maiden

Duration: 1st June – 20th June 2021
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession


Death and the Maiden is a popular motif throughout art history. Traditionally, one character is death personified – dark, broken, winter, and maybe even literally the bringer of death. The other character is the opposite – light, rebirth, spring.
In Greek mythology, we have the story of Hades and Persephone: the god of the underworld paired with the maiden of spring.
In historical romances, we have the rakes and pirates falling in love with the members of the ton.
In contemporary romances, we’ve got mafia bosses and motorcycle clubs paired with virgins or single parents.
For more about the Death and the Maiden trope check out this blog post


Complete at least 2 tasks to get the heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count

Read a book with a personification of Death
Read a book with a maiden type character – Be Mine Tonight by Kathryn Smith
Read a book with an enemies-to-lovers OR forbidden-love romance
Read a book tagged fantasy or paranormal – The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu
Read a book with a skull OR bones on the cover
Read a book with a pirate OR a rake OR a mafia-type character


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