Welcome to my stop on the No More Goddesses blog tour! Today I have my review of the book to share with you and don't forget to scroll to the bottom to enter the tour wide giveaway!
No More Goddesses
Author: Kim Baccellia
Genre: Younger YA Fantasy
Release Date: June 19, 2013
Publisher: Zumaya Thresholds
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When fifteen-year-old Jordan Lake's discovery of an ancient bracelet in her grandmother's house unleashes the curse of Hathor, Jordan must vanquish this Egyptian love goddess before her meddling in McKnight High School's social scene destroys the school and Jordan's chance for a date to the big dance.
Praise for NO MORE GODDESSES:
“Kim Baccellia has mixed Egyptian mythology and romantic elements into a delicious fizzy cocktail that will leave the reader shaken and stirred! Romance and adventure are around every corner, but in the end, it's friendship that really matters.” --Joyce Sweeney, author of Players, Headlock, and Free Fall
No More Goddesses is a young adult fantasy novel that follows main character Jordan Lake as she makes her way through high school, secretly crushing on one of the most popular boys at school. Her normal life takes a turn for the worse when she discovers an ancient bracelet in her grandmother's attic. A bracelet that just happens to release the curse of Hathor. Now Jordan has to find a way to vanquish the goddess before she wreaks havoc on McKnight High School's students, destroys the school, and any shot Jordan had at getting a date to the dance with the guy of her dreams.
This was an interesting story with a unique plot. It's aimed for younger teen readers and the writing style shows this. The writing was well done, although at times it seemed as though the story was campy and a bit far fetched. I found that I couldn't fully immerse myself in the story or connect with any of the characters, which had a definite impact on my experience with the book. The characters were fun, but almost all of them seemed stereotypical and cliched. They didn't seem to have any sort of depth to them and nothing really changed that throughout the book. The story was intriguing and I enjoyed learning about the Egyptian mythology that was woven into the book. That brought a new level of interest to the somewhat lacking main plot. Overall, this book wasn't for me, but it would appeal to younger YA readers who enjoy mythology and fantasy novels.
Kim’s other works include Crossed Out, a YA paranormal, and a YA multicultural urban fantasy, Earrings of Ixtumea.
A member of YALITCHAT and RWA, Kim is writing book two in the Goddesses series. She’s also revising a New Adult multicultural suspense adventure novel. She lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and two parrots.
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NO MORE GODDESSES Giveaway: Kim is giving away a NO MORE GODDESSES themed prize package! It includes:
* iTunes $15 gift card (the main character, Jordan, loves Taylor Swift!)
* NO MORE GODDESSES bookmarks
* a French tote bag
* Audrey Hepburn buttons (Jordan is a fan!)
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