G Is For... #atozchallenge

 

Goddess

by Callista Hunter

What would you risk to discover your power?
Olivia is a sixteen-year-old Vestal Virgin, a happy devotee of her beloved goddess Vesta in her home nation of Parcae. But when her faith in Vesta is shaken, Olivia illegally experiments with her own divine power, making a discovery that could save her country from war - if she's brave enough to share it.

She's devoted to her goddess - until she sees the eternal flame sputter out...
After an accidental revelation proves Vesta is fake, Olivia and her fellow Virgins are tempted by a charismatic academy boy, Cassius, to invoke the real gods. Although they risk death if they are discovered, Olivia and her friends test their skills in secret experiments. But their games take an unexpected turn when flighty blonde Lucia reveals surprisingly deadly powers.

Now she's got some dangerous ideas. Gaius, a brilliant military student, must protect the girls and plan for war against an enemy nation while ignoring his growing attachment to Olivia. As a Vestal Virgin she has taken a holy vow of chastity, and the consequences of breaking it are severe... Lovers of mythology will enjoy this story featuring the ancient Roman pantheon. Drawing from original Latin poetry to shape her fantasy world, Callista Hunter brings the ancient gods to life in this thrilling and humorous tale.

 

What a fresh breath of air! The author's world building was excellent, the story line flowed smoothly and the characters are strong. Truly an entertaining and enjoyable read.

4 Stars

 

3 comments

  1. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    How has the first week of the challenge been for you so far? Are you meeting your goals of posting and hopping to other blogs?
    My blog has a giveaway with bonus a to z challenges to encourage people to visit more stops.
    http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com
    I've followed your listed social media. (Your LinkedIn leads to... well, it went to my page, so I don't know.)
    This does, indeed, sound like a book I'd enjoy!

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  2. Hello J! Pleasure to meet you. First, thank you for the heads up on LinkedIn..I believe I've fixed it. I've been enjoying the challenge and have visited a few links every day. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day and enjoy your weekend.

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  3. Ta for the overview, though I must admit that I don't think it sounds like my cup-of-tea. Will call in again for more options. Cheers.

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