TITLE: Goddess (A Calypso Novel)
AUTHOR: Julie Anne Lindsey
INFO: Paperback, Fiction, 246 pages
PUBLISHED: Lyrical Press, 2015
SOURCE: Received from Publisher for Review
FROM GOODREADS: Two weeks ago, Callie Ingram was just another high school senior with her sights on a swimming scholarship. Now, she’s the resurrected leader of the Vikings, balancing her classes with learning mythological history—and sparring sessions with her gorgeous demigod boyfriend, Liam Hale.
When Zeus returns to collect the favor she owes him, Callie is tasked with uniting the warring Viking clans and leading them into battle against Gaia’s frost giants. If she fails, everything she risked her life for will be destroyed…and her best friend will die. But one teenage girl rallying all of the vengeful clans won’t be easy. And things only get more complicated when a new prophecy puts her future with Liam at risk. Now, Callie will not only have to win the battle, but she’ll have to take the fate of her heart into her own hands.
MY TAKE: While this is an enjoyable stand alone second book in the series, I think it would be helpful to have read the first book Prophecy. There are a few points that would probably be a lot clearer if the backstory was in hand.
I ended up liking the main characters Callie and Liam. There were times when they were a bit annoying, but I attribute that to their "youth" and having a lot of responsibility thrust upon their shoulders so quickly. There are a few lesser characters that I hope will get their own stories down the line in the series.
The storyline made for a quick, fun read. I always like tales spun around the Gods and Goddesses, whether they be Norse or Greek or other. I am planning on reading the first story in order to get the "rest of the story". Then I'll be set to read the next books as they develop.
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