Monday, February 1, 2010
Synopsis: Home alone on the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, U.S. Air Force sergeant Christine Canady yearned for something to cure her loneliness. After drinking too much champagne, she recited a divine invocation to revive her humdrum life. But how was she to know the spell would actually work?
When her plane crashes into the ocean, CC’s life changes forever. She awakens, bewildered, to find herself in a legendary time and place ruled by magic – and in the body of the mythical mermaid Undine. But danger lurks in the water, ready to swallow CC whole. Taking pity on her, the goddess Gaea turns CC into a damsel so that she might seek shelter on land. When a dashing knight comes to CC’s rescue, instead of falling for this dream come true, she aches for the sea and the darkly sexy merman who’s stolen her heart…
Review: 'Goddess of the Sea' is the first book in P.C. Cast's 'Goddess Summoning' series. I have read the entire series, and every single book is excellent. They all have P.C. Cast's flare and beautiful writing style. This series, unlike her 'House of Night' series is geared toward adults. The book itself is beautiful, with rich characters and descriptions. The book is packed with mythology, magic, the paranormal, and a delicious merman. Also, bust out the tissues, this is the first romance novel that has ever made me bawl like a baby, sad but true.
The plot moves at a fast, fluid pace, and contains enough action and magic to keep you on your toes. There is some time-travel as well, which is awesome, and the heroine is an Air Force sergeant which is super cool. I hadn't read a book with a military women as a heroine before, and I love it in this book. There is also a little bit of sensuality with enough heat to make you turn on the air conditioning at full blast. It sizzles.
The characters are my favorite part in this book. CC is a strong modern women who gets thrust back in to Medieval England; dealing with Medieval men when you were born past suffrage does not go over so well. Dylan, the male protagonist, is absolutely amazing. He is literally the perfect guy, he just happens to have a tail...most of the time at least. I was head over heels in love with him, no joke, he is amazing.
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat and gripping the book like your life depends on it. The action is awesome. The deities are awesome. The characters and setting are awesome. There is not one non-amazing thing about this book. Everyone (over 18 or with parental permission) should read it.
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Royal Reviewer Monica Corwin at 2:00 AM