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Monday, February 1, 2010

Goddess of the Sea by: P.C. Cast

Genre:Paranormal Romance

Pages:368 pages

Copyright:2008
Book Rating: Rating 4 1/2 Crown

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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13 comments:

Teddyree said...

Thanks for the fantastic review and recommendation, this went straight on my wishlist. A delicious merman, romance to make you cry, time travel *sigh* it sounds awesome!

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

Nice review, I enjoyed this book too!

Will Mallette said...

Goddess of the Sea sounds like my kind of book. As a published author of a fantasy trilogy, I invite you to check out my latest book, The Magic of Fuller, book one, "Keeper of the Stone". http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TheMagicofFullerBookOne-KeeperoftheStone.html

Lea said...

Great review! I love the sound of this story (and the cover!).

Amber Skye said...

I'd never heard of this book before. It looks really good! Thanks for the review.

Tara SG said...

I saw this at the bookstore, but wasn't sure about it. I wasn't a huge fan of the House of Night series. I think I may have to check this out after reading your review. Thanks!

Tara SG
25hourbooks.com

Lisa R said...

I have this book and book 4 in this series. Still waiting to get #2 #3 as I hate to start a series till I have them all. I've loved all of Cat's books that I've read. "The House of Night" series was great. Her "Partholon" was pretty good too. Thanks for reminding me why I wanted to read this series.

ck.twilighter (Chasity) said...

I love this cover!!=)

Ella Press said...

sounds good, and i'm loving the cover. i'd definitely pick it up on a bookstore.
thanks for your review!

Monica said...

Lisa: This series is actually very stand alone. There are slight references to other characters in a couple of the books but the first and the last make no references to the others at all.

Jenny Girl said...

I'm not crazy about the House of Night series, so I'll check these out since they are for adults. And the Air Force angle reminds me of Samantha Carter from Stargate, one of the few strong female heroines who was on TV.
Good review.

ibeeeg said...

Thanks for the great review. It is good to know that you not only liked this book but the whole series. I have seen these books before but was not sure if I would like them. After reading your review, I am pretty sure that I will.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

I've been wanting to read this book for ages and now you've made me want to read it even more! Great review!