Goddess

Goddess 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

  • Title: Goddess
  • Author: Callista Hunter
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 g 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 severeLovers 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 Scroll up and grab a copy today.

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    1. A truly different out-of-the-box flavor to mythical YA fantasy adventures with a flair of ancient roman times. A theme of Goddesses with aspiring playfulness. One of the main characters, Olivia, a teenage Vestal virgin girl, worships her Goddess named Vesta as all others do in their home country of Parcae. But when Vesta falls from the title of supreme Goddess proves to be fake, Olivia, and other Vestal virgin companions test their own abilities and strengths in secret with illegal experiments o [...]

    2. A "girl power" story set in ancient Roman times. However, the dialogue is too modern. Words like "awesome" and "cool club" are very inaccurate to the period. There were many dialogue issues. In addition, Vestal Virgins trying to punch or choke someone is out of their social context. There was also someone writing with "a pen on a clipboard." There was no such thing. They used a wax tablet with a stylus. While I enjoyed a lot of the twists and turns of the story, especially the cute ending, the m [...]

    3. 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. Fun and inventive - a JOY to read!Pure devotion. What happens when you spend six years of your life devoted to the honor and worship of a goddess - and then discover that she is nothing more than a hoax created to manipulate women?This is the creative premise of the book and Ms. Hunter's writing style is a breath of fresh air. The story takes place in the imaginary country of Parcae, in a time long ago, but the characters are written with such wit and style that they could easily be the kids nex [...]

    5. Olivia, a Vestal Virgin, has dedicated years in service. She learns that her faith has been given to a goddess created by the priests to keep women in line. Disillusioned by the discovery, Olivia is swayed by Cassius, a priest in training, to participate in an experiment that not only will convince them that other gods do exist but that others than the priests can communicate directly with the gods through prayer rituals. If their experiment is discovered, Olivia and her friends Marta and Lucia [...]

    6. From the opening scene, Goddess grabbed my attention. Callista Hunter keeps the action, conflict and suspense going at a crackling pace. I did manage to set it down once, at an especially exciting cliff-hanger moment, then found myself staying up til the small hours to finish it because I couldn't put it down. I also bought the audiobook version so I am now enjoying the book a second time.I liked the heroine, Olivia. She and her coterie of friends are vividly drawn. In the audiobook version, the [...]

    7. 4.25★ Audiobook⎮ Goddess was so much more than I was expecting. It was a delightful story set in Ancient Rome. Goddess was filled with political and religious intrigue, accompanied by an empowering message of feminine strength.Calista Hunter’s stellar writing set the ancient scene beautifully, while still throwing in modern flair via the dialogue. Goddess's message is especially appropriate for teens 14+ and would serve as a great entry point into Ancient Roman mythology for young readers. [...]

    8. This is a moment when you read reviews, read/listen to the book and wonder if the reviews were left for the same, so you re-read the reviews. Twice. And again. Is this a typical wishywashy teeny bop book that is mainstreaming and diluting the gene pool? I think the narrator was tops and disappointed she chose this book for a project. She portrayed the characters as they were presented. However, they were poorly dancing with religion, conversations, and war. Then each other. Their personalities d [...]

    9. Read the review on my blog.This was a joy read. I enjoyed reading it. The beginning was bit slow describing the daily temple duties of Olivia and her friends Marta and Lucia. Olivia is a 16 year old Vestal Virgin as her friends and they are devotees of the Goddess Vesta. Vesta is the Goddess of hearth, home and family. Vesta is said to exist only as flame and has no body. It is believed that the holy flame is unquenchable. But Olivia accidently finds out that the sacred flame is a hoax. The last [...]

    10. This review originally appeared on my blog at gimmethatbook.I received this book from the author in exchange for this honest review.The plot is fairly simple, with a crisis of faith coming in the early chapters. Apparently the flame of Vesta is encouraged to burn with the addition of lamp oil. This upsets Olivia, and her friends Cassius and Gaius try to soothe her mind. One of the things they do is get her involved in a secret project: invoking the gods (which is illegal for women) to make plant [...]

    11. I have recieved a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed reading Goddess.It has a good mix of brilliant characters, some love and of course the interesting mythology. I also think it was very well-written.Olivia is our headcharacter, and a Vestal Virgin. She is faithful, so when she discovers the secret about Vesta - the goddess she has been praying to for years - her world is turned upside-down. Because the big secret is: Vesta is a false goddess, that the men inve [...]

    12. (I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).(This review may contain spoilers).I have to say, first of all, that although the blurb of this book sounded really intriguing, the cover doesn't really fit with the setting of the book. It's a really nice cover but it doesn't seem to fit well with the feel of a historical book.I was glad to see that the book stuck with one first person perspective. I liked Olivia. She came across as a character who had a lot of depth to her and I fo [...]

    13. I'm not going to lie: I enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected to!At the beginning, the book was a bit too heavy on the religion side of things. It was all about Olivia's devotion to Vesta, the practices of the temples, and the close-minded beliefs of the Greeks. But once she finds out that Vesta is a fake (a beautiful reveal, I might add, though a bit clumsily done), the story gets interesting.I did not like how the technology relied on divine favor to work, but that's just my preferences [...]

    14. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.Young adult fantasy fiction with a very realistic undertone, readers of all ages will love Goddess!Set around a teenage Vestal Virgin who worships the goddess Vesta, until Vesta is proven to be a fake. The story goes from highly fictional to highly real very quickly. It's impossible to miss the morals and virtues they want to instill in young girls, and it is very heavy throughout the book, and it is so much so that [...]

    15. Three young women have been selected to serve the Goddess Vesta as Vestal Virgins and they discover that you can’t always believe what you have been taught. Ms. Hunter has created an interesting and entertaining novel using themes from ancient mythology. This novel has several elements that I like in novels that are aimed at young adults; the importance of friendship, female characters that are strong and capable of thinking for themselves without relying on a man, morals and an underlying the [...]

    16. Let's suppose the Roman Empire happened on another planet. Let's suppose that the Roman gods and goddesses actually exist. This is the set-up for "Goddess." But don't suppose that you know what is going to happen. I was taken by surprise many times in this first eBook by Callista Hunter. Quite frankly, the world of "Goddess" sounded a lot better than this one.I recently read an alternate-world fantasy series by Mercedes Lackey (which focused on ancient Egypt instead of ancient Rome.) There are a [...]

    17. Set in a country evocative of Ancient Rome, Goddess is the story of three feisty young Vestal Virgins discovering their true power.Damned if they do, damned if they don'tAs Parcae comes under threat from neighbours intent on conquest, Olivia, Marta, and Lucia are recruited to invoke the blessing and power of the gods to save their nation from destruction. The catch? Invocation is forbidden for anyone but male priests and the punishment for them breaking the law is sure to be a fast execution. Ev [...]

    18. I loved this story of young girls who find their voices and their power while saving their country. Olivia, Lucia, and Marta begin the tale devoted but marginalized in their roles as Vestal Virgins. Yes, women come to them for advice and guidance regarding matters of home and hearth. And yet, they are not allowed to actually invoke the gods- that's only for the men. Until, of course, they do.When they realize the truth of their power, and that it may be the only thing that can save them all, the [...]

    19. All I can say is, read it!!!Although some of the dialogue and events were inaccurate for the time period it was set in, for me it did not detract from its value, I loved it!It was gripping, funny, witty, charming, and at times deeply unsettling but for me that's what you need from a good story, to experience all emotions and hopefully finish on a high.It was original and yes, daft at times but that's what I liked about it. I loved all the characters, and the way they interacted with Olivia. It w [...]

    20. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Very enjoyable read about a girl who discovers that everything she's been taught to hold dear is nothing more than a myth. I loved Olivia's coming of age story as she begins to realize that there is much more to her (and her friends) than she once thought. I few through this book very quickly, enjoying the lighthearted moments, and the quick progression of the plot. It's a unique tale and even though it's set in an ancient time, th [...]

    21. I received this book in exchange for a review.Olivia has been a Vestal Virgin in training for six years. Olivia is the most devout of her friends. When she accidentally discovers Vesta is fake, her faith is shaken. Olivia and her friends began experimenting with invoking the powers of the gods with the help of Cassius. As their powers grow, it is discovered that they could save their country from the coming war. The religious leaders could have them put to death for these experiments.I enjoyed t [...]

    22. I received this book for free in exchange for a review. Overall, this is a good book with an interesting story line. I would recommend it for pre-teens/middle school aged as a mythical fiction.At first I was thrown off by the modern dialogue and some of the phrases that are used by the characters as they don't fit with the time line, but eventually I thought that it gave the book a more relatable tone. While the people of that time most likely didn't use the same phrases we use today, they most [...]

    23. I really want a sequel. A different vein of book than I have been reading of late, Goddess is fun. It comes with spunky heroines who flaunt the expected role that society have set out for them, I really enjoyed the classical trappings and how each character served a specific purpose. Not to mention the useful ability to invoke the gods to win a war. If there was anything I would change it would be to have more. I am a big fan of world building and am interested in seeing what else is out there.

    24. Woman PowerJust three Vestal Virgins going about their their temple duties some more reverently than the others But in the aftermath of learning Vesta is a fake goddess, Olivia, Marta and Lucia learn they can invoke the gods without a priest and discover they are the only weapon that will prevail in the war with their enemy. The bad news this is illegal and the punishment is to have you eyes poked out, and burial alive. Piece of cake, or is it?

    25. Such a fun read. The classics nerd in me absolutely lived a story told from the perspective of a Vestal Virgin. I haven't read something like this before. It kept me guessing just when I thought I had the story figured out. It was great to see young women gain their voices and come into their power in a time where society was dominated by men. This is a must read for fans of historical fiction, Greek and Roman society, and action.

    26. This book was a very creative book. I do enjoy mythical books as well. This one was no exception. I think watching these characters grow was very different and made me relate more to this book. Also bringing in a little bit of the roman times was just a touch of greatness for me. You should check it out. * I was given this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

    27. I enjoyed this book so much that I had a hard time putting it down. I fell in love with some of the characters and despised others. The book made me happy and sad then very happy again. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has enjoyed YA novels before.

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