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No More Goddesses by Kim Baccellia
Published by Zumaya Thresholds
Published May 28th, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: ecopy from author
Jordan Lake discovers an ancient bracelet in her grandmother’s house and uncovers a family mystery that links her favorite actress, Audrey Hepburn, a romantic movie, and an aunt she never knew. Jordan hopes the bracelet will bring her love. Instead, it brings one nightmare after another, unleashing Hathor, the Egyptian love goddess, who decides it’s fun to mess with the McKnight High School social scene. Jordan holds the key to vanquish Hathor, but will she figure out what it is in time to save her school, one of her best friends, and get a date to the Valentine’s Day dance?
No More Goddesses is a young adult novel in which the Egyptian goddess of love, Hathor starts causing mischief in Jordan’s high school through the use of am old bracelet that Jordan found at her grams house. No More Goddesses is a fun younger feeling young adult book. The content is very clean, and appropriate for all ages. I found the book to be a fun high school adventure where a group of three friends find themselves racing against a clock trying to solve the mystery of this bracelet and maybe find some love along the way.
Jordan has kind of an obsessive personality. It’s kind of cute because she throws her whole self into things. Her icon is Audrey Hepburn. She loves her movies, she dresses like her. It was a nice theme throughout the story. The bracelet was based on one from the movie Tessa’s Treasures. Jordan was also obsessed with the idea of Ethan and getting him to ask her out. So obsessed that she didn’t want to see any of the signs in front of her about her friend. And, once the bracelet magic started, she was obsessed with solving the mystery of the jewelry. But I admired how persistent she was. She never gave up. At the start of the story, I thought she was a little shallow, just going after the hot, popular guy, but once the story got rolling, I saw another side of her. She is a great friend and she is funny and she does not give up.
We didn’t learn too much of a back story on the god Hathor or Bastet,but we did see a lot of them and we learned some details about who they are in mythology. I would have liked a little more mythology woven into the story. I also thought that the valentines dance was going to play a bigger role in the story, but that wasn’t the case. The first three fourths of the book were kind of predictable, but it didn’t bother me because the story was cute and the fast pacing, kept everything flowing along, but then the last bit of the book actually took me by surprise. I liked the way everything ended. It was wrapped up really nicely. No More Goddesses was a cute book.
I grew up in Sacramento, California, the oldest of seven. I earned an elementary teaching degree from Brigham Young University.I’ve been a telemarketer, library helper at the university, assistant manager, sales clerk, tutor, and bilingual teacher. Now I’m a stay-at-home mom and writer.
I love to read and write!
I am also a reviewer for Young Adults (& Kids!) Book Central.
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