Published by Lyrical Press on October 13, 2015
Series: Calypso #2
Genres: New Adult, Romance, mythology
Source: eARC from Publisher
Also in this series: Prophecy
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.
Goddess is the second book in the new adult mythology Calypso series. Prophecy was one of my favorite books of 2014. I loved it so hard that I was pretty much besides myself when I saw Goddess come out on netgalley. This is a series that needs to be read in order, so run, don’t walk and pick up the first book if you have not already done so. In order to fully appreciate this book, you need to read Prophecy first. I have seen a few reviews from people that said the book didn’t capture their attention, but then they also said that they didn’t read the first book. I think that is the rub right there. Book one gives you so much background on the characters that by the time book two rolls around you are already in love. (or at least I was.) And because of this love, I was able to put their stubbornness and block-head moments in perspective a bit better.
If you remember from my review of book one, one of my favorite aspects of the series is that author Julie Anne Lindsey takes all kinds of myths and mixes then together. It was so cool to see the greek and roman gods mixing in with the norse gods. The end result was pure magic. And there is a lot of action and discord between the gods in Goddess. Get ready for a bumpy ride!
Goddess picks up right where Prophecy left off, and without being spoiler-y we were dropped in the middle of some pretty big stuff. Suffice it to say that tensions are high throughout Goddess. But don’t worry, Callie is just as kick ass as ever, even if she needs to remind herself of that fact, and Liam is just as swoon-worthy. I was so connected with Callie while reading Goddess that I got a serious case of second hand emotions when I was reading. There was one point in the middle where I had to put the book down because of all the stuff happening to Callie. I was experiencing it all through her and it was stressing me the heck out. The fact that Julie Anne Lindsey could make me feel that much through Callie was pretty freakin’ awesome, even if I did want to hurt everyone in her path on her behalf.
I want so much more from this series. I am hoping that the next book is not the last in the series. There are so many more places that these characters can go, and I am hoping for a very long journey with them. I just love all of them. From Callie and Liam, to all of the secondary characters. This is a series that begs to be read if you love new adult or mythology books at all. It is one of my favorites.
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