Friday, February 5, 2010
The Goddess of Light (Goddess Summoning # 3) by P. C. Cast Book Review
Interior designer Pamela Gray has nearly given up on romance. She's tired of controlling egomaniacs. She wants romance and she wants it with someone with real godlike qualities. As she whispers her wish, she unwittingly invokes the Goddess Artemis, who has some tricks up her celestial sleeve...
Twins Artemis and Apollo have been sent to the kingdom of Las Vegas to test their mettle in a world where they are no longer worshiped. The last thing Artemis expected was to be obliged to a mortal through a heartfelt wish—and she demands that her golden brother make that wish a reality. Who better than the handsome and charming God of Light to bring love to this lonely woman?
But Apollo is not quite prepared for this spitfire of a woman in her stiletto heels. Pamela may be a mortal, but she is a goddess in spirit—and in Sin City, where all of life is a gamble, Pamela finds the courage to let go of her fears and love again. After all, you only live once: Or do you? (From Goodreads).
What did I like and dislike about this book? I liked everything about this book, it fun, fast read and very well written. I loved Apollo and Pamela together, they were such nice couple. He had never been in love, lust yes, but love no. Falling in love with mortal woman of all people, this is something different for him, and he does not know how to act or do. It's new to him.
I found it cute, both Apollo and Artemis, how they were dealing being stuck in today’s Los Vegas. I found it funny how afraid Apollo was of the cars, which turned to be ironic at the end. I had to laugh at Artemis and her first ever hangover. Artemis character was developed well and I hope that we get to read about her more in other books, or maybe a book of her own. I liked her, even though she can be a bitch sometimes.
I especially enjoyed the ending, which ended in a way I did not expect. However it was a good surprise. But do not worry there is a happy ending. It was a different ending, the way romance books go. It was a happy and quite ending, rather than a sappy one. I personally believe that the ending made the whole book. As much as I liked the whole book, ending was my favourite part.
This book falls in Romance/Fantasy genre, because it is a mix of both. P. C. Cast did an excellent job of mixing real two worlds together. I have read number of other romance books where Greek Mythology plays important past, but I always had hard time getting into them. I think it the fact that I like Romance books and like to read about Greek Mythology. It was the way that the writers used the myths in their stories that always put me off. But not with P. C. Cast’s Goddess Summoning Series, these are excellent.