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Goddess of Light

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Author: P.C. Cast

Published: April 5th 2005 by Berkley

Format: Paperback , 355 pages

Isbn: 9780425201961

Language: English


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When hardworking Pamela Smythe whispers her wish for a god-like man, she never expects to find one--especially not in Vegas. But the goddess Artemis has dared her twin handsome brother Apollo to change all that.

30 review for Goddess of Light

  1. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    I LOVE this book!! I really like the relationship between Apollo and Artemis. This may be my favorite of the entire series. Apollo is absolutely loveable. Bacchus is a super fun character...even if he's kinda a butthead! The ending? Heartbreaking or a beautiful ending? I am not even sure. I felt them both. Love it.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kajol

    Oh My God, I LOVED this book!!! *deep breath* ohmygodohmygodohmygod.. *deep breath* phew. Goddess Of Light was an amazing read for me and I'm currently struggling with words and thoughts, that seem unimportant and imperative-- all at once, trying hard to place even the barest of magic I felt into this review. I'd already read and fallen hoplessly-in-love with the Goddess Of Spring and discovering that I liked this one better (though by a mere difference of, lets say.. a hair weird I know, but g Oh My God, I LOVED this book!!! *deep breath* ohmygodohmygodohmygod.. *deep breath* phew. Goddess Of Light was an amazing read for me and I'm currently struggling with words and thoughts, that seem unimportant and imperative-- all at once, trying hard to place even the barest of magic I felt into this review. I'd already read and fallen hoplessly-in-love with the Goddess Of Spring and discovering that I liked this one better (though by a mere difference of, lets say.. a hair weird I know, but go along with whatever I say, I've lost my mind and heart to this one) than the one I just mentioned had been a completely unexpected bombshell for me too. Really. Apollo. Sun God for the Romans. Beautiful, sensual, golden, ginormous, honest, merry, adorable, (mentally adds adjectives she can't recall for future editing) gifted Apollo. He turned out so different from what I'd anticipated. Yes, I love brooding, sexy, sarcastic bad boys. But heavens, this blonde perfection had me heels over head, deep in love with him, even though he was no bad boy like the Hades I earlier talked about. *fans self* The female main lead, Pamela Gray, was great too. I really liked her. But instead of wasting time on describing each character for you, all I'm gonna say is, I loved the fun light blanket some scenes endowed, and the deep, heartbreaking mesh others did. The way the characters evolved, I couldn't help but be delighted. The book managed to animate reactions out of me, made me laugh, grumble, and in the end nearly teary too.. I'll be obnoxious and say that the best compliment I can offer is "I loved every moment I spent on it!", because you know what? I can't even begin to describe everything I felt into this review of mine. All words I use, are going to fall short of how I felt. So the comment above gotta suffice. Note--> You might not like it as much as I did, though if you liked this review even the barest bit, I request you give it a try. You'll only come out with a good read, if not the one of the great reads I experienced. ;)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Meggean

    P.C. Cast has become one of my favorite writers ever. I started by reading house of night. So it was nice to get away from the whiney teenage drama and into something I could connect with. I love that all her women leads are strong, and independent but not hard to connect to. I would have given this one a 4 star rating had it not been for the ending. I would not stand for a trade off that Lina and Hades got, and well, he couldn't body jump like Dylan. In the end I started crying, very happy that P.C. Cast has become one of my favorite writers ever. I started by reading house of night. So it was nice to get away from the whiney teenage drama and into something I could connect with. I love that all her women leads are strong, and independent but not hard to connect to. I would have given this one a 4 star rating had it not been for the ending. I would not stand for a trade off that Lina and Hades got, and well, he couldn't body jump like Dylan. In the end I started crying, very happy that my emotional connection to the book was rewarded with the happy ending that you were hoping they would find.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Heather T

    It's probably only 4 stars, but the last page almost made me cry so that gave it brownie points. =) I got into this book faster than the previous Goddess books simply because the main characters inner monologue stayed in her head. I really enjoyed Apollo. He was so sweet and loving. A man who knows the meaning of the word romance is a remarkable occurrence. Him and his fear of "metal creatures" was funny and cute, although a little cheesy. Oh well though...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Katrina

    In the Goddess series, Cast can make you believe it is absolutely possible the hero and heroine can not make it through to a happily ever after. However, she always finds a unique way to pull the story together at the end. Each book has an amazing life altering event or decision that I have found unique in this genre. These stories are more than just the traditional "Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl" that most romances are based on at the core. The heroine doesn't NEED the hero in or In the Goddess series, Cast can make you believe it is absolutely possible the hero and heroine can not make it through to a happily ever after. However, she always finds a unique way to pull the story together at the end. Each book has an amazing life altering event or decision that I have found unique in this genre. These stories are more than just the traditional "Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl" that most romances are based on at the core. The heroine doesn't NEED the hero in order to become a better person or to win the battle against her inner demon(s). The situations that Cast puts her characters in helps to mold them into better people, even if they don't seem to need improvement. Cast's heroines always have a strong sense of character, backbone, good moral compass, and won't be trampled on by anything or anyone. They are definitely not waifs. The heroine knows the true difference between right and wrong and when put into a unique and traumatic situation, she discovers and chooses the "right decision" even if it will cost her the happiness that she craves and truly deserves. Romance is woven beautifully into these stories, but getting the guy is not the only goal. Though these books are quite romantic there is not sex for the sake of sex. I have seen often, authors who write series will have a basic foundation that is present in all the books in that series. This is the case with Cast. There are certain events that, though slightly different by circumstance, are the same in all the books. An example is the dilemma that will introduce the mortal and the god or goddess. Though these points can be predictable in the storyline the way Cast writes them makes them utterly unique. If you like one of these books you will likely enjoy them all. I encourage anyone who enjoys romantic stories to read at least one of these books. They don't have to be read in order to get the full enjoyment.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sam

    You can find that review and more at bff- book-boyfriends When hardworking Pamela Smythe whispers her wish for a god-like man, she never expects to find one--especially not in Vegas. But the goddess Artemis has dared her twin handsome brother Apollo to change all that. That's all there is on Goodreads about that book and since that as well is a reread for me, I have to start of with admitting that the first few pages were really boring for me, but then, I knew the story. It really started to kick You can find that review and more at bff- book-boyfriends When hardworking Pamela Smythe whispers her wish for a god-like man, she never expects to find one--especially not in Vegas. But the goddess Artemis has dared her twin handsome brother Apollo to change all that. That's all there is on Goodreads about that book and since that as well is a reread for me, I have to start of with admitting that the first few pages were really boring for me, but then, I knew the story. It really started to kick off for me when they meet the first time: Apollo, one of the most handsome men this earth knows, and Pamela, a woman just as normal as you and me. The sparks are there, the sweetness and the most adorable, helpless guy a girl could wish for. Not knowing anything about our world seriously causes Apollo troubles and I love how he still tries to deal with it to best way he knows. Whenever he points out that he's just a man trying to win the woman he loves??? Oh yes, that made me a tiny puddle on the floor because it seemed so true, so real! This whole series really makes me believe it could be possible. “A lot of men wouldn't like being called a romantic. It's not macho enough." "Quite often men are fools.” - Goddess of Light by P.C. Cast After the initial, somewhat rocky start I couldn't put the book down and finished it in one reading. I loved the whole character development, loved Pam's assistant and everything else about this book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Leah Helliwell

    I adored this book my favorite book in the series so far. Cast started the book out well and introduced all the main characters swiftly and smoothly. after the first couple of pages I fell in love with Pamela Apollo and Artemis which I did not expect because she was stuck up her own arise pretty much (just my opinion). but once the book started to faster and then introduced E.D. Faust that's when you find out that even the goddess of the hunt has a soft side. once it get there P.C. Cast does dec I adored this book my favorite book in the series so far. Cast started the book out well and introduced all the main characters swiftly and smoothly. after the first couple of pages I fell in love with Pamela Apollo and Artemis which I did not expect because she was stuck up her own arise pretty much (just my opinion). but once the book started to faster and then introduced E.D. Faust that's when you find out that even the goddess of the hunt has a soft side. once it get there P.C. Cast does decide to slow the pace of the book down so we can get to know the characters in the book abit better, but she does it so smoothly you don't notice it until after the book picks up the pace. The book all the way through is slow then it's fast all the way through (unlike most books I read go straight into the story or they take there time) but all the way through the book Cast does it so well you only notice it if you think about it. Over all I loved the book, the story line, the characters, the Greek mythology, the romance and the evil vilan everyone will grown to hate.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Brittany

    I just love this series! P.C. Cast shows us a world where gods and goddesses mix with modern mortals and the fun adventures that ensue. This is another awesome addition to the series. In this book, we are given a different take on Apollo. I love the relationship that grows between Apollo and a mortal. WHile, this is not the first time that I have read this book I have fallen in love all over again. If you enjoy stories about the ancient gods this is definitely the series for you. Enjoy!! Third ti I just love this series! P.C. Cast shows us a world where gods and goddesses mix with modern mortals and the fun adventures that ensue. This is another awesome addition to the series. In this book, we are given a different take on Apollo. I love the relationship that grows between Apollo and a mortal. WHile, this is not the first time that I have read this book I have fallen in love all over again. If you enjoy stories about the ancient gods this is definitely the series for you. Enjoy!! Third time through and I loved it! However, I just wish we got to see their HEA's. I want to know about their kids and what happens after their second chance.

  9. 5 out of 5

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    Before reading Goddess Summoning, I haven't read any other book of P.C. Cast. Now I have to say that I would love to read them all (including House of Night). If they are half as fun as these serie's books then I can safely say that I will love them! Mythology for me (being born in the very place those myths started their marvelous trip all over the world) was always something fun and intriguing. So, even though I don't like that the book takes place in Las Vegas, the Sin City, I like to say that Before reading Goddess Summoning, I haven't read any other book of P.C. Cast. Now I have to say that I would love to read them all (including House of Night). If they are half as fun as these serie's books then I can safely say that I will love them! Mythology for me (being born in the very place those myths started their marvelous trip all over the world) was always something fun and intriguing. So, even though I don't like that the book takes place in Las Vegas, the Sin City, I like to say that P.C. Cast made a wonderfull job of weaving such a lovely story. At the end I almost had the urge to cry, after what Bachus did. Ugh! This is God's Apollo story, where at the end the reader can realise that soulmates are meant to be together

  10. 5 out of 5

    Georgina

    I loved this book!! I loved the idea of it being set in Las Vegas instead of Tulsa, OK. I loved the character of Pamela and Apollo. It was such a sweet love story but i also liked the fact that Artemis wasn't happy about it all. I thought that the ending was so sad with what happened to Pamela. But the good thing was that they got to live another life together and I loved the fact that Hades and Lina were in this one too. I love this series so much and P.C. Cast makes the gods and goddesses so re I loved this book!! I loved the idea of it being set in Las Vegas instead of Tulsa, OK. I loved the character of Pamela and Apollo. It was such a sweet love story but i also liked the fact that Artemis wasn't happy about it all. I thought that the ending was so sad with what happened to Pamela. But the good thing was that they got to live another life together and I loved the fact that Hades and Lina were in this one too. I love this series so much and P.C. Cast makes the gods and goddesses so real. I give this book 9/10!!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Brandi Crum

    A wonderful journey from beginning to end. I could hardly put this novel down because I was eager to find out what was going to happen next. When I reached the end, I was left wanting more and to know what happened next in the new life both of them choose to be with one another. I give this novel 5 out of 5 stars for being completely addicting and totally awesome. Cannot wait to read more installments of the Goddess Summoning novel series. I'm completely hooked.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Daviau

    Yet another enchanting read from the Goddess Summoning series! Magic, myth and romance all with a modern twist, what more could you ask for? Can't get enough of this series!!!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Stacia (the 2010 club)

    3.5 stars. P.C. Cast is a bit of an odd duck. Gihugic? Really? I mean, I was down for the use of ginormous (because duh...that word is perfectly usable), but there has to be a stopping point somewhere! At least there wasn't raging, explosive diarrhea in this book. Oh wait... She should be sore and tired and probably battling a raging urinary tract infection from too much sex. OMG, MS CAST. WHY DO YOUR CHARACTERS SEEM TO HAVE SUCH VIOLENT BODY REACTIONS?! All kidding aside, I found Goddes 3.5 stars. P.C. Cast is a bit of an odd duck. Gihugic? Really? I mean, I was down for the use of ginormous (because duh...that word is perfectly usable), but there has to be a stopping point somewhere! At least there wasn't raging, explosive diarrhea in this book. Oh wait... She should be sore and tired and probably battling a raging urinary tract infection from too much sex. OMG, MS CAST. WHY DO YOUR CHARACTERS SEEM TO HAVE SUCH VIOLENT BODY REACTIONS?! All kidding aside, I found Goddess of Light to be a fun little escape. I'm still surprised at how much less frustrating these books are from her House of Night series. There's still a small dose of silly behavior, but the dial is turned down quite a bit. I, personally, wasn't sure what Apollo saw in Pamela (she reminded me vaguely of some of my least favorite Kristen Ashley female characters) because from what I recall, most of their conversations revolved around her job and her love of fashion. So I'll just focus on Apollo. I kind of missed all of his badassery from the prior book. He was less of a presence here. However, he was still entirely "male lead" material. So there we go. Me likey just fine. As a romance/slash/sexually charged book, Goddess fit the bill for the mood I was in. Of the two books I've read in this series (I skipped number 1), both worked as entertaining late-night reads. This is the perfect kind of escape when you just want to get in to the story without having to work for it. There's something about the notion of being with a god and possibly having a future as a goddess which makes for good brain candy. It's not a horrible fantasy to have, right? "Perhaps I should bring her a gift..." His words floated through the chamber as his body wavered and then disappeared. "I think the heart of the God of Light will be gift enough," Lina said, sighing heavily. Hades shrugged one shoulder. "Jewelry never hurts." Up until the end, I enjoyed most every moment. NOW, that's not to say that the end was bad. Most readers will find the end completely endearing. This would have been an ending that I enjoyed in a literary fiction or magical realism book. It WAS a good ending. And since we all know that romance books have happy endings, there's no spoiler in saying that the ending was happy (okay, there were no hand jobs...not that kind of happy ending). BUT, I wanted a different ending. Did this same type of resolution actually happen with Apollo in the old myths/legends? Did Apollo even ever have a girl? Because I was unsure why (view spoiler)[Pamela was so happy to drink of the river Lethe. If I'd been in her shoes, I would have been nervous and sad that I was losing everything I had in the present, even if my future was guaranteed. (hide spoiler)] Also, was Apollo (view spoiler)[ever going to be a god again? I'm not sure if I understood. Was he only going to be born and reborn as a human? (hide spoiler)] Gah. I am so torn. I think Pam should have just stayed (view spoiler)[in Elisium and they could have hooked up there. (hide spoiler)] It was all so sweet, but WEIRD! Sorry for those end spoilers, but I'm hoping someone has an opinion on this!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rosalinda Fuentes

    I highly recommend this book to those readers out there who truly love greek. Though the book is a total fiction yet the love story between Apollo and Pamela is a two thumbs up .

  15. 4 out of 5

    Eva

    I was in love with Apollo before reading this book and now i have countless fantasies about him. As a person who loves Greek mythology i really like P.C. Cast

  16. 5 out of 5

    Míša

    The end made me cry like a baby, again ... :'( :'( :'(

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Lap

    What did I really like about this book? Well, Apollo and Artemis always fascinate me. To find that Lina, from book two in this series, intrigued Apollo enough with her devotion to Hades was a great way to open the possiblity of love for him. Naught Bacchas - ensuring the twins were stuck in Vegas was a lovely way for not Apollo, but also for Artemis, to learn that there are more important things in their long immortal lives than toying with the emotions of others. Artmeis, coming to geniunely ca What did I really like about this book? Well, Apollo and Artemis always fascinate me. To find that Lina, from book two in this series, intrigued Apollo enough with her devotion to Hades was a great way to open the possiblity of love for him. Naught Bacchas - ensuring the twins were stuck in Vegas was a lovely way for not Apollo, but also for Artemis, to learn that there are more important things in their long immortal lives than toying with the emotions of others. Artmeis, coming to geniunely care for the eccentric human writer was a nice secondary storyline. Apollo willing to die for the human woman he fell in love with was also a lovely tale. I'll admit I wasn't thrilled with the ending although it was tied up into a neat little bow and provided us with the insight that Artemis really had learned some lessons during her stint with humanity. I guess I was just bummed that the book ended with Apollo's happily ever after just starting and left to our imaginations. Still enjoyable.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lavana Sanchez

    That when Pamela die at the end of the book and Apollo went to Hades to see Pamela they drink from the River of Forgetfulness to meet up with each other to be new soul mates again but Apollo had to become mortal and his sister Artemis save his throne for him but they did end up together with new names Kristin and Jordan

  19. 4 out of 5

    Carina

    I feel obligated to write a review for this book because I liked it so much. All of the Goddess Summoning books have a beautiful message in them and I have loved them all, but this book being put in the modern world of Las Vegas made it feel more real to me. Im sure alot of us indentify with the heroines of this books, well I identified with Pamelas experiences, having had the same experiences in my past marriage she had in hers. Running away from over protective, suffocating ex-husbands that want I feel obligated to write a review for this book because I liked it so much. All of the Goddess Summoning books have a beautiful message in them and I have loved them all, but this book being put in the modern world of Las Vegas made it feel more real to me. Im sure alot of us indentify with the heroines of this books, well I identified with Pamelas experiences, having had the same experiences in my past marriage she had in hers. Running away from over protective, suffocating ex-husbands that want to drown you and break you little by little with the excuse of "their love to you" really hit deep within me. Not only that, but also her strugle to allow her self to love and trust again. Realizing that love is also about getting hurt but enjoying each moment and learning from you mistakes. P.C. Cast has a beautiful way of showing you that eventhough things might seem bad and dark right now there is always a light at the end of the tunel. The question is, will you stay stuck in the mud or follow the light to an opportunity for a new beggining?

  20. 5 out of 5

    QiJia 치쟈

    The lingering question is what happens when Apollo and Pamela's lifetime as Jordan and Kristin ends? Apollo will return to his immortal body and Pamela in Elysia? Apollo can only visit Pamela in the end? that's it? Does it mean Apollo lost his memory? Eons of memory and knowledge since his spirit is washed? but a really good romantic heart felt humorous read :)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Gemmoi

    This book was extremely difficult to enjoy. I wanted to as I love Greek mythology, however too much of the plot was just annoying. I didn't like the heroine. She didn't grow on me. Short hair is not befitting a heroine in any story it's just wrong. She uses the same annoying words from the House Of Night Zoe character such as "gihugic" and "ginormous". For teen Zoe it's annoying but age appropriate, for a 30 year old heroine not so. In fact, Pamela sounded like a grown up Zoe! She was just plain This book was extremely difficult to enjoy. I wanted to as I love Greek mythology, however too much of the plot was just annoying. I didn't like the heroine. She didn't grow on me. Short hair is not befitting a heroine in any story it's just wrong. She uses the same annoying words from the House Of Night Zoe character such as "gihugic" and "ginormous". For teen Zoe it's annoying but age appropriate, for a 30 year old heroine not so. In fact, Pamela sounded like a grown up Zoe! She was just plain boring, too self absorbed and judgmental. Apollo- one of the greatest Greek gods , I expected more arrogance and power in the Alpha male super role model. PC Cast made him a boring doormat to an equally boring heroine. And curly blonde hair? Come on! Which hot guys do you ever see with long curly blonde hair? Even if he is a god, at least make his hair palatable to the masses. I can't think of a single guy that fits that description and would be deemed hot, no matter how hot his body is. Then there's his size. At over 6 feet 5 or whatever he was, funny how petite Pamela was always able to meet his lips and body. Normal petite women would need to be hoisted. Also he is described as bigger than large. Now take the curly hair and gihugic body and all I picture is a WWE wrestler. Not an appetizing thought for a male lead in a story. The descriptions though beautifully detailed, were too detailed that I found myself skipping through it. No normal heroine interior designer or not, is going to notice all that in the midst of a sexy man. The language was also terribly distracting. Too formal. As gods that know the languages of all people, surely they know how to communicate in a less ostentatious way? Even Pamela. If she speaks the way she does at time then she is not being herself, she matching the formality of Apollo. Bacchus was an annoying villain who's motivation was inane and not nearly exciting enough, nor believable. Artemis was a mythological version of House of Nights Ariane. In general this book was disappointingly boring. The conflict was boring. The characters boring. The ending was horrific to say the least. The mythology was misused in this book, garishly so. This is definitely my last Cast book ever.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rita

    This was incredible.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Zeus, father of the Gods has prepared a treat for his children. He has decided to open a portal into the modern world of Las Vegas for his children to play in and enjoy on the weekends, much to the dismay of his child Bacchus who has ruled that particular realm single-handedly for the past few eons. Artemis, Goddess of The Hunt and Moon talks her brother Apollo into a weekend of fun in Las Vegas and together the twins of night and day head out to wreak havoc on Sin City. Bacchus however, still an Zeus, father of the Gods has prepared a treat for his children. He has decided to open a portal into the modern world of Las Vegas for his children to play in and enjoy on the weekends, much to the dismay of his child Bacchus who has ruled that particular realm single-handedly for the past few eons. Artemis, Goddess of The Hunt and Moon talks her brother Apollo into a weekend of fun in Las Vegas and together the twins of night and day head out to wreak havoc on Sin City. Bacchus however, still angry at the disrespect the other Gods and Goddess are showing his realm invokes an ancient ritual that unfortunately falls on Pamela... Pamela, a modern mortal woman who is visiting Las Vegas on a work trip suddenly finds herself bound Artemis after accidentally spilling wine, pricking her finger, and whispering her secret wish: for romance to come back into her life. Strangely drawn to her Apollo soon finds himself falling in love with Pamela and must somehow face the fact that he cannot pretend to be a mortal forever. He must tell her the truth and accept her decision; after all he could never be a soul mate with a mortal...right? Despite the seemingly cheesy theme, "The Goddess of Light" was exceptionally good! I was more than pleasantly surprised. I've always been a P.C. Cast fan, but after reading "Goddess of the Sea," I didn't have high hopes for "Goddess of Light." Boy was I wrong! While "Goddess of Light" had the same sort of fantastical and seemingly crazy mystical theme that "Goddess of the Sea" had, it was less...cartoonish? For lack of a better word? The characters had more depth to them than in Cast's first book in the series and I definitely related with Pamela more than the characters in "Goddess of the Sea." I love Cast's lighthearted approach to romance novels. Yes, there are great sex scenes, but they are always brief, tasteful, and add to the plot of the story as opposed to becoming the purpose for writing the book. Cast has a wonderful sense of humor that she conveys well into her writing and into her characters. Cast always delivers. Though her writing is predictable, it's a comfortable sort of predictable that is probably the reason I keep reaching time and time again for her books. These are the sort of things you need to keep in mind when reaching for one of her books. If you start one with unrealistic expectations of epic battles and dragons you will be sorely disappointed. On the flipside, for those of us who appreciate a well written romance and a good fantasy, Cast will never disappoint.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Allen

    Okay, P.C. Cast. You have GOT to stop making me feel all the feels! This book made me laugh. It made me angry. And it made me cry. I don't know how she does it but here I am, once again absorbed by the world of Greek gods and goddesses. I loved the connection between the last book. It was nice to see Hades and Lina again. What an interesting take on Apollo and Artemis. Ugh, I'm still feeling the feels.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Cheyenne

    Like all other Goddess Summoning books, I cried. I have finally managed to locate and read all of the books in the series, and I am pleased to say that they were all amazing. Thank you for such delightful reads. They never stopped to amaze me, and I would definitely not mind of this series continued until there were no Gods left

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kourtney

    Having read this book before I can truly say that it is one of my favorites. P.C Cast brings to life a whole new world in which gods and goddess exist and tend to meddle in the lives of 'modern mortals'. The books created for the Goddess Summoning series she created lend the reader a new world complete with vivid details.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Diandra

    A sexy Twist on stories you already know. I love myth and everything these books represent. Strong Women, the ability to change, courage, and true love. Apollo being romantic and in love after being shown that even he could be rejected, and maybe being a god and having fun everyday isn't all there is to live for.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rivalie

    (This is taken from my blog review) May I just say that I think the summary is really badly written. I’m sorry editors, but it just doesn’t go along well with the book’s plot. Artemis and Apollo weren’t assigned to make Pamela’s wish come true. Pamela just made a wish at the wrong time and unknowingly shackled herself to Artemis who used Apollo to “get rid” of the mortal. They also weren’t sent to Las Vegas to “test their mettle.” Zeus wanted the gods and goddesses to mingle with the mortals for (This is taken from my blog review) May I just say that I think the summary is really badly written. I’m sorry editors, but it just doesn’t go along well with the book’s plot. Artemis and Apollo weren’t assigned to make Pamela’s wish come true. Pamela just made a wish at the wrong time and unknowingly shackled herself to Artemis who used Apollo to “get rid” of the mortal. They also weren’t sent to Las Vegas to “test their mettle.” Zeus wanted the gods and goddesses to mingle with the mortals for fun. Bacchus just wasn’t too pleased about it. And a quick question, isn’t Bacchus the Roman name from Dionysus? If we’re referring to him with his Roman name, then why isn’t Apollo Sol and Artemis Diana? Pamela actually uses Diana as Artemis’ code name when they meet her client. Just a thought. Also, the last sentence: Hey, you only live once. Or do you? I just think it’s a really bad ending and gives away too much information. Maybe that’s just me. Okay, done with the complaints. Onto the story. Pamela is kind of love suspicious, if there’s a term out there. She was married to Duane, this suffocating egomaniac who pretty much pinned her down under a microscope and examined every aspect of her life. AFter the divorce, he stalked her for another 6 years before somewhat giving her more space. She goes to Vegas on a job offer for an author by the name of E. D. Faust. First impression of him? Big, uncomfortable with fans, and doesn’t have a very good taste in architecture. But the author surprises us by making him a more dynamic and round character towards the middle of the story, so I promise you’ll like him more later on. (He gives really good love tips.) At the same time Pam’s in Vegas, Zeus has opened the portal to Bacchus’ city for the gods to mingle in. Artemis thinks mortals are useless and pathetic. Apollo wants to find his soul mate. (Read Goddess of Spring for more background info.) Bacchus tries to stir up some trouble by giving some nymphs the ability to cast an invocation spell on the mortals which Pamela unknowingly responds to. And so the trouble begins. Apollo has probably become my favorite god after this novel. After watching Hades find his soulmate in Lina and seeing the effect love had on the god of death, he becomes what Artemis calls “soft” and longing for love. After Artemis tells him to “get rid” of Pamela, he finds himself trying to see if she could be his possible soul mate. Ugh, you have to read to understand the feels I’m getting from this. He is just perfect. The ending. Oh my lords, the ending. I can’t. I seriously can’t. It’s just perfect x1000. I don’t want to give it away, but you’ll get a little sneak peek when I put up the excerpt. It’s just beautiful. The thought makes me turn into the crocodile from Peter Pan on a ton of chocolate and seeing Captain Hook dangle in front of me. Also coated in chocolate. Yeah...that’s how awesome it is. I highly recommend this story. You don’t have to appreciate mythology romance to completely fall in love with the story.

  29. 4 out of 5

    belle ☆ミ (mybookcastle)

    The story of Apollo and Pamela was of passion, love and trust. Being burned and blinded by love once, Pamela had been solely concentrating on her own interior decoration business. That was until she met the mystery God of Light, only that she didn't know his actual identity. Unbeknownst to her, Pamela invoked a ritual that bounded her with Artemis. Now the Goddess of the Hunt have to find someone to romance Pamela and who other than her twin brother? Pamela wasn't opened to the idea of a new lov The story of Apollo and Pamela was of passion, love and trust. Being burned and blinded by love once, Pamela had been solely concentrating on her own interior decoration business. That was until she met the mystery God of Light, only that she didn't know his actual identity. Unbeknownst to her, Pamela invoked a ritual that bounded her with Artemis. Now the Goddess of the Hunt have to find someone to romance Pamela and who other than her twin brother? Pamela wasn't opened to the idea of a new love but she was instantly attracted to the gorgeous Apollo. Though he had lived for eons, he had never experienced an attraction with someone like he did with Pamela. He wanted more but he was also hiding secrets from Pamela. Not only that, an external force started meddling with their romance. Like every god, Apollo's beauty doesn't come as a surprise but his lack of knowledge of the modern world made him different from the gods in the other books of the series. It was a fresh take on the world of the gods. Pamela, the hard worker, never given herself a chance to fully enjoy life. Being pushed to have fun in LA wasn't part of her plan while working for a famous fantasy worker. Her sassiness and wittiness reminded me of Lina. Artemis had one hell of a character development. Let's just say she was every bit of a goddess including being snobbish and haughty. She believed that her status as an immortal give her the authority to belittle and think less of humans. But the change that she went through was truly amazing. With how it seemed like it was going, I felt so much despair and sadness. P. C. Cast managed to turn it into a beautiful bittersweet ending, and I loved it with all my heart. This might be my favourite alongside Goddess of Spring. I loved the involvement of Hades and Lina, it was nice to see them once again.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Andy

    3.5 but rounded up. I love the characters in this series so fucking much. I love the maturity they all have and the wisdom they have. I love how each new story the main character has such a rich background and goals and dreams that aren't solely centered on romance. Yes romance is a big part of these books, but the main characters have other pursuits and it's refreshing to see that. I think this book did that the best since Pamela is only in Las Vegas for a work project before being entangled wit 3.5 but rounded up. I love the characters in this series so fucking much. I love the maturity they all have and the wisdom they have. I love how each new story the main character has such a rich background and goals and dreams that aren't solely centered on romance. Yes romance is a big part of these books, but the main characters have other pursuits and it's refreshing to see that. I think this book did that the best since Pamela is only in Las Vegas for a work project before being entangled with Apollo. I loved that Artemis and Apollo were both involved, it made the story a bit more magical. I really enjoyed it. However, I had a problem with the ending. I have so many unanswered questions about what happened that I feel like it was incredibly rushed. So like, if 5 more epilogues could be written to answer my questions that would be great. (view spoiler)[ ALSO LINA AND HADES MAKE A CAMEO AND I WANTED TO CRY BECAUSE I STILL LOVE THEM SO MUCH AND I WANT TO SEE THEM IN ALL OF THE BOOKS (hide spoiler)]

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