Series: The Goddess Series Book #1
Author: R.M Prioleau
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi, Fantasy
Blurb: Celestra, Goddess of Beauty, aspires to leave her home of Siyr, the god-realm, to travel the cosmos and create a new world of her own. But her dreams cannot be fulfilled unless she is one of the seven chosen to undergo a trial put forth by the Genesis Spirit—a trial in which she alone must nourish a Genesis Seed with tears from her heart. Tydus, God of Chaos, is renowned and adored by many in Siyr, but his heart has always yearned for only one—Celestra. Unlike most Siyran goddesses, Celestra is unyielding and determined, but Tydus’s attempts to win her heart go unnoticed as she keeps her attention focused on her trial. This fanciful tale of romance and determination tells the story of two lovers who strive for happiness and realize how much they need one another.
Thoughts: I kept putting this book off for some reason, probably because it was one of those short reads that seem to be the thing lately. Once I resigned myself to it however, I was very pleasantly surprised! To be honest, this was like reading a brand new story that belonged in some kind of mythological text – with all the different gods and goddesses, the trials, the romance, and even down to the Genesis tree. It definitely gave off that type of vibe. But, as is the downfall of most of these books, it was far too short! I loved these characters, and I wanted more, more, MORE! The storyline was fascinating, the writing style was eloquent, and it was just so interesting and unlike anything else out there. Loved it, but I wanted so much more! But as a side note, for a short story it is reasonable priced. Would definitely read more by this author!
*The next in this series is available now, Bane of the Goddess, though it is also a short length novel.*