Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Recommendation: Not as it currently stands. The ideas are great but this book could use a bit more TLC. See the review below.
Type: Series, this is book one in the Goddess Training Trilogy.
Summary: +interesting plot with original ideas – needs some serious editing -confusing time-table +interesting main character +cute romance -no real sexual chemistry between mains -/+cliffhanger ( but not one that stresses you out.)
Zeus’s Daughter 100 years of punishment. Gardenia didn’t ask for it. Yet the Fates brewed their plans ever since before she was born. On the day of gaining knowledge about what humanity truly is, Gardenia decides to do something stupid… create a galaxy without permission. Out of that childish choice, something breaks inside of her and she decides to spend her 100 years with dragons. After searching the stars, Gardenia finds her first teacher and then the next and the next. However, what does one do when one falls in love with your family’s adversary? When one falls in love with a dragon? And what if the Fates are ready to make their move? Imaginative, amusing, and adventurous, the Goddess Training Trilogy Book 1 is a tale that will possess you to want to travel the stars.
Ok, let me start this off by referring to my comment on editing. Most copies that I am given are advanced and prior to editing, totally get that right? This particular book is from Kindle Unlimited so that is the copy I am using to complete my review. The writing in the book is confusing. Not because the story line isn’t interesting but because there are mis-used words, incorrectly spelled words and other grammatical errors that made it actually hard to read. Even the description is mildly confusing to read, but once you get past that portion of the experience the book itself is actually pretty good.
Deity’s Soulmate follows the goddess Gardenia, the daughter of Apollo and Athena. In this world, gods and goddesses are solely responsible for creating universes and life. Tested as a young teen of sixteen, each god and goddess get one chance to successfully create their universe and if they fail, they are made to wait one hundred years before attempting again. This is a pretty big deal because that is literally all they do. They are responsible for creating life and then managing it.
After finding out her family ( the rest of the gods/goddesses) harbors a hate filled past and the truth of her heritage comes to light, Gardenia decides to look towards those that came before the gods to learn how to correctly build a world: the dragons. This book follows Gardenia on part of her path to not only locate dragons who are willing to teach her but also the budding romance that is created between herself and the last person she expected. I really enjoyed the way the author wove both mythology and fantasy together to create a truly original plot. Gardenia is an interesting character, and so are each of the dragons she meets. Unfortunately I didn’t really feel anything in regards to her romance. There wasn’t very much chemistry between her and the focus of her affections but the chemistry that is there is sweet. Another thing to mention is that the way time passes in this book is kind of random. The heroine sleeps for months at a time sometimes, even years without purpose.
I am hoping that with the next installment the editing improves so that it doesn’t take away from the book. There are a lot of great ideas behind this and with a little work it could be wonderful.
Disclaimer: I was asked to review this book and complete an honest review. I obtained my copy from Kindle Unlimited.