About Convince Me To Read Reviews
While we all have fairly similar tastes, sometimes we need a little push to read a certain book. The Convince Me to Read Review will be a review of the novel plus a section on why we think the others would enjoy it. It may lead to a Two Peas in a Pod Review!
Published by Month9Books on April 21st 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Amazon ♡ Chapters ♡ TBD
In a village of masked men, magic compels each man to love only one woman and to follow the commands of his “goddess” without question. A woman may reject the only man who will love her if she pleases, but she will be alone forever. And a man must stay masked until his goddess returns his love—and if she can’t or won’t, he remains masked forever.
Seventeen-year-old Noll isn't in the mood to celebrate. Her childhood friends have paired off and her closest companion, Jurij, found his goddess in Noll’s own sister. Desperate to find a way to break this ancient spell, Noll instead discovers why no man has ever chosen her.
Thus begins a dangerous game between the choice of woman versus the magic of man. And the stakes are no less than freedom and happiness, life and death—and neither is willing to lose.
I really enjoyed NOBODY’S GODDESS. It was something so unique and different that I found myself really enthralled with the story to the point that I almost had to blink myself out of a daze when I finished.
One thing that was extremely well done was the world building. There could have been a bit more throughout the novel instead of the majority of it in the last couple of chapters, but I still really enjoyed it. I was so intrigued with the story and the world. It was so unique and creative, which is something I really admire about this book. At first I was ehh about the fact that women had so much power over men because while it is great I wasn’t happy about the fact they literally died if they saw a woman’s face.
I understood why things happened the way they did once we got to the ending — and I did enjoy how it all came full circle. I just thought a bit of the alternate/past world was a little rushed and not as thoroughly developed as I would have liked. I thought for the amount of time that Noll spent in this world, too much happened too quickly without a real explanation or warranting it to actually occur.That’s my only real complaint, though.
I thought the characters in NOBODY’S GODDESS were all well developed and I liked that Noll really came to realize this, especially during her speech at the end. I thought it was a pretty perfect ending and I’m glad that it wasn’t wrapped up with a neat little bow to make an actual “happy, perfect” ending, if you know what I mean. There are unresolved issues and tensions and I think it is exactly what this book needed. People need to realize that making a choice doesn’t exempt you from the consequences.
I have some status updates on Goodreads but they are spoiler filled so have caution while reading them. I thought it was really well written but some parts of it were jarring. I did like the conclusion though and I am excited to see where this story is heading. I have already preordered NOBODY’S LADY and am secretly hoping Dani and Iris will buddy read it with me when it’s released in April 2016!
I see that Dani already has NOBODY’S GODDESS added to her TBR on Goodreads, but I want to expedite her reading of it and also convince Iris to pick this one up.
With the fantasy elements and a strong female character who is also vulnerable at times, I think both Dani and Iris will enjoy NOBODY’S GODDESS just as much as, if not more than, I did. Dani will really like the fact that every action had a subsequent consequence and Iris will really connect with Noll and her decision making at times. I think both of them will feel all the feels at the end when Noll makes her speech. I most selfishly want them to read this book so I can talk to someone about it and what my theories are without spoiling the book completely for anyone.
Since this one has already released, I think they should both pick it up ASAP and read it together for a Two Peas in a Pod Review, then we can read the sequel as soon as it is released on April 12, 2016.