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Monday, February 24, 2014

Arc Review: Alpha Goddess by Amalie Howard

 Alpha Goddess 
by Amalie Howard
Edition: Ebook (384 Pages)
Expected publication: March 18th 2014 by Sky Pony Press
(first published March 4th 2014) 
Source: Netgalley
 In Serjana Caelum’s world, gods exist. So do goddesses. Sera knows this because she is one of them. A secret long concealed by her parents, Sera is Lakshmi reborn, the human avatar of an immortal Indian goddess rumored to control all the planes of existence. Marked by the sigils of both heaven and hell, Sera’s avatar is meant to bring balance to the mortal world, but all she creates is chaos. A chaos that Azrath, the Asura Lord of Death, hopes to use to unleash hell on earth.

Torn between reconciling her past and present, Sera must figure out how to stop Azrath before the Mortal Realm is destroyed. But trust doesn’t come easy in a world fissured by lies and betrayal. Her best friend Kyle is hiding his own dark secrets, and her mysterious new neighbor, Devendra, seems to know a lot more than he’s telling. Struggling between her opposing halves and her attraction to the boys tied to each of them, Sera must become the goddess she was meant to be, or risk failing, which means sacrificing the world she was born to protect.


 (Although I received this book for review my review is still 100% honest.)

This book was a really fast read for me. I enjoyed it a lot and it had a pretty impressive adventure within it. The concept for this book was very interesting, its about gods and demons. Except that its all based on Hindu gods, goddess and demons. I found myself really enjoying this book from the very beginning.

The main character of this book is Serjana. Shes a sixteen year old high school student  with really only one friend. A lot of the girls make fun of her because she looks different, so I'd have to say she has a pretty miserable time with school in general. Soon though changes start to happen within Serjana and she starts having dreams of demons and goddesses. I found this character to be really enjoyable to read about.  She is very strong, brave and not to mention smart. She has a lot of witty moments within this book that was quite fun to read.

Her best friend is named Kyle. Kyle is almost a goth rocker type of teenager. He has a mohawk and tattoos on the sides of his head. He helps Serjana with a lot of her problems with school. Although he is hiding a lot from her. His secrets you find out pretty fast within the book and I have to say there were really good twists surrounding this character. Serjana and Kyle have romantic thing go on between them within the book. Of course its one of the awkward we've been friends forever but have been hiding our true feelings for each other.  Their relationship is very minimal within in the book and I didn't have a strong feeling for them being together.

Then there is Serjana's next door neighbor Dev. Dev and Serjana meet the summer before this book started but you can see the difference in their relationship from Serjana and Kyle's. Dev is very flirtatious with Serjana and you can tell he likes her from the very beginning. Dev of course is hiding secrets of his own as well. I loved the romance between this two characters so much. I would say I am on Team Dev for this one.

There are so many twists within this book it makes you want to keep reading it. I hard a hard time putting this one down and felt like I had to find out what would happen next. The only problem I had a hard time with was keeping track of all the characters within this book. There was a lot of them and a majority of them are very important to the story line. Other than that I loved this book. It has action, adventure, and romance. If your interested in the concept behind this book its would not be a waste of time.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 bats.

About the Author:

AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive. In between writing novels and indulging her love of reading, Amalie is also a books review editor for TheLoopNY, and blogs at She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency.

Her debut novel, BLOODSPELL, was selected as a Seventeen Magazine Summer Club Read. She is also the author of The AQUARATHI series from Harlequin TEEN (WATERFELL Nov 2013 and OCEANBORN Aug 2014), THE ALMOST GIRL from Strange Chemistry Jan 2014, and ALPHA GODDESS from Skyhorse/Sky Pony Press Mar 2014.

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