Thursday Review: The Goddess Legacy

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The Blurb:

Legacy Kore is an average seventeen year old with your basic insane crush on the hottest guy in school… rather Adin Shepard was the hottest guy in school before he graduated a couple of weeks ago. Now it’s summer vacation and she’s not sure when she’ll get to see him again. Until he shows up at her surprise seventeenth birthday party. Cue saliva glands–it’s time to drool.

But her giddiness is cut short when her guardian delivers an emotional blow, telling Legacy her mother hadn’t died when she was baby, but that she’d left for Legacy’s protection all those years ago. After the initial shock, she expects some story about how her mother was in the Witness Protection Program or something else just as crazy, but when she’s told that her mother is a Greek Goddess and that Legacy is changing into one too, she thinks her guardian needs a trip to a mental hospital. Legacy a goddess? Um, yeah. Right. And her BFF is the Easter Bunny.

While trying to make sense out of something that was impossible to believe, Adin asks Legacy out on a date. She is thrilled that her fantasy might become a reality, but when she meets the new guy in town, River, she discovers everything isn’t always as it seems, and the legacy she wants just might not be the legacy she is destined to have.

My review:

We heard from Mrs. Muse last Monday for a guest Mythology Monday, and I wanted to take the opportunity to follow up with a review for this fun, free read.

This is absolutely the most unique take I’ve read on a Greek myth. Instead of being the actual gods, or reincarnations of gods, these gods clone themselves, and their little clones are given the opportunity to ascend to full divinity. I also liked that there were monsters in the story. This author is also very good at extracting every possible iota of sexual tension from a situation and getting it all down on the page. There’s this one scene where Adin hugs Legacy, just hugs, and I swear those three pages could give any harlequin sex scene a run for its money. And that’s what your first love is like! I remember when holding my husband’s hand was a big deal. I think it’s easy to look back at those mini-milestones and feel like they aren’t significant, but they were at the time.

Interesting book, and bonus, it’s free on amazon kindle! It’s always really entertaining to see what other writers have done with “my” myths. It’s crazy to me (in a good way) how we can all look at the same source material (most likely) and get all the same information, and come out with such wildly different takes on it. Isn’t creativity fascinating?

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