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Publisher's Summary

Olivia is a sixteen-year-old Vestal Virgin, a happy devotee of her beloved goddess Vesta in her home nation of Parcae. But when her faith in Vesta is shaken, Olivia illegally experiments with her own divine power, making a discovery that could save her country from war - if she's brave enough to share it.
After an accidental revelation proves Vesta is fake, Olivia and her fellow Virgins are tempted by a charismatic academy boy, Cassius, to invoke the real gods. Although they risk death if they are discovered, Olivia and her friends test their skills in secret experiments. But their games take an unexpected turn when flighty blonde Lucia reveals surprisingly deadly powers.
Gaius, a brilliant military student, must protect the girls and plan for war against an enemy nation while ignoring his growing attachment to Olivia. As a Vestal Virgin she has taken a holy vow of chastity, and the consequences of breaking it are severe.
©2015 Callista Hunter (P)2017 Callista Hunter
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 08-18-17

Absorbing story with a heroine you'll root for!

What did you love best about Goddess?

From the opening scene, Goddess grabbed my attention. Callista Hunter keeps the action, conflict and suspense going at a crackling pace.
Unlike a negative review left at this site, I think the author did an outstanding job of world-building by revealing Olivia's world bit by bit, through dialogue and not artificial exposition. This takes particular skill. I am reminded of, for example, William Gibson.
I liked the heroine, Olivia. She and her coterie of friends are vividly drawn.
I especially enjoyed Gaius, Olivia's taciturn love interest. Gaius is a handsome and intelligent young soldier who falls for five-foot-tall girl Olivia who he initially thinks is a bit of a feather-head; until he comes to realize she is extraordinarily courageous and modest.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Goddess?

The story serves up some real twists and turns -- the heroine is at first horribly disillusioned when she discovers everything she believed in is a lie, and I was certain that one her friends was a fraud who was going to bring her further disillusionment -- until the author turned the tables on me.

Have you listened to any of Tami Leah Lacy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The narrator Tami Leah Lacy provides voices for characters ranging from young girls to powerful generals. She also handles prayers written in Latin. Most importantly, her overall tone matches the humorous and youthful tone of the novel -- although Goddess deals with some calamitous events and serious issues, Hunter's book is never dark or depressing, and the idealism and optimism of the heroine carry her through the bad times.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Even though the story is technically a fantasy, it is filled with historical detail drawn from the Roman Empire and deals with issues which have relevance for the modern reader, including fanatics who commit acts of terrorism. Olivia and her friends are very vulnerable in a world where they can be made the scapegoats of ambitious politicians -- exploited, used and destroyed.

Any additional comments?

Hunter skillfully balances these darker themes with humor and infuses the novel with the sweet-nature of the heroine, who gets her well-deserved happy ending. I would certainly read future novels from this author.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Adriana B on 05-15-17

Great YA/Teen Fiction About Goddesses & Gods

This story was interesting and full of twists and turns. It kept me interested and wanting more.

The narrator did a good job bringing the story to life.

I started to get really worried towards the end. I was holding my breath because I did not want any of the girls to get hurt! I don't want to give any spoilers so I just want to say that I was surprised but pleased with all the twists and turns.

I'm looking forward to reading more books by Callista Hunter.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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