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Review: Nobody’s Goddess by Amy McNulty

March 16th, 2016 by Debbie's World of Books

Nobody's Goddess by Amy McNulty

Source: Received for review

Publisher: Month9Books

Publication date: April 21, 2015

Rating: ★★½☆☆

About the book:

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.

My review:

The premise of this book was fascinating and I was so intrigued to find out how it would be implemented. The world building was interesting but the main character was such a turn off I had a hard time finishing the book. I kept reading thinking it was going to be one of those books where the heroine grow and not be so irritating by the end of the book. Sadly that didn’t happen. From beginning to end Noll was so self centered and concerned about her love she could never have. All of her actions stem from this infatuation and it’s hard to believe someone could be so focused on herself that even when she ends up hurting others she still circles back to how unfair things are for herself. I even felt bad for the supposed villain in the book because I actually feel her actions were so much worse than his. I kept telling myself she was young but I find it hard to imagine even someone so young being that self involved knowing the consequences of many of her actions especially since in this world they seemed to be raised from a young age to be more responsible.

The series has potential in that like I mentioned, I thought the world building was well done but Noll definitely needs to stop being so self-centered.

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