Sunday, 11 December 2011
Goddess of Love by P.C.Cast
Love, an emotion that so many of us want to feel and be part of. Something that many of us desire and search for and are yet hurt by at the same time. So therefore it only makes sense that we would expect the Goddess of Love to actually know and understand love for herself. Never would you believe that her original marriage was that made under false pretences, where it was just an arrangment to make ends meet here and there. The story of the Goddess was wonderfulyl well expressed in a mythical but engaging way, in a sense that just makes you go wow and aghh. What I didn't like about the book was that the author made it clear that the mortal would never be accepted by men if she ran around with baggy clothes and frizzy hair. In that sense she almost seems to make it clear that looks are important when it comes down to relationships.
Yet I suppose this all depends on the frame of mind that you have when you read the book for the God clearly proves that looks are not everything, its about feeling a connection. I suppose I am often put of by the thought of love stories, because they just make you desire it even more and yearn to have that own special someone. But the book was well written if perhaps a little adventurous and simplistic. The characters are painted clearly in your mind and you do find yourself want to find out what occurs. I do admit that it is different to the other books that occur, but I would also like to admit that perhaps the forever happy endings are becoming tiresome. In that I wish to see an ending where perhaps the goddesses or mortals do not fall in love, perhaps something bad happens that prevents them from living that happy ever after.
The book is good though in its own sort of way. I did find myself just desiring a difference for a lot of her stories seem to be samish, but she is also one of my favorite authors and each book seems to hold its own sort of unique message and moral within its words. It always seems ready and willing to teach the readers something new. a wonderful read. Just not something that I would perhaps read again.