Wednesday, August 23, 2017

GODDESSES, MYTHOLOGY, AND PARIS

Welcome Wednesday and do I have a treat for you today. Please say "Hello" to Author Kim Baccellia and her latest novel for teens, GODDESSES CAN WAIT (Myths and Mayhem #2). First, take a look at this gorgeous cover.



Isn't this beautiful, and it gives you a hint where the story takes place, at least part of it.

Blurb from Good Reads:

Jordan Lake, a fifteen-year-old Audrey Hepburn-olic who's a magnet for goddesses, has a chance to go to Paris with her grandmother and BFF Selena Garza. Even though she senses something is off, she decides to make the trip.

But when she kisses a cute Parisian boy a la Roman Holiday, she switches bodies with Aphrodite and is sent to the Greek netherworld. She must enlist the help of the Greek god (in more ways than one) Ares then complete seven trials set by his sister Artemis in order to return home.

Except time is running out, and if she can't get Aphrodite back to the Eiffel Tower by midnight, she'll be stuck in Greek mythology forever.


My Thoughts:

GODDESSES CAN WAIT (Myth and Mayhem #2)


By Kim Baccellia



Do you consider yourself “normal” or do you have exciting adventures, say with goddesses, for example? Even if you aren’t acquainted with gods or goddesses you can still have an adventure by reading Author Kim Baccellia’s latest novel GODDESSES CAN WAIT. And let me tell you, this author will take you on a wild adventure that you won’t soon forget.


Jordan Lake’s evening starts out dining with her family and best friend, Selena Garza, a simple family affair.  Jordan is remembering her recent encounter with two Egyptian goddesses that thankfully had a happy ending. Now, she just wants to be normal, if that was possible. When Jordan’s grandmother joins them for dinner with a gift for Jordan her life changes, however, and she soon finds herself on a flight to Paris, along with Selena and Jordan’s grandmother. Jordan is ecstatic. 


Images of Audrey Hepburn (her heroine), the River Seine, and macaroons dance in her head.  But she also has an uneasy feeling. She can’t forget her encounter with the Goddess Hathorn, not so long ago. She doesn’t want a repeat.


As the girls explore Paris, while Grams takes care of some business, Jordan and Selena meet rude guys, eat yummy food, and discover surprises about Grams life. No doubt about it, they’re in a different world, which soon proves to be more than just the city of Paris. I won’t tell what happens to them, but it’s not quite what they expected.


Kim Baccellia has done a beautiful job with her characters, bringing them to life so that I worried when they kept getting into trouble. Would they get out of the situations they found themselves in? The author kept me guessing, which added to the suspense and enjoyment of the story.


I know very little about mythology, but by reading GODDESSES CAN WAIT and NO MORE GODDESSES, the first book in the series, I’ve learned a lot and find mythology interesting. Who doesn’t like gods and goddesses, whether good ones or bad ones? Ms. Baccellia writes with such detail that the characters, both goddesses and humans, came to life for me. I always like to have a good villain in a story, and we have them here.


Now I’m wondering what Jordan’s next adventure will be. And what would Audrey Hepburn think about the girls and their visit to Paris? In my mind, I picture Ms. Hepburn smiling. What do you think?



The author has written a story that not only teens but older readers, as well, will enjoy. GODDESSES CAN WAIT (Myth and Mayhem #2) will make a nice addition to your personal library and high school libraries as well. It would make a good study for classes on mythology. 

Happy Reading. 

Available at Amazon and other places where books are sold.

10 comments:

  1. Mythology is always fun to play with. Good that it can teach too. Being able to create that suspense sure makes it a winner as well.

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    1. Yes, it is, Pat. Kim does a great job of creating suspense.

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  2. This sounds like such a great fun way to escape for few hours reading it! I loved the storyline.

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    1. It sure takes you away to another place, Nasreen. The girls are fun in the way that they look at what's happening. I enjoyed the story. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. This was great Beverly, certainly looks like excellent reading.

    Yvonne.

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    1. It is a great story, Yvonne. I learned a lot about goddesses and Paris.

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  4. I love mythology and what a beautiful cover! Sounds like a great series. Thanks for sharing. Best of luck to Kim!
    ~Jess

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    1. It is a great series, Jess. I haven't read much mythology, but think I should now.

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  5. This sounds like a great take on mythology. ^_^

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    1. It is, Misha, it is. And it's the second book in a series so there is more. Thanks for stopping by.

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