Review: The Lovestruck Goddess

Posted: 06/06/2015 in book reviews, books
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The Lovestruck Goddess
The Lovestruck Goddess by Aimee Carter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Before I start this review I need to clarify something. I see “mythology” as religion. Because it is in fact, religion. Typically it’s a religion that isn’t widely practised any more and potentially not practised at all. The term mythology also tends to be used for just about any religious practice that is not a branch of Christianity. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ME USING THE PHRASE RELIGION/RELIGIOUS PRACTICE IN PLACE OF MYTHOLOGY DO NOT READ ANY OF MY REVIEWS FOR THIS SERIES.

I both loved and hated this story. This is the story of Ava aka Aphrodite. Who in ancient Greek religious stories is the Goddess of Love. Ava is caught in between Ares and Hephaestus. Her father, Zeus wants her to marry the latter rather than the former.

Ava finds for herself that she can’t choose between the two after she actually takes the time to get to know Hephaestus. And then chooses to be with both of them even though Ares gives her the ultimatum of “I can deal with sharing you with anyone BUT him”. Which is a pretty shitty ultimatum to give someone especially when you’re basically acknowledging that you’re going to forever be in a polyamourous relationship with them. Especially when your only reasoning is that he’s slightly deformed (because your dad was a dick) and that he’s your “brother”.

Ares winds up getting Ava pregnant and she gives birth to Eros (which for anyone who doesn’t know ancient Greek religious stories is basically Cupid who was the Roman equivalent after Rome basically stole Greek’s religion and changed everyone’s names and a few job titles).

I like that the story kind of starts with her basically being told to be monogamous and she basically says fuck you I’m poly. And that it’s painted in a better light than a LOT of poly type stories.

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