Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Review for Divine by Choice by PC Cast

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Divine by Choice
by PC Cast

Published: December 2006
Pages: 432
Rating: 5/5

After being mistaken for a goddess in the mythic world of Partholon, high school English teacher Shannon Parker settled in. She adores her sexy centaur husband, is getting used to her connection to the powerful goddess Epona and thoroughly enjoys the pampering from both! All is looking very right in her world…until she is wrenched from Partholon and sent back to Oklahoma.

As she struggles to return to the world and the husband she loves, Shannon discovers she is not alone.

A great evil has followed her. Now more than just Shannon's future is at stake, and she needs to somehow tap into our world's dormant magic. Her only ally is her husband's mirror image in Oklahoma--a man who loves her too much. Shannon must figure out a way to vanquish the ancient evil and not lose her life, her soul or her heart.

Along the way she discovers that being divine by mistake is a lot easier than being divine by choice...


Fiction or non-fiction? Fiction

Genre? Fantasy/Mystery

What led you to pick up this book? I love the House of Night series by PC Cast and her daughter, Kristin Cast.

What did you like most about the book? I loved the writing style. It was informal and as though the main character were talking directly to you through the writing.

What did you like least? I wish I would have been able to start this series from the beginning, so it would be a bit easier to understand in the beginning... but that is my fault, not the author's.

Which of your readers are most likely to enjoy this book? People who enjoy fantasy novels would probably like this novel.

What did you think of the main character? She was realistic and funny. I loved her!

What is the central character’s biggest problem? Trying to get back to Partholon, where she is the Goddess Incarnate, after being sucked back into Oklahoma, where she is nothing more than an ex-English teacher at a highschool.

What strengths does she have that help her cope? She has an affinity for the earth's magic, specifically trees.

Share a favorite scene from the book: When our main character is talking to her friend, a female centaur warrior, and is asking her how centaurs mate... the centaur is describing it the same way the horses mate and our main character is like, "Yeah?!?" The centaur simply says, "It's nothing like that." and walks away. -- This scene had me laughing out loud.

What did you think of the ending? I liked it. It made me want to dive right into the next book in the series.

Do you recommend this book? Anyone who likes fantasy-mysteries... you might want to read the previous novel first! :-)

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