Review: The Reluctant Goddess by A.F Firebird

Today’s spotlight is a bit different from my normal reads.  It is what is called Metaphysical fiction.  It was completely new to me and I found the idea very interesting.  The Reluctant Goddess by A.F Firebird seemed like it was a good example of what this little known genre encompasses.  Be sure to check out the rest of my review after the book blurb.

ebook-template-trg3v3Book Blurb:

Metaphysical Fiction
Date Published: March 2012
Ellena Ripley is a bookshop owner from a rural town in the south of England – or so she thinks. But lately, she has a growing sense that life is not as it seems. At night, she dreams of a serene man who appears to be trying to tell her something; In the day, she can’t shake a feeling of expectation. But of what?

 Meanwhile Hector, servant of LIFE and the man from Ellena’s dreams, has a dilemma. How do you tell someone they are a goddess? His previous attempts have met with disaster so he must be cautious, particularly when his new trainee, Boudica, formerly Queen of the Iceni tries to help. The question is can they succeed before it is too late?

Review:

The Reluctant Goddess was a bit of a challenging read for me.  The story itself was understandable but it seemed quite choppy in its execution.  I liked the characters and the idea behind them but it bounced around so much especially between Ellena, Hector and Boudica.  I think the philosophical and exploration into what could be when it comes to reincarnation of a sorts was an interesting idea but I had a hard time connecting with some of the more strange concepts.  I didn’t really understand the books having trying to reach out to Ellena.  I understood the illustration of the butterfly effect through Ellena but some of the other concepts I think were a bit too much for one book.  Overall, it was a nice story but I think that it would have grabbed me more if it had been written more smoothly and there was a bit less of the metaphysical.   But, I know that not everyone has the same taste and opinions in books and if you like the idea of the metaphysical, reincarnation and goddesses you will like The Reluctant Goddess.

I’d like to thank A.F Firebird for letting me review her book and I’d like to thank Reading Addiction Book Tours for letting me host this stop.  For more information about The Reluctant Goddess you can go to Barnes and Noble, Amazon or any other book retailer.

Author Bio:

A.F. Firebird is the alter ego of a sociologist/psychologist turned web developer from the UK. While A.F. Firebird has worked in several fields her primary focus is the exploration of six virtues: appreciation, forgiveness, compassion, humility, understanding and valour. Her first novel, The Reluctant Goddess, numerous short stories and children’s books, all investigate aspects of these virtues.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. A. F. Firebird
    Jul 10, 2013 @ 07:19:46

    Thanks for this review 🙂 A.F. Firebird

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