Review: Alpha Goddess by Amalie Howard

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 00:00
Title: Alpha Goddess
Author: Amalie Howard
Publication Date: March 18th, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young adult
Rating:  1 of 5 stars

In Serjana Caelum’s world, gods exist. So do goddesses. Sera knows this because she is one of them. A secret long concealed by her parents, Sera is Lakshmi reborn, the human avatar of an immortal Indian goddess rumored to control all the planes of existence. Marked by the sigils of both heaven and hell, Sera’s avatar is meant to bring balance to the mortal world, but all she creates is chaos. A chaos that Azrath, the Asura Lord of Death, hopes to use to unleash hell on earth. Torn between reconciling her past and present, Sera must figure out how to stop Azrath before the Mortal Realm is destroyed. But trust doesn’t come easy in a world fissured by lies and betrayal. Her best friend Kyle is hiding his own dark secrets, and her mysterious new neighbor, Devendra, seems to know a lot more than he’s telling. Struggling between her opposing halves and her attraction to the boys tied to each of them, Sera must become the goddess she was meant to be, or risk failing, which means sacrificing the world she was born to protect.

DNF (40 percent through and then, it was just too painful to read.)

The word 'cliche' does not even begin to describe this book. The only one unique quality about this book which completely deserved the one star I gave is the usage of Hindu mythology (coming to think of it, I don't think it was very accurate). And that too did not make me finish this book.

I do not understand why most of the stories need to revolve around one sole teenager. And all the friggin' time the teenager is oblivious to the supernatural stuff.

The Story 

Main Character - Sera 

She has the words cliched and annoying etched all over her bones.

Her world is turned upside down because she's a friggin' goddess. And everybody knew and she didn't. Isn't that terrible?

The rest of the meager characters 

Oh, there's a fantastic love triangle to look forward to!