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Goddess of the Rose (2006)

by P. C. Cast

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I am a sucker for fairy tale re-writes and this one fits the mold perfectly. Ms. Cast combines her Goddess Summoning world quite nicely into this tale as well. I love the way she makes her characters seem so personable and real. I could totally see myself being friends with Mikki. Ms. Cast effortlessly builds her characters for the reader, you feel like you have known them your entire life after reading a few chapters. I love that about all her writing.

The plot in this story is unique and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Not like a roller coaster but like a a romance movie where they are laughing and having fun, then something bad happens, and you are hurting for the characters, you are feeling for them and you just want everything to be ok. That is exactly the feeling you get while reading this book.

I love Mikki, and I love Asterus, and I love the almost effortless way Ms. Cast weaves mythology and fairy tale in this book. One of my favorites in the whole series. ( )
  mojo09226 | Nov 21, 2014 |
I wasn't as into this storyline as much as some of the previous books in this Goddess series, but it was still pretty good. It gets off to a good start in which Mikki, a young single woman looking for love inadvertently finds herself in this other "world" in which she is a high priestess for the goddess Hecate and must tend these amazing roses. The guardian of the Realm of Roses is a man-beast like the Minotaur only he's kind of sexy and she is attracted to him for she had been dreaming of him before she came to this world. Sounds bizarre, but it works... kind of. Still, I was a bit bored with all the roses, roses, roses talk, but overall not bad. ( )
  ktleyed | Nov 2, 2013 |
very slow reading for me. the story did not seem to flow, but stuttered along. the gods were also wrong Nix was goddess of the night. I didn't really like any of the characters either. mikki was very much better than everyone, the guardian was so poor me poor me, and it was very clear from their flat characters the elements weren't important at all. ( )
  librarydanielle | Apr 1, 2013 |
A nice uncomplicated young adult fantasy. This book is a mix of beauty and the beast and greek mythology. Lots of romance and roses. ( )
  zjakkelien | Jan 4, 2013 |
I absolutely love this version of Beauty and the Beast. It is probably one of my favorites simply because of the ending when she chooses to stay with the Guardian in the Realm of the Rose where he will be the half man, half beast she fell in love with. Despite having the choice of having him return to modern day, in the form of a very handsome man, she chooses to stay with him, and accepts him for who he is.

My problem with the original tale of Beauty and the Beast has always been that he turned back into a handsome prince. I always wondered why he had to and how she could have accepted it when that wasn’t the one she fell in love with.

I also like how Miki, named after a beautiful Mikado rose, chose to sacrifice her instead of making the man she fell in love with do it, proving that some men are worth dying for in order to save them.

This steamy romance novel combines the classic fairy tale, with a new sort of danger and a small dose of gardening knowledge. It speaks of forgiveness and acceptance and despite the classic happily ever after it had a wondrous twist that would have any reader clapping their hands in a giddy delight. ( )
  DarkAngel10106 | Oct 28, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425208915, Mass Market Paperback)

When modern-day Mikki ends up in the strange Realm of the Rose, Hecate has been waiting for her. So too has her gorgeous guardian beast, who soon has Mikki swooning. But to save the realm, Mikki will have to sacrifice her life-giving blood.

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In this version of Beauty and the beast, Mikki Empousai is transported into the Realm of the Rose, whose guardian beast and other inhabitants slumber from a curse of the realm's ruler, the goddess Hecate. Mikki learns that she is a priestess and that the goddess expects her to remove the curse.… (more)

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