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Goddess of the Sea (Goddess Summoning #1)

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On the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, alone in her apartment, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady wished for one thing: a little magic in her life. After drinking way too much champagne, she performed, of all crazy things, a goddess-summoning ritual, hoping that it would somehow make her life a little less ordinary...but she never believed the spell would actually wor ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 404 pages
Published October 7th 2003 by Berkley Sensation (first published January 1st 2003)
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Ana
Feb 19, 2015 Ana rated it really liked it
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It's no secret I'm a little obsessed with Greek Mythology. Gods, demigods, legendary heroes, mythical beasts... I could spend the rest of my life reading myths and folktales. There are so many wonderful depressing stories in Greek Mythology. The transformation of Clytie into a sunflower, doomed to follow the sun’s daily movement across the sky (I love sunflowers *sigh*). Echo's unrequited love for Narcissus and Narcissus' love for himself (the dude fell in love with his own reflection. He is
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for queuemyreview.com; book release Oct08
This Oct08 release is the trade paperback release of a 2003 original.

“Goddess of the Sea” is my first foray into P.C. Cast’s ‘Goddess Summoning’ series about normal women transformed by their willingness to believe in the spark of the Feminine Devine that makes all women magical! But the series is not about witchcraft and crones and spells and such, rather it celebrates the female viewpoint and the joys to be found in the care of tending of beaut
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İlkim
Vay be... P.C. Cast Gece Evi serisiyle kendini düşürmüş resmen. Tanrıça serisi kesinlikle çok güzelmiş. Konu da ilginç, kurgu da güzel. Hem komik, hem hüzünlü, hem sevimli ve çok hoşuma gitti. Tavsiye edilecek bir kitap.
Holly
Nov 24, 2008 Holly rated it liked it
Shelves: p-c-cast
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Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
I really like this book. I love how P.C. Cast wrote it. It spells A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I love how P.C. Cast twist some interesting Mythological stories much more interesting relating it to the 21st Century! :) I'm going to read the next books in this series!


What I love:

-The plot! It is not just like any other mermaid tale nor anything related to Little Mermaid! P.C. Cast made a unique turn of the story that'll just leave the readers breathless!
-Characters! I love Christine Canady or CC! She's a
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Tracy Ehlers
Oct 12, 2013 Tracy Ehlers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: p-c-cast
loved, loved, loved this book... a huge fan of The House of Night series and I just had to buy these books, so very glad I did! a fast paced and enjoyable read a great introduction to an awesome series..
L
Oct 01, 2011 L rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
My first by P. C. Cast and I liked it. I heard about her House of Night series too but wouldn't dare to read because it's YA. Yep, I'm currently having disappointed-with-YA-books. Anyway, this premise is marketed as adult but after I finished it, I think this book has a bit/slight of YA. The way CC/Undine's - the heroine - thinking isn't exactly adult-like or should I say, childish?

There are two time settings in Goddess of the Sea and I was confused by it in the beginning of my reading. Instead
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Synnin
Thanks goodness i was smart enough not to buy this piece of "literature", i'd really really regret my money, even if it was 5 cents..

I have a habit, either good or bad: I never give up books, no matter what a torture it can be to finish them. Perfect example of pure torture it was! After finally, finally scrolling the last page, i ended up with 2 thoughts in my mind:

~ There's never ever any book (and there can't be!) about mermaids, better than the "original" Andersen's The Little Mermaid, anyth
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Carina
Aug 31, 2010 Carina rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult
My sisters are always critizicing me because Im a bookworm, so when my younger sister brought me this book to read i was VERY skeptical.

I have to say the First 100 pages were really slow for me and felt like they dragged too much. But once you pass all that you are emerged in a facinating story of not only love but strugle, passion , survival, fear and sorrow. There were so many emotions going on that one moment i was overjoyed the next i was crying and then outraged.

I have to say that I was ver
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Joseph
Jun 16, 2013 Joseph rated it really liked it
A great mythology/fantasy romance. Interesting story with interesting twists and surprises, a non-stop roller coaster tale.
Jaqueline Miguel
Jul 04, 2013 Jaqueline Miguel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: minhascompras
Há muito tempo que estava encantada com este livro e estava mortinha para o ler. Achei a capa lindíssima e assim que li sobre o que era fiquei maravilhada. Sou uma autêntica viciada no que diz respeito a deuses gregos. Quando soube que era uma coleção delirei completamente e não pude descansar enquanto não tivesse os livros todos. Infelizmente não pude começar logo porque tinha outras leituras pendentes, mas finalmente comecei e acabei.
A história é tratada na terceira pessoa através do ponto d
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Vannessa
I expected this book to be a more adult version of The Little Mermaid, but there was a bit more to it than that.

CC was a sergeant in the USAF, despite her fear of flying (first off why would she choose a career which would definitely involve some flying even though she was petrified of it?! I certainly wouldn't!). On flying to a new position, her plane crashed in the middle of the ocean and just as she's pulled under the water, a mermaid appears and asks if she wants to swap bodies in order to l
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Vivian
Oh. This really took my breath away. I wasn't anything spectacular from P.C. Cast, since House of Night let me down. But this book was so heartbreakingly quaint, beautiful, and wonderful. IT WAS SO FUCKING HEARTBREAKING. I THOUGHT I WAS LET DOWN AT THE END. :C

What I loved the most was Dylan and CC.
HOLY SHIT. HOLY SHIT. OK. Their true love was described A THOUSAND TIMES BETTER THAN THAT OF LIKE TWILIGHT OR SOME SHIT LIKE THAT. Not saying Twilight is shit.

But really. I felt every single heartbeat
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Canan  ^^
Dec 16, 2011 Canan ^^ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-mystery, wid
Şuanki duygularımı anlatamam size...ağlasam mı, gúlsem mi, sinir krizi mi gecirsem bilemedim...
Bu nasıl bir sondur bóyle? Ama o son sahnelerde adamın biri 'olamaz, bu adam - sean- yaşıyor' dediğinde tahmin etmiştim...okuyan bilir, merak eden okur °°)
neyse siz bu kız neyden bahsediyor demeden yoruma geçeyim...
ama óncelikle bayanlar baylar, en yakınınızda ne varsa tehlikeli madde olarak (tava,oklava,merdane vs.) elinize alın...
Zira dóvecek adam çok..(órn. sperdon, rahip william, azıcıkta andras..a
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Sarah
Jan 27, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: supernatural
What an amazingly unique and lovely story! A friend of mine recommended this to me and I'm so happy she did because I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it so much! When I first heard it was about merfolk I admit I had some hesitation, but once this story got going it was so hard to put down! Not to mention it never went where I thought it would go! It was very well written and done in such a way that you end up just believing in the fantasy and rooting for these characters. Plus, it has some ...more
Ashley
Sep 18, 2010 Ashley rated it it was amazing
I wanted a book with a pagan and mythological touch to it. My friend told me to read this book. I immediately got hooked to the Summoning Series by P.C. Cast.

This book was about a young woman, about my age, who led a very lonely, and drab lifestyle. She was a pilot in Air Force. One night, on her birthday, she decided to enact a spell, and on the following day, she felt pretty silly about that. She was summoned overseas and her plane crashed.

It was when her whole life changed. She was instantl
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Hannah Smyth
Jan 02, 2015 Hannah Smyth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it
At first I thought this would be another of those silly mermaid stories, but I'm lost for words. This book was absolutely amazing! Parts of this book made me incredibly proud to be a woman and made me feel empowered and strong. And the ending was perfect. Now I'm gonna go cry some more.
Davina Keating watson
Jan 18, 2015 Davina Keating watson rated it it was amazing
I love love love these books. Bring on the next one .
holly quigley
Mar 29, 2011 holly quigley rated it it was ok
Eh. I had some serious reservations about continuing this book past the first two chapters. The heroine, "CC" (short for Christine Canady, a sergeant in the Air Force who is afraid of flying), is just annoying. Actually, correction: The way the author writes her constant blathering to herself is annoying. Beyond annoying. More like bizarre. If that sounds small and petty, I challenge you to read the first chapter out loud, and think - really think, about whether or not you or anyone you know has ...more
Tash
Oct 29, 2012 Tash rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, e-book, nook


This is my second PC Cast book and it certainly won't be my last. I first read her Goddess of the Rose book and I absolutely loved it! This is the first book in her Summoning Goddess series and I can't wait to read them all! I may not be familiar with the myths of the ancient gods and goddesses but it doesn't keep me from wanting to read more. I love how she portrays the women in her story, very sure and confident of themselves. If ever I find myself feeling down and need a sudden boost of "gir
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Terry Blane
Feb 13, 2014 Terry Blane rated it it was amazing
P.C Cast's Goddess of the Sea has sent my heart into a tide of overwhelming emotions.
The journey of this book is simply beautiful and empowering. I loved how mesmerizing the characters, plots and settings were....the humor and romance in this novel will compel any reader!!! i also strongly believe that the strength and wisdom found within this book will also move you as it did to me.....
This author has simply made Greek mythology more divine and delicious....the only thing i can say now is that
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Rose
May 05, 2010 Rose rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like fantastical romantic stories with an adult edge
Recommended to Rose by: A friend of mine from a forum I frequent :)
Shelves: romance, fantasy
The first book in P.C. Cast's "Goddess Summoning" series promises a tale of romance wrapped within a fantasy or faerie tale wrapping. Since it was a book aimed for adults and I found the House of Night series leaving much to be desired, I decided to give this series a try. Suffice to say that I liked this better, but at the same time I come away from "Goddess of the Sea" feeling like more expansion and inventiveness could have made it a much better book.

It feels like a retelling of "The Little M
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Sofs
Jul 31, 2012 Sofs rated it really liked it
I bet you guys have to agree with me, this cover is beautiful. It’s of my favorite covers ever! Happily, this is also one of my favorite books!

If you know P.C. Cast then you probably met her the same way I did, through the House of Night series (I’m still wondering whether I shall review this series or not in the future), a series she wrote with her daughter Kristin Cast. Once I found out they were mother and daughter it weirded me out a bit. Probably because, if I remember correctly, there are
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Anna-Lisa
May 28, 2012 Anna-Lisa rated it did not like it
I totally loved "Goddess of Love" and "Goddess of Troy" and now understood why in Germany "Goddess of Love" wasn't published as the first book in the series like it originally is. This book was so boring. I couldn't connect with any of the characters, there was too much clichee, I didn't like the world which was built here and the romance between Dylan and Christine was...kinda strange mostly the sex scenes.


*** german review ***

Meine Meinung: "Göttin der Liebe" hat mir richtig gut gefallen, bei
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Sofia Sundfors
This book was: unusual and intriguing.

The plot was: very likable and I enjoyed it a lot.
The beginning was: weird, but it grew on me.
The middle was: great.
The crescendo was: heartfelt, horrible; yet beautiful and heartwarming.
The finish/ending was: wonderful, absolutely brilliant.

The characters were: all portrayed really nicely.
The worldbuilding was: seamless.
The language was: good, not really anything to complain about; at least I don't have anything to complain about.
The themes represented in
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Ana
Oct 05, 2011 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O progresso que a história deste livro vai tendo é incrível ... inicialmente, quando li os primeiros capítulos só pensei "isto é mais uma história de "era uma vez " e "viveram felizes para sempre"; a protagonista tem de acabar com uma "maldição" para poder ficar com o seu "mais-que-tudo" e bla bla bla ... e de facto acaba por ser isso mesmo, mas os últimos capítulos mudam tudo ! Chorei com as últimas páginas, e nada acontece como fomos planeando à medida que lemos o livro. Vale a pena ler !
Lili
Mar 01, 2010 Lili rated it did not like it
UUUGGGHHH!!
what a waste of time, if i had to describe this book it would be 'little mermaid meets house of night'... though, instead of Sebastian she got a dolphin... at least the crab could sing!!

what a lack of imagination!, even I can steal pieces of other stories and semi write my own, that doesn't make me a writer...
Angela  ♥ Mrs. Hollywood ♥
Feb 20, 2012 Angela ♥ Mrs. Hollywood ♥ rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, magic
Great book. Disappointing ending.
Enzo
May 18, 2017 Enzo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First this is a 3.5 Star book. Goodreads just won't help.

"Goddess of the Sea" turned out to be a pretty good book with a little pacing issue. The book started out with a conjuring that was pretty interesting. Who knew Champagne out of all things would provide that kind of inspiration. Then it kept me really interested with the change to Medieval Wales. This was great for me as CC challenge was really interesting. She got rescued and promptly went back to the Sea. Thats when it had a bit of a sl
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Bored, intoxicated and mildly depressed birthday girl CC decides to embrace her inner Goddess and perform a ritual honoring a Goddess from one of her numerous college texts. Loving being worshipped as a Goddess is wont to do Gaea notices CC decides to give her some blessings. It’s great that CC has this, she soon finds herself in a plane, crashing into ocean and drowning, only to be given a mer-body and a brother who wishes to rape her. Gaea’s chooses to save CC from her brother’s very creepy a ...more
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PC was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school, she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a #1 ...more
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